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A Defiant Boris Johnson Says He’ll Stay UK Leader Into 2030s

  • Prime minister pushes back after twin by-election defeats
  • ‘We’ve got a huge amount to do,’ Johnson says in Germany
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Embattled UK leader Boris Johnson said he plans to stick around as prime minister for a third term until the mid-2030s, an act of defiance in the face of mounting political defeats and pressure within his own Conservative Party.

Earlier this month, Johnson survived a leadership challenge and there is growing speculation that another confidence vote is being hatched in the wake of twin by-election defeats. But Johnson, speaking to reporters in Rwanda before heading to a Group of Seven leaders summit in Germany, made clear that he has no intention of stepping aside.