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£350m brexit claim was 'too low', says boris johnson


image copyrightgetty imagesthe controversial claim that the uk sends £350m a week to the eu was a "gross underestimate", foreign secretary boris johnson has said.he told the guardian the uk's contribution was already £362m a week and would rise to £438m by the end of the post-brexit transition period.vote leave's claim that £350m could go to the nhs instead was hotly disputed during the eu referendum.labour accused mr johnson of returning "to the scene of his previous crimes".a campaign bus used by vote leave, including mr johnson himself, during the referendum campaign was emblazoned with the slogan: "we send the eu £350 million a week - let's fund our nhs instead." it was widely criticised because £350m per week is an approximate sum for the uk's "gross contribution" to brussels.it doesn






£350m brexit claim was 'too low', says boris johnson


image copyrightgetty imagesthe controversial claim that the uk sends £350m a week to the eu was a "gross underestimate", foreign secretary boris johnson has said.he told the guardian the uk's contribution was already £362m a week and would rise to £438m by the end of the post-brexit transition period.vote leave's claim that £350m could go to the nhs instead was hotly disputed during the eu referendum.labour accused mr johnson of returning "to the scene of his previous crimes".a campaign bus used by vote leave, including mr johnson himself, during the referendum campaign was emblazoned with the slogan: "we send the eu £350 million a week - let's fund our nhs instead." it was widely criticised because £350m per week is an approximate sum for the uk's "gross contribution" to brussels.it doesn






boris johnson insists he is 'all behind' may over brexit


image copyrightpaboris johnson has insisted he is "all behind" theresa may after setting out his own vision of britain after brexit.writing in the daily telegraph, the foreign secretary revived the contested claim brexit could free up £350m a week for the nhs and also said the uk should not pay for eu single market access. he later tweeted he backed the pm, who is making a major eu speech next week.lib dem leader sir vince cable said the £350m figure was "a lie" while jeremy corbyn said it showed tory divisions.in a 4,000 word piece for the newspaper, mr johnson expanded at length on his views about the brexit negotiations with the eu, and the opportunities he said it would give a "bold, thriving" britain when it leaves in march 2019.if britain did continue its membership of the single mar






boris johnson insists he is 'all behind' may over brexit


image copyrightpaboris johnson has insisted he is "all behind" theresa may after setting out his own vision of britain after brexit.writing in the daily telegraph, the foreign secretary revived the contested claim brexit could free up £350m a week for the nhs and also said the uk should not pay for eu single market access. he later tweeted he backed the pm, who is making a major eu speech next week.lib dem leader sir vince cable said the £350m figure was "a lie" while jeremy corbyn said it showed tory divisions.in a 4,000 word piece for the newspaper, mr johnson expanded at length on his views about the brexit negotiations with the eu, and the opportunities he said it would give a "bold, thriving" britain when it leaves in march 2019.if britain did continue its membership of the single mar






theresa may 'driving from front' on brexit after boris johnson row


image copyrightpatheresa may has attempted to reassert her authority after boris johnson set out his own vision for brexit.asked about the foreign secretary's newspaper article, which sparked accusations of "backseat driving", the pm told journalists: "this government is driven from the front."we are all going to the same destination," she added.mrs may also said the government would decide how money currently paid to the eu is spent in future.this was in response to questions about mr johnson's decision to revive vote leave's controversial pledge of an extra £350m for the nhs after brexit.the pm was speaking as she flew to canada to discuss post-brexit trade with her counterpart justin trudeau.mr johnson's 4,000-word article came shortly before mrs may is due to give a major speech on bre






