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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Marries Fiancé, Carrie Symonds In Secret Wedding |The Republican News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Fiancé Carrie Symonds

It comes days after Downing Street refused to comment on reports the pair were planning a “lavish” summer wedding.

Boris Johnson has married fiancée Carrie Symonds in a surprise ceremony, Sky News understands.

The prime minister, 56, tied the knot with Ms Symonds, 33, in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday.

It comes just a few days after Downing Street refused to comment on reports the pair were planning a “lavish” summer wedding.

It was reported the couple had sent out “save the date” cards telling family and friends to keep 30 July 2022 free for celebrations.

The couple were the first unmarried pair to live in Downing Street
The couple became engaged on the island of Mustique in late 2019 and have a one-year-old son, Wilfred.

The marriage is Mr Johnson’s third.

The Sun reported that the ceremony at the Catholic cathedral was carried out by Father Daniel Humphreys who had given the couple pre-marriage instructions, and baptised Wilfred last year.

Shortly after 1.30pm, the Byzantine-style church was suddenly cleared of visitors, with staff saying it was going into lockdown, the newspaper said.

Half an hour later, a limousine carrying the bride swept into the piazza outside the main west door.

Ms Symonds wore a long white dress but not a veil, according to The Sun.

He was previously married at the age of 23 to Allegra Motyn-Owen in 1987.

He later married Marina Wheeler in 1993, but they separated in 2018. They have two daughters, Lara Lettice, 26, and Cassia Peaches, 22, and two sons Milo Arthur, 24, and Theodore Apollo, 20.

The PM also has another child, Stephanie Macintyre, with art consultant Helen Macintyre.

Weddings in England are currently subject to strict coronavirus restrictions and only up to 30 people in COVID-secure venues are allowed.

But dancing is advised against due to the increased risk of transmission, except for the couple’s traditional first dance.

The wedding comes at the end of a difficult week for the prime minister in which his former aide Dominic Cummings branded him unfit for office.

The prime minister’s former aide said Ms Symonds had been desperate to oust him from his role as Mr Johnson’s right-hand man, and had sought to put her own friends in key positions.

Mr Cummings also claimed that in February 2020, when the pandemic was becoming a major global crisis, Mr Johnson was “distracted by finalising his divorce, his girlfriend wanted to announce being pregnant and an engagement, and his finances”.

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey tweeted a message of congratulations to the couple.

“Congratulations @BorisJohnson and @carriesymonds on your marriage,” the cabinet minister said.

She was joined by Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster, who tweeted: “Huge congratulations to Boris Johnson & Carrie Symonds on your wedding.”

But former Labour frontbencher Jon Trickett said the wedding was “a good way to bury this week’s bad news” on Mr Cummings’ testimony, the spread of the Indian coronavirus variant and the row about funding of the Downing Street flat.

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Britain: Time To Dismantle The Nigerian Contraption |The Republican News

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

By Agency Report

The Prime Minister of Great Britain, Boris Johnson has a choice either to make history or follow the dehumanizing history of his forebears for lumping Northern Nigeria and  Southern Nigeria Protectorate together, against the people’s volition in a forceful Amalgamation in 1914 by Lord Frederick Lugard.

Devoid of cathartic memories, the solemn event marked the divorce of the union from the very beginning.

Boris Johnson would be doing so either by reversing the travesty of history – should I say the tragedy of history – choreographed by his progeny who colonised and forcibly coerced the people into a nation without identities or solidarized with the people in their current quest to extricate themselves from the shackles and manacles of Northern domination.

By siding with the #EndNigeria protests tweaking globally, it’s important that the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, the Queen of England and the entire country leadership add their voices to that of a traumatized Nigerian generation of youths calling for an end to the marriage of convenient contracted by the British Colonial Masters.

Boris Johnson would be healing the wounds consciously and peniciously inflicted on the dehumanized people  occupying a troubled space in order to avert the coming anarchy.

The Prime Minister mustn’t be ignorant of the fact that the country he’s presiding over now once played an ignoble role by viciously hobbling together diverse cultures; traditional ethos, religions and their ancillary totems, tongues without similitude in lifestyle and social heritage or orientation.

Aside, Mr. Boris Johnson owes it an obligation to stand up and be counted, not only as the Prime Minister of Great Britain alone but so much as a global leader who must not avert his gaze away from a formerly colonised nation by his country.

