Boris Johnson survives no-confidence vote: BBC News Review 2022

June 19, 2023

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson has survived a no-confidence vote by his own MPs (Members of Parliament).

Neil and Sian look at the vocabulary used in the headlines about this story.

Video chapters:
0:00 – Introduction
0:30 – Story
1:20 – Headline 1: Forbes – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Survives Confidence Vote After ‘Partygate’ Scandal
2:20 – Headline 2: Huffington Post – Analysis: Boris Johnson Is Now A Dead Man Walking
3:24 – Headline 3: BBC News – Time to draw a line under Partygate, Boris Johnson tells cabinet
4:33 – Language summary

Key words and phrases

the scandal around Covid lockdown parties in the British government
– Partygate threatens to end Johnson’s political career.

dead man walking
describes a person whose current situation is going to end
– After ten defeats in a row, the football manager was a dead man walking.

draw a line under
stop talking about something and move on
– The company wanted to draw a line under the financial scandal and move on.

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  1. I am so glad to see all of you working inside the studio. It means that the COVID restrictions are soft and we can return our normal life. God bless all of your team, BBC Learning English.

  2. 1. I can't really make a sentence for the word partygate.
    2. I failed 2 subjects in this term and now I am a dead man walking.
    3. Both opponent political parties have decided to draw a line under corruption scandal.

  3. Amazing ❤❤

  4. Where is the link of quiz please?!

  5. Dead man walking – я так понимаю, политический труп🤔🤔🤔. Поправьте меня

  6. Neil and Sian,You are the best presenters that I have ever seen. You both make my day. I can't live without Six minute English and News Review literally. I can't imagine spending my day without listening to Neil, Rob, Sam, Gorgina or Sian. Thanks for your overwhelming efforts.

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  8. Reply
    Mahmoud Abd Ellatif June 19, 2023 at 8:10 am

    Awesome …..

  9. Thanks great ideas

  10. Thank you for vocabulary…. it is amazing… to learn words ♥️

  11. Oh you are pretty sweet 🙂

  12. Glad to see the ever fascinating Sian, quintessential of british beauty

  13. Boris jonhson looks lire à portée.

  14. Reply
    Kim Sejeong (김세정) Kpop June 19, 2023 at 8:10 am

    I am really fall in love this news reviews

  15. It’s a helpful channel

  16. На ведущей украинская вышиванка? 😶

  17. Dead man walking

  18. Reply
    Angelocheck Light June 19, 2023 at 8:10 am

    You're IN your studio. At last! But Boris IS and always WAS in his office. Even under covid restrictions he had a party there on the occasion of his birthday. It was really like DEAD MAN WALKING along the office corridors 😂😂😂

  19. Thank you Geniusss

  20. Love from Iran 🎼✅🦋🇮🇷

  21. 🎠 After 17 years in that national company, the secretary was a dead man walking.
    🎠 The school wanted to draw a line under printing new books.
    🎠 Partygate threatens to end his political career.

  22. Reply
    Anastasiiapainting June 19, 2023 at 8:10 am

    Boris Johnson is a great man and politician

  23. It was much better when there were two example contexts for each piece of vocabulary. One for each is far too limiting.

  24. I think in Chinese dead man walking means 穷途末路。

  25. New idiom: draw a line under

    By the way, I thought we would draw a line under the pandemic soon, but now, here in my city – Belo Horizonte (brazil) – we're being forced to wear masks again due to the surge in case numbers 😰. And 90% of the population is fully vaccinated. Oh Gosh, we don't have peace anymore.

  26. finally your back🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

  27. Boris Johnson never contanue to be dead walker, he can decribe new scenario himself.

  28. Wow! What a great channel I have encountered! Thank you so much for your work, and please keep it up. I hope for more videos like this in the future.

  29. Boris Johnson, trap your opponents,put them into prison.Make UK great again .

  30. Boris Johnson, crush your opponents,crush them!

  31. I felt that Boris Johnson has no power at all,unlike Chinese president. It's difficult to imagine a supervised prime minister by police.

  32. Boris Johnson should change the political system and take the position as an emperor, put his opponents into prison.I recommend Boris Johnson could learn from China.

  33. Hi BBC learning English Team, glad to see you guys returning to the BBC studio. It is happy to see you make some changes to the programm. The time length of explanation of each word became short, not sure whether or not it is a good change. Personally, I would prefer the way you explained before, you will tell us the clarification, when and how to use the words or phrases and their alternatives.

  34. I see you've changed how you present the headlines. I liked the new one, but I preferred the actual snapshots of the webpage.
    Great to see you back at the studio again. Cheers!

  35. Reply
    Rafaela Dell’Antonio June 19, 2023 at 8:10 am

    I loved watching you guys in the studio. this new format is very good. but I prefer longer videos, with more dialogue and informality.

  36. 10000000 like and thanks

  37. Reply
    James Michael Keane June 19, 2023 at 8:10 am

    Perhaps if Boris stopped being a follower and or stooge to the US, and a leader to the people here in the UK. Praise and Prosperity with plenty outside of the EU would follow. There is nothing worse than a leader who is led up the garden path, and this garden is full of weeds that strangle the flowers of growth and prosperity of the good trying to survive from day to day. Are not these actions repeating themselves once again? Learn from the 1st Roman empire. Come-on Boris be a leader, and love ALL your neighbour's..

  38. Wow! New Teaching style. However I do prefer the old one regard to the way explain vocabulary and longer time.

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