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Boris Johnson could lose his parliamentary seat in next election
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Johnson is an MP from the west London constituency of Uxbridge and Ruislip. The survey of 10,000 respondents carried out by multilevel regression and post-stratification (MRP) in April also looked into the opposition Labour Party's prospects in the election. It found that it would emerge as the single largest party, but fall short of a majority by 18 seats.
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Amid Boris Johnsons's visit, China hopes India will engage but maintain distance with the West
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The British Prime Minister will discuss issues related to bilateral trade and security with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as India and the UK are also expected to begin negotiations for a free trade agreement. Johnson's visit comes a few weeks after UK's foreign secretary Liz Truss's trip to India. Interestingly Johnson's visit will be followed by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's trip to New Delhi next week. Von der Leyen's visit to India is the first since she took charge in 2019.
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Parliamentary probe into UK PM sidelines his India visit
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After a five hour debate on Thursday, the Commons, which corresponds to the Lok Sabha, voted unanimously on the opposition Labour Party's motion to refer the matter to the Privileges Committee, with ruling Conservative Party MPs either voting in favour or abstaining.
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Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak fined by Scotland Yard for breaking Covid rules
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Johnson and Sunak are otherwise in the middle of a tense relationship after the tax affairs of the latter's wife, Akshata Murthy, the daughter of Infosys founder Narayana Murthy, became public. Such information is meant to be confidential at all times with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. A section of the British press has insinuated that Johnson's loyalists may have been behind the leak.
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UK PM Johnson meeting Ukraine's president in Kiev
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The Ukrainian Embassy in London has tweeted a photograph of the two men holding talks. Downing Street has now confirmed Johnson's meeting with Zelensky in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, the BBC reported. A Number 10 spokesman said: "The prime minister has travelled to Ukraine to meet President Zelensky in person, in a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people.
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UK PM criticised for comparing Ukraine conflict to Brexit
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has garnered widespread criticism after her compared the ongoing Russian war in Ukraine to Brexit, a media report said on Sunday. While addressing a Conservative Party spring conference in Blackpool on Saturday, Johnson said: "I know that it's the instinct of the people of this country, like the people of Ukraine, to choose freedom, every time.
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British PM describes Russia as a great nation and power
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a career journalist and former editor of The Spectator magazine, in an opinion piece in The New York Times published on Sunday, described Russia as a great nation and a great world power. He wrote: "We have no hostility toward the Russian people, and we have no desire to impugn a great nation and a great world power."
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UK PM sets out 6-point plan to defeat Putin
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 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out a six-point plan to ensure Russia's defeat in the ongoing war in Ukraine, the media reported on Sunday. Writing in The New York Times, the Prime Minister said that "(Russian President Vladimir) Putin must fail and must be seen to fail in this act of aggression", the BBC reported.
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British envoy stresses unity in making Russia pay for 'unacceptable' Ukraine invasion
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In an interview with Yonhap News Agency on Thursday, Ambassador Colin Crooks commented on Russia's multi-pronged attack on the pro-West neighbor, lambasting it as "terrible acts." "We have to show President (Vladimir) Putin and his regime that these activities are completely unacceptable," Crooks said in his first media interview since his arrival here earlier this month for the ambassadorship, Yonhap news agency reported.
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British PM announces end of Covid restrictions despite criticism
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The Prime Minister on Monday announced the lifting of all long-term coronavirus rules in Parliament as he unveiled the government's strategy for "living with Covid", Xinhua news agency reported. The legal requirement for people who test positive for coronavirus to self-isolate will be removed from Thursday of this week, Johnson has announced.
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