brexit: boris johnson accused of 'misusing' statistics


image copyrightgetty imagesthe uk's statistics watchdog has stood by its criticism of boris johnson in a growing row over the possible financial windfall the nhs may get from brexit.sir david norgrove said he was "disappointed" the foreign secretary had, in an article, revived leave campaigners' disputed referendum pledge of £350m a week extra for the nhs.the watchdog said it was misleading and a "clear misuse" of figures.mr johnson has replied to sir david - accusing him of "wilful distortion".in his 4,000 word piece for the daily telegraph on saturday, mr johnson wrote: "once we have settled our accounts, we will take back control of roughly £350 million per week. "it would be a fine thing, as many of us have pointed out, if a lot of that money went on the nhs."the article, in which he a






brexit: boris johnson accused of 'misusing' statistics


image copyrightgetty imagesthe uk's statistics watchdog has stood by its criticism of boris johnson in a growing row over the possible financial windfall the nhs may get from brexit.sir david norgrove said he was "disappointed" the foreign secretary had, in an article, revived leave campaigners' disputed referendum pledge of £350m a week extra for the nhs.the watchdog said it was misleading and a "clear misuse" of figures.mr johnson has replied to sir david - accusing him of "wilful distortion".in his 4,000 word piece for daily telegraph on saturday, mr johnson wrote: "once we have settled our accounts, we will take back control of roughly £350 million per week. "it would be a fine thing as many of us have pointed out if a lot of that money went on the nhs."the article, in which he also sa






brexit: boris johnson accused of 'misusing' statistics


image copyrightgetty imagesthe uk's statistics watchdog has stood by its criticism of boris johnson in a growing row over the possible financial windfall the nhs may get from brexit.sir david norgrove said he was "disappointed" the foreign secretary had, in an article, revived leave campaigners' disputed referendum pledge of £350m a week extra for the nhs.the watchdog said it was misleading and a "clear misuse" of figures.mr johnson has replied to sir david - accusing him of "wilful distortion".in his 4,000 word piece for daily telegraph on saturday, mr johnson wrote: "once we have settled our accounts, we will take back control of roughly £350 million per week. "it would be a fine thing as many of us have pointed out if a lot of that money went on the nhs."the article, in which he also sa






newspaper headlines: 'is this the bomber?' and boris johnson fallout


image caption boris johnson and theresa may are in a "brexit bill showdown" according to the telegraph. it says mr johnson will tell the prime minister a £30bn divorce settlement is not acceptable and "demand reassurances". the paper reports the foreign secretary is "concerned" the pm will carry on paying the eu during a transition period with some tory mps fearing mr johnson could take the "catastrophic" decision to resign if mrs may fails to appease him in her florence speech. it adds that ministers are prepared for a possible cabinet reshuffle after next month's party conference, which could see mr johnson "demoted if he does not step into line". image caption the financial times leads on the fallout following boris johnson's article referencing vote leave's referendum pledge of £350m a






brexit: boris johnson 'back-seat driving' over brexit, says rudd


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionamber rudd told the bbc's andrew marr "you could call it back-seat driving (by boris johnson)"boris johnson has been accused of being a brexit "back-seat driver" by the home secretary.amber rudd said it was fine for mr johnson to show his enthusiasm but he was not "driving the car" after he set out his vision for the uk post-brexit in an article in the daily telegraph. she said ministers must be united in their approach and help the prime minister manage the brexit process.the bbc understands mr johnson will not be sacked despite anger among some mps.lib dem leader vince cable urged the prime minister to "fire this guy on monday morning", warning that if she did not act her authority would be "reduced to zero". meanwhile the chairman






theresa may 'driving from front' on brexit after boris johnson row


image copyrightpatheresa may has attempted to reassert her authority after boris johnson set out his own vision for brexit.asked about the foreign secretary's newspaper article, which sparked accusations of "backseat driving", the pm told journalists: "this government is driven from the front.""we are all going to the same destination," she added.mr johnson said he was trying to "sketch out" the "incredibly exciting landscape of the destination ahead".he said: "what i am trying to do is set out, in advance of the prime minister's speech in florence on friday, because i was involved in that brexit campaign, people want to know where we are going. "it is a good thing to have a bit of an opening drum roll about what this country can do."media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captio






