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'''Boris Johnson''' (born New York, 1964) was the foreign minister of the [[United Kingdom]] until July 2018 and a British politician who is Prime minister-designate of the United Kingdom and has been Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. Previously, he served as the Mayor of London until May 8, 2016. He is a noted supporter of [[Brexit]]. In 2008 he was elected to the post of Mayor of [[London]], defeating the incumbent mayor, [[Ken Livingstone]]. Johnson is succeeded by [[Sadiq Khan]]‎, the first [[Muslim]] Mayor of any European capital.   
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'''Boris Johnson''' (born New York, 1964) was the foreign minister of the [[United Kingdom]] until July 2018 and a British politician who is Prime minister-designate of the United Kingdom and has been Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. Previously, he served as the Mayor of London until May 8, 2016. He is a noted supporter of [[Brexit]]. In 2008 he was elected to the post of Mayor of [[London]], defeating the incumbent mayor, [[Ken Livingstone]]. Johnson is succeeded by [[Sadiq Khan]]‎, the first [[Islam]]ic Mayor of any European capital.   
 
[[File:Boris Johnson amongst students.jpg|200px|thumb|Boris Johnson among students]]
 
[[File:Boris Johnson amongst students.jpg|200px|thumb|Boris Johnson among students]]
  
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==Life==
 
==Life==
Johnson was born in the [[New York City]]. He no longer claims US citizenship because he chose to renounce it following trouble entering the US on his British passport.<ref>http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1681132/posts</ref> However, he did not clarify whether he had ever formally renounced his US citizenship before a US consular officer and it is uncertain whether he remains a citizen under US law.
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Johnson was born in [[New York City]]. He no longer claims US citizenship because he chose to renounce it following trouble entering the US on his British passport.<ref>http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1681132/posts</ref> However, he did not clarify whether he had ever formally renounced his US citizenship before a US consular officer and it is uncertain whether he remains a citizen under US law.
  
 
===Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs===
 
===Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs===
On 13 July 2016 he was appointed as the British [[Foreign Secretary|Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs]] by Prime Minister [[Theresa May]].<ref>[https://www.gov.uk/government/ministers/foreign-secretary Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs]</ref>
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On July 13, 2016 he was appointed as the British [[Foreign Secretary|Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs]] by Prime Minister [[Theresa May]].<ref>[https://www.gov.uk/government/ministers/foreign-secretary Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs]</ref>
  
 
In July 2018, due to his opposition to May's Brexit plan which undermined UK sovereignty and independence, Johnson resigned as Foreign Secretary.<ref>Lane, Oliver JJ (July 9, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/07/09/british-foreign-secretary-boris-johnson-resigns-government-amid-brexit-rebellion/ British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Resigns Government Amid Brexit Rebellion]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 9, 2018.<br>See also:
 
In July 2018, due to his opposition to May's Brexit plan which undermined UK sovereignty and independence, Johnson resigned as Foreign Secretary.<ref>Lane, Oliver JJ (July 9, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/07/09/british-foreign-secretary-boris-johnson-resigns-government-amid-brexit-rebellion/ British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Resigns Government Amid Brexit Rebellion]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 9, 2018.<br>See also:
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==Political views==
 
==Political views==
Boris Johnson announced during the 2008 US presidential campaign that he favoured an [[Obama]] victory.<ref>[https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2008/10/21/do2101.xml]</ref> He has made statements both supporting and opposing the EU during his career,<ref>MacAskill, Andrew (June 11, 2019). [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-johnson-views-factbox/factbox-die-hard-eurosceptic-or-opportunist-boris-johnsons-views-on-the-eu-idUSKCN1TC1XK Factbox: Die-hard eurosceptic or opportunist? Boris Johnson's views on the EU]. ''Reuters''. Retrieved June 11, 2019.</ref> though he strongly supported [[Brexit]] and the restoration of UK [[sovereignty]] in the 2016 referendum.
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Boris Johnson announced during the 2008 US presidential campaign that he favored an [[Obama]] victory.<ref>[https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2008/10/21/do2101.xml]</ref> He has made statements both supporting and opposing the EU during his career,<ref>MacAskill, Andrew (June 11, 2019). [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-johnson-views-factbox/factbox-die-hard-eurosceptic-or-opportunist-boris-johnsons-views-on-the-eu-idUSKCN1TC1XK Factbox: Die-hard eurosceptic or opportunist? Boris Johnson's views on the EU]. ''Reuters''. Retrieved June 11, 2019.</ref> though he strongly supported [[Brexit]] and the restoration of UK [[sovereignty]] in the 2016 referendum.
  
