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

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

UK’s biggest rail strike in 30 years brings nation to standstill

UK's biggest rail strike in 30 years brings nation to standstill

Britain is facing its biggest rail strikes in three decades after last-minute talks between a union and train companies failed to agree on pay. Frustrated passengers in England, Scotland and Wales are dealing with severe disruption in what is the largest rail strike in 30 years as they scramble to find transport alternatives for their … Read more

Scottish male blood donor denied over pregnancy question

Scottish male blood donor denied over pregnancy question

A Scottish man was turned away from a blood donation center because he refused to indicate whether he was pregnant, according to a report. Leslie Sinclair, a 66-year-old father of two, had donated some 125 pints of blood over five decades before he was barred from his altruistic efforts during a trip Wednesday amid a … Read more

Rwanda deportation: European Court of Human Rights stops first flight

Rwanda deportation: European Court of Human Rights stops first flight

London CNN — The inaugural flight of a controversial UK government scheme to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda was stopped on Tuesday at the eleventh hour, after an intervention by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). According to the UK’s PA Media news agency, “all migrants have been removed from the plane and the flight … Read more

Prince Andrew banned from Royal event by Charles and William

Prince Andrew banned from Royal event by Charles and William

Prince Andrew was a no-show Monday at his expected return to high-profile royal events — after heir-to-the-throne brother Prince Charles reportedly intervened to bar his appearance. The disgraced royal, 62, was long rumored to be joining other royals Monday at the flamboyant Order of the Garter parade. But he was forbidden from attending at the … Read more

UK leaders warn Prince Charles to stay out of politics

UK leaders warn Prince Charles to stay out of politics

A royal rift is growing between Britain’s government leaders and the nation’s future king after Prince Charles reportedly called the controversial new policy to send asylum seekers to Rwanda “appalling.” Members of United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet have warned the Prince of Wales to stop meddling in public policy over fears that a … Read more