The prime minister blew up over what he called Europe’s insistence that Britain make all the compromises. But Europe says it still wants to talk.
Mark LandlerBoris Johnson called off next week’s Brexit talks and said he was ready for no deal. But history suggests this is less a collapse than the start of a climactic final act, with a few more twists to come. W/@_StephenCastle
Boris Johnson campaigned on a promise to “level up” struggling northern areas, but his three-tier plan threatens to keep them in economically debilitating lockdowns.
Mark LandlerBoris Johnson’s latest dilemma: he closed pubs in Liverpool to curb rampant Covid. But it widens a rift between London and the north of England that he won an election victory by promising to narrow.
The British prime minister’s personal battle with the disease has come to symbolize his government’s fumbling efforts to halt the pathogen.
Mark LandlerTrump claims to be over Covid. But so did Boris Johnson — and six months later, he still hasn’t shaken off doubts about his health or leadership. Long Covid is a political, as well as medical, condition.
The news of an American president contracting a potentially lethal virus carried global repercussions beyond that of any other world leader.
Mark LandlerAs the world reacts to Trump’s Covid infection, anxiety and a dash of “I told you so.” “The worry from foreign governments will likely be its effect on the president’s fragile psyche,” says Obama official Jeremy Shapiro.
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Mark LandlerCongratulations to @peterbakernyt & @sbg1 on “The Man Who Ran Washington,” out today. Beyond the rave reviews, a truly impressive display of political and literary counter-programming.
The former British ambassador to Washington was undone by a leak of cables giving his unvarnished opinion of President Trump. No, he is not embittered.
Mark LandlerKim Darroch, out with a memoir, reflects on losing his job for writing things about Trump that are less incriminating than Trump’s own recently reported comments. “Life is full of ironies, isn’t it?” says the ex-ambassador, now a lord.
This is the second time Trump and Jeff Mason of Reuters have a back-and-forth over wearing a face mask.
Mark LandlerWith WH correspondents under a microscope, worth saluting @jeffmason1 for pushing back on Trump, as well as on Ric Grenell’s lecturing. Zero showboating. Just a pro, bringing dignity to an undignified place.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is threatening to cut off negotiations by Oct. 15 if there is no progress. The European Union says the British are not negotiating.
Mark LandlerThreats to break off talks. Fears of a hard border in Ireland. Rising odds of no-deal. Brexit, the sequel, looks a lot like the original Brexit — except Boris Johnson has far less leverage this time around.