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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(...)

 Boris Johnson speaking during the BBC TV debate at BBC Broadcasting House in London featuring the contestants for the leadership of the Conservative Party. Photograph:  Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

The BBC’s Conservative leadership debate was chaotic, ill-tempered and noisy, with the characteristic weaknesses of the remaining five candidates on f(...)

Boris Johnson on Monday. The frontrunner already has enough support among MPs to ensure his is one of the two names to go before the party membership in the final ballot. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Ahead of Tuesday’s second round of voting by MPs in the Conservative leadership contest, five of the six remaining candidates faced a grilling from We(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: he must contend with a stronger opponent as the clock ticks towards byelections that will mean the end of his flimsy Dáil majority. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Three great and separate tests of statecraft, of good government and of politics await Leo Varadkar and his Government in the coming months. This is n(...)

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

If, as expected, Boris Johnson succeeds in his gallop towards Downing Street, his elevation will present a heightened foreign policy challenge for the(...)

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(...)

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