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UK PM Boris Johnson faces fire for attending lockdown party; outrage mounts

Revelations that Johnson and Downing Street staff breached restrictions at the height of Britain's coronavirus lockdown have enraged the public

2 min read14 Jan 2022

Boris Johnson is taking a big gamble with ‘Freedom Day’

The full reopening of the UK from 19 July can prove to be a mistake given rising infections and partial vaccinations. Politically too, the damage a resurgence of covid would do far outweighs the gains a successful reopening would bring.

4 min read23 Jul 2021

'Please, please be cautious,' urges Boris Johnson as England prepares to reopen

In a video address, Johnson defended the decision to lift Covid-19 restrictions across England, but asked people to maintain caution and get vaccinated

1 min read18 Jul 2021

When can masks be ditched? UK PM Boris Johnson to revamp covid rules

Johnson is scheduled to hold a press conference on the government's current outlook for 'freedom day', the plan to end the remaining coronavirus restrictions on business and social interactions on July 19.

2 min read5 Jul 2021

Boris Johnson names Sajid Javid as new UK health secretary after Matt Hancock quits in disgrace

Two hours after Hancock resigned, Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to draw a line under the controversy by naming Sajid Javid, a former Chancellor of the Exchequer, as the new health secretary

4 min read27 Jun 2021

Boris Johnson defends tier-based lockdown in letter to rebel colleagues

He also committed to publish more data and outline what circumstances need to change for an area to move down a tierOn Saturday, a further 479 deaths within 28 days of a positive test were reported in the UK

3 min read29 Nov 2020

UK PM Johnson speaks with PM Modi on COVID-19 vaccines, climate change and trade

Downing Street said Johnson reiterated the year 2021 as an important one for UK-India ties The UK and India have held a series of virtual dialogues during the course of the year, including most recently the 10th UK-India EFD held at the end of October

1 min read27 Nov 2020

UK's Johnson in quarantine but declares himself fit, working

The quarantine requirement comes at the start of a crucial week for Johnson’s government He met with a small group of lawmakers for about a half-hour on Thursday, including one, Lee Anderson, who subsequently developed symptoms and tested positive

2 min read16 Nov 2020

'Technical error' leaves Trump in background of UK's Biden congratulatory tweet

The government had prepared two different statements because the contest was so close, but that a technical error meant parts of the alternative message were embedded in the background of the graphic congratulating Biden, an official said

1 min read10 Nov 2020

Johnson denies his Trump ties weaken UK-US bond under Biden

UK PM says he's looking forward to working with President BidenBritain had been hoping to secure a quick trade agreement with the US after its official departure from the EU in January

3 min read8 Nov 2020
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