It’s evidence that General Muhammadu Buhari has literally empowered the Boko Haram terrorists, Fulani marauding herdsmen beasts and the bloodthirsty bandits in his own part of the country to overrun southern part of Nigeria who are predominantly Christians.

Boris Johnson


Androitly, General Muhammadu Buhari and his hallelujah boys have been seeking escape routes in clumping roads. They have been throwing spit into the air and collecting it with their faces. They have been down playing the slaughtering of innocent citizenry in their thousands on the basis of religious beliefs, ethnocentric differences and unremitting brutality against those calling for the dissolution of the Nigerian State.

But the Nigerian President and his minders have refused to ask themselves a subtler question: Is unbending confrontation, castigation of patriotic citizens or brutalizing the nation’s youths more effective in achieving the desired changes the people are clamouring for? Each time I point out the figures of Boko Haram insurgents’, Fulani herdsmen terrorists’ and the dreaded bandits’ victims operating in the Northern parts of the country’s, their first instinct is usually to question the anecdotal evidence and reject the credibility of the data.

The global community is aware that General Buhari’s Presidency, as a matter of official policy, has legitimized falsehood. As I write, one twelfth of Katsina State citizens, General Buhari’s home state are in IDPs camps, dislodged by Boko Haram terrorists.

Yet, Buhari is releasing the arrested Boko Haram terrorists back to the society in the name of ‘repentance’! He even released fund for their foreign education, a strategy that encouraged Northern youths to be enlisted into Boko Haram terrorist groups.

The Prime Minister should spare a thought about the Great Britain being forcefully yoked together in an unwholesome amalgamation between Great Britain, Germany, France and England of different nationalities being one country.

I know it would be in utter horror for the Prime Minister to subscribe to such banal rape of social existence and violation of the code of human cohabitation.

The Great Britain did just that by lumping together Igbos, Yorubas, Hausas, Edos, Efik and the over five hundred other ethnic nationalities in one country.

The British Government ignominiously ensured in the late 1960s that the attempt of the Igbos to break away and forge their own destiny was thwarted.

If homogeneity and self preservation isn’t important the British would not have voted in the Brexit standoff for its independence and economic separation from the rest of the European countries.

The Nigerian youths have come to the realization that Nigeria need to hold her own Vienna Conference to settle the matter of real nationalities and national boundaries. Nigerians are now awake to reset and reshape a dysfunctional political structure inherited from the British colonial masters and do away with the insane and midnight birth of Nigerian amalgamation in 1914.

Mr. Boris Johnson has been put on notice by this reminder that the amalgamation document Lord Frederick Lugard signed on January 1, 1914, as the governor of both the Northern Nigeria Protectorate and the Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria consolidating the two countries as one, followed by declaration of Nigeria as an independent state, forty-six years later in 1960, has expired since 2014.

The #EndSARS and #EndNigeria protests are spontaneous revolutionary movements presently convulsing General Buhari’s Presidency to its foundation. The British Government has a choice to either rewrite and reinvent her own chequered history of romanticizing with banality and the deliberate asphyxiation of the Nigerian people or remains stoically impervious to her perfidious preoccupations of letting humanity down.

(Source: The Nation)

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‘Seoul Will Be Vapourised’: Boris Johnson Warns As U.S. Threatens To Annihilate North Korea

By Gordon Rayner,
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Boris Johnson has warned President Donald Trump that taking military action against North Korea could provoke Kim Jong-un to “vaporise” the South Korean population in response.

Pyongyang announced on Sunday that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded onto a long-range missile, which Mr Johnson described as “a new order of threat”.

The Foreign Secretary condemned Pyongyang’s “reckless” act, and said that “all options are on the table, but we really don’t see any easy military solution”.

President Trump led world condemnation of North Korea’s biggest ever nuclear test, describing the actions of the “rogue nation” as “very hostile and dangerous” to the US.

He added that “appeasement with North Korea will not work”, having recently promised to rain “fire and fury” on North Korea if it continued to threaten the US.

South Korea launched a ballistic missile exercise late on Sunday in response to Pyongyang’s provocative detonation, state news agency Yonhap reported. “S. Korea’s military stages ballistic missile exercise in response to N. Korea’s nuke test,” the agency said.

