The government was careful, as Boris Johnson knew it would be, to create a buffer zone of statements between the Prime Minister sitting down at the end of PMQs and Boris Johnson getting to his feet to rubbish her Brexit strategy in his resignation speech. He accused Theresa May of leading a “stealthy retreat” to…
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Tony Blair asked: “What words strike less horror in your mind, the words PM Boris Johnson or PM Jeremy Corbyn?”
We spoke to former Prime Minister Tony Blair, and began by asking him about his contacts with European leaders.
Boris Johnson challenged on Brexit immigration claims
A Mr Johnson once famously said: “The present age abounds with a race of liars who are content with the consciousness of falsehood.” That was Samuel Johnson in 1753. Today Boris Johnson – no relation – gave a speech on his Brexit ideas. But after falsely claiming he never issued warnings about immigration from Turkey during the…
FactCheck: Boris Johnson falsely claims he ‘didn’t say anything about Turkey’ in the referendum campaign
Boris Johnson, who was a key figurehead in the Vote Leave campaign, said: “I didn’t say anything about Turkey in the referendum… I didn’t say a thing about Turkey.” We’ve checked the record and we don’t think that’s true.
Boris Johnson shores up DUP opposition to Brexit deal
Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived in Brussels ahead of tomorrow’s Brexit summit where she’s hoping her Withdrawal Agreement will be endorsed by EU leaders. She’s meeting the President of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, now and the EU Council chief and summit chair Donald Tusk shortly after. Mr Tusk has reportedly prevented a last…
Open Brexit warfare as Boris Johnson takes on May at Conference
Some 1,500 activists crowded into a hall at the Conservative conference fringe to hear the former foreign secretary denounce Mrs May’s Chequers plan as “an outrage”.
Boris Johnson Brexit plan ‘unworkable’
Boris Johnson set out his ‘better plan’ for Brexit in his Telegraph column today. But critics have branded the pitch ‘unworkable’.
Boris Johnson attacks Theresa May’s Brexit plans
Boris Johnson is facing a furious backlash from fellow Conservatives after claiming Theresa May’s Brexit plan had put the UK in a ‘suicide vest’.
Kenya President recalls Boris Johnson as ‘bicycle guy’
Theresa May has been meeting the President of Kenya on the final leg of her Trade and Aid Africa tour.
Equality watchdog: Boris Johnson’s burqa comments were “inflammatory and divisive”
It follows an article this week by the former foreign secretary – which compared women in burkas to “letter boxes” and “bank robbers”.
Boris Johnson faces Tory disciplinary panel over burka comments
Boris Johnson is facing an investigation into whether he broke Conservative Party rules over his comments about Muslim women.
Boris Johnson burka row: The rise of political populism?
Senior Tories are calling for the former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to be kicked out of the Conservative Party, after his remarks about women who wear burkas.
Theresa May backs calls for Boris Johnson to apologise over burka comments
The Prime Minister has said Boris Johnson caused offence over comments he made about Muslim women – and backed calls for him to apologise.
Boris Johnson delivers resignation speech as Theresa May faces Brexit backlash
Under attack from both sides: Theresa May’s shifting Brexit policy has faced days of criticism from Eurosceptics and Remainers on the Tory benches. Today it was the turn of newly-minted backbencher Boris Johnson. In his resignation statement, the former foreign secretary accused the Prime Minister of self-doubt; dither, and a stealthy retreat from her original…
FactCheck: Boris Johnson lied about EU safety regulation in his resignation letter
FactCheck takes a look.