theresa may 'driving from front' on brexit after boris johnson row


image copyrightpatheresa may has attempted to reassert her authority after boris johnson set out his own vision for brexit.asked about the foreign secretary's newspaper article, which sparked accusations of "backseat driving", the pm told journalists: "this government is driven from the front.""we are all going to the same destination," she added.mr johnson said he was trying to "sketch out" the "incredibly exciting landscape of the destination ahead".he said: "what i am trying to do is set out, in advance of the prime minister's speech in florence on friday, because i was involved in that brexit campaign, people want to know where we are going. "it is a good thing to have a bit of an opening drum roll about what this country can do."media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captio






boris johnson denies cabinet brexit split


image caption boris johnson spoke to reporters after returning from a jog in new york boris johnson says the government is "working together" and that he will not be resigning after criticism of his intervention on brexit.the foreign secretary has been accused of undermining theresa may with a 4,000-word article setting out his own post-eu vision.but he told journalists the government was "a nest of singing birds".ex-chancellor ken clarke accused mr johnson of making a pitch for a future tory leadership election.mr clarke said that "in normal circumstances" mr johnson would have been sacked. some reports have claimed mr johnson will resign if his blueprint for brexit is not followed.but speaking in new york, the foreign secretary said "of course not" when asked whether he was going to quit






news daily: boris brexit speech and actress quits oxfam


boris johnson: uk should not fear brexitin the first of a series of brexit speeches, the foreign secretary will aim to reassure remainers.14 february 2018






boris johnson ambushed by press pack: i'm not resigning


boris johnson says he is not going to resign from the government amid the row over his recent intervention on brexit.the foreign secretary was cornered by the media after returning from a jog in new york, where he is attending a meeting of the un.






boris johnson: eu can 'go whistle' over brexit divorce bill


image copyrighthocforeign secretary boris johnson has told mps the european union can "go whistle" for any "extortionate" final payment from the uk on brexit.and he said that the government had "no plan" for what to do in the event of no deal being agreed with the eu.he said: "the sums i have seen that they propose to demand from this country appear to be extortionate.""go whistle seems to me to be an entirely appropriate expression," he added.asked during commons questions if there was a strategy, either public or private, for what would happen if there was no agreement on brexit, mr johnson said: "there is no plan for no deal because we are going to get a great deal."his comments come after no 10 sources played down suggestions that theresa may plans to walk out of brexit talks in septem






u.k.’s boris johnson calls for definitive stance on eu exit


london—british foreign secretary boris johnson called for the u.k. to make a definitive break from the european union, rejecting the notion of a second brexit referendum and extolling the country’s global economic potential once it is free of the bloc.“brexit is about re-engaging this country with its global identity and all the energy that can flow from that,” mr. johnson said in a speech, the first of several by cabinet ministers laying out britain’s plans for leaving the eu. he acknowledged there had been “a hardening...






brexit: boris johnson 'back-seat driving' over brexit, says rudd


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionamber rudd told the bbc's andrew marr "you could call it back-seat driving (by boris johnson)"boris johnson has been accused of being a brexit "back-seat driver" by the home secretary.amber rudd said it was fine for mr johnson to show his enthusiasm but he was not "driving the car" after he set out his vision for the uk post-brexit on saturday. she said ministers must be united in their approach and help the prime minister manage the brexit process.the bbc understands mr johnson will not be sacked despite anger among some mps.lib dem leader vince cable urged the prime minister to "fire this guy on monday morning", warning that if she did not act her authority would be "reduced to zero". the home secretary said she had been too busy d






boris johnson rebuked over nhs cash plea


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionhammond: boris johnson is foreign secretary (not health secretary)theresa may has called for discussions about future nhs funding to remain private after boris johnson publicly called for more money after brexit. before tuesday's cabinet meeting, it was widely reported that the foreign secretary would pitch for a £100m a week "brexit dividend" for the nhs. the bbc understands he did not end up mentioning "specific figures".no 10 said mrs may chaired a discussion on post-brexit funding options but made clear conversations should be private.the bbc's political editor laura kuenssberg said the pm's remarks on the need for confidentiality were "pointed". however, she said mr johnson was backed by some colleagues while the principle that






