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Boris Johnson is resting after undergoing a minor operation during which he was briefly under general anesthesia, Downing Street has said. Deputy prime minister Dominic Raab will take any “significant decisions” that are required to be made ahead of the PM returning to work on Tuesday. The prime minister’s official spokesperson said Mr Johnson went
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The RMT’s decision to proceed with train strikes next week will “punish millions of people”, the transport secretary has said. Grant Shapps warned the UK is “now on the cusp of major disruption which will cause misery for people right across the country”. He also claimed the RMT union had been repeatedly urged not to
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned the world against letting “Ukraine-fatigue” set in as he returned from a surprise visit to the war-torn country. Mr Johnson had pulled out of a planned appearance at conference of northern Tories on Friday in order to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Asked if he had timed the visit
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Boris Johnson’s plan to unilaterally overhaul parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol is “politically driven”, the vice president of the European Commission has suggested. Speaking exclusively to Sky’s political editor Beth Rigby, Maros Sefcovic said the legislation appeared to be more of a reflection of the PM’s domestic difficulties than problems with the agreement itself.
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The government has not ruled out leaving Europe’s human rights framework after last-ditch legal rulings blocked the first scheduled deportation flight on Tuesday evening. Downing Street said on Wednesday that all options were on the table and did not rule out withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). It comes after last-minute interventions
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