Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson’s ‘discriminatory’ vaccine passport plan in trouble as Labour and Tory rebels unite in opposition

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a significant defeat in the House of Commons after the Labour Party warned it will join Conservative Party rebels to oppose “discriminatory” plans to introduce Covid vaccine passports. The UK government is facing mounting opposition…

The country that got it all wrong

LONDON – On May 5 the United Kingdom became the country with the worst coronavirus death toll in Europe – according to official figures, almost 42,000 Britons have died because of this disease so far. In early March the situation…

British PM Boris Johnson Sickened with COVID-19; Ireland to Nationalize Hospitals

In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced in a video posted on Twitter today he’s tested positive for COVID 19 and will work from home in self-isolation. And Ireland will nationalize its entire healthcare system for the duration of the pandemic.…

Elections in the United Kingdom. Reflections on a dark moment and on a light of hope

The result of the UK elections was a hard blow to me for various reasons. Despite the negative forecasts and polls, I continued to hope, perhaps naively, for a victory of Jeremy Corbyn until the very end, because it would…

[UK elections] Out of this darkness we must find the will to fight back

This is no time for recrimination and blame – let’s work together against this visionless government By George Monbiot for The Guardian Yes, it’s dark. Darker, arguably, than at any point since the second world war. We have a government not of…

Jeremy Corbyn Condemns Anti-Semitism, After Criticism from Top Rabbi

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has again condemned anti-semitism, after Britain’s chief rabbi Ephraim Mirvis accused Corbyn and his Labour Party of anti-semitism ahead of national elections on December 12. Jeremy Corbyn: “I made it very clear anti-Semitism is completely…

U.K. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to Challenge PM Boris Johnson in Dec. 12 Election

In Britain, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has formally announced he will challenge Prime Minister Boris Johnson in an election scheduled for Dec. 12. Jeremy Corbyn: “Today we launch the most ambitious and radical campaign our country has ever seen…

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson prorogation of Parliament unlawful. Unanimous Supreme Court judgement

The UK Supreme Court 11 justices have delivered a unanimous and damning judgement on Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament for five weeks, according to him in order to prepare the next Queen’s speech (something the judges say it only…

Brexit: it’s time to go back to the people

Ever since the Brexit referendum, three years ago, hundreds of hours have been spent in the House of Commons discussing about a Brexit solution. The British political system seems now to have been overwhelmed by the matter. A snap election…

Boris Johnson to seek UK general election – but purging his party of rebels changes the rules of the game

Matthew Cole, University of Birmingham for The Conversation Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, has confirmed that he will call a vote on holding a general election if MPs legislate to block a no-deal Brexit. His pledge came after he…

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