Facing a hearing that could curtail his political career, Britain’s former prime minister Boris Johnson denied lying to Parliament on Wednesday, but under sharp questions from lawmakers struggled to justify some of the misleading statements he made about lockdown-busting parties held in Downing Street. The session, before the powerful privileges committee in the House of […]
A day before he was to face a potentially make-or-break hearing, Boris Johnson conceded that he had misled the British Parliament about lockdown-breaking parties at 10 Downing Street while he was prime minister. But he insisted that he “did not intentionally or recklessly mislead” the House of Commons. Mr. Johnson will testify on Wednesday before […]
Pulling out of the race to succeed Liz Truss, the former prime minister eased a path for Rishi Sunak, his former chancellor of Britain’s treasury.
LONDON — Britain is scheduled to have a new prime minister by early September, less than three years since the incumbent, Boris Johnson, led his Conservative Party to its biggest election victory in decades. There are two contenders: Mr. Johnson’s former top finance official, Rishi Sunak, and Liz Truss, the foreign secretary. But it won’t […]
LONDON — Britain’s Conservative lawmakers settled on their choices to succeed Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday, advancing two candidates who worked for Mr. Johnson to replace a leader whose scandal-scarred tenure ended with his government in disarray, at a time of deepening economic crisis. Rishi Sunak, a former chancellor of the Exchequer, and Liz […]