Run on the Rock: when queues of panicked savers formed outside Northern Rock branches in 2007 it was the first run on a British bank since the collapse of Overend & Gurney, in 1866. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

It was 10 years ago on Wednesday that Robert Peston, the BBC’s business editor at the time, stunned the City – and the rest of the UK – by revealing t(...)

£350m a week for the NHS: Boris Johnson’s claim was founded on some pretty shaky maths. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

“We send the EU £350m a week. Let’s fund our NHS instead” Claim made by: Vote Leave The most controversial pro-Brexit slogan was paraded on(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May says that her price cap plan will save some 17 million customers up to £100 a year. But switching to a cheaper supplier typically offers far bigger savings. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Prime minister Theresa May has been doing her best to avoid direct contact with the voters since she called the snap June election. But she raised her(...)

The leader of Britain’s  Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn speaks at Paston Farm Centre, near Peterborough,  January 10th. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Ask someone what constitutes an excessive salary and they’ll invariably come up with a figure that’s some way above their own pay package. But exactly(...)

Corey Lewandowski: Donald Trump’s former campaign manager comes from a group called Americans for Prosperity, which is funded by the billionaire Koch brothers. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. To und(...)

Boris Johnson: Described as a “flatulent man-child”. Photograph: Matt Frost/ITV via Getty Images

Until this week, it was hard to find a leading figure in the Leave campaign who seriously believed they were likely to win the UK’s EU referendum on J(...)