Jamie Wallis was praised for their bravery after revealing that they are “not okay”, and for being open about having gender dysphoria. Photograph: Twitter

Denis Staunton London Editor A Welsh Conservative has become Britain’s first openly trans MP, saying he was raped last September and threatened with(...)

Sajid Javid: his   return means that chancellor Rishi Sunak is no longer the only plausible successor to Johnson around the cabinet table. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Twenty-four hours before Matt Hancock resigned on Saturday, Downing Street was saying that Boris Johnson had full confidence in him and regarded the m(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid  leaves after a cabinet meeting on Downing Street on Tuesday. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, Sajid Javid, has not yet earmarked any “new” money for Northern Ireland at the beginning of the UK’s budget pro(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds arriving in Downing Street on Friday after the Conservative Party won an electoral landslide.  Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

In his final rally before Thursday’s election, Boris Johnson thanked Conservative activists for working so hard in the difficult conditions of a Decem(...)

Business leaders arrive for a meeting at 11 Downing Street with chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Tax cuts for banks and lighter regulation of the City of London are essential if the financial services sector is to thrive post-Brexit, top financier(...)

British  prime minster Theresa May and  husband Phillip  casting their vote in  the European elections in her Maidenhead constituency. Photograph:  EPA/Neil Hall

Theresa May’s government has postponed the publication of the withdrawal agreement bill until next month, and failed to set a date for its second read(...)

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey speaks at the trade union’s policy conference in Malahide, Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Cancy.

The UK’s “bungled Brexit” has hit all parts of the Irish economy with the North in particular reeling from its effects, the head of the Unite trade un(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with parliamentary candidate Lisa Forbes  campaigning in Peterborough ahead of next week’s local elections.  Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Labour could back a Brexit deal without the promise of a second referendum if talks with Theresa May’s government make progress this week, one of the (...)

Shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer and shadow chancellor John McDonnell:  cross-party talks have resumed following the Easter break. Photograph: Andy Rain

Theresa May’s government and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party have blamed one another for a lack of progress on talks aimed at finding a common position o(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council president Donald Tusk embrace after a joint news conference in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The European Union is “prepared for the worst, but hopes for the best”, European Council president Donald Tusk has told a press conference at the conc(...)

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