Liz Truss took over as British prime minister on Tuesday, facing one of the most daunting set of challenges for an incoming leader in post-War history led by soaring energy bills, a looming recession and industrial strife.
The United Kingdom’s former finance minister Rishi Sunak has held onto his lead in the race to replace Boris Johnson, as another hopeful was knocked out, leaving four candidates in the increasingly bitter contest.
The five remaining Conservative candidates vying to become Britain's next prime minister clashed Friday night over tax and honesty in politics in their first TV debate, as they fight to make an eventual two-person run-off.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday it was reasonable to consider ways of protecting British steelmakers against surging energy costs which are less of a problem for their competitors from other countries.
Boris Johnson's Conservatives lost two parliamentary seats on Friday, a crushing blow to the governing party that prompted the resignation of its chairman and intensified doubts about the future of Britain's prime minister.
Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin warned his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Tuesday against unilaterally seeking to overrule any of the post-Brexit rules agreed with the European Union for trade in British-run Northern Ireland.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to abolish the last domestic COVID restrictions in England, including the requirement for people with the virus to self-isolate, in less than two weeks, a month earlier than initially proposed, he announced.
Boris Johnson’s removal from office by party members is “inevitable,” a prominent member of the British prime minister’s Conservative Party told the Observer, even as some Johnson backers stepped up to defend him.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized Monday after an inquiry found that Downing Street parties while Britain was in lockdown represented a “serious failure” to observe the standards expected of government or to heed the sacrifices made by millions of people during the pandemic.
An inquiry into COVID-19 lockdown-breaking parties at the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office and residence said on Monday some of these should not have taken place, and serious failures of leadership and judgment occurred at the heart of the British government.