Posts tagged as Boris Johnson

Divided Kingdom of Great Britain?

By Vitaliy Timoshuk on Thursday, September 24, 2020

It seems that the situation with the negotiations on the UK exit from the EU has reached a climax. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s team is stumped. The European Union categorically does not want to make any concessions. Meanwhile, the deadline is rapidly approaching. Talks between London and Brussels have reached the stage of threats to use economic measures to force Britain to surrender. The position of the European Union is…

Boris Johnson and health secretary Matt Hancock test positive for Covid-19

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The prime minister’s chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, was seen running from Downing Street, around the same time that Boris Johnson announced to the nation he had contracted covid-19 on Thursday. In the footage, captured by BBC and Sky news cameras, Cummings flees from a back gate with a rucksack. The health secretary, Matt Hancock, confirmed that he had also tested positive shortly after.

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal appears doomed as deadline looms

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan appeared to be all but dead on Tuesday night as the government admitted there was little prospect of a deal before 31 October, following a day of furious recriminations. The prime minister spoke to the Irish taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, on the phone after a stormy 24 hours of briefing and counter-briefing, as concerns about his tactics were even raised in Johnson’s cabinet. In Brussels, a further…

Estonian PM Jüri Ratas to meet with Boris Johnson

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) will be in London on Tuesday, where he will meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. At their meeting, the two heads of state will discuss bilateral Estonian-British relations, including cooperation in the defense and security policy field, as well as cyber-cooperation and topical EU-related matters, according to the prime minister’s weekly schedule as posted by the Government Communication Unit. Johnson was sworn in as…

Lithuania’s European Commissioner attacks Boris Johnson over dishonesty and ‘fake facts’

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andruikaitis, has criticised UK prime-minister-in-waiting Boris Johnson in a scathing blog post. The post was published on the European Commission’s website just hours before it was officially announced that Mr Johnson’s had defeated Jeremy Hunt to become the next leader of the Conservative Party. In it, Mr Andirukaitis claims that Mr Johnson is a dishonest, Yeltsin-like figure who would lead the UK…

Budget watchdog says no-deal Brexit will spur UK recession

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The U.K. will plunge into recession if it leaves the European Union without a divorce deal, with the pound plunging in value and the economy shrinking by 2% in a year, Britain’s official economic watchdog said Thursday. The Office for Budget Responsibility made its assessment as chances of an economically disruptive no-deal Brexit appear to be rising. Both men vying to take over next week as Britain’s prime minister, Boris…

Boris Johnson demands UK PM May scrap her Brexit proposals

Friday, September 28, 2018

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson called on Prime Minister Theresa May to rip up her proposal for Britain’s exit from the European Union, ratcheting up the pressure on May as she prepares to face her divided party at its annual conference next week. Just six months before Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019, little is clear: May has yet to clinch a Brexit divorce deal…

Brexit: PM says ‘it’s either my deal or no deal’

Monday, September 17, 2018

Theresa May has told the BBC that MPs will have a choice between her proposed deal with the EU – or no deal at all. In an interview with Panorama, she was also critical of plans by Brexiteers to resolve the Irish border issue. But ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson claims the government’s failure to resolve the border question has led to a “constitutional abomination”. A BBC-commissioned survey indicates more people…

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser is visiting Great Britan

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser is visiting Great Britan on Wednesday, where he will meet with his British counterpart Boris Johnson. The two ministers are set to discuss cooperation between Estonia and Britain, the forthcoming NATO foreign ministers meeting to be held on Friday, the NATO summit to be held in July, the Salisbury case and the situation in Syria, spokespeople for the Estonian Foreign Ministry said. In addition, Mikser…

G7 unite to condemn Russia for behaviour that has ‘undermined international law’

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Foreign ministers from the G7 have united to condemn Russia for behaviour they said undermined international law.  The ministers also called on Moscow to help resolve the conflict in Syria and they all agreed to create a working group to study Russia’s “malign behaviour”.  British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said there were concerns about Moscow’s actions in Ukraine and Syria.  Mr Johnson’s comments to reporters on the margins of a two-day…