ken clarke: boris johnson exploiting may's weakness


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionkenneth clarke calls boris johnson's brexit article an "irrelevant nuisance" on radio 4's todayveteran pro-eu conservative mp ken clarke has accused foreign secretary boris johnson of "exploiting" theresa may's weak position as prime minister.mr clarke told bbc radio 4's today that "in normal circumstances" mr johnson would have been sacked after his 4,000 word article on his brexit vision.he accused mr johnson of making a pitch for a future tory leadership election.mr johnson has said his article was "sketching out" the "exciting landscape of the destination ahead" on brexit.the continuing fallout from the article led, on monday, to mrs may having to rebut claims that mr johnson was trying to become a "back-seat driver" in her cabin






brexit: boris johnson urges two-year transition time limit


image copyrightepatheresa may is coming under fresh pressure over brexit on the eve of the conservative party conference.foreign secretary boris johnson has again intervened on brexit, setting out four conditions he says are necessary.speaking to the sun, mr johnson insisted any transition period after britain leaves the eu should not last "a second more" than two years.bbc political correspondent jonathan blake says mrs may must take the agenda back to her priority: the economy.our correspondent says the timing of mr johnson's latest comments was "no accident", coming as conservatives gather in manchester for their annual conference, which starts on sunday.the prime minister will be seeking to reassert her authority as she goes into her first party conference since she lost her government






uk's boris johnson seeks to reassure brexit skeptics


london — british foreign secretary boris johnson is aiming to reassure voters worried about leaving the european union that "brexit is not grounds for fear but hope."the foreign office says johnson will use a speech wednesday to argue for "an outward-facing, liberal and global britain" after the u.k. leaves the bloc.it is the first in a series of speeches by senior ministers that the government hopes will show unity and energy around brexit.but britain's conservative government is divided over what kind of relationship britain should have with the eu after it leaves in march 2019.some ministers want to stay as close as possible to the bloc's borderless single market and tariff-free customs union. others, including johnson, want a clean break so britain can pursue new trade deals.






brexit: boris johnson urges two-year transition time limit


image copyrightepatheresa may is coming under fresh pressure over brexit on the eve of the conservative party conference.foreign secretary boris johnson has again intervened on brexit, setting out four conditions he says are necessary.speaking to the sun, mr johnson insisted any transition period after britain leaves the eu should not last "a second more" than two years.jeremy corbyn said mr johnson's position threatened a trade war with the eu, which could impact on jobs.the prime minister will be seeking to reassert her authority as she goes into her first party conference since she lost her government's majority in the general election.it also comes after six months of brexit negotiations in which there has been no significant breakthrough.bbc political correspondent jonathan blake says






brexit: 'may speech not changed by boris johnson article'


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia caption"my car's only got two seats" - david davis responds to boris backseat driving accusationstheresa may's key eu speech was not influenced by boris johnson's article on the uk's future, the brexit secretary has said.the foreign secretary has been accused of undermining the pm with a 4,000-word piece setting out his own vision. some reports have claimed mr johnson threatened to resign if his blueprint for brexit was not followed.but david davis said the policy in mrs may's florence speech "had been coming for a long time".theresa may declared on friday she would seek a transitional period after brexit in 2019, suggesting it could last for about two years.the sunday express is reporting the period would have been longer had it not been f






uk's may under pressure as conservatives at war over brexit


britain may be leaving the european union, but foreign secretary boris johnson wants to build bridges with the continent. literally. johnson has suggested that the u.k. and france should build a bridge across the english channel to bolster links between the two nations after brexit. at a u.k.-france... (associated press)






