Tag: Conservative Party (Great Britain)

U.K. Trucking Shortage Endures Despite Plea for Foreign Drivers

In the weeks since the British government announced that it would offer 5,000 temporary visas to truck drivers from continental Europe, part of a campaign to reduce supply chain pressure in the run-up to Christmas, Lukasz Skopinski, a Polish trucker now working in the United Kingdom, has offered this advice to friends back home: Don’t […]

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The Daily Mail’s Top Editor is Out. What Could It Mean for the U.K.?

LONDON — Geordie Greig was always an odd fit as the editor of The Daily Mail, Britain’s biggest tabloid. Educated at Eton and Oxford; a former editor of the society magazine Tatler; and a friend of the writer V.S. Naipaul and the painter Lucian Freud, Mr. Greig is a suave, aristocratic fellow once described by […]

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Boris Johnson Battered in Parliament as Scandal Puts Him on Defense

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has long stymied opponents by bluffing and blustering his way out of corners that would trap a more conventional politician. But in Parliament on Wednesday, faced with a corruption scandal and bad news on other fronts, his Houdini-like skills deserted him. Mr. Johnson spluttered as the leader of the […]

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Boris Johnson Handles Scandal Amid Climate Conference

GLASGOW, Scotland — Prime Minister Boris Johnson rushed back to the United Nations’ climate summit on Wednesday in a last-ditch effort to persuade countries to make more meaningful pledges to curb global warming. But his splashy return to the global stage was all but eclipsed by a mushrooming scandal over the lucrative business dealings of […]

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U.K. Leaders Praise Slain Lawmaker Amid Heightened Security Concerns

LONDON — Politicians from across the political divide on Monday united in tribute to David Amess, the British lawmaker killed in an assault last week that has heightened concerns about security arrangements for members of Parliament. The police have declared the attack a terrorist incident and have until Friday to charge the man being held […]

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Police Search for Motive in British Lawmaker’s Killing

LONDON — The police searched for answers on Sunday about what might have motivated a 25-year-old British man of Somali heritage, the suspect in the brutal slaying of a Conservative Party lawmaker during a meeting with his constituents that has shaken Britain’s political establishment. Scotland Yard has not yet publicly named the suspect, though British […]

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With Lawmaker’s Killing, the U.K. Confronts a New Episode of Terrorism

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other British leaders paid their respects on Saturday morning at a church east of London where a Conservative lawmaker was fatally stabbed a day earlier, as the country grappled with another apparent episode of lone-wolf terrorism. A somber Mr. Johnson — joined by the opposition leader, Keir Starmer, […]

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David Amess, Conservative Lawmaker in Britain, Is Reportedly Stabbed

LONDON — A Conservative Party lawmaker was stabbed on Friday afternoon while he was meeting with local constituents in southeast England, according to reports from British news outlets and comments from fellow members of Parliament. The London office of the lawmaker, David Amess, confirmed that an incident had taken place in the area of Southend, […]

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Britain Escalates Dispute With European Union Over Northern Ireland

LONDON — Britain set itself on course for a new confrontation with the European Union on Tuesday by demanding the replacement of one of the most complex and vexing components of Brexit: the status of Northern Ireland. In a speech to diplomats in Lisbon, David Frost, the Conservative government’s Brexit minister, asked for an overhaul […]

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As Johnson Draws a Happy Face, Britons Confront a Run of Bad News

LONDON — Britons are lining up for gas, staring at empty grocery shelves, paying higher taxes and worrying about spiraling prices as a grim winter approaches. But to visit the Conservative Party conference in Manchester this past week was to enter a kind of happy valley, where cabinet ministers danced, sang karaoke and drained flutes […]

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Boris Johnson Pledges Transformed Economy for U.K.

MANCHESTER, England — Declaring that Britain would not go back to the “same old broken model” of the past, Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed on Wednesday to lead a radical transformation of the country’s economy to a future defined by highly skilled workers earning higher wages. In a speech to a cheering crowd at his […]

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Boris Johnson Urges Businesses to Help Resolve Britain’s Shortages

MANCHESTER, England — Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that Britain was in crisis, saying that businesses needed to do more to end the fuel and goods shortages that have afflicted the country by raising wages, improving working conditions and training Britons to drive trucks and do other hard-to-fill jobs. Speaking on the […]

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Battered Towns in England’s North Test Johnson’s Plan to ‘Level Up’

REDCAR, England — Standing 180 feet tall, the coal bunker that dominated the skyline at the defunct steelworks in northeast England was weathered, discolored and an eyesore to some who lived nearby. Yet it was such a symbol of the region’s industrial heritage that campaigners fought hard to stop its demolition. They never had a […]

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Britain’s Fuel Shortages Are Just the Start

Instead of higher wages, the British public have so far encountered only higher prices. Inflation has risen faster than at any point since 1997 and the climbing price of gas globally is placing further strain on people’s lives, making energy more expensive than anywhere in Europe. Whereas other governments, in Spain and Italy, have ensured […]

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