UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond: rose because of the baseless hunch  people with little outward charisma must possess great depth. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

This time last year, another technocrat of crisp appearance, whose decisions could swing the British economy this way or that, was pressed to resign b(...)

Shadow Brexit secretary  Keir Starmer: says that Theresa May is sending out a confused message on Brexit because the Conservative party is so divided on the issue. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Any other time but now, a former Conservative chancellor calling for the current Conservative chancellor to be sacked would be news. But when Nigel La(...)

Prime Minister Theresa May coughs as she delivers her keynote speech at the Conservative Party conference. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Theresa May has dismissed a call from Conservative backbenchers for her to step aside, insisting she has the full backing of her cabinet. The prime m(...)

Brexit debate: Theresa May listens to Philip Hammond’s conference speech. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Philip Hammond has warned Conservatives against downplaying the difficulties presented by Brexit, adding that the United Kingdom’s economic future wou(...)

'The Tories have stabbed the DUP not in the back, but in the front.' Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

I apologise to the Democratic Unionist Party. After it did a deal to keep Theresa May in power, I suggested it would eventually be stabbed in the back(...)

Prime minister Theresa May with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau at a ceremony in Ottawa. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May has attempted to reassert her authority over Brexit, insisting that her government is united and distancing herself from Boris Johnson’s (...)

It is tempting to view each of Boris Johnson’s actions through the prism of his personal ambition and selfishness, the two great animating forces of h(...)

Everything Everything: “Our confidence massively jumped up with ‘Get To Heaven’. We took risks and they were the moments that paid off the most,” says Higgs

Everything Everything are in their right place: progressing with each album. 2015’s Get To Heaven finally saw them become the band they were meant to (...)

Faking it: Jodie Whittaker plays a nurse pretending to be an A&E doctor

Just as the rise of the mobile phone obliterated one reliable predicament of the horror movie (“The phone line’s dead!”), so the prevalence of interne(...)

Activists attach a banner that reads “Welcome to Fort NOx” to Germany’s ministry of transport as ministers and car executives meet to discuss ways to cut inner-city pollution. Photograph: Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke

This week’s stage-managed “diesel summit” in Berlin did little to clean up the tarnished image of the German auto giants. Choreographed presentations (...)