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#Boris Johnson

# boris-johnson - Monday 7 October, 2019

Jennifer Arcuri says any private life she had with Boris Johnson is 'no one's business'

The US businesswoman was reportedly given over €141,000 in public money by Johnson when he was in City Hall.

Macron tells Boris: The EU will decide by the end of this week whether a Brexit deal is possible

Johnson yesterday said the UK is “walking out” of the EU on 31 October.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Boris Johnson: 'We're walking out of the EU on 31 October'

The British PM has written a column for The Sun on Sunday underlining how his recent proposals are key.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Taoiseach expected to meet with Boris Johnson next week

Varadkar said the ‘time is tight” for a Brexit deal to be struck.

# boris-johnson - Friday 4 October, 2019

EU leaders rebuff Johnson by denying request for weekend Brexit talks

Johnson also repeated that he would not delay Brexit, despite his lawyers telling a Scottish court the opposite.

Boris Johnson 'will seek Brexit extension' if no deal agreed by 19 October

Varadkar said he would agree to an extension if it was put on the table by Johnson.

Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto

Simon Coveney has said the UK’s Brexit proposals contain ‘significant problems’.

Johnson in new court showdown as Europe brands Brexit plans ‘unconvincing’

Scotland’s highest civil court will hear two cases in the space of five days that could compel Boris Johnson to extend Brexit negotiations.

# boris-johnson - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Johnson preparing for 'intensive discussions' in bid to get Brexit deal over the line

So far, European leaders have reacted coolly to his plan.

'Dismay in Brussels': UK front pages react to Boris Johnson's backstop alternative

The proposals are being softly dismissed by most commentators.

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

What are the possible sticking points in Boris Johnson's backstop alternative?

Leo Varadkar, who spoke with Boris Johnson this evening, said the plans do not fully meet “the agreed objectives of the backstop”.

Boris Johnson publishes his alternative to the backstop

In a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Johnson said the backstop was “a bridge to nowhere”.

Boris Johnson tells Tories: 'We will under no circumstances have checks at or near the Irish border'

Johnson’s assertion to the Tory crowd that “We are European, we love Europe!” was met by silence.

'Brexit Godfather' Johnson accused of deliberately putting forward a Brexit deal the EU will reject

The British Prime Minister is today expected to again stress that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October, one way or another.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Taoiseach says it would have been a sign of 'bad faith' had Johnson not distanced himself from Brexit non-papers

The Taoiseach’s comments come after reports that the UK’s proposal to replace the backstop is a series of customs posts.

Boris Johnson promises ‘good solution’ to Irish border in formal Brexit plan

Johnson’s comments follow the fall-out from the UK’s proposal to replace the backstop with a series of customs posts.

# boris-johnson - Monday 30 September, 2019

Downing Street denies claim that Johnson squeezed thigh of female journalist at private lunch

A senior Tory minister has said he “entirely trusts” what Charlotte Edwardes has to say.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Boris Johnson says he won't resign to avoid delaying Brexit as Tory conference kicks off

Speaking to the BBC, Johnson also defended his recent parliamentary language.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Labour's priority is to prevent no-deal Brexit before seeking general election, Corbyn says

Corbyn told reporters today he stood ready to lead an interim government if Johnson was forced from No 10.

The UK is in 'uncharted constitutional waters' yet again - so what are the prospects for a written constitution?

Boris Johnson’s attempt to prorogue parliament shows the need for a written constitution, some argue.

Boris Johnson referred to police watchdog over links to American businesswoman

Downing Street denounced the referral as a “nakedly political put-up job”.

# boris-johnson - Thursday 26 September, 2019

John Major accuses Boris Johnson of 'wilfully' destroying prospects of Brexit agreement

The former prime minister said Johnson was whipping up “fear and anger” for electoral purposes.

Boris Johnson stands firm and ignores appeals to apologise over Jo Cox comments

There have been calls from UK parliamentarians on all sides to tackle a “toxic” political culture.

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Boris Johnson criticised for using name of murdered MP Jo Cox to sell Brexit Language This post contains videos

Boris Johnson criticised for using name of murdered MP Jo Cox to sell Brexit

Several MPs had said Johnson should moderate his language in memory of Cox.

A bullish Boris Johnson refuses to apologise and again says the Supreme Court 'was wrong' Westminster Showdown This post contains videos

A bullish Boris Johnson refuses to apologise and again says the Supreme Court 'was wrong'

Johnson was speaking after the Supreme Court said he had acted unlawfully.

As it happened: Angry exchanges in Commons as Attorney General declares 'parliament is dead'

“The time is coming when even these turkeys won’t be able to prevent Christmas,” Attorney General geoffrey Cox told MPs.

Amidst crisis at home, Johnson talks 'limbless chickens' and 'pink-eyed terminators' in UN speech Listen Here This post contains videos

Amidst crisis at home, Johnson talks 'limbless chickens' and 'pink-eyed terminators' in UN speech

The prime minister’s speech to the UN General Assembly warned of technology’s capacity to control citizens.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Taoiseach tells Boris Johnson there is still a 'very wide gap' between UK and EU on Brexit deal

Leo Varadkar met Boris Johnson in New York today.

As it happened: Boris Johnson under pressure to resign as Supreme Court rules prorogation was illegal

The ruling was the worst possible outcome for Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Boris Johnson 'strongly disagrees' with Supreme Court ruling but parliament set to return tomorrow

Johnson said his hope to get a Brexit deal isn’t “made much easier by this kind of stuff in parliament or in the courts”.

UK Supreme Court ruling on legality of Boris Johnson suspending parliament due today

The Prime Minister has insisted that proroguing parliament was a routine thing to do.

# boris-johnson - Monday 23 September, 2019

Taoiseach and Tusk: 'We have not seen proposals from the UK that achieve the objectives of the backstop'

Leo Varadkar met European Council President Donald Tusk this afternoon in New York.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes

“The British have to tell us exactly the architectural nature of this border,” the European Commission president told Sky News, “I don’t like it, a hard border.”

# boris-johnson - Thursday 19 September, 2019

John Major says it's 'striking' that Boris Johnson hasn't rebutted Supreme Court arguments

Lord Pannick argued prorogation was triggered because Johnson saw parliament as a threat to his policies.

Taoiseach expected to meet Boris Johnson in New York next week

“It is now time for Boris Johnson to produce his own proposals in writing – if they exist,” Finland’s prime minister Antti Rinne earlier said.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Coveney on Brexit deadlock: 'We simply haven’t seen any written proposals from the UK to date'

It’s being reported this evening that the UK side are refusing to submit a written document in the ongoing talks.

'Lying to the queen?': Brexit drama turns to Supreme Court over Johnson suspending parliament

A Scottish court ruled last week that proroguing parliament was unlawful, and it’s been appealed to the UK Supreme Court.

# boris-johnson - Monday 16 September, 2019

Boris Johnson pulls out of Luxembourg press conference as he's booed and jeered

A Downing Street spokesperson has also confirmed that EU and UK talks will soon take place daily.

Johnson's Incredible Hulk comparison labelled 'infantile' as he heads for lunch with Juncker

Downing Street has expressed confidence that the meeting will help efforts to find a deal.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Cameron condemns Leave 'liars' while Johnson says Britain 'just like Incredible Hulk'

Extracts of Cameron’s book published today reveal a disdain for Johnson and others from the Leave campaign.