Jones tells public to follow 'head coach' Boris Johnson's advice

2020-03-27 20:52

Eddie Jones has sent a video message, calling for a group effort to tackle a coronavirus crisis where Boris Johnson is Britain's "head coach".

Boris Johnson calls for calm as panic buying sets in

2020-03-09 22:00

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told people to stop stockpiling as supermarkets impose limits on the purchase of goods after shelves were emptied because of coronavirus fears.

Brussels bristles at 'dishonest' UK government tweet

2020-02-19 18:38

EU officials have expressed irritation at a combative tweet from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office claiming Brussels is shifting objectives in upcoming trade talks.

British finance minister quits in reshuffle upset

2020-02-13 19:37

British Finance Minister Sajid Javid has resigned, in a shock move that deals a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government just weeks after Brexit and a month before the annual budget.

What will change the day after Brexit

2020-01-27 16:43

At midnight on Friday -- 1,317 days after British voters decided to leave the European Union -- Brexit will finally come about. What will change on February 1?

Queen gives assent for Britain to leave EU

2020-01-23 18:13

Queen Elizabeth II has given her formal assent for Britain to end its decades-long involvement in the European Union and seek a more independent but uncertain future at the end of the month.

Britain eyes piecemeal post-Brexit deal with EU

2020-01-08 21:55

Downing Street said Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered the message to Ursula von der Leyen in their first meeting in her capacity as European Commission president -- and with Britain's formal departure just three weeks away.

UK's Johnson urges Iran to pursue 'urgent de-escalation'

2020-01-08 15:40

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on Iran not to repeat missile attacks on Iraqi bases housing coalition forces, after last week's US strike killed one of Tehran's top commanders.

PM urges Britons 'not to argue' in Christmas message

2019-12-24 10:22

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the public "not to have too many arguments" over Christmas in a festive message in which he managed to avoid the word Brexit.

Britain's new parliament votes on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

2019-12-20 10:58

Britain's freshly-elected parliament prepared on Friday to move past years of partisan wrangling and initially approve Prime Minister Boris Johnson's divorce deal with the EU.


5 000-10 000 people 'likely' have COVID-19 in UK: govt

2020-03-12 21:53

Britain says up to 10 000 people in the UK could be infected with the novel coronavirus, as it announces new measures to slow the spread of the outbreak.

UK minister in bullying scandal exposes government tensions

2020-03-04 22:01

Three months after his triumphant re-election, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is battling to save one of his top ministers from a bullying scandal that has exposed tensions at the heart of his government.

UK's sacked finance minister adored Thatcher and managed Brexit

2020-02-13 22:00

Sajid Javid is the son of a Pakistani immigrant bus driver who fought racism to become a high-flying banker and eventually Boris Johnson's finance minister before unexpectedly resigning on Thursday.

Euro MPs set seal on Brexit in emotional vote

2020-01-29 22:00

Britain's departure from the European Union was set in law Wednesday, amid emotional scenes, as the bloc's parliament voted to ratify the divorce papers.

UK's Johnson hails 'new chapter' as he signs EU divorce deal

2020-01-24 21:14

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hailed "a new chapter" in Britain's history as he signed its divorce deal with the EU, clearing another hurdle ahead of the country's departure from the bloc next Friday.

UK demands 'full, credible and transparent' probe into Iran air crash

2020-01-09 22:10

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants a "full, credible and transparent" investigation into what caused a Ukrainian passenger plane to crash in Iran, killing all 176 people on board, his office says.

Boris Johnson: Soleimani had blood of British troops on his hands

2020-01-08 20:25

Qassem Soleimani, Iran's top military commander who was assassinated by the United States, had "the blood of British troops on his hands", United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

EXPLAINED: What happens to SA after Brexit?

2020-01-08 06:01

The UK is set to leave the European Union on January 31, 2020. We take a look at what that means for the SA economy.

Boris Johnson's Brexit deal wins first vote in new parliament

2019-12-20 16:52

Britain's newly-elected parliament has given its initial backing to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit divorce deal with the European Union.

British PM sets out plan for power

2019-12-19 11:18

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out his plans for government on Thursday following a sweeping election win, focused on delivering Brexit and supporting the health service.

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