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Boris Johnson

  1. labour
    In the Shadow of Brexit, Labour Turns a Deeper Shade of RedThe party is hoping that campaigning on the four-day work week and nationalizing private schools is a better bet than running on Remain.
  2. brexit
    The U.K. Supreme Court Just Humiliated Boris JohnsonIn an 11-0 ruling, the court declared the prime minister’s suspension of Parliament an unlawful subversion of British democracy.
  3. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: When the Ideologues Come for the KidsAdults are being forced to obey the new norms of social justice or face ostracism. Meanwhile, children are being indoctrinated.
  4. foreign interests
    Latest Brexit Loss Leaves Boris Johnson Denying He Lied to the QueenA Scottish court’s ruling that Johnson gave the queen misleading advice could lead to the reopening of Parliament, and new calls for his resignation.
  5. government?
    Who Is Black Rod, the Lady Who Controls Parliament With Her Stick?Who is this stern woman who can make Ministers of Parliament get out of their seats?
  6. interesting times
    Why Boris Johnson’s Awful Start Could Still End in Tory Triumph and Hard BrexitEven with all the questionable moves, he still has a lot of political advantages over his opponents.
  7. big girl's blouse energy
    I’m Sorry, But Do British People Actually Use ‘Big Girl’s Blouse’ As an Insult?A linguistics expert explains the meaning of Boris Johnson’s “big girl’s blouse.”
  8. foreign interests
    Boris Johnson’s Brinkmanship Can’t Solve the Brexit MessAfter Tory MPs revolt, Johnson bets early elections will give him a mandate. The likelier result: more political paralysis and no Brexit solution.
  9. hugh grant
    Good Tweet, Hugh GrantThe charming man called Boris Johnson an “over-promoted rubber bath toy.”
  10. brexit
    Brexit: Why Boris Johnson Just Asked the Queen to Suspend ParliamentThe prime minister has backed opponents of a “no deal” Brexit into corner.
  11. interesting times
    The American System Is Already FailingTrump is attacking both the rule of law and our constitutional norms – and the Mueller hearings underscored that he’ll largely go unchallenged.
  12. power
    Real Equality Is When We Can Elect a Female SlobBoris Johnson has become the latest man known for slovenly buffoonery to be elected to high office.
  13. foreign interests
    Britain Needs Strong Leadership. Now It Has Showman Boris Johnson.With the Brexit crisis and Iran conflict looming, the U.K.’s new prime minister must prove he’s more than just bluster – and do it fast.
  14. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Donald Trump and the Art of the LieHe is a con man of surpassing brilliance and conviction — and that is a profound danger to our democracy.
  15. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Good-bye, Theresa. Hello, Boris?Why the populist right keeps gaining ground — and center keeps losing it — in Europe, and around the world.
  16. Trump: Meeting Putin Might Be Easier Than Meeting Theresa MayAmerica’s European allies probably can’t wait for this week to be over.
  17. Boris Johnson Quits U.K. Government in Blow to Brexit, Theresa MayHe’s the second hard-line Brexiteer to flee May’s cabinet as she attempts to thread the needle on withdrawal from the E.U.
  18. U.K. Warns Russia As Ex-Spy Clings to LifeSergei Skripal’s exposure to an unknown substance fits a long pattern of Putin-approved malfeasance.
  19. Theresa May Could Be Out of Power Very SoonIt’s been a catastrophic stretch for the British prime minister.
  20. With Minor-Party Support, Theresa May Hangs Onto Power — for NowAfter a horrific election, she is managing to form a minority government. But her political situation is fragile.
  21. Boris Johnson Brexit But Won’t Buy itThe former London mayor who led the “Leave” campaign will not seek to replace David Cameron as the U.K.’s next prime minister.
  22. Angela Merkel Suggests EU Doesn’t Want to Be U.K.’s Friend With Benefits“Whoever wants to leave this family cannot expect to have no more obligations but to keep the privileges,” the German chancellor said, ahead of an EU meeting in Brussels.
  23. The A-Z of Brexit: A Guide to Britain’s New PoliticsU is for Unbrexit. 
  24. What to Expect When You’re Expecting Brexit A guide to the fallout from Britain’s historic decision to begin divorce proceedings with the European Union.
  25. continental drift
    Brexit: Britain’s Middle Finger to the WorldIn the U.K., emotion triumphed over reason, and Britons hurt not only themselves but everyone else. 
  26. brexit
    Boris Johnson Could Be Next U.K. Prime MinisterLondon’s former mayor has a colorful past.
  27. Obama to UK: Don’t Brexit. UK to Obama: Piss OffLondon mayor Boris Johnson suggested that the “part-Kenyan” president’s position might be motivated by an “ancestral dislike of the British empire.”
  28. arbitrary lists
    Prince George Is Already More Powerful Than His ParentsAccording to the London Evening Standard.
  29. the third terminator
    Bloomberg Unimpressed by Prince Charles’s House“Won’t stay there again.”
  30. other countries' embarrassments
    London Mayor Boris Johnson Wins Olympic Gold at Getting Stuck on Zip LineA true statesman.
  31. stuck in the mittle
    London’s Mayor Calls Out Mitt RomneyMitt Romney’s bad day gets worse.
  32. no taxation
    London Mayor Claims Obama’s Motorcade Owes Fines for Unpaid Congestion Charges“Our roads were not closed during the President’s visit so his motorcade will pay, I’m delighted to say.”