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British Conservative Party politician and former Foreign Secretary

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Boris Johnson: British Conservative Party politician and former Foreign Secretary
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, journalist, and popular historian who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015, having been the MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008. He was Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016, and from 2016 to 2018 he served as Foreign Secretary. A member of the Conservative Party, Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative and has been associated with both economically and socially liberal policies. Johnson is a candidate for leader of the Conservative Party, and thus Prime Minister, in the 2019 leadership contest.

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Under 'dark cloud' of Brexit, UK minister quits before Johnson becomes PM

A British minister and longstanding critic of Boris Johnson quit on Monday, the latest resignation before the presumed new prime minister takes office with a "do or die" pledge to leave the European..
Reuters - Published

EU executive ready to work with new UK PM: spokeswoman

The European Commission is ready to establish working relations with "any new prime minister of the United Kingdom", a spokeswoman said on Monday as Britain's Boris Johnson was expected to take over..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Boris Johnson

Gordon Brown: Don't let Boris Johnson push UK off a cliff [Video]Gordon Brown: Don't let Boris Johnson push UK off a cliff

The former PM says a no-deal Brexit would be a national act of self-harm for which the country is ill-prepared. Gordon Brown has accused Boris Johnson of preparing to push the British economy “off a..

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Boris Johnson critic Sir Alan Duncan quits Government [Video]Boris Johnson critic Sir Alan Duncan quits Government

Sir Alan Duncan quit as a Foreign Office minister ahead of Mr Johnson’s expected victory in the Tory leadership contest. He warned that Brexit had cast a “dark cloud” over the country. In a sign..

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The race to be prime minister: The key moments [Video]The race to be prime minister: The key moments

A look at the key moments in the race to be Tory leader and prime minister, as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt enter the final furlong

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A look back at Boris Johnson's most memorable moments [Video]A look back at Boris Johnson's most memorable moments

Reuters takes a look at some of Boris Johnson's most memorable moments, as he hopes to be crowned Britain's next prime minister. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Countdown to Brexit: 101 days until Britain leaves the EU [Video]Countdown to Brexit: 101 days until Britain leaves the EU

Britain is set to leave the European Union on October 31. Here we look at the latest figures behind Brexit. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are contending for the Tory leadership, with the chosen..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Polls show Scotland hostile to probable leader Boris Johnson [Video]Polls show Scotland hostile to probable leader Boris Johnson

Scottish party leaders believe Boris Johnson getting premiership to cause deeper rift between England and Scotland.

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Philip Hammond Says He Will Resign If Boris Johnson Becomes Prime Minister [Video]Philip Hammond Says He Will Resign If Boris Johnson Becomes Prime Minister

Philip Hammond said he would resign if Boris Johnson became prime minister. Hammond said he couldn’t support a leader that would do a no-deal Brexit. According to Reuters, his statement echoes others..

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Chancellor Philip Hammond announces he will resign if Boris Johnson becomes PM [Video]Chancellor Philip Hammond announces he will resign if Boris Johnson becomes PM

Chancellor Philip Hammond has become the second Cabinet minister to announce they will quit the Government if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister. Mr Hammond, who has been in Number 11 for three..

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Countdown to Brexit: 102 days until Britain leaves the EU [Video]Countdown to Brexit: 102 days until Britain leaves the EU

Britain is set to leave the European Union on October 31. Here we look at the latest figures behind Brexit. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are contending for the Tory leadership, with the chosen..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Pro-EU Protest Hoists 'Boris Blimp' [Video]Pro-EU Protest Hoists 'Boris Blimp'

Opponents of Britain’s exit from the EU hoisted a blimp Saturday, portraying Boris Johnson as a crying child. According to Reuters, they hoisted the 'Boris blimp' while demonstrating outside..

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Pro-EU protesters hold rally in London [Video]Pro-EU protesters hold rally in London

Pro-EU protesters are taking to the streets of London to rally against the expected appointment of former foreign secretary Boris Johnson as the UK's next prime minister.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Protesters gather for march against Brexit [Video]Protesters gather for march against Brexit

Protesters have gathered in Westminster to march against Brexit in anticipation of Boris Johnson likely becoming the next prime minister. The "No to Boris, yes to Europe" protest saw a giant inflatable..

