Boris Johnson

The UK’s coronavirus timeline
Boris Johnson outside 10 Downing Street
In Depth

The UK’s coronavirus timeline

Worst of the pandemic could be over by September, says leading epidemiologist
30 Jul 2021
‘Johnson’s anti-crime plan won’t work because it’s not designed to work’
Priti Patel and Boris Johnson
Instant Opinion

‘Johnson’s anti-crime plan won’t work because it’s not designed to work’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
29 Jul 2021
‘Covid conspiracy theorists are not necessarily stupid – they’re scared’
Anti-lockdown protest in London
Instant Opinion

‘Covid conspiracy theorists are not necessarily stupid – they’re scared’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
28 Jul 2021
‘The rift opening up in the Conservative party is startling in its ferocity’
Boris Johnson looking at the camera
Instant Opinion

‘The rift opening up in the Conservative party is startling in its ferocity’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
27 Jul 2021
‘Boris Johnson is blaming the young for his own misjudgements’
Boris Johnson meets students at King’s College London University in 2020
Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson is blaming the young for his own misjudgements’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
26 Jul 2021
‘The government has forgotten the values of being conservative’
Boris Johnson hosts a meeting of the cabinet
Instant Opinion

‘The government has forgotten the values of being conservative’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
23 Jul 2021
Will MPs’ pay rise outstrip public sector workers’?
An NHS nurse
Today’s big question

Will MPs’ pay rise outstrip public sector workers’?

Parliamentary pay watchdog requests power to ‘vary the award below or above’ public sector pay
23 Jul 2021

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Tory MPs vow to boycott party conference over jab passports
Conservative MP Steve Baker
Behind the scenes

Tory MPs vow to boycott party conference over jab passports

Growing number of backbenchers set to shun annual meeting if jab documents are condition of entry
23 Jul 2021
Two years of Boris Johnson: a timeline of the PM’s highs and lows
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds in Downing Street after the election victory
In Depth

Two years of Boris Johnson: a timeline of the PM’s highs and lows

From Brexit to a global pandemic, Johnson’s premiership has been nothing if not turbulent
23 Jul 2021
Pingdemic chaos: how bad could it get?
Keir Starmer in PMQs
Today’s big question

Pingdemic chaos: how bad could it get?

Supermarkets warn of empty shelves as Keir Starmer follows Boris Johnson into isolation
22 Jul 2021
Was Dominic Cummings’ BBC interview a mistake?
Dominic Cummings
Between the lines

Was Dominic Cummings’ BBC interview a mistake?

Critics suggest Laura Kuenssberg grilling backfired for former No. 10 adviser
21 Jul 2021
‘It would be a rich irony if Cummings saved the Queen’s life’
Boris Johnson meets the Queen
Instant Opinion

‘It would be a rich irony if Cummings saved the Queen’s life’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
20 Jul 2021
From vaccine passports to lockdowns: Boris Johnson’s five biggest U-turns on Covid
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

From vaccine passports to lockdowns: Boris Johnson’s five biggest U-turns on Covid

The introduction of vaccine passports for clubbers is the latest U-turn from Johnson’s Covid-embattled government
20 Jul 2021
Why are the Tories planning to increase national insurance?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
In Focus

Why are the Tories planning to increase national insurance?

Government set to renege on manifesto pledge not to hike NICs
20 Jul 2021
‘The ‘party elite’ designed the rules - and alongside them the get-out clauses’
NHS Test and Trace app
Instant Opinion

‘The ‘party elite’ designed the rules - and alongside them the get-out clauses’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
19 Jul 2021
‘Being in the crony-demic gang seems to mean that you can ignore all of the rules all of the time’
Matt Hancock
Instant Opinion

‘Being in the crony-demic gang seems to mean that you can ignore all of the rules all of the time’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
16 Jul 2021
Inside the plan to end the track-and-trace epidemic
The NHS track-and-trace app
Behind the scenes

