A voter leaves the polling station at Llyswen and Boughrood community hall in Llyswen, during the Brecon and Radnorshire byelection on Thursday. Photograph:  Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Boris Johnson faces his first electoral test today as voters go to the polls for the Brecon and Radnorshire byelection. The mid-Wales constituency ha(...)

Clare Daly has defended hiring the son of her political colleague Mick Wallace as a European Parliament assistant. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The practice of MEPs hiring members of their immediate family as staff was banned in 2009 and phased out finally in 2014. There is no rule, nor woul(...)

Boris Johnson holds a kipper in the air to make a false claim about EU regulations during a speech at the final Conservative Party leadership hustings, in London on Wednesday.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson’s kipper is very much a red herring, Brussels says. The Tory leadership contender’s brandishing of a kipper during a speech in London o(...)

 Boris Johnson, then foreign secretary, with Kim Darroch,  British ambassador to the US after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington in November 2017. According to media reports, US president Donald Trump has said he will no longer work with Darroch after emails in which the ambassador referred to the White House as a ‘uniquely dysfunctional environment’ were  leaked. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The fact that Kim Darroch qualified as a zoologist must have been a marvellous asset in the Foreign Office. It gave the UK ambassador to Washington a (...)

Labour MP Kate Hoey: has consistently voted with the government to stop efforts for a soft Brexit or to oppose no deal. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The Brexit-backing, Antrim-born Labour MP Kate Hoey has announced she will stand down at the next election in her ultra-remain constituency of Vauxhal(...)

 Brexit Party MEPs turn their backs during the European anthem ahead of the inaugural session at the European Parliament. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party MEPs turned their backs during the playing of the European anthem at a ceremony to mark the opening of the European (...)

INM, publishers of the Irish Independent, is to seek shareholder approval on Wednesday for its much-anticipated takeover by Mediahuis. Photograph:   Dara Mac Donaill

Monday Indicators: UK distributive trades (Jun); German business climate, current conditions and expectations (Jun). Meetings: Beyond Brexit: Where (...)

‘The long term consequences of Britain’s Brexit disaster will be more than just economic or political - they will be existential, defining what it means to be British for generations of people.’ Photograph: iStock

Walking through Warsaw on Polish Independence Day, for a moment I thought I’d boarded the wrong flight and stumbled upon an English Defence League ral(...)

Emmanuel Macron built a winning presidential campaign on outright repudiation of far-right demands, positioning himself as an ardent advocate for European integration and liberal values. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

In almost 40 years as leader of the Front National, Jean-Marie Le Pen encountered several centre-right leaders who believed the best way to fend off t(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  and his wife Brigitte Macron: he has never favoured the spitzenkandidat system. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson

On Monday night, over a hastily convened dinner in Paris, the French and Spanish leaders, Emmanuel Macron and Pedro Sánchez, plotted how they would fa(...)

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