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Doctors’ Threat Adds to Turmoil Awaiting Johnson on UK Return

  • Premier attends overseas summits as pressure builds at home
  • Britain heads into summer of discontent on strikes, inflation
Boris Johnson arrives for a meeting at the G7 summit at Elmau Castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on June 28.

Boris Johnson arrives for a meeting at the G7 summit at Elmau Castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on June 28.

Photographer: Stefan Rousseau/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has spent much of the past week focused on overseas crises. At home, signs of disarray are building in his absence.

With inflation soaring, Britain’s doctors are the latest to threaten strike action over pay. Labor disruption is also looming from teachers to postal workers, after the largest rail strike in three decades brought much of the country to a standstill last week. Even trial lawyers are walking out.