Boris Johnson

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Britain needs Boris, the extraordinary man I’ve known for 35 years

April 7, 2020 11:48 am

He cannot resist the pull of obligation to his country, the need to be of service

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Boris Johnson taken into intensive care

April 6, 2020 4:12 pm

Dominic Raab will be assuming the PM’s day-to-day responsibilities

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Can Boris run Britain from his hospital bed?

April 6, 2020 9:55 am

The British PM is good at delegating and trusting his appointees to get on with the job he’s given them

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The British government needs an ‘exit strategy’ from this crisis

April 3, 2020 10:03 am

If the daily numbers of deaths start to fall significantly in, say, a month’s time, then there might be public pressure for some restrictions to be lifted

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The vocal minority celebrating Boris Johnson’s COVID-19 diagnosis

April 2, 2020 11:46 am

I’m not the only one to have noticed the increased level of vitriol on social media since the lockdown begun

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Yes, we need experts. But let’s not politicize expertise

March 31, 2020 12:19 pm

Their expertise lies in science. But how to respond their advice? That’s for politicians to decide — and for democracies to question

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Frightened people love their leaders

March 31, 2020 11:09 am

Leader approval ratings are ticking up — similar to those terrifying COVID charts

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Whatever happened to parliamentary democracy?

March 30, 2020 1:03 pm

A national emergency ought to be a moment to strengthen democracy not dispense with it

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What does Boris Johnson’s coronavirus diagnosis mean for the UK government?

March 27, 2020 11:47 am

The British PM will still lead the government response — be it from the safety of his own residence

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How will the ‘war’ on coronavirus change Britain?

March 26, 2020 2:55 pm

Boris Johnson has railed against the ‘nanny state’, yet he now finds himself ordering people to stay in their houses

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Boris Johnson had little choice but to impose a coronavirus crackdown

March 24, 2020 9:20 am

Failure to act decisively now would levy a much bigger toll

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In Britain, coronavirus will be a test of trust

March 19, 2020 2:33 pm

If the UK gets it wrong, then the nature of the relationship between the citizen and the state will be changed for at least a generation

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The thinking behind the British government’s new coronavirus approach

March 17, 2020 5:07 pm

Their initial strategy would likely have resulted in 250,000 deaths as the infections would overwhelm intensive care

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Boris Johnson knows the risk he is taking with his coronavirus strategy

March 14, 2020 1:28 pm

Why isn’t the UK doing what so many other countries are doing?

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What does Britain want from a trade deal with the US?

March 2, 2020 1:47 pm

Unpacking the UK’s opening position

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Le crunch: are the Brexit talks doomed before they begin?

February 26, 2020 11:38 pm

The EU and the UK are set for a bad-tempered first few meetings

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The Brexit reshuffle: every great office of state is now held by a Leaver

February 20, 2020 8:28 am

The Brexit celebrations on January 31 disguised the fact that, in practical terms, nothing changed the next day

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Boris wants a 2024 election — and wants to start his building boom now

February 13, 2020 3:53 pm

The Tories must make some progress if they want to win re-election

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Revealed: Trump hung up on Boris during heated Huawei call

February 7, 2020 10:48 am

Expect some warm and fuzzy British overtures towards Team Trump in the coming weeks

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Why ‘Australia-style deal’ is the new Brexit buzzword in the UK government

February 2, 2020 12:26 pm

What type of free trade deal does the EU have with Australia? Well, there currently isn’t one

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What will the Tories fight about now?

January 30, 2020 9:21 am

While the issue of Europe no longer splits the party, it could be superseded by an even older Tory fault-line: free trade

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After Brexit

January 29, 2020 6:09 am

A US-Britain trade deal would be a boon for Boris Johnson and Donald Trump

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French disconnection: how Emmanuel Macron went from savior to failure

January 26, 2020 1:50 pm

Macron needs help and his new best friend, bizarrely, is Britain’s prime minister

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Did MBS kompromat Boris?

January 23, 2020 10:56 am

When he was foreign secretary, Boris Johnson would regularly give out his number to world leaders

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What have you changed your mind on?

January 18, 2020 12:53 pm

A Spectator survey