Inside the plan to end the track-and-trace epidemic

Number of health workers in self-isolation now ‘significantly impacting’ patient care, NHS chief warns
16 Jul 2021
Johnson seeks to soothe the Tory shires
Boris Johnson
Between the lines

Johnson seeks to soothe the Tory shires

Levelling up won’t make rich areas poorer, says PM – but his Conservative critics are unconvinced
15 Jul 2021
What will change on 19 July - and what won’t
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

What will change on 19 July - and what won’t

Almost all social distancing rules are being scrapped but self-isolations stay
14 Jul 2021
‘Bandwagon’ Boris and Priti Patel in showdown with footballers over racist abuse
Gareth Southgate and England players in Euro 2020
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Bandwagon’ Boris and Priti Patel in showdown with footballers over racist abuse

Ministers face football racism row after failing to back England players taking the knee
13 Jul 2021
Has Wembley chaos wrecked Britain and Ireland’s 2030 World Cup bid?
Supporters packed Wembley Way ahead of the Euro 2020 final
In Depth

Has Wembley chaos wrecked Britain and Ireland’s 2030 World Cup bid?

Boris Johnson remains confident of the joint bid despite the ‘scenes of mayhem’ at Euro 2020 final
13 Jul 2021
Boris Johnson’s family: a guide to the PM’s colourful relatives
The Johnsons
In Depth

Boris Johnson’s family: a guide to the PM’s colourful relatives

Tight-knit clan never shy about speaking out on Downing Street policy
12 Jul 2021
‘Jitters’ in Downing Street as Boris Johnson finalises 19 July plans
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

‘Jitters’ in Downing Street as Boris Johnson finalises 19 July plans

Change in rhetoric about Freedom Day from ministers as Covid cases soar
12 Jul 2021
What Britain owes the EU
Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP
Behind the scenes

What Britain owes the EU

The UK’s Brexit ‘divorce bill’ could be £5bn higher than anticipated
9 Jul 2021
Quiz of The Week
Boris Johnson departs No. 10 Downing Street
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
9 Jul 2021
The five most popular political figures in the UK
Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson on Downing Street
Profile

The five most popular political figures in the UK

Only one other MP tops Boris Johnson in the quarterly YouGov rankings
7 Jul 2021
‘Britain’s great gamble’: who is saying what about Freedom Day unlocking
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Britain’s great gamble’: who is saying what about Freedom Day unlocking

Boris Johnson warns the public not to get ‘demob happy’ as restrictions look set to be lifted
6 Jul 2021
‘Chris Whitty is a brave man to continue so fearlessly’
Chris Whitty
Instant Opinion

‘Chris Whitty is a brave man to continue so fearlessly’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
29 Jun 2021
How a trade deal is negotiated
Boris Johnson and Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison in rose garden
Getting to grips with . . .

How a trade deal is negotiated

Clear priorities and realism are essential to avoid 'sausage trade war' scenarios
28 Jun 2021
Will Hancock survive his affair revelation?
Matt Hancock
Behind the scenes

Will Hancock survive his affair revelation?

Health secretary apologises after breaking Covid restrictions during kiss with aide
25 Jun 2021
Quiz of The Week
Boris Johnson meets the Queen in person for the first time in 15 months
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
25 Jun 2021
What Remain and Leave got right - and wrong
Remain campaigner Steve Bray
Fact file

What Remain and Leave got right - and wrong

Five years on from the Brexit vote, whose campaign claims have aged the best?
24 Jun 2021
Why a Pacific trade deal may be risky
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss
Expert’s view

Why a Pacific trade deal may be risky

Complex geopolitics and costly negotiations may mean the deal will not rank as a post-Brexit benefit
24 Jun 2021
Why Boris Johnson fears flu may become bigger threat than Covid
 Boris Johnson during a visit to a lab at The National Institute for Biological Standards
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Boris Johnson fears flu may become bigger threat than Covid

Government advisers predict influenza virus will ‘come back to bite us’ after being suppressed by social distancing
22 Jun 2021
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