uk statistics body chides boris johnson over eu cost claim


london — britain's statistics regulator has accused foreign secretary boris johnson of misleadingly claiming that leaving the european union will give britain an extra 350 million pounds ($475 million) a week to spend on health care.in an article laying out his vision for britain's post-brexit future, johnson said the u.k. will "take back control of roughly 350 million a week" and much of it could go to the health service.u.k. statistics authority chief david norgrove chided johnson, saying it was a gross rather than net figure. it doesn't take into account a substantial rebate britain receives before the money is sent.norgrove called the figure "a gross misuse of official statistics."johnson accused norgrove of distorting his article, but the statistics authority said monday that norgrove






boris johnson: let the british lion roar


image copyrightpaboris johnson has said it is time to "let the british lion roar" as he called for brexit to be a moment of national renewal.the foreign secretary told tory activists the uk "can win the future" and should stop treating the referendum result as if it were "plague of boils".in his speech, he praised theresa may's "steadfast" leadership over europe.and he insisted the whole cabinet was united behind her aim of getting a "great brexit deal".in a speech which was cheered by tory activists, he played down claims of brexit divisions, saying he and his colleagues agreed with "every syllable" of the pm's recent florence speech about brexit. and he suggested that the uk's best days lay ahead once it left the european union."we can win the future because we are the party that believe






theresa may: boris johnson isn't undermining me


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captiontheresa may is asked if boris johnson has undermined hertheresa may says she has not been undermined by boris johnson's recent interventions on brexit, saying she does not want a cabinet of "yes men".the prime minister said the foreign secretary's vision of brexit reflected the government's approach."this isn't about an individual personality, it's about how we can deliver for people," she added.mr johnson has delivered his party conference speech, saying it is time to "let the british lion roar".but his recent comments on brexit - including setting out "red lines" in a newspaper article - have triggered calls for him to be sacked.asked what it would take for him to be fired, mrs may told bbc political editor laura kuenssberg that st






brexit: boris johnson sets out four brexit conditions


image copyrightpaforeign secretary boris johnson has again intervened on brexit, setting out four conditions he says are necessary.speaking to the sun ahead of the conservative party conference, mr johnson insisted any transition period after britain leaves the eu should not last "a second more" than two years.he said the uk should not abide by any new european rules during that time. meanwhile, theresa may has pledged to listen to the concerns of young voters following a "disappointing election".as conservatives gather in manchester for their conference, starting on sunday, the prime minister said: "i understand the concerns raised, particularly by young people."my determination to act on those concerns, and crucially, to fulfil the promise of my first speech on the steps of downing stree






uk statistics body chides boris johnson over eu cost claim


london (ap) — britain’s statistics regulator has accused foreign secretary boris johnson of misleadingly claiming that leaving the european union will give britain an extra 350 million pounds ($475 million) a week to spend on health care.in an article laying out his vision for britain’s post-brexit future, johnson said the u.k. will “take back control of roughly 350 million a week” and much of it could go to the health service.u.k. statistics authority chief david norgrove chided johnson, saying it was a gross rather than net figure. it doesn’t take into account a substantial rebate britain receives before the money is sent.norgrove called the figure “a gross misuse of official statistics.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.johnson accused norgrove of distorting his






boris johnson suggests 'bridge' between uk and france


image copyrightreutersboris johnson has floated the idea of new crossing between the uk and france, tweeting that the channel tunnel could be "just a first step".the uk foreign secretary reportedly raised the idea of a new "fixed link" between the two countries during a summit with the french president.he said good connections were vital to the economic success of both countries.the idea was greeted with some scepticism. labour's emily thornberry said she assumed it was "not real". while others used the contentious £350m claim used by vote leave during the eu referendum campaign against mr johnson or compared it to donald trump's famous campaign promise to build a wall between the us and mexico.other large infrastructure projects which have been backed by mr johnson include "boris island"






brexit: boris johnson warned against being 'back-seat driver'


image copyrightpaboris johnson has been warned not to be a brexit "back-seat driver" and to give his full support to theresa may.home secretary amber rudd said she did not want mr johnson, who on saturday set out his own vision for post-brexit britain, "managing the process". she told the bbc it showed mr johnson's "incredible enthusiasm" for leaving the eu but ministers must be united and bring those who voted to stay along.the bbc understands mr johnson will not be sacked despite anger among some mps.the home secretary said she had been too busy dealing with the terror attack in london to read the foreign secretary's article in saturday's daily telegraph.but asked about the foreign secretary's intervention she said: "you could call it back-seat driving."






