Waiting to  board a tram in Manchester.  Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images)

Boris Johnson faced a Conservative backlash on Thursday night after he announced that one-third of England’s population would remain under the highest(...)

A postman  in Oldham, Greater Manchester, one of the areas in Britain where people are subject to a local lockdown in recent weeks. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

The phone was on speaker and I was culling some books for the charity shop while my fairly new friend Jennifer was serving up a no-holds-barred accou(...)

Boris Johnson: whether Britain’s death toll is the second, third or fourth-highest in the world, the government’s performance during the crisis has compared unfavourably with that of most of its European neighbours.  Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

When Boris Johnson addressed the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers by Zoom on Friday, the MPs unmuted their microphones so they could bang t(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

MPs have passed a Bill obliging Boris Johnson to seek a three-month delay to Brexit if he fails to secure a withdrawal deal by October 19th, with a fo(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip leave a polling station in Sonning after voting in the European Parliament Elections. Photograph: Toby Melville

Theresa May is expected to announce on Friday that she will resign as leader of the Conservative Party early next month, staying on as British prime m(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Theresa May is under pressure to resign as prime minister within days after support at Westminster for her new Brexit plan collapsed and formerly loya(...)

 Theresa May: “The sofa is up against the door, she’s not leaving,” said former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May appeared to have won a 48-hour reprieve from the crisis surrounding her leadership on Wednesday night when Andrea Leadsom announced “with (...)

A spokesman for British prime minister Theresa May said any commitment made in British law would be consistent with that instrument and with the withdrawal agreement itself. Photograph: Hannah Mckay/Reuters/File

Theresa May’s cabinet will consider a proposal to include in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill a legally-binding commitment to agree alternative arrangeme(...)

Labour’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer arrives at the Cabinet office to attend a cross-party Brexit meeting. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Conservative and Labour negotiators will meet again on Wednesday after “constructive and detailed” talks on Tuesday evening aimed at resolving the imp(...)

David Lidington said he hoped the Brexit deal could be ratified before British MEPs would have to take their seats in Strasbourg on July 2nd. Photograph: PA Wire

David Lidington’s admission that Britain will be unable to avoid taking part in this month’s European Parliament elections came as no surprise. But hi(...)

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