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Boris Johnson's Party Suffers Stunning Defeat

Seat lost in by-election had been Conservative for almost 200 years

(Newser) - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has suffered a stunning defeat in a parliamentary by-election that was a referendum on his government amid weeks of scandal and soaring COVID-19 infections. Liberal Democrat candidate Helen Morgan overturned a Conservative majority of almost 23,000 votes from the last election...

There's a New Chip Off the Boris Johnson Block

UK prime minister's wife gives birth to baby girl, the couple's second child together

(Newser) - After a week of not-great headlines , Thursday finally brought one that Boris Johnson may not mind: He's a dad, again. The Guardian reports that the UK prime minister's wife, Carrie Johnson, has given birth to a baby girl in London. No word on a name yet, but "...

With Omicron Cases Rising, England Moves to 'Plan B'

New rules include COVID passes for nightclubs

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, warning of the spread of the omicron variant and the "remorseless logic of exponential growth," announced Wednesday that England is moving to "Plan B" for limiting COVID cases. The new rules, like those already in place in Scotland and Wales, make masks...

Christmas Party Allegation Causes Boris Johnson Grief

Prime minister had denied his staff held such an event during last year's strict COVID lockdown

(Newser) - With the omicron variant posing new challenges around the globe as we head into the holiday season, an alleged Christmas party from last year is causing a headache for Boris Johnson. Despite his initial denials over the past week that there'd been such a gathering in 2020 at 10...

Johnson Opens Climate Summit With Quite an Analogy

World is like James Bond strapped to a 'doomsday device,' warns the UK leader

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson opened a global climate summit Monday, saying the world is strapped to a "doomsday device." Johnson likened an ever-warming Earth's position to that of fictional secret agent James Bond—strapped to a bomb that will destroy the planet and trying to work...

Biden, Macron Agree That Wasn't Handled Well

After presidents speak, France says its ambassador will return to Washington

(Newser) - The US and France moved toward making up Wednesday, after Presidents Biden and Emmanuel Macron spoke on the phone, but the nations suggested they have a lot of work ahead to rebuild shattered trust. It was the first time the two had spoken since Biden announced a new security alliance...

Boris Johnson Finally Spills on How Many Kids He Has

British PM verifies he has 6 children, putting to bed years of rumors

(Newser) - There's probably a Johnson joke in here somewhere, but we'll just give it to you straight: Boris Johnson has six kids. We can finally say that with authority, because the British prime minister has cleared up the details of what the Guardian calls his "notoriously complex family...

Biden Announces Huge Deal With 'That Fella Down Under'

President appeared to forget Australian PM's name during AUKUS announcement

(Newser) - President Biden announced a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with Britain and Australia on Wednesday, and in doing so, appeared to forget Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's name. "Thank you, Boris," he said to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the latter dialed in from London for the...

Johnson Isolates as England Prepares to Dance

Scientists worry that pandemic restrictions are ending too soon

(Newser) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson has decided to self-isolate after a meeting with an infected person, just as the rest of England prepares for the end of coronavirus restrictions —and the return of dancing in nightclubs, even. Johnson will keep to himself for 10 days, the Wall Street Journal reports,...

After England Loses, Racist Trolls Go After 3 Black Players

They missed penalty kicks in soccer championship

(Newser) - England lost a major soccer championship Sunday in a shootout to Italy, and the ugly fallout has racial overtones. Three Black players on the team who failed to score on their penalty kicks were subjected to online abuse by racist trolls, reports Reuters . Things got so bad that Prime Minister...

Lockdown Protesters Chase Journalist

Boris Johnson denounces harassment from crowd shouting 'traitor' at BBC reporter

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denounced protesters of lockdown measures who chased a BBC journalist Monday through London streets. People in the crowd confronted Nicholas Watt, who wore BBC identification, screaming "traitor," before he made a run through the crowd, around a police line, and beyond a...

England Delays Ending Lockdown for a Month
England Extends Lockdown

England Extends Lockdown

Johnson wants more time to vaccinate people with Delta variant coming on strong

(Newser) - With the more infectious Delta variant pushing coronavirus cases up in England, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has decided to postpone the relaxation of restrictions scheduled for June 21. The new date for lifting the last limitations is July 19, the BBC reports. The change will provide "a few more...

UK Prime Minister Marries in Secret Ceremony

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds managed to slip the media

(Newser) - Britons with more traditional family values may now breathe a sigh of relief. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who until now had been the first to cohabitate with a girlfriend at 10 Downing Street, has married Carrie Symonds. The couple managed to avoid the famously tenacious British press with a wedding...

Informal Duchess Shares Photo of COVID Shot

It comes after a controversial week in Britain related to Boris Johnson's handling of pandemic

(Newser) - You don't typically see the duchess of Cambridge in blue jeans, but Britain's Kate on Saturday shared a photo of herself for reasons other than fashion: She was getting her COVID vaccination, reports the BBC . The 39-year-old is taking part in Britain's push to vaccinate younger people—...

Ex-Aide: Johnson Said He Would Let 'Bodies Pile High'

Dominic Cummings slams British government's chaotic COVID-19 response

(Newser) - When the pandemic hit Britain last year, the government's response was so chaotic that is "seemed like an out-of-control movie," Prime Minister Boris Johnson's former chief aide testified Wednesday. Dominic Cummings, who resigned in December, launched a blistering attack on the government's response—which he...

Citing Respect and Pay, PM's COVID Nurse Has Quit

Boris Johnson praised Jenny McGee after his intensive care stay

(Newser) - Boris Johnson praised Jenny McGee, one of the nurses who tended to the British prime minister when he was in intensive care with COVID-19, after his release from the hospital last year. But McGee isn't feeling appreciated by his government, so she's quit her job "after the...

After Vote, Scottish Party Plans Independence Push

Referendum needs approval of Boris Johnson, who rejects the idea

(Newser) - A referendum on Scottish independence is the "will of the country," First Minister Nicola Sturgeon declared Saturday after election results were in. Her Scottish National Party fell one seat short of winning a majority of seats in Parliament but will have the support of allied parties that support...

Boris Johnson's Digits Have Been Online Since 2006

He kept personal phone number, posted online 15 years ago, the same after becoming PM

(Newser) - On the UK Parliament's website , the official ways to contact Prime Minister Boris Johnson are listed. But for the past 15 years, his personal cellphone number has also been openly accessible, thanks to a long-ago press release that has stayed up on the internet, reports the BBC . The celebrity...

England to Reopen Slowly
England to Reopen Slowly

England to Reopen Slowly

Starting March 8, 2 people will be allowed to meet up outdoors

(Newser) - Children in England will return to class, and people will be able to meet a friend outside for coffee in two weeks' time, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday as he laid out a slow easing of one of Europe's strictest pandemic lockdowns. But those longing for a haircut,...

Flub on G7 Call: Angela, 'I Think You Need to Mute'

British PM Boris Johnson had to inform German chancellor that everyone could hear her talking

(Newser) - No one turned into a cat , appeared upside down , or made a Britney Spears reference , but world leaders attending a virtual G7 conference on Friday experienced their own low-key videoconferencing snafu. Reuters reports it came courtesy of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who inadvertently interrupted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as...

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