UK Conservative candidates throw hats in ring to replace Johnson | Politics News

UK Conservative candidates throw hats in ring to replace Johnson |  Politics News

Nine members of the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party have so far launched bids to replace Boris Johnson as the party head and next prime minister. The latest announcements on Sunday come three days after Johnson said he would step down following the resignations of several ministers and other officials in his government in the wake … Read more

Why was UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson forced to resign, and what happens next?

"Bye, Boris"?  Cabinet members quit on UK leader Boris Johnson after changing story on official accused of sexual misconduct

London — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson remained at his official residence on Downing Street Friday, one day after he said he would step down from his post as leader of Britain’s Conservative Party when a replacement is selected. Candidates were quick to start throwing their hats in the ring to replace Johnson, while some … Read more

UK government resignations top 50 as PM Boris Johnson clings to power

UK government resignations top 50 as PM Boris Johnson clings to power

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a news conference during a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain June 30, 2022. yves herman | Reuters LONDON — Over 50 members of parliament have resigned from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government since Tuesday, as the unprecedented revolt against the leader from within his own party continues. After … Read more

“Bye, Boris”? Cabinet members quit on UK leader Boris Johnson after changing story on official accused of sexual misconduct

"Bye, Boris"?  Cabinet members quit on UK leader Boris Johnson after changing story on official accused of sexual misconduct

London— UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fighting for his political survival on Wednesday after a number of high-profile resignations shook the foundations of his government and fueled doubt as to whether he’ll be able to hang on as leader of his party, and the country . The resignations came in response to the latest … Read more

In major blow, 2 key ministers leave Boris Johnson government

In major blow, 2 key ministers leave Boris Johnson government

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was clinging to power Tuesday after two of his most senior Cabinet ministers quit, saying they had lost confidence in Johnson’s leadership amid shifting explanations about his handling of a sexual misconduct scandal. Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid resigned within minutes of each … Read more

Boris Johnson’s leadership hangs by a thread after top resignations

Boris Johnson's leadership hangs by a thread after top resignations

A snap YouGov poll conducted Tuesday found that 69% of Britons surveyed want Johnson to resign. The poll of 3,009 adults found that only 18% want him to stay on. Wpa Pool | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images LONDON — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership is hanging by a thread after the resignations … Read more

Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid resign from UK government in blow to Boris Johnson

Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid resign from UK government in blow to Boris Johnson

London CNN — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was dealt a huge blow on Tuesday when two of his top ministers announced their resignations, saying they could no longer work for a government mired in scandal. Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid both announced they were quitting in letters posted to Twitter within minutes of … Read more

Was a Serial Sex Abuser Allowed to Prey on Young Men for 20 Years at the Heart of Westminster?

Was a Serial Sex Abuser Allowed to Prey on Young Men for 20 Years at the Heart of Westminster?

Chris Pincher was the man Boris Johnson put in charge of investigating sex allegations and keeping discipline in his ruling Conservative party. Now Pincher has reportedly been accused in more than a dozen new reports of alleged groping, touching, and inappropriate advances. The hideous cavalcade of allegations against Pincher has piled pressure on Johnson’s administration, … Read more

Scottish leader calls for new independence vote next year

Scottish leader calls for new independence vote next year

LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s leader told lawmakers in Edinburgh Tuesday that she plans to hold a fresh referendum on Scotland’s independence on Oct. 19, 2023 — even though UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson maintains it wasn’t the right time for such a vote. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the question to be asked will be … Read more

Boris Johnson says there is a difference between being a woman and a trans woman

The Prime Minister reaffirmed that he supports swimming governing body FINA's bar on transgender athletes who have gone through male puberty from competing in women's events.  Pictured during the G7 Summit held at Elmau Castle, southern Germany

Boris Johnson has said there is a difference between being a woman and a trans woman and that someone ‘cannot be born with a penis without being a man’. The Prime Minister reaffirmed that he supports FINA’s bar on transgender athletes who have gone through male puberty from competing in women’s events. The international swimming … Read more