Cameron’s purge

A reader’s letter yesterday teased UK Prime Minister David Cameron for his reshuffle timing. “When,” it asked, “ will they cease slavishly to mimic(...)

Demotion of education secretary Michael Gove to the position of chief whip could be part of a longer game. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron, in the biggest reshuffle of his ministers a year out from the general election, aims to woo female and middle- (...)

Britain’s new secretary of state for education Nicky Morgan leaves 10 Downing Street after her appointment today. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron today pushed through his biggest government shake-up since coming to power in 2010, promoting women and Euroscept(...)

Ken Clarke waved to photographers as he entered 10 Downing Street before news of his widely expected exit from the British government was confirmed. Photograph:  EPA/Will Oliver

Veteran Tory minister Ken Clarke has retired from government, bringing to an end a front-bench career stretching back to 1972 as David Cameron emba(...)

David Cameron’s stand against Jean-Claude Juncker has been greeted warmly by Eurosceptic Conservatives. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron rejected last-minute pleas from German chancellor Angela Merkel last night not to try to block the nomination of (...)

 UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage speaks arrives at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has been taunted over his decision not to run for Parliament in a byelection triggered by the resignation of(...)

BAT’s move back into Burma comes as a steady stream of western companies, such as Norway’s Telenor, are looking to do business in a state once shunned by the international community.

British American Tobacco is returning to Burma a decade after campaigners forced the world’s second-largest tobacco company by market share to leave t(...)

A man signs a book of condolence for former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in a museum in Grantham, central England. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Late former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher will receive a funeral just one step short of a full state ceremony on April 17th, the Bri(...)