boris johnson: eu can 'go whistle' over brexit divorce bill


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionboris johnson's message to the eu: "go whistle seems to me to be an entirely appropriate expression"foreign secretary boris johnson has told mps the european union can "go whistle" for any "extortionate" final payment from the uk on brexit.and he said that the government had "no plan" for what to do in the event of no deal being agreed with the eu.he said: "the sums i have seen that they propose to demand from this country appear to be extortionate.""go whistle seems to me to be an entirely appropriate expression," he added.the foreign secretary was responding to a question from backbench mp philip hollobone, who urged him to tell the eu they could "go whistle" if they wanted "a penny piece more" than the money the uk had already pai






boris johnson: eu can 'go whistle' over brexit divorce bill


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionboris johnson's message to the eu: "go whistle seems to me to be an entirely appropriate expression"foreign secretary boris johnson has told mps the european union can "go whistle" for any "extortionate" final payment from the uk on brexit.and he said that the government had "no plan" for what to do in the event of no deal being agreed with the eu.he said: "the sums i have seen that they propose to demand from this country appear to be extortionate.""go whistle seems to me to be an entirely appropriate expression," he added.the foreign secretary was responding to a question from backbench mp philip hollobone, who urged him to tell the eu they could "go whistle" if they wanted "a penny piece more" than the money the uk had already pai






boris johnson rebuked over nhs cash plea


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionhammond: boris johnson is foreign secretary (not health secretary)theresa may has called for discussions about future nhs funding to remain private after boris johnson publicly called for more money after brexit. before tuesday's cabinet meeting, it was widely reported that the foreign secretary would pitch for a £100m a week "brexit dividend" for the nhs. the bbc's laura kuenssberg said he did not mention "specific figures".no 10 said mrs may chaired a discussion on post-brexit funding options but made clear conversations should be private.the bbc's political editor said the pm's remarks on the subject were "pointed". however, she said there was also support in some quarters for mr johnson's position while the principle that the nhs






paul flynn v michael gove over £350m brexit figure


labour veteran mp paul flynn has accused michael gove of a "lie... a deception" over the vote leave campaign slogan which claimed brexit could free up £350m a week for the uk.mr flynn, mp for newport west, brought the controversial figure up during an evidence session of the environment, food and rural affairs committee on the impact of brexit on trade in food.mr gove, who was one of the leaders of the vote leave campaign, said that if mr flynn was going to suggest to his constituents that they "were too stupid to understand the arguments... then good luck at the next election".






boris johnson rebuked over nhs cash plea


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionhammond: boris johnson is foreign secretary (not health secretary)theresa may has called for discussions about future nhs funding to remain private after boris johnson publicly called for more money after brexit. before tuesday's cabinet meeting, it was widely reported that the foreign secretary would pitch for a £100m a week "brexit dividend" for the nhs. the bbc's laura kuenssberg said he did not mention "specific figures".no 10 said mrs may chaired a discussion on post-brexit funding options but made clear conversations should be private.the bbc's political editor said the pm's remarks on the subject were "pointed". and in a further rebuff to mr johnson, chancellor philip hammond said he had given the nhs an extra £6bn in november






