Boris Johnson appeared to be unassailable in October. Now the Tories are looking towards their next leader

Last weekend, Boris Johnson was relishing his latest escape after he misled his ethics adviser, Christopher Geidt, over the lavish refurbishment (...)

Shoppers at a Christmas Market on Market Street in Manchester. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Bloomberg

( Britain’s economy barely grew in October, before the emergence of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, further denting expectations that the (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson and chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak sitting together during prime minister’s questions. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Downing Street has denied reports of a rift between Boris Johnson and chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak following hostile briefings from their t(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson meets Israeli president Isaac Herzog: Mr Johnson gave a rambling speech to the Confederation of British Industry on Monday.  Photograph:  Justin Tallis

Boris Johnson has faced his second backbench revolt this week after 18 Conservative MPs voted against the government by calling for independent assess(...)

Vacancies had been high in sectors such as food services, which laid off many workers last year but have seen a boom in demand as  restrictions eased in recent months. Photograph: iStock

British employers added a record 241,000 staff last month, lifting the total number of employees on company payrolls to just above the level before Br(...)

Loyalists holding  a protest against the Northern Ireland protocol and the so-called ‘Irish sea border’ in Belfast on  July 3th, 2021. Photograph:   Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Twelfth of July and its aftermath, and right up to now, was rather like Sherlock Holmes’s dog that did not bark, or more appositely the Lambeg dru(...)

Britain’s health secretary Sajid Javid, wearing a protective face covering to combat the spread of  coronavirus, has tested positive. (Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty

England’s coronavirus crisis could return again surprisingly quickly and the country is not yet out of the woods, the British government’s chief medic(...)

Commuters  take  a Transport for London (TFL) Underground train in central London in recent days.  Any delay to Boris Johnson’s unlocking roadmap risks triggering a row with some politicians in his Conservative Party, who have opposed keeping Covid-19  restrictions in place.  Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson on Saturday expressed “serious concern” about rising infections of the Covid-19 Delta variant, reinforcing sugges(...)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has begun easing lockdown measures in the UK. Photograph:  UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

British manufacturers’ expectations of an economic rebound rose to their highest in 48 years this month as the country began to recover from the slump(...)

Northern Ireland is bearing the brunt of Brexit: Empty  shelves in Tesco, Banbridge.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There has been no more frustrating a place than “T11” at Dublin Port for lorry drivers, customs agents and businesses since Brexit kicked in just over(...)

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