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Boris Johnson: Premiership will be the start of a golden age

Boris Johnson has promised the “beginning of a new golden age”, as he made his first Commons statement as PM. Speaking to MPs, Mr Johnson said his government would throw itself into Brexit negotiations with energy. He also assured EU citizens living in the UK they would have “absolute certainty” of their right to live and remain in the country. ...

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UK heatwave: Country braces for hottest day on record

  people flocked to the beach to enjoy Wednesday’s hot weather The UK is expecting its hottest day on record, with temperatures of up to 39C (102.2F) forecast in southern and eastern England. It is already the hottest day of the year so far, with the mercury hitting 35.1C at Heathrow Airport. Thousands of commuters have been hit by disruption ...

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Johnson convenes first Cabinet meeting after becoming PM

Photo: Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to make a speech outside 10 Downing Street, London, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. London, Jul 25 : Boris Johnson is convening his first Cabinet meeting as Britain’s prime minister, pledging to break the impasse on issues that flummoxed predecessor Theresa May. Johnson has less than 100 days to make good on his ...

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Boris Johnson becomes UK’s new prime minister

  Boris Johnson has said “his job is to serve the people” as he becomes the UK’s new prime minister. Speaking outside Downing Street after accepting The Queen’s invitation to form a government, he said he wanted to “change the country for the better”. He said the UK would leave the EU on 31 October “no ifs, no buts”, adding: ...

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Boris Johnson: May bidding farewell before new PM takes office

Theresa May has delivered a farewell speech in Downing Street before tendering her resignation to the Queen. She wished new Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government well, adding: “Their successes will be our country’s successes.” Earlier, Mrs May faced MPs’ questions for the final time and looked visibly emotional as she left to applause. Mr Johnson will speak outside ...

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Boris Johnson chosen as new UK leader, now faces Brexit test

Photo: Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks after being announced as the new leader of the Conservative Party in London, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. London, Jul 24 : Boris Johnson, Britain’s blustering Brexit campaigner, was chosen as the U.K.’s next prime minister on Tuesday, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a politically divided country. ...

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Labour anti-Semitism: Corbyn’s plan to go to ruling body

Jeremy Corbyn will present his plan to speed up the expulsion of members over anti-Semitism to Labour’s ruling body, the National Executive Committee. On Monday, he told his MPs he wanted to “confront this poison”, but the process sometimes took too long. A statement from the shadow cabinet said they supported the proposals, but still backed “independent oversight” as well. ...

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Boris Johnson set to enter Number 10 as UK’s next PM revealed

London, Jul 23 : As Theresa May held a farewell party in Downing Street last night, Mr Johnson was plotting with his inner circle. Boris Johnson is preparing for power as he awaits the widely expected confirmation that he has defeated Jeremy Hunt in the battle to become the UK’s next prime minister. As the overwhelming favourite to be crowned ...

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University applications could be after A-level

  Universities are considering whether to shift the timetable of the admissions system so that applications would take place after students have their A-level results. A review into the admissions process has been launched by Universities UK. It will examine whether it would be fairer to move away from a system based on predicted exam grades. Paul Cottrell, head of ...

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UK PM to chair Cobra meeting on Iran crisis

  London, July 22 : UK prime minister will chair the government’s emergency committee Cobra on Monday after a British-flagged tanker was seized by Iran in the Gulf. Theresa May is expected to receive updates from ministers and officials and discuss maintaining the security of shipping in the area. It comes amid reports ministers are considering freezing Iranian assets. Foreign ...

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