boris johnson to push for more cash for nhs


image copyrightpaboris johnson is to push for an extra £100m a week for the nhs in england after brexit, the bbc understands.health secretary jeremy hunt will give the cabinet a routine update on how the nhs is coping with winter pressures. the foreign secretary is expected to call for extra money and warn against "abandoning the territory".chancellor philip hammond, speaking as he arrived in brussels, said the nhs got an extra £6bn in the budget adding: "mr johnson is the foreign secretary". search for a health trust or postcodecan't find your health trust?browse the full listbrowse the full listrather search by typing?back to searchif you can't see the nhs tracker, click or tap here. a source close to mr johnson said he was frustrated at what he perceived as downing street's lack of acti






the guy who thought up the brexit bus and its nhs lie says referendum was a "dum


one of the most enduring symbols of 2016's uk brexit referendum was the huge red "battle bus" with its message, "we send the eu £350 million a week, let's fund our nhs instead. vote leave." the bus served as a useful backdrop to such tory beasts as michael gove and boris johnson. independent fact-checkers declared the £350 million figure to be a lie. within hours of the brexit vote, the leave campaign scrubbed its website of all its promises, and nigel farage admitted that the £350 million was an imaginary figure and that the nhs would not see an extra penny after brexit (indeed, the nhs relies heavily on european doctors and nurses who would no longer be welcomed, and the billions the uk would spend on brexit wouldn't be available for health care). the bus was the brainchild of dominic cu






general election 2017: theresa may is 'best placed person' for brexit


image copyrightpaimage caption boris johnson was among those to leap to the prime minister's defence senior cabinet ministers have pledged their support for the prime minister in the wake of friday's election result.foreign secretary boris johnson said theresa may was the "best placed person" to lead the country through brexit. international trade secretary liam fox said he had "absolute faith" in the pm.earlier, former chancellor george osborne described mrs may as "a dead woman walking" and said she would inevitably face a leadership challenge.michael gove, who has returned to the front bench as environment secretary, said it was "vital the pm is given strong support for key queen's speech and brexit talks."mr osborne, now editor of the evening standard, said tory mps were "furious" that






general election 2017: theresa may is 'best placed person' for brexit


image copyrightpaimage caption boris johnson was among those to leap to the prime minister's defence senior cabinet ministers have pledged their support for the prime minister in the wake of friday's election result.foreign secretary boris johnson said theresa may was the "best placed person" to lead the country through brexit. international trade secretary liam fox said he had "absolute faith" in the pm.earlier, former chancellor george osborne described mrs may as "a dead woman walking" and said she would inevitably face a leadership challenge.michael gove, who has returned to the front bench as environment secretary, said it was "vital the pm is given strong support for key queen's speech and brexit talks."mr osborne, now editor of the evening standard, said tory mps were "furious" that






general election 2017: theresa may is 'best placed person' for brexit


image copyrightpaimage caption boris johnson was among those to leapt to the prime minister's defence senior cabinet ministers have pledged their support for the prime minister in the wake of friday's election result.foreign secretary boris johnson said theresa may was the "best placed person" to lead the country through brexit. international trade secretary liam fox said he had "absolute faith" in the pm.earlier, former chancellor george osborne described mrs may as "a dead woman walking" and said she would inevitably face a leadership challenge.michael gove, who has returned to the front bench as environment secretary, said it was "vital the pm is given strong support for key queen's speech and brexit talks."mr osborne, now editor of the evening standard, said tory mps were "furious" tha






boris johnson looks for "happy" brexit resolution


brussels — the latest developments relating to the brexit negotiations kicking off in brussels on monday. all times local.9.15 a.m.british foreign secretary boris johnson said monday he still thinks that the brexit negotiations will yield "a happy resolution that can be done with profit and honor for both sides."the negotiations kick off in brussels on monday with britain under pressure for stalling the talks and entering the negotiations without a working parliamentary majority fully in place.still, johnson called on people to look at the more distant future. at a meeting of eu foreign ministers in luxembourg he said: "the most important thing for us is to look to the horizon, raise our eyes to the horizon. in the long run, this will be good for the u.k. and good for the rest of europe."_






boris johnson reciting kipling in myanmar temple 'not appropriate'


