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Boris Johnson asked for ‘emergency’ food deal, says Bolsonaro

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The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has claimed Boris Johnson asked him for an “emergency” deal to ease shortages of an unspecified food product, amid concerns about further disruption to supermarket supplies. A ...

Digested week: from the nonsensical to the ridiculous – Boris Johnson comes to town

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With terrible, split-screen clarity, it was possible to watch the interplay this week between the way Boris Johnson sees himself and the way others – specifically, foreign heads of state – see him. There he was on Mon...

Boris Johnson’s climate speech annotated: what he said and what he meant

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Johnson begins his speech conventionally, if dully, by stretching back to the dawn of humanity, as many have done before to stress the momentous nature of the climate crisis, which as the Intergovernmental Panel on Cl...

Parlez-vous franglais? Boris Johnson’s mangled French is a nod to Churchill

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Boris Johnson may have been channelling his inner Winston Churchill by adopting “franglais” in chiding French president Emmanuel Macron to “prenez un grip” and “donnez-moi un break” over the Aukus military pact. The p...

Boris Johnson will return from US energised despite achieving little

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Boris Johnson has flown back to the UK after his transatlantic jaunt reassured about his personal relationship with Joe Biden after the pair sought to put the chaos of the Kabul airlift behind them with face-to-face t...

Boris Johnson tells UN that Cop26 must be ‘turning point for humanity’

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Cop26 must be a “turning point for humanity” in just 40 days’ time, Boris Johnson has urged in a call to arms to fellow global leaders ahead of the climate summit in Glasgow. Addressing the UN general assembly in New ...

Can Boris Johnson expect UK-US trade deal to go ahead?

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Three reasons. First, Britain exports more to the US than to any other country. When added together, the countries of the European Union count for more, but almost 15% of the UK’s goods exports went to the US last yea...

Boris Johnson talks up ‘solid steps’ on US trade as lamb deal agreed

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The US will start to allow imports of UK lamb for the first time in decades, Boris Johnson has said, as he used his trip to Washington to talk up what he termed “solid incremental steps” in mutual trade, in the absenc...

Boris Johnson admits he has six children

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Boris Johnson has admitted for the first time that he has six children, claiming in an interview on US television that he “changes a lot of nappies”. The prime minister has previously tended to avoid questions about h...

Boris Johnson refuses to rule out Christmas Covid disruption

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Boris Johnson has refused to guarantee that he will not have to disrupt Christmas gatherings for a second year running by imposing Covid restrictions, though he insisted it was “very much not the plan”. Last year the ...

Boris Johnson uses Bolsonaro meeting to promote AstraZeneca jab

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Boris Johnson has used a meeting with Brazil’s coronavirus-denying president to promote Covid vaccinations – only to undermine his message by failing to wear a face mask. The British prime minister met Jair Bolsonaro ...

Boris Johnson welcomes decision to open UK-US travel ‘in time for Thanksgiving’ – video

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Boris Johnson has welcomed the US decision to lift Covid-19 travel restrictions to allow fully vaccinated passengers from the UK and most EU countries to travel into the country from early November. The move signals t...

Boris Johnson’s military alliance in the Pacific is reckless post-imperial nostalgia

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The Aukus defence deal between Britain, the US and Australia grows murkier by the day. Essentially it is the outcome of an industrial dispute over who will build eight submarines for the Australian military. Australia...

Boris Johnson to address Amazon’s tax record with Jeff Bezos on US visit

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Boris Johnson plans to press Amazon boss Jeff Bezos on the tech giant’s tax record when the pair meet face to face in New York on Monday, Downing Street has said. The prime minister will meet Bezos as part of a three-...

Lib Dems can take away Boris Johnson’s majority, says Ed Davey

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The Liberal Democrat leader, Ed Davey, says his party can deprive Boris Johnson of a majority at the next election because many Tories feel the prime minister has taken them for granted. Speaking before his conference...

Can Boris Johnson’s new faces help him deliver on old promises?

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For ministers who trooped into Downing Street on Wednesday it was hardly the warmest of welcomes. As the promoted, sacked and sidelined came and went, four armed policemen stared grimly through the black gates while a...

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