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John McDonnell: Boris Johnson is 'a posh Trump' [Video]John McDonnell: Boris Johnson is 'a posh Trump'

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says Boris Johnson is 'relatively unstable' in all aspects of his life and calls him 'posh Trump'. Mr McDonnell said it is 'highly likely' there will be a general..

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Countdown to Brexit: 103 days until Britain leaves the EU [Video]Countdown to Brexit: 103 days until Britain leaves the EU

Britain is set to leave the European Union on October 31. Here we look at the latest figures behind Brexit. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are contending for the Tory leadership, with the chosen..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Trump Backs Britain's Johnson [Video]Trump Backs Britain's Johnson

Donald Trump said on Friday he was looking forward to working with Boris Johnson. Johnson is the front-runner to be Britain’s next prime minister and Trump believes he will work out Brexit. “I..

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Donald Trump thinks he’ll get along ‘very well’ with Boris Johnson [Video]Donald Trump thinks he’ll get along ‘very well’ with Boris Johnson

US President Donald Trump says he likes Tory leadership candidate Boris Johnson, with the UK's next prime minister to be announced next week. Mr Trump said he had spoken to the former foreign secretary..

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Countdown to Brexit: 104 days until Britain leaves the EU [Video]Countdown to Brexit: 104 days until Britain leaves the EU

Britain is set to leave the European Union on October 31. Here we look at the latest figures behind Brexit. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are contending for the Tory leadership, with the chosen..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Boris Johnson in profile [Video]Boris Johnson in profile

A look back on the life and career of Boris Johnson as he is likely to be crowned the next Prime Minister of the UK. Mr Johnson is facing Jeremy Hunt in the final round of the Conservative leadership..

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Jeremy Hunt: Tory leadership candidate in profile [Video]Jeremy Hunt: Tory leadership candidate in profile

A look at Jeremy Hunt in profile. The 52 year-old is running against Boris Johnson for the Tory leadership.

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Boris Johnson's memorable moments [Video]Boris Johnson's memorable moments

With former foreign secretary Boris Johnson favourite to become the next prime minister, we take a look at some of his most memorable moments.

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UK hit with recession warning as Brexit battle builds in parliament [Video]UK hit with recession warning as Brexit battle builds in parliament

Britain might be entering a full-blown recession that a no-deal exit from the European Union would compound, blowing a £30 billion hole in the public finances, a budget watchdog said on Thursday. As..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt talk Brexit in final pitches to become PM [Video]Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt talk Brexit in final pitches to become PM

Brexit dominated as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt made their final bids to become the UK's next prime minister. The two candidates took part in the final leadership hustings at the London Excel Centre..

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Boris Johnson brandishes kipper at final hustings [Video]Boris Johnson brandishes kipper at final hustings

Boris Johnson kicked off the final Tory leadership hustings by brandishing a kipper on stage. Addressing the crowd in London, he whipped out the plastic-wrapped fish which he said he had been handed by..

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UK minister quits before Johnson becomes PM, decries 'dark cloud' of Brexit

A minister and longstanding critic of Boris Johnson quit on Monday, the latest resignation before the presumed new prime minister takes office with a "do or die" pledge to take Britain out of the..
Reuters - Published

Zip-wire calamity to wild rugby tackles: The comedic face of UK's Johnson

Dangling helplessly from a zip-wire while waving British Union Jack flags, Boris Johnson and his attempt to publicize a party in one of London's parks became one of the most memorable non-sporting..
Reuters - Published

UK PM front-runner Boris Johnson says trade deal can break Brexit deadlock

Boris Johnson, the favorite to become Britain's new prime minister, said on Sunday the country could leave the European Union by agreeing a free trade agreement that would remove the need for one of..
Reuters - Published

How Scott Morrison can show Boris Johnson what leadership means

With Boris Johnson about to become PM in Britain, I have given up on my own government leading the way on mental health - but Australia is another matter.
The Age - Published

UK finance minister to quit over no-deal Brexit if Johnson becomes PM

British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign if Boris Johnson became prime minister because he felt unable to support a leader happy to take the country out of the European..
Reuters - Published

UK finance minister Hammond to resign on Wednesday over no-deal Brexit

Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign on Wednesday before his expected sacking by the favorite to become Britain's next prime minister, Boris Johnson, takes office.
Reuters - Published

