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Montevideo, September 25th 2022 - 21:54 UTC

Tag: Boris Johnson

  • Monday, September 5th 2022 - 23:13 UTC

    Tories pick Liz Truss to become UK's next PM

    The current Foreign Secretary was full of praise for her departing friend: Boris Johnson

    Foreign Secretary Liz Truss beat former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak by 81,326 votes to 60,399 and will thus become the British Conservative Party's New Leader who is to be appointed Prime Minister Tuesday by Queen Elizabeth II in Balmoral Castle.

  • Monday, August 22nd 2022 - 09:27 UTC

    While Tories look for a leader, UK hit by strikes: Felixstowe closed for eight days

    Almost half the container freight entering the UK goes in through Felixstowe in Suffolk, eastern England

    On September 5, hopefully the conservative party will have a new leader and the British government should be back on track, leaving aside Boris Johnson. However, in the meantime prices of food and energy have soared and the country is under stress from a raft of industrial actions, the latest of which Felixstowe, Britain's largest container port, with staff walking out of their jobs for an 8-day strike on Sunday demanding better pay to meet the cost of living.

  • Thursday, July 21st 2022 - 06:51 UTC

    And then they were 2: Sunak and Truss

    “Hasta la vista, baby” Johnson told the House of Commons

    Following Wednesday's round of voting, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss finally made it to the showdown against former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak in the contest for Conservative Party leader and British Prime Minister.

  • Thursday, July 14th 2022 - 07:34 UTC

    Underdog contender jumps into the limelight in UK PM race

    Mordaunt's face was recognized by one in 10 people, according to a poll

    British Foreign Trade Secretary Penny Mordaunt Wednesday came out of near-anonymity and became a serious contender to succeed Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party and take over as the new Prime Minister following Wednesday's round of voting in which Economy Minister Nadhim Zahawi and former Health Minister Jeremy Hunt were cast aside.

  • Tuesday, July 12th 2022 - 12:07 UTC

    Voting for next Conservative party leader and to replace Boris Johnson begins

    Rishi Sunak, who served as chancellor until he stood down last week, is expected to pledge to cut taxes - but only once inflation has been “gripped”.

    Voting will get underway this Wednesday for candidates striving to become the leader of the Conservative party and the next British prime minister. So far eleven MPs have put themselves forward to replace Boris Johnson which comes after the party increased the number of nominations needed to make it to the first-round ballot, in order to speed up the election process.

  • Thursday, July 7th 2022 - 19:00 UTC

    Boris Johnson makes it official: he has resigned as Tory Party leader

    Johnson will remain caretaker PM until a successor is appointed, but the opposition would prefer to hold snap elections

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally admitted the scandals surrounding his administration were too many for him to stay in office and turned in his resignation as leader of the Conservative Party, which has triggered the process for the appointment of a replacement who will also take over as head of government.

  • Thursday, July 7th 2022 - 09:03 UTC

    Boris Johnson accepts “to leave with dignity”, by next autumn

    The Prime Minister was urged to stand down by senior members of his cabinet, including newly-appointed chancellor Nadhim Zahawi.

    Boris Johnson is to stand down as Conservative Party leader after losing the support of his ministers and MPs, BBC has reported. A Conservative leadership contest will take place this summer and a new prime minister will be in place in time for the party conference in October.

  • Wednesday, July 6th 2022 - 08:49 UTC

    Top ministers leave Boris Johnson's cabinet, displeased with his attitudes

    Resigned ministers, Sajid Savid and Rishi Sunak

    Two of the most senior members of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Cabinet resigned on Tuesday, which could be marking the beginning of the end of Johnson's leadership. Health Secretary Sajid Javid was the first to go, saying he could “no longer continue in good conscience” at his post. He was immediately followed by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak' who announced he was stepping down, because “the public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously.”

  • Tuesday, July 5th 2022 - 21:56 UTC

    Things will not change under Boris, UK ministers say upon resigning

    How much longer can PM Johnson survive the current scandal streak?

    The British Conservative Government of Boris Johnson has been apparently left against the ropes following Tuesday's back-to-back resignations from the ministers of finance and health citing a “loss of confidence” in Boris Johnson's management.

  • Friday, July 1st 2022 - 10:35 UTC

    Argentina insists Malvinas negotiations with UK are essential if bilateral relations are to advance

    Boris Johnson and president Fernandez during their tête-à-tête meeting in Baviera on the margins of the G7 summit

    On a few occasions and at such level, has Argentina had the opportunity to say that if the relation between Argentina and UK is to increase, first we must address the Falklands/Malvinas question, otherwise “that relation will not advance”.