boris johnson was being filmed for a channel 4 documentary when he recited some lines from a kipling poem inside a myanmar temple. he was warned by the british ambassador that the colonial-era poem could risk causing offence. boris johnson: blond ambition clip courtesy of channel 4, this sunday at 10.05pm






boris johnson looks for “happy” brexit resolution


brussels (ap) — the latest developments relating to the brexit negotiations kicking off in brussels on monday. all times local.9.15 a.m.british foreign secretary boris johnson said monday he still thinks that the brexit negotiations will yield “a happy resolution that can be done with profit and honor for both sides.”the negotiations kick off in brussels on monday with britain under pressure for stalling the talks and entering the negotiations without a working parliamentary majority fully in place.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.still, johnson called on people to look at the more distant future. at a meeting of eu foreign ministers in luxembourg he said: “the most important thing for us is to look to the horizon, raise our eyes to the horizon. in the long run, th






newspaper headlines: boris brexit speech and oxfam backlash


image caption brexit - and boris johnson's ongoing role in it - is back at centre stage for many of wednesday's newspapers. the daily telegraph says the foreign secretary will say in a speech that eu laws and regulations being imposed on britain after brexit would be "intolerable and undemocratic". image caption mr johnson's speech on brexit also features on the front page of the i, under the headline "johnson vows to squash remain insurgence". it reports that a union chief has warned that "a boris brexit would mean brexile". image caption the times leads on the ongoing scandal at oxfam, with new claims that the charity hired a man who had already been forced out of another british humanitarian agency over claims that, while working in liberia, he asked the charity's drivers to drive him t






newspaper headlines: boris brexit speech and oxfam backlash


image caption brexit - and boris johnson's ongoing role in it - is back at centre stage for many of wednesday's newspapers. the daily telegraph says the foreign secretary will say in a speech that eu laws and regulations being imposed on britain after brexit would be "intolerable and undemocratic". image caption mr johnson's speech on brexit also features on the front page of the i, under the headline "johnson vows to squash remain insurgence". it reports that a union chief has warned that "a boris brexit would mean brexile". image caption the times leads on the ongoing scandal at oxfam, with new claims that the charity hired a man who had already been forced out of another british humanitarian agency over claims that, while working in liberia, he asked the charity's drivers to drive him t






newspaper headlines: boris brexit speech and oxfam backlash


image caption brexit - and boris johnson's ongoing role in it - is back at centre stage for many of wednesday's newspapers. the daily telegraph says the foreign secretary will say in a speech that eu laws and regulations being imposed on britain after brexit would be "intolerable and undemocratic". image caption mr johnson's speech on brexit also features on the front page of the i, under the headline "johnson vows to squash remain insurgence". it reports that a union chief has warned that "a boris brexit would mean brexile". image caption the times leads on the ongoing scandal at oxfam, with new claims that the charity hired a man who had already been forced out of another british humanitarian agency over claims that, while working in liberia, he asked the charity's drivers to drive him t






the latest: boris johnson says eu should show brexit urgency


brussels — the latest on the brexit negotiations between the european union and united kingdom (all times local):5:50 p.m.british foreign secretary boris johnson says the country wants to see "urgency" from the european union on brexit talks.johnson spoke after eu chief negotiator michel barnier said a round of talks this week had not made "great steps forward" and cannot yet be broadened beyond the terms of britain's exit to include key issues like future trade relations.eu officials accuse britain of dragging its heels. but johnson said britain had "set out what we think are some pretty convincing ideas" on issues including the rights of citizens affected by brexit and the financial settlement the u.k. must make in order to leave.johnson said it's time to "get on with it to the next phas






boris johnson and labour's ian lavery have heated debate


videoit wasn't just raised voices between boris johnson and labour's ian lavery after tv leader's debate. share this withcopy this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/election-2017-40140992/boris-johnson-and-labour-s-ian-lavery-have-heated-debateread more about sharingclose share panel