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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 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






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






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.






alex salmond: boris johnson in 'deep political trouble'


scottish national party foreign affairs spokesman alex salmond has said foreign secretary boris johnson's decision to pull out of a trip to russia has left him looking like a puppet of the united states and in "deep political trouble."mr johnson cancelled the visit yesterday, because moscow is continuing to support president assad, despite tuesday's chemical weapons attack, in which 88 people were killed.boris johnson calls off moscow visit over syria






boris johnson struggles in interview


videoboris johnson seemed to struggle when asked on bbc radio 4's pm to explain how plans laid out in the queen's speech would tackle "burning injustices" identified by prime minister theresa may.share this withcopy this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-40358825/boris-johnson-struggles-in-interviewread more about sharingclose share panel






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






boris johnson apologises to sikh woman over whisky comment in temple


boris johnson has apologised after a remark made during an election campaign visit to a sikh temple in bristol. the foreign secretary promised his audience that a future conservative government would increase free trade and end tariffs on india's imports of british whisky. but a sikh woman said alcohol was banned by the sikh religion and expressed outrage that mr johnson should try to promote it inside a place of worship.






boris johnson denies plot to topple uk pm theresa may


london — british foreign secretary boris johnson has denied plotting to topple prime minister theresa may, who has been weakened by the conservative party's disastrous election result.johnson tweeted that an article in the mail on sunday newspaper headlined "boris set to launch bid to be pm as may clings on" was "tripe."he said: "i am backing theresa may. let's get on with the job."may is under pressure after the conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in thursday's election. the party is seeking support from northern ireland's democratic unionist party to stay in power.may's office said saturday principles of an agreement had been reached, but the two sides later clarified that they are still talking.downing street says it hopes to finalize the deal next week, after parliament res






boris johnson to push for more cash for nhs


image copyrightpaboris johnson is expected to push for an extra £100m a week for the nhs in england at a cabinet meeting on tuesday, the bbc understands.health secretary jeremy hunt will give ministers a routine update on how the nhs is coping with winter pressures. the foreign secretary is expected to use the occasion to demand extra money and a renewed focused on the service.a source close to mr johnson said that there is concern that "number 10 is abandoning the territory". the source said he was frustrated at downing street's lack of action on the issue given the levels of public anxiety about how the nhs is faring. other cabinet ministers who backed leaving the european union - and the controversial promise of £350m a week for the service after brexit - like environment secretary mich






£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






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






stanley johnson: 'is boris still foreign secretary?'


boris johnson's father, stanley, has left the reality tv show 'i'm a celebrity... get me out of here!' and asked if his son is still foreign secretary.the father of the conservative mp became the fifth personality to leave the show following a public vote.






stanley johnson: 'is boris still foreign secretary?'


boris johnson's father, stanley, has left the reality tv show 'i'm a celebrity ... get me out of here!' and asked if his son is still foreign secretary.the father of the conservative mp became the fifth personality to leave the show following a public vote.






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






boris johnson explains 'eu can go whistle' remark


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionbrexit: boris johnson defends 'go whistle' remarkboris johnson has been defending his much quoted jibe that the eu could "go whistle" over the brexit bill.the uk and eu are widely believed to have now agreed a deal which will see the uk paying up to 50bn euros (£44bn).but the foreign secretary said he had been referring, in july, to reports the uk could face a 100bn euro bill.he spoke as talks continue about the remaining sticking point in the initial phase of brexit talks - what happens at the northern ireland border.the foreign secretary said - at a question and answer session after a speech on global terrorism - that whatever was agreed must be "consistent with taking back control of our laws, of our borders and our cash".his "go






nazanin zaghari-ratcliffe: jailed woman's husband 'to speak to boris johnson'


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionrichard ratcliffe, whose wife is in jail in iran, wants to go there with boris johnsonthe husband of nazanin zaghari-ratcliffe, a british-iranian woman being held in iran, will speak to boris johnson tomorrow, he has told the bbc.he also wants to meet the foreign secretary in the coming days, he said. the bbc understands the foreign office agreed mr ratcliffe would meet mr johnson the week after next at a meeting with families involved in dual nationality cases. mrs zaghari-ratcliffe, who was in iran visiting family, is accused of spying.it is also understood the foreign office is reviewing mr radcliffe's latest request, made this morning on bbc breakfast, to meet next week. he has also asked to join mr johnson on his next visit to i






a bridge too far? uk's boris johnson suggests span to france


london — british foreign secretary boris johnson has suggested that britain and france should build a bridge across the english channel to bolster links between the two nations after brexit.at a u.k.-france summit, johnson said the idea of a bridge was worth considering. he said it's ridiculous that countries 20 miles (32 kilometers) apart are linked only by a single railway tunnel.johnson neglected to mention that there are also sea and air links between britain and france.ian firth, past president of the institution of structural engineers, said friday that a bridge was "entirely feasible." but shipping firms warn it could disrupt one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.at thursday's summit the two countries pledged to set up a panel of "eminent and qualified persons" to examine "signi






i'm a celebrity: boris johnson's dad stanley in confirmed line-up


image copyrightjoel anderson/itvimage caption i'm a celebrity... begins its run on itv on sunday boris johnson's father stanley, former footballer dennis wise, boxer amir khan and coronation street's jennie mcalpine are going to the jungle for this year's i'm a celebrity... get me out of here.ten personalities will try to last three weeks with each other, and the local wildlife, in the australian camp.other contestants include footballer jamie vardy's wife rebekah, the saturdays singer vanessa white and hollyoaks actor jamie lomas.the itv show launches this weekend.image copyrightpaimage caption stanley johnson said boris "may never find out" stanley johnson admitted he had never watched the show, and said he had not told his son, the uk foreign secretary, because he had been instructed to






