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Minister Gavin Williamson, a key aide in Johnson’s personal rise, stays in place. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Nobody puts it quite like Boris Johnson. Last week the British PM told distraught school pupils that their exam results had been “derailed by a mutant(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson has seen the Tory party lose a 26 point opinion poll lead over Labour in six months. Photograph: Getty

Labour is now level-pegging with the Conservatives, according to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer, which shows the Tories have lost a massive (...)

What was the reasoning behind the downgrades? No one seemed able or willing to explain. Photograph: Getty Images

Have we reached a Cambridge Analytica-type inflection point with algorithms? The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal made alarmingly real the secret(...)

Students protest outside 10 Downing Street in London on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Tens of thousands of A-level students in England are set to see their grades increased after a humiliating U-turn by the British government. Followin(...)

Sudden withdrawal of appeals procedure has been criticised by students. File photograph: Getty

Education unions in Britain have condemned the UK government for the “political Punch and Judy show” over its handling of issues surrounding A-levels.(...)