Boris Johnson

  • 6 Jun 2018

    Tempers fraying over Brexit meeting summary

    Theresa May has sent her Brexit sub-Committee ministers a summary of what they agreed at their last meeting last month. Problem is, a few of those Cabinet ministers don’t think this note does summarise the position agreed at Cabinet.

  • 24 May 2018

    We can’t see how Boris Johnson could get his own plane as Foreign Secretary without greatly increasing the amount the taxpayer spends on his international travel.

  • 16 May 2018

    There’s been more international condemnation today of Israel’s security forces killing dozens of protesters on its border with Gaza. Boris Johnson has been meeting his European counterparts in Brussels.

  • 8 May 2018

    Fresh from his Washington trip, the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has criticised Downing Street’s favoured proposal for a post-Brexit customs partnership. “Crazy” was the epithet he chose to describe the plan. On top of that, a vote in the House of Lords further threatens to derail the government’s hopes of a smooth journey to Brexit…

  • 1 May 2018

    Britain has urged the United States not to abandon the nuclear deal with Iran, after Israel released documents claiming Tehran had lied “big time” about its nuclear weapons programme. Boris Johnson said the deal was still vitally important to keep Iran’s activities in check. But Donald Trump has signalled he could walk away from the…

  • 7 Apr 2018

    The Russian embassy in London has called for a meeting with the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over the Salisbury poison attack – claiming its dealings with the UK had been “utterly unsatisfactory”. The Foreign Office hit back, saying it was Russia’s response that had been unsatisfactory – accusing them of failing to answer numerous questions…

  • 4 Apr 2018

    The head of Porton Down, the government’s military research facility, appears to have contradicted claims by the foreign secretary over the poisoning of a former spy, Sergei Skripal. Boris Johnson seemingly confirmed that scientists had “no doubt” that the nerve agent used was made in Russia. But Porton Down now says it has “not identified the precise source”.

  • 21 Dec 2017

    The family of the British Iranian woman who’s been jailed in Tehran say they’re hopeful she could be home soon. They’ve discovered that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case has been classed as “eligible for early release”. Her husband Richard Ratcliffe said it was “definitely a positive step” – although he was still cautious about the news.

  • 13 Nov 2017

    The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has apologised over remarks he made about the British-Iranian woman who’s been jailed in Iran. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has insisted she was on holiday there when she was arrested in 2016, a claim which Mr Johnson had appeared to contradict. Pressed by Labour in the Commons today,he apologised for the “distress and anguish”…

  • 9 Nov 2017

    The Prime Minister may have solved one problem by promoting Penny Mordaunt to replace Priti Patel as International Development Secretary. But the criticism of her foreign secretary Boris Johnson has continued. On Tuesday Mr Johnson suggested Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is in prison in Iran, was “training journalists”. Her family say she was there on holiday. Overnight…

  • 16 Oct 2017

    What’s Theresa May taking to Brussels?

    Theresa May has gone with some kind of sweetener on EU citizens’ rights which she hopes will break the impasse.

  • 9 Oct 2017

    Scotland’s First Minister and SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, discusses the Catalonian referendum, Scottish independence, Brexit and Boris Johnson.

  • 1 Oct 2017

    Boris Johnson: Blond Ambition – an introduction by Gary Gibbon

    A film about Boris Johnson’s last year or so in office, Blond Ambition, is on Channel 4 on Sunday night at 10pm. It’s the product of some brilliant and dogged work by Lottie Gammon, chasing down Boris Johnson when he didn’t particularly want our cameras on his case. Do watch it if you get the…

  • 21 Sep 2017

    Can Theresa May’s speech break the Brexit impasse?

    There’s more than a little concern in No. 10 that Boris Johnson’s intervention in The Telegraph last week has rather raised expectations for Theresa May’s speech.

  • 16 Sep 2017

    We speak to David Cameron’s former director of communications Sir Craig Oliver about whether Boris Johnson’s article is an attempt to rally the troops for Mrs May ahead of her big Brexit speech next week, or a tilt at the leadership.