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Boris Johnson

  1. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Larry Kramer’s SecretThe last word you might associate with him is sweet. But he often was. I also saw him as a radical conservative, of sorts.
  2. fashion
    Boris Johnson’s Daughter Has Decided to Blog About HeadbandsIn an essay for Vogue, Lara Johnson-Wheeler wrote about how much she misses her fancy clothes.
  3. coronavirus
    Boris Johnson Is Now in Intensive Care Due to Coronavirus SymptomsWhile the British prime minister was hospitalized on Sunday as a “precautionary measure,” his condition has worsened and he is now in the ICU.
  4. coronavirus
    Boris Johnson Tests Positive for the CoronavirusThe U.K. prime minister, whose government fumbled its initial response to the pandemic, says his symptoms are mild.
  5. coronavirus
    U.K. Only Grasped in the ‘Last Few Days’ It Had the Exact Wrong Coronavirus PlanResearchers advising the U.K. government found that country’s COVID-19 plan would “likely result in hundreds of thousands of deaths.”
  6. interesting times
    Trump’s Presidency Isn’t a Dark Comedy — It’s an Absurd TragedyThere’s a tendency among many to see Trump primarily as a bumbling and ineffectual clown. The reality is far more nightmarish.
  7. media
    A Visit With Andrew Neil, The Spectator’s Publisher and Boris Johnson’s Old BossThe TV interviewer and chairman of Britain’s ancient conservative magazine is taking a whack at America.
  8. foreign interests
    Brexit Is Finally Happening on Friday, But the Drama Is Far From OverAfter their divorce on Friday, the U.K. and E.U. will have just one year to finalize a trade deal — and there may be tough consequences in store.
  9. brexit
    Boris Johnson’s ‘Radical’ Brexit AgendaFresh off a commanding election win, the emboldened PM shows no sign of moderating the right-wing nationalist vision he campaigned on.
  10. british elections
    What the U.K. Election Does (and Doesn’t) Teach DemocratsThe U.K. election’s outcome did not prove your preferred 2020 strategy correct. But it does offer a few tentative lessons for the American left.
  11. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Boris Johnson Is Showing U.S. Politicians How to WinHis distinctive political model has elements of Trumpism — but Trump is too dysfunctional to replicate it. Democrats can though.
  12. brexit
    Tories Win Biggest Majority Since Thatcher in U.K. ElectionIt’s beginning to look a lot like Brexit.
  13. brexit
    Could Boris Johnson Be the Last Prime Minister of the U.K. As We Know It?A historic win for the Conservatives means Brexit is in the bag, but a strong return for the SNP could mean a second Scottish referendum is coming.
  14. politics
    The Blundering Brilliance of Boris JohnsonBrexit has given the U.K’s self-seeking Prime Minister the opportunity to show he actually knows what he’s doing.
  15. health care
    Labour to Brits: You Don’t Want to End Up Like the Americans, Do You?The shambolic state of U.S. health care is now a talking point in British politics.
  16. foreign policy
    Trump’s Plan to Make the World Respect America Is Succeeding — on His TermsTrump doesn’t care about global respect. He cares about appeasing his supporters.
  17. politics
    Biden Ad Mocks Trump for Getting Laughed at by World LeadersFor years, Trump has said the world is laughing at the U.S. Now it’s laughing at him.
  18. nato
    Watch Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron Appear to Make Fun of President TrumpIn a video published by the CBC, Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron appear to ridicule the president for his tendency to ramble.
  19. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Fiona Hill Is the Antidote to TrumpHer clear distinction between national security and a “domestic errand” lays bare the profound corruption in this presidency.
  20. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: A Glimpse at the Intersectional Left’s Political EndgameA worldview where one is either oppressed or an oppressor will always tend to subordinate individual rights. A new book offers a clear example.
  21. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: This Is No Ordinary ImpeachmentIt’s a deeper reckoning. It’s about whether the legitimacy of our entire system can last much longer without Trump being removed from office.
  22. foreign interests
    A Snap Election Won’t Solve the U.K.’s Brexit CrisisEven if Boris Johnson gets everything he wants on December 12, a huge segment of the public will still be deeply unhappy with his version of Brexit.
  23. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Difference Between Boris Johnson and Donald TrumpThe two leaders and their parties are often lumped together. But one is defending democracy while the other is tearing at its fabric.
  24. foreign interests
    Boris Johnson Finally Gets a Brexit Win — Followed by a Huge SetbackMPs approved the prime minister’s deal in principle, but rejected his timetable. Now Johnson is facing another Brexit delay, and may call an election.
  25. foreign interests
    It’s a Crucial Week for Brexit (Yes, Again)Parliament withheld support for Boris Johnson’s deal on Saturday, so now Brexit’s fate will come down to how MPs amend the terms of the withdrawal.
  26. foreign interests
    Boris Johnson’s Make-or-Break Saturday Session in ParliamentThe U.K. Parliament will convene for a rare and historic weekend vote in what could be the climax of the Brexit saga.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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?
  32. 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.
  33. 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.”
  34. 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.
  35. hugh grant
    Good Tweet, Hugh GrantThe charming man called Boris Johnson an “over-promoted rubber bath toy.”
  36. brexit
    Brexit: Why Boris Johnson Just Asked the Queen to Suspend ParliamentThe prime minister has backed opponents of a “no deal” Brexit into corner.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. Trump: Meeting Putin Might Be Easier Than Meeting Theresa MayAmerica’s European allies probably can’t wait for this week to be over.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Theresa May Could Be Out of Power Very SoonIt’s been a catastrophic stretch for the British prime minister.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. The A-Z of Brexit: A Guide to Britain’s New PoliticsU is for Unbrexit. 
  50. 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.
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