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Conservative leadership candidate Boris Johnson leaves his home in central London. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

There was a sharp intake of breath in Committee Room 14 when Cheryl Gillan announced that Boris Johnson had won 114 votes in the first round of the Co(...)

A combination of file pictures  shows the 10 declared contenders in the Conservative Party leadership contest. Top row:  Boris Johson, Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Raab, Sajid Javid. Bottom row:  Matt Hancock, Mark Harper, Esther McVey, Rory Stewart,  Andrea Leadsom.  Photograph: STF/AFP/Getty Images

Next door in Britain there’s a fevered contest under way for leadership of the Tory Party and thus Britain. The right-wing Tory Party once presented i(...)

Boris Johnson during the London launch of his campaign to become leader of the Conservative  and prime minister. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Boris Johnson emerged undamaged from his deliberately dull campaign launch on Wednesday, taking just six questions from reporters and dodging the diff(...)

Boris Johnson: promises to shed the ‘intellectual prison’ of the backstop. Photograph: Andrew Yates/File Photo/Reuters

Boris Johnson’s promise to withhold part of Britain’s £39 billion EU divorce bill and to defer the issue of the Border was enough to persuade hardline(...)

British environment secretary Michael Gove: in the running for  prime minister role in upcoming Conservative Party leadership battle. Photograph: Andy Rain

When Theresa May resigns as Conservative Party leader on Friday, it will be without ceremony and effected almost invisibly in an exchange of letters w(...)

 Donald Trump and Boris Johnson are self-declared champions of national sovereignty. File photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama’s view of Britain is soured by the former US president’s part-Kenyan ancestry. African states would gain from the return of white colonia(...)

EU negotiators initially welcomed Dominic Raab as a smarter and more focused interlocutor than his predecessor David Davis. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

For a politician who likes to describe himself as a “details man”, Dominic Raab’s account of the details of his negotiations with the European Union i(...)

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Farmleigh House during her visit to Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said it “absolutely beggars belief” the Conservative party would even consider electing Boris Johnson as B(...)

Leader of the Brexit Party Nigel Farage is pictured outside the BBC building, following the results of the European Parliament elections. Photograph: Hannah Mckay/Reuters

An insurgent Brexit party and reinvigorated Liberal Democrats have delivered a harrowing night for the Conservatives and Labour at the European electi(...)

Boris Johnson is running a disciplined campaign, meeting backbenchers one by one in his corner office in Westminster’s Portcullis House. Photograph: Swiss Economic Forum/EPA

Boris Johnson Party lore says that the early frontrunner in a Conservative leadership contest never takes the crown but Boris Johnson is so far ahead(...)

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