Boris Johnson argues that before the 2014 independence referendum, the SNP said the vote would be a ‘once in a generation’ vote and that they should hold to that commitment.

At prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, Boris Johnson was at his most emollient, praising MPs on all sides for the quality of their questions and (...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty

Boris Johnson has urged voters to return a majority Conservative government as the only alternative to a “nightmare on Downing Street” in the shape of(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and former Labour leader Ed Miliband (second left) speak with flood-affected residents in Bentley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/PA

Boris Johnson will step up pressure on Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party on Wednesday, warning that only a Conservative majority government can deliver Brex(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Conservative leader Boris Johnson. Photograph: PA/AFP

There was an elegiac quality to exchanges in the House of Commons this week as MPs paid tribute to Speaker John Bercow, who has left after 10 years in(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Hollie Adams/PA Wire

Boris Johnson will ask MPs next Monday to approve a general election on December 12th but opposition parties have signalled that they will deny him th(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: it is in his interest to have his Brexit deal ratified before going to the country on December 12th.  Photograph: Andy Rain

Boris Johnson’s offer to MPs of more time to debate his Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) if they vote for a December general election was already a dea(...)

Boris Johnson spent 80 minutes in ‘constructive’ talks with chairman of the European Research Group Steve Baker. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson has postponed his weekly cabinet meeting until Wednesday afternoon amid signs that Britain and the European Union(...)

Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn? Yes, she could lose and he might win, but that is unlikely to  happen. Photograph: Jack  Hill and Andy Buchanan/ AFP/Getty Images

Why is Britain going to the polls next week? The next election was not due until May 2020 and Theresa May needed a two-thirds majority in the House o(...)

Tony Blair: MPs should “keep an open mind on this Brexit negotiation until we see the final terms”. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Tony Blair has urged voters to oppose candidates who back “Brexit at any cost”, even if that means voting Conservative or Liberal Democrat. The former(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May:  Conservatives fail to understand the UK is a multinational state with four nations. Photograph: Parliament TV via Reuters

The benches and the galleries in the House of Commons were packed but the chamber was quiet and Theresa May looked grave as she made the announcement(...)

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