Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Europe

Boris Johnson’s deputy stands in as UK leader recovers from surgery

LONDON — Boris Johnson’s deputy will take key decision as the U.K. prime minister recuperates after an operation on his sinuses, Downing Street has said.

The medical procedure, which Johnson’s spokesperson said had seen PM “very briefly” put under general anesthetic, took place at 6 a.m. Monday in a London hospital and was carried out by the National Health Service.

Johnson’s office described the procedure as a “very minor, routine operation related to his sinuses,” and said the U.K. leader was back in Downing Street after 10 a.m Monday.

Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab — who previously stepped in for Johnson when he was hospitalized with COVID-19 — will make any “significant decisions” while his boss recovers, the spokesperson said. Johnson is currently planning to chair a meeting of his Cabinet on Tuesday morning.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

Energy

Press play to listen to this article Europe’s efforts to keep warm this winter could worsen an already deadly issue: air pollution. As the...

Energy

Climate activist Greta Thunberg, veteran broadcaster David Attenborough or perhaps European Green Deal champion Frans Timmermans: Who would you nominate as the most influential...

Europe

Leaders of the G7 condemned the “sham” Russian referendums being carried out in occupied Ukraine as a “phony” pretext to illegally grab territory. In...

Europe

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are creeping up in Northern Europe where the colder and wetter weather is first being felt across the bloc. Latest...

Europe

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — U.K. Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng signaled a sharp change in British economic policy Friday as he...

Europe

LONDON — She’s the breed of prime minister the Tory right have long wanted and she’s eying one big bet to show hers is...

Europe

It’s time for the weirdest few weeks of the British political calendar: conference season. Host Ailbhe Rea takes us on a whistle-stop tour of...

Europe

Coming to you from New York City, this bumper edition of EU Confidential brings you the highlights of the U.N. General Assembly and gets...