 
Johnson is highly critical of [[Russia]]n president [[Vladimir Putin]]. When in March 2018 former Russian agent [[Sergei Skripal]] and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in [[Salisbury]], Johnson compared Russia's hosting of the [[World Cup]] to [[Adolf Hitler]]'s hosting of the [[Olympic Games]] in 1936.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/mar/21/boris-johnson-compares-russian-world-cup-to-hitlers-1936-olympics|title=Boris Johnson compares Russian World Cup to Hitler's 1936 Olympics|last=Wintour|first=Patrick|date=21 March 2018|website=the Guardian|language=en|access-date=28 March 2018}}</ref>
 
Johnson is highly critical of [[Russia]]n president [[Vladimir Putin]]. When in March 2018 former Russian agent [[Sergei Skripal]] and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in [[Salisbury]], Johnson compared Russia's hosting of the [[World Cup]] to [[Adolf Hitler]]'s hosting of the [[Olympic Games]] in 1936.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/mar/21/boris-johnson-compares-russian-world-cup-to-hitlers-1936-olympics|title=Boris Johnson compares Russian World Cup to Hitler's 1936 Olympics|last=Wintour|first=Patrick|date=21 March 2018|website=the Guardian|language=en|access-date=28 March 2018}}</ref>

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Boris Johnson (born New York, 1964) was the foreign minister of the United Kingdom until July 2018 and a British politician who is Prime minister-designate of the United Kingdom and has been Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. Previously, he served as the Mayor of London until May 8, 2016. He is a noted supporter of Brexit. In 2008 he was elected to the post of Mayor of London, defeating the incumbent mayor, Ken Livingstone. Johnson is succeeded by Sadiq Khan‎, the first Islamic Mayor of any European capital.

Boris Johnson among students

Boris Johnson's campaign for Mayor of London from the Conservative Party was in a majority Labour party dominated region. Johnson promised during the campaign that he would roll back a recent expansion of Central London congestion charging Livingstone had introduced.[1] He also advocated the removal of articulated, or "bendy", buses that had been introduced to London.[2] He also called for minor changes to law and order in London in the form of a ban on drinking alcohol on public transport (the London Underground in particular) [3] and the revocation of free travel for youths who misbehave on buses and trains.

Life

Johnson was born in New York City. He no longer claims US citizenship because he chose to renounce it following trouble entering the US on his British passport.[4] However, he did not clarify whether he had ever formally renounced his US citizenship before a US consular officer and it is uncertain whether he remains a citizen under US law.

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

On July 13, 2016 he was appointed as the British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs by Prime Minister Theresa May.[5]

In July 2018, due to his opposition to May's Brexit plan which undermined UK sovereignty and independence, Johnson resigned as Foreign Secretary.[6] He was replaced by Jeremy Hunt, who he later competed against and defeated in the race for leader of the Conservative party.

Political views

Boris Johnson announced during the 2008 US presidential campaign that he favored an Obama victory.[7] He has made statements both supporting and opposing the EU during his career,[8] though he strongly supported Brexit and the restoration of UK sovereignty in the 2016 referendum.

Johnson is highly critical of Russian president Vladimir Putin. When in March 2018 former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in Salisbury, Johnson compared Russia's hosting of the World Cup to Adolf Hitler's hosting of the Olympic Games in 1936.[9]

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