'Boris blimp' takes to the London skies in pro-EU protest

Opponents of Britain's exit from the EU hoisted a "Boris blimp" portraying the UK's likely next prime minister as a crying child as they demonstrated outside parliament on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

EU plans to offer Boris Johnson no-deal Brexit extension: The Guardian

The European Union is preparing to offer Boris Johnson, the favorite to be Britain's next prime minister, a no-deal Brexit extension beyond Oct. 31, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Trump says Britain's Johnson would do 'great job' as prime minister

U.S. President Trump said on Friday he was looking forward to working with Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain's next prime minister, and believes Johnson will work out Brexit.
Reuters - Published

Trump says he looks forward to working with Johnson, front-runner for British Prime Minister

U.S. President Trump said on Friday he was looking forward to working with Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain's next Prime Minister, and believes Johnson will work out Brexit.
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson will resist calls for Brexit delay, lawmaker Rees-Mogg says

Boris Johnson, the favorite to be the next British prime minister, has the backbone to resist pressure from parliament to delay Brexit again even if it means leaving the European Union without a deal,..
Reuters - Published

Chance of no-deal Brexit rises as Johnson leads Hunt: poll

The chance that Britain will leave the European Union without a deal is the highest since October 2017, economists polled by Reuters say, as arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson looks set to take over as prime..
Reuters - Published

Three British ministers set to resign if Johnson becomes PM: The Times

Three British cabinet ministers are set to resign the day Boris Johnson, if as expected, becomes Britain's next prime minister, The Times newspaper reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

No-deal Brexit under fire: Parliament grabs brakes against Boris Johnson

British lawmakers on Thursday approved proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament, showing again their resolve to stop a divorce..
Reuters - Published

Outrageous to suspend parliament in October over no-deal Brexit: minister

It would be outrageous for parliament to be suspended in October ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit, a possible tactic by Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister,..
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson declines to comment on plan to facilitate a no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson, favorite to be the next British prime minister, on Wednesday refused to say whether he would seek to shut Parliament to facilitate a no-deal Brexit but agreed such a plan could be..
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson wants any Brexit transition to end before next election

Boris Johnson wants Britain to have completed any Brexit transition period and fully left the European Union "well before" the next scheduled election in 2022, the favourite to be the next prime..
Reuters - Published

UK PM candidate declines to comment on plan to send lawmakers away to go for no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson, favorite to be the next British Prime minister, declined to comment on a report that he was exploring a plan that could allow him to push through a no-deal Brexit but said he didn't..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson smashes record for most money raised by UK politician

Boris Johnson has broken the record for the most money raised by a British politician in his bid to become prime minister, winning the backing of eurosceptic financiers after hardening his Brexit..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: EU prepares possible Brexit olive branch for new UK PM

The European Union is bracing for either a no-deal Brexit or another delay if Boris Johnson becomes Britain's prime minister next week with a pledge to renegotiate a stalled divorce deal the bloc says..
Reuters - Published

EU braces for no-deal Brexit or another delay under Boris Johnson

The European Union is bracing for either a no-deal Brexit or another delay if Boris Johnson becomes Britain's prime minister next week with a pledge to renegotiate a deal the bloc says it will not..
Reuters - Published

UK PM contender Johnson more radical on Irish Brexit backstop, lawmaker says

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister next week, has become more radical on the issue of the Irish backstop making the Brexit picture starker, Conservative..
Reuters - Published

UK PM candidate Johnson: Labour Party leader Corbyn guilty of anti-Semitism

The frontrunner to become Britain's next prime minister, Boris Johnson, said on Monday that the leader of the main opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, was guilty of anti-Semitism.
Reuters - Published

UK PM candidate Johnson declines to say if girlfriend will live with him in Downing Street

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become Britain's prime minister this month, declined to say on Monday whether his girlfriend would live with him in the leader's official residence if he wins the..
Reuters - Published

UK PM candidate Johnson: I would not back U.S. military action against Iran

The leading candidate to become Britain's next Prime Minister, lawmaker Boris Johnson, said on Monday he would not currently back the United States if it took military action against Iran.
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson would meet Trump to negotiate trade deal after becoming Prime Minister: The Times

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become Britain's next prime minister would want to meet U.S. President Donald Trump within the first two months of becoming prime minister to negotiate a post-Brexit..
Reuters - Published

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