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Boris Johnson leaves the Conservative Party headquarters after being announced as the new Conservative party leader at an event in central London 23 July 2019. Boris Johnson defeated Jeremy Hunt to become the new British Conservative party leader winning 92,153 votes to Jeremy Hunt's 46,656. EPA/NEIL HALL

Boris Johnson promised fellow Conservatives on Tuesday he would put his “maximum energy” into his new role as prime minister of the United Kingdom, ca(...)

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair: ‘I don’t believe Boris Johnson will ever do no-deal without an endorsement either from parliament or the people.’ Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson campaigned for the Conservative Party leadership promising a sharp change of course as well as style from Theresa May, especially on Bre(...)

Boris Johnson has hardened his rhetoric against the backstop. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

During the referendum campaign, Boris Johnson promised while in Northern Ireland that the border would remain “absolutely unchanged” in the event of a(...)

Boris Johnson: For a politician about to reach the high office –  nobody appears to trust a word he says. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Senior figures in the Irish Government no longer wonder about whether they will be faced with Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt as the next British prime m(...)

British  prime minister Theresa May: “It is more likely...that history will show that the backstop brought about the collapse of the May government, the succession of Boris Johnson, and perhaps a no-deal Brexit...”

Brendan Simms is the quintessential European. Raised in Ireland, the son of a German mother, he is the grand-nephew of a Irish communist who became a (...)

Boris Johnson delivers  a speech at the final Conservative Party leadership hustings,   in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson was in the Commons chamber for Thursday’s votes, chatting and joking with supporters, admirers and ambitious MPs keen to bend the incomi(...)

Boris Johnson holds a kipper in the air to make a false claim about EU regulations during a speech at the final Conservative Party leadership hustings, in London on Wednesday.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson’s kipper is very much a red herring, Brussels says. The Tory leadership contender’s brandishing of a kipper during a speech in London o(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: under a Boris Johnson premiership, the country could begin to look more fondly on her quieter virtues. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

 It was hard to find fault with Theresa May’s plea for a more civil political discourse and her hymn to the virtues of compromise at Chatham Hous(...)

Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson during a Tory leadership hustings in Colchester, Essex.  Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The hardening of Boris Johnson’s language on the backstop, ruling out a time limit or a unilateral exit clause, marks a dramatic turn that makes a no-(...)

Conservative party leadership candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt during a head-to-head debate hosted by The Sun at Talk Radio in The News Building, London. Photograph: Louis Wood/The Sun/PA Wire

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have declared the Northern Ireland backstop “dead” and promised to throw it out of any deal they negotiate with the EU, (...)

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