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US president Donald Trump  at a White House event this week. His scattergun approach to virtually all policies has left the US’s traditional allies and his own staff reeling. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

This week there was only one real story in Washington. At a reception at the Irish Embassy for departing diplomats on Wednesday all talk was of Kim Da(...)

Boris Johnson visits a JD Wetherspoon pub as part of his  Conservative Party leadership campaign tour, in London. As the frontrunner he is expected to become prime minister on June 24th. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Pool via Bloomberg

 Theresa May abstained on Tuesday in votes on amendments to a Northern Ireland Bill that would extend same-sex marriage and abortion rights to th(...)

Britain’s then British foreign secretary Boris Johnson with then British Ambassador to the United States  Kim Darroch in Washington in November 2017. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The forced resignation of Britain’s ambassador to Washington is not only a national humiliation but a grim herald of the cold, capricious world that a(...)

 Boris Johnson, then foreign secretary, with Kim Darroch,  British ambassador to the US after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington in November 2017. According to media reports, US president Donald Trump has said he will no longer work with Darroch after emails in which the ambassador referred to the White House as a ‘uniquely dysfunctional environment’ were  leaked. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The fact that Kim Darroch qualified as a zoologist must have been a marvellous asset in the Foreign Office. It gave the UK ambassador to Washington a (...)

Pro-Brexit protesters  outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Four months before Britain is due to leave the EU, a no-deal Brexit is the favoured option for many Conservatives, as well as for the Brexit Party and(...)

Mark Gantly: ‘Total US investment in Ireland now stands at $446 billion, with well over a quarter of a million people in Ireland now employed directly and indirectly by more than 700 American companies.’ Photograph: Andrew Downes

As president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland in 2019, I am keenly aware of the challenges facing Ireland to protect our hard-won reputa(...)

Jeremy Hunt delivers a speech on his Brexit plan in London on Monday. Photograph: Frank Augstein/Getty Images

In his final pitch last month to Conservative MPs, home secretary Sajid Javid admitted that he had little chance of defeating Boris Johnson but he sai(...)

BORIS JOHNSON – CLEAR FRONT RUNNER IN THE TORY LEADERSHIP RACE – IS CHERISHED BY OLDER CONSERVATIVES BUT VIEWED BY OTHERS AS A SERIAL LIAR AND AMOR(...)

A  newspaper showing a picture of Conservative leadership contender Boris Johnson in London. Photograph: Getty Images

In Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson will face his ideal opponent in the final stage of the Conservative leadership contest, which will be decided by up to 1(...)

Boris Johnson added to the impression of shiftiness by backing away from a promise to cut taxes for high earners. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Rory Stewart’s elimination from the Conservative leadership race has robbed the contest of some of its excitement and spared Boris Johnson from facing(...)

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