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Boris Johnson discussed Russia's blockade of Odesa with Ukraine's Zelenskiy

May 22 (Reuters) - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday discussed with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy Russia's blockade of Ukraine's shipping port Odesa, a Downing Street spokesperson said. Johnson resolved to redouble efforts to provide vital food and humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine and ensure the country...
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Cost of living: No option is off the table, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson says "no option is off the table" to tackle rising living costs as pressure grows to impose a windfall tax on oil and gas firms. The policy, as proposed by opposition parties, would see a one-off levy on company profits, with proceeds used to support hard-hit households facing surging bills.
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Boris Johnson news – live: Downing Street instigated Sue Gray meeting, No10 admits

A Downing Street official instigated the controversial meeting between Partygate author Sue Gray and Boris Johnson, No10 has admitted.At the weekend, Downing Street sources suggested that the senior civil servant had asked to see the prime minister to discuss the timing of the Partygate report, prompting Mr Johnson’s “allies” to accuse accused Ms Gray of playing politics.But Mr Johnson’s official spokesperson said today that the idea of the meeting was first raised by a No10 official who suggested it could be useful to Ms Gray’s team. Ms Gray followed up the suggestion and they met in early May.Mr Johnson...
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UK’s Boris Johnson awaits judgment of ‘partygate’ report

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been shadowed by career-threatening scandal for months — but so far he has escaped unscathed. This week he faces one more threat to his political future: a comprehensive report into lockdown-breaching parties in government offices that is expected to be published within days.
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Boris Johnson talks Ukraine, trade deal with new Australian prime minister

LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed with his newly-elected Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese that the Ukrainian war must not encourage other countries to undermine global stability, Johnson's spokesperson said on Monday. "The leaders agreed that it was important that the war in Ukraine did not...
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Boris Johnson meets Ukrainian children after praising their country’s resilience

Boris Johnson chatted to two Ukrainian schoolchildren after writing to the war-torn nation’s youngsters to praise them for their “strong and dignified” response to Russia’s invasion.The Prime Minister sat next to seven-year-olds Bohdan and Liza, who have left Ukraine and found refuge in south-east London, during a science class at their primary school.In his open letter, the Prime Minister commended the children of Ukraine for holding their heads high in the “toughest of times” and reassuring them they are not alone.To all the children of Ukraine: You are not alone. We stand with you. pic.twitter.com/aFzLK2gJu7— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) May 23, 2022The...
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Boris Johnson promises cost of living help but says he’s ‘not attracted’ by new taxes

Boris Johnson has promised more help is to come for the rising cost of living, but insisted he was “not attracted” by the idea of new taxes to combat the crisis. The prime minister said the government would “put our arms around people” but he declined to spell out exactly what support might be offered, or when.“No option is off the table, let's be clear on that,” Mr Johnson said. “We've got to do what we can - and we will - to look after people through the current pressures.”Click here to sign up for our newsletters. Read More The Manchester Arena bombing: Five years onMinister refuses to say who called Boris Johnson meeting with Sue GrayThis is how the Tories have told us to be better poor people
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Sue Gray Partygate meeting with Boris Johnson instigated by Downing Street official, No 10 admits

A controversial meeting between Boris Johnson and Partygate report author Sue Gray was instigated by a Downing Street official, No 10 has admitted.The secret meeting sparked a furious row over the weekend, as Downing Street sources insisted that the senior civil servant requested to see the prime minister to discuss the timing of publication, amid claims that close Johnson allies are accusing her of “playing politics” with the report.But Mr Johnson’s official spokesperson today said that the idea of a meeting was first raised by a senior No 10 official, who suggested to Ms Gray’s team that it would...
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Boris Johnson would have been ‘churlish’ to decline Sue Gray’s invite – minister

Sue Gray invited Boris Johnson to a controversial meeting as she prepared to publish her partygate inquiry and it would have been “churlish” to decline the request, a minister has said.Simon Clarke, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, insisted the integrity of the Cabinet Office inquiry into lockdown breaches in Downing Street had not been damaged by the meeting.He also defended Ms Gray from claims attributed to allies of the Prime Minister that she has been “playing politics” ahead of its publication, expected in the coming days.Mr Johnson is facing calls to explain why he held a secret meeting with...
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