Donald Trump reaffirmed that Washington would defend itself and its allies “using the full range of diplomatic, conventional, and nuclear capabilities at our disposal”

Jim Mattis, the US defence secretary, warned that “any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming”.

“We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea. But as I said, we have many options to do so,” he added.

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Mr Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe later condemned in a phone call North Korea’s “continued destabilising and provocative actions,” the White House said.

The President also reaffirmed that Washington would defend itself and its allies “using the full range of diplomatic, conventional, and nuclear capabilities at our disposal,” the White House said.

The nuclear weapon test registered with international seismic monitoring agencies as a man-made earthquake of magnitude 6.3, making it 10 times more powerful that North Korea’s last nuclear test a year ago.

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Hours before the explosion, the North Korean state news agency had released pictures of Kim inspecting a silver-coloured, hourglass-shaped warhead, which was markedly different from a ball-shaped device detonated last year.

Experts said it indicated a two-stage thermonuclear device, suggesting Pyongyang has made significant progress towards its goal of a long-range nuclear missile.

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the latest development and possible responses.

Mr Johnson said: “It’s certainly our view that none of the military options are good…the distance between North Korea and Seoul is very, very small and they could basically vaporise large parts of the South Korean population even with conventional weapons, so that’s not really very easy to threaten or to deliver.”

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Calling on China to take stronger action against its client state, he went on: “We have to consider how to respond and it’s our view in the UK, overwhelmingly that peaceful, diplomatic means are the best and we think the sanctions route still holds potential.

“China is responsible for 90 per cent of North Korea’s trade and North Korea only has six months of oil supplies left. There is scope to continue to put pressure on the regime.”

Theresa May, meanwhile, called on the United Nations “urgently” to look at fresh sanctions.

The hydrogen bomb test, the sixth to be carried out by Kim and the first since Mr Trump became president, follows a series of long-range missile tests that pose an increasing threat to the US, and comes just days after a missile was launched that flew over Japan.

Mr Johnson said: “They seem to be moving closer towards a hydrogen bomb which, if fitted to a successful missile, would unquestionably present a new order of threat.”

President Vladimir Putin of Russia and President Xi Jinping of China met at a pre-planned summit in Xian, where they agreed to adhere to “the goal of denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula”.

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British Foreign Secretary In U.S. To Mend Fences With Trump |The Republican News

 

By Thomas Penny
Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs arrives for a meeting on Sept. 13 at Downing Steet, London.© Philip Toscano/Press Association Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs arrives for a meeting on Sept. 13 at Downing Steet, London.

LONDON –– British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Sunday flew to New York for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers as his nation looks to build ties with the incoming administration before it withdraws from the European Union.

Trump said he’ll meet Prime Minister Theresa May in the spring after she sent her two most senior aides on a secret trip to the U.S. in mid-December for talks with members of his team. May is seeking to build bridges with Trump after she made critical comments about him before his election.

Johnson was due to meet Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and the president-elect’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, Sunday evening before traveling to Washington for talks with congressional leaders. He flew in after May stressed the importance she places on building links with the new White House as Britain seeks to expand trade and security cooperation after it leaves the EU.

“The special relationship we have with the United States is an important relationship in terms of security and stability around the world,” May said Sunday on Sky News. “The conversations I’ve had, I think we’re going to look to build on that relationship for the benefit of both the United States and the U.K. and I think that’s something that’s optimistic and positive for the U.K. for the future.”

May, who has spoken to the incoming president twice by phone, is attempting to recover lost ground after she was outflanked by political rival Nigel Farage. The former Independence Party leader met with Trump within days of his victory in November, and also worked with the campaign before the election. She rejected Trump’s unusual suggestion that Farage, who is close to key members of the president-elect’s team, should be made the British ambassador to the U.S.

In December 2015 May, then Britain’s home secretary, criticized Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S. as “divisive, unhelpful and wrong.” Johnson, who was mayor of London at the time, said Trump was “unfit” to the hold the office of president.

During the Sky News interview, May was asked about a recording of Trump in which he used sexually-explicit language about women. The 2005 videotape surfaced in October. “That’s unacceptable, but in fact Donald Trump himself has said that and has apologized for it,” May said.

“But the relationship that the U.K. has with the U.S. is about something much bigger than just the relationship between the two individuals as president and prime minister,” she said. “It’s a relationship where actually in the U.K. we feel we can say to the U.S. if we disagree with something that they are doing.”

(Bloomberg)

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