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David Gauke to quit Government on Wednesday if Boris Johnson wins race to be PM  

Justice Secretary David Gauke will quit the Government on Wednesday if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister.

Boris Johnson is asked what furniture he would need inside Number 10  

Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson has been asked what furniture he would need inside Number 10 if he moves in this week, it is understood.

No to Boris, yes to Europe: Protesters gather for march against Brexit   15%

Protesters have gathered in Westminster to march against Brexit in anticipation of Boris Johnson likely becoming the next Prime Minister.

Trump says Britain's Johnson would do 'great job' as prime minister  

U.S. President Trump said on Friday he was looking forward to working with Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain's next prime minister, and believes Johnson will work out Brexit.

March for Change: anti-Brexit protesters take to London streets   3%

March takes place three days before Boris Johnson is expected to become Tory leader

Thousands of demonstrators from across the country assembled in central London today to march against Brexit, and Boris Johnson’s likely move into No 10, as well as to push for a second Brexit referendum.

At first sight, the message of the “No to Boris, yes to Europe” march, taking place three days before Johnson is expected to become Tory leader, seemed to be unambiguous.

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Opinion: Boris Johnson in Brussels visibly invisible  

Boris Johnson's ubiquity these days can be tiresome. But as a newspaper hack in Brussels he preferred to keep a low profile. Jim Gibbons recounts the many faces of the man who could be the UK's next prime minister.

UK pro-EU campaigners hold 'No to Boris' march in London  

Anti-Brexit campaigners have marched through central London in a show of opposition to Britain's exit from the EU. Among the attractions was a giant balloon effigy of Britain's likely next prime minister, Boris Johnson.

Cripes! Blimey! Phwoar! Is it Prime Minister Boris Johnson?   33%

Habitual liar or inspirational unifier? Experienced leader or superficial buffoon? Boris Johnson's prime ministership won't be dull.

Fishy business: kipper rules Boris Johnson blamed on EU are actually British, says Brussels  

Claims by Boris Johnson that regulations imposed by “Brussels bureaucrats” were damaging the trade in kippers have been debunked by the European Commission, which said the food safety rules he criticised were set by Britain.Speaking during the final hustings of the Conservative party’s leadership contest on Wednesday night, Johnson held up a plastic-wrapped kipper that had come from a fish smoker on the Isle of Man, who he said was “utterly furious”.“After decades of sending them through the…

Boris Johnson could be the UKs last prime minister, ex-leader Gordon Brown warns   14%

Boris Johnson could be the UK’s last prime minister, Gordon Brown has warned, as the Conservative leadership front runner met Scottish MPs to reassure them he wants to bolster the union.Johnson met 11 out of the 13 Scottish Conservatives at Westminster on Wednesday, which was described as “positive” and “businesslike”, and is understood to have covered when he should first visit Scotland if elected, how colleagues north of the border will feed into policy decisions and future structuring of…

Boris vs Hunt: China and Donald Trump loom large in contest for UKs next PM   -5%

As the UK Conservative Party’s leadership race enters its final days, both candidates – Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and former foreign secretary Boris Johnson – are promising to leave the European Union – even without a deal, if push comes to shove.But while it was Theresa May’s failure to gain parliamentary approval for her Brexit agreement with Brussels that opened up the contest, the long-term success of whoever wins, if Britain manages to leave the EU, will rest on what kind of trade…

British PM hopefuls Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt slam Donald Trumps go back tweets, but refuse to call them racist   -3%

The two candidates vying to become Britain’s next prime minister both condemned on Monday US President Donald Trump’s xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen as “totally offensive” and “totally unacceptable”.But front runner Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refused to call the tweets racist when pressed to do so during their last debate before next week’s announcement of who will succeed Prime Minister Theresa May.May’s spokesman had earlier said that the…

Hung out to dry: Boris Johnson under pressure over British ambassador Kim Darrochs downfall  

Boris Johnson is under pressure over his role in Kim Darroch’s resignation as Britain’s ambassador to Washington, with critics accusing the likely next prime minister of throwing the diplomat “under the bus”.Politicians from both government and opposition parties have accused Johnson of failing to defend the envoy, and said the removal of a British ambassador because of pressure from a foreign leader was a severe blow to British diplomacy and power.Johnson told The Sun newspaper it was “bizarre…

Mad in Britain: How Boris Johnson Turned the British against Europe   17%

Boris Johnson has always wanted to make it to the top, and he's almost there. The man who helped Brexit pass will now likely have the job of delivering it. But it's possible that even he doesn't know what he wants to do. Europe is in for a turbulent autumn.

Is Boris Johnson right about the rules on kippers?   28%

Tory leadership candidate Boris Johnson says EU regulations put burdens on kipper smokers. Is he right?

Brexitcast questions Steve Barclay on Boris Johnson  

Boris Johnson has been criticised for making inaccurate claims during a speech at the final Conservative Hustings - supporter Steve Barclay responds.