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: uk should reject 'brexit cash bill'


media captionboris johnson: britain has an "illustrious precedent"boris johnson has told the bbc that britain should reject any eu demands for a £50bn "exit bill" and follow the example of former pm margaret thatcher.it has been reported that eu negotiator michel barnier has said the uk must continue to pay into the eu until 2020.mr johnson said it was "not reasonable" for the uk to "continue to make vast budget payments" once it left the eu.he cited mrs thatcher's success at the 1984 fontainebleau summit, when she threatened to halt payments to the eu.laura kuenssberg: thatcher to inspire uk 'brexit bill' talks?poland fails to stop tusk eu re-election"i think we have illustrious precedent in this matter, and you will doubtless recall the 1984 fontainebleau summit in which mrs thatcher sai






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






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






nazanin zaghari-ratcliffe case: boris johnson apologises over remarks


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionboris johnson: "i apologise to mrs zaghari-ratcliffe"boris johnson has apologised for his remarks about a british-iranian mother who is being held in prison in iran.nazanin zaghari-ratcliffe says she was on holiday when she was arrested in 2016 - a claim the foreign secretary appeared to contradict this month.apologising in the commons, mr johnson said he would meet her husband, richard ratcliffe, on wednesday and will visit iran "before the end of the year".he retracted "any suggestion she was there in a professional capacity".the row over the imprisonment of mrs zaghari-ratcliffe - who has been held in iran for more than 18 months - has intensified since mr johnson gave evidence before a commons committee on 1 november. during the






police: tsa worker caught stealing cash at florida airport


orlando, fla. — a transportation security administration employee at a florida airport has been fired after police said surveillance video showed him stealing cash.the orlando sentinel reports 22-year-old alexander shae johnson was arrested thursday. court records show he faces a third-degree felony grand theft charge.an orlando police report says a passenger selected for a pat-down search while going through security at orlando international airport saw johnson standing near her bag. the report says she went through her bag afterward and realized cash was missing before noticing a bulge in johnson's shirt pocket that turned out to be money.johnson said the cash was his but the video showed otherwise. in a statement, tsa said it has "zero tolerance" for misconduct.johnson was released on b






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






u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson among 5,411 people who renounce u.s. citize


u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson has given up his u.s. citizenship, according to a list released wednesday by the treasury department.the flamboyant british politician has said he intended to cut those u.s. ties. he previously was mayor of london. the treasury department list includes the names of all people who renounced u.s. citizenship or long-term permanent residency in the latest quarter. a record number of 5,411...






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






boris johnson calls off moscow visit over syria


image copyrightafpthe foreign secretary has called off a visit to moscow in the wake of the syrian chemical weapons attack.boris johnson, who was set to travel on monday, said the situation had changed "fundamentally" and his priority was to continue contact with the us to provide international support for a ceasefire.he said the uk called on russia to do everything possible to bring about a "political settlement in syria"."we deplore russia's continued defence of the assad regime," he added.us secretary of state rex tillerson will visit moscow as planned after the g7 meeting.






u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson among 5,411 people who renounced u.s. citiz


u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson has given up his u.s. citizenship, according to a list released wednesday by the treasury department.the flamboyant british politician has said he intended to cut those u.s. ties. he previously was mayor of london. the treasury department list includes the names of all people who renounced u.s. citizenship or long-term permanent residency in the latest quarter. a record number of 5,411...






u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson among 5,411 people who renounced u.s. citiz


u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson has given up his u.s. citizenship, according to a list released wednesday by the treasury department.the flamboyant british politician has said he intended to cut those u.s. ties. he previously was mayor of london. the treasury department list includes the names of all people who renounced u.s. citizenship or long-term permanent residency in the latest quarter. a record number of 5,411...






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






news daily: johnson on pay rises and wimbledon begins


boris johnson joins calls to end pay capthe foreign secretary believes public sector pay rises can be achieved in "a responsible way".3 july 2017






uk postpones foreign secretary boris johnson's russia trip


london — britain says a planned trip to russia by foreign secretary boris johnson this week has been postponed.the foreign office says the trip is being put off because a nato foreign ministers meeting is being rescheduled.the nato meeting had been scheduled for april 5-6, but last week officials said it would be rescheduled so u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson can attend. the alliance says the meeting will now take place friday.tillerson had said he would skip the semiannual meeting of the military alliance and would instead travel to a group of 7 meeting in italy and then to russia.the foreign office said monday that johnson has spoken to his russian counterpart sergey lavrov, "and looks forward to reinstating his visit as soon as possible."






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






boris johnson accused of imperiling jailed uk-iranian woman


london (ap) — a charity says british foreign secretary boris johnson may have left a british-iranian woman facing more prison time with an inaccurate statement about why she was in iran.nazanin zaghari-ratcliffe is serving a five-year sentence for plotting the “soft toppling” of iran’s government.johnson told a parliamentary committee last week that zaghari-ratcliffe was “teaching people journalism” when she was arrested last year.zaghari-ratcliffe’s employer, thomson reuters foundation, said monday that she was taking her toddler daughter to visit relatives.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.chief executive monique villa urged johnson to correct his “serious mistake,” saying it “can only worsen her sentence.”the iranian judiciary’s high council for human rights said