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PM Johnson: Fundamentals Of UK Economy Are Good, Gov't Has Right Programme

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Speaking in Kigali, Rwanda at the Commonwealth Heads of Gov't Meeting, UK PM Boris Johnson states that the 'fundamentals in the UK economy are good, and we have the right programme to get through this".

  • Johnson: 'Many of the countries represented here in Kigali today find themselves bearing the brunt of Putin's folly...Families and businesses in the UK have been hit hard as well'
  • Johnson says at G7 leaders '...will be looking at what more the richer countries can do to bring down global commodity prices and increase food supplies'
  • On by-election losses: I'm not going to pretend these are brilliant results...When people are finding it tough they send messages to politicians...What people want is a government that focuses 100% on their concerns and not on political consequences in Westminster'
  • Asked by journo whether he considered resigning at any point today, does not answer question specifically. Asked if he has support of ministers in London, says they are 'getting on with their jobs'.
  • PM Johnson is out of the UK until 30 June attending CHOGM, G7 and NATO summits. Focus now on the 1922 committee of Conservative backbenchers and whether they will change party rules to allow another leadership contest. There is an election due for the 1922's executive committee due by summer recess (21 July) .
  • May prove crucial, as if Johnson opponent takes open position it is believed anti-Johnson MPs would hold majority and could change party rules to allow for another leadership contest (at present 12 months between contests if incumbent wins)
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Speaking in Kigali, Rwanda at the Commonwealth Heads of Gov't Meeting, UK PM Boris Johnson states that the 'fundamentals in the UK economy are good, and we have the right programme to get through this".

  • Johnson: 'Many of the countries represented here in Kigali today find themselves bearing the brunt of Putin's folly...Families and businesses in the UK have been hit hard as well'
  • Johnson says at G7 leaders '...will be looking at what more the richer countries can do to bring down global commodity prices and increase food supplies'
  • On by-election losses: I'm not going to pretend these are brilliant results...When people are finding it tough they send messages to politicians...What people want is a government that focuses 100% on their concerns and not on political consequences in Westminster'
  • Asked by journo whether he considered resigning at any point today, does not answer question specifically. Asked if he has support of ministers in London, says they are 'getting on with their jobs'.
  • PM Johnson is out of the UK until 30 June attending CHOGM, G7 and NATO summits. Focus now on the 1922 committee of Conservative backbenchers and whether they will change party rules to allow another leadership contest. There is an election due for the 1922's executive committee due by summer recess (21 July) .
  • May prove crucial, as if Johnson opponent takes open position it is believed anti-Johnson MPs would hold majority and could change party rules to allow for another leadership contest (at present 12 months between contests if incumbent wins)