Posts Tagged ‘Boris Johnson’

UK asylum seeker flight to Rwanda cancelled

Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Rwanda asylum seeker flight

Plans to send a flight of asylum seekers to Rwanda from the UK have been abandoned after a dramatic 11th-hour ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The decision to cancel the flight capped three days of frantic court challenges from immigrant rights lawyers. They had launched a flurry of case-by-case appeals to Read more

COP26: Boris Johnson’s cows remark puts Kiwi science on global stage

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

A tossed off comment from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson about belching cows has put work by clever Kiwi scientists onto the world stage at COP26. It was a characteristically florid speech from Johnson, who is also the COP26 host. Amid apocalyptic warnings about the cost of inaction on climate change, there was a sweet Read more

Boris’ Britain is having its own Catholic crisis

Monday, June 28th, 2021

As the American Catholic bishops debate whether President Joe Biden should receive Holy Communion given his support for abortion rights, outrage has been building in the United Kingdom since the country’s chief executive, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, recently came out as Catholic, to the concern of British Catholics, some parish priests and parliamentarians. The controversy began Read more

Boris Johnson’s new baby baptised at Westminster Cathedral

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancée Carrie Symonds had their baby son Wilfrid Lawrie Nicholas baptised at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday, 12 September, Downing Street said today. A spokesperson for the Diocese confirmed that baby Wilfred was baptised in a small private service on 12 September by Father Daniel Humphreys. Mr Johnson was himself Read more

What I learned talking to Boris Johnson about religion

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

I don’t pretend to have had extensive discussions about religion with our new Prime Minister, but I did have a couple of brief ones when he edited my first Spectator articles. We once discussed Christian and Muslim ideas of martyrdom, and he was suddenly reminded of a hymn he liked at Eton which he proceeded Read more