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Britain’s  Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn talks to the media as he leaves his home, following his party’s  dire results in the general election. Photograph: Tom Nicholson

Jeremy Corbyn announced he would not lead Labour into the next election after losing a swath of seats in the party’s northern heartlands to the Tories(...)

“It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done” – Boris Johnson said. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
UK election: Quotes of the night
  • UK
  • December 13, 2019, 08:58

Here are some of the best quotes from the UK general election results night so far: “It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government h(...)

Former British prime minister David Cameron during the Brexit referendum campaign. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/AFP/Getty Images

The Cabinet has had its last meeting until autumn, Ministers will soon be off on their holidays, Vincent Browne has retired and so we are now official(...)

The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn during a visit to Birmingham Carers Hub on Tuesday  to launch Labour’s proposed carer’s allowance increase in Birmingham. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn welcomed Theresa May’s call on Tuesday for an early general election, describing it as a chance for the British people to vote for a go(...)

Jean McDonnell and Alan Johnson had a spiritualist ceremony at Bellingham Castle in Co Louth. Photograph: Jenny Matthews

Jean McDonnell & Alan Johnson Jean and Alan,who live in Drogheda, Co Louth, met 17 years ago on a night out. Jean, who runs her own hair salo(...)

 A supporter of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn holds up a sign picturing John Lennon and Jeremy Corbyn during Momentum’s ‘Keep Corbyn’ rally outside the Houses of Parliament on June 27th. Photograph:   Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Today Labour MPs will vote on a motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn after more than 40 members of his front bench resigned, demanding that he st(...)

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and prime minister David Cameron greet crowds at the ‘Remain’ battle bus campaign at Froebel College of the University of Roehampton. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Weeks after he accused London’s mayor Sadiq Khan of being too close to extremists, David Cameron has joined forces with the Labour politician to call (...)

Mr David Butt was charged with possession of a 12-gauge Purdey double-barrel sawn-off shotgun at Clogheenmilcon, Blarney, Co Cork, on April 22nd. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A 30-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged in connection with the seizure of a sawn-off shotgun and ammunition by gardaí in C(...)

 David Cameron joins students at the launch of the ‘Brighter Future In’ campaign bus at Exeter University in Devon, after he said he will “make no apology” for spending more than £9 million of taxpayers’ money on  pro-EU leaflets ahead of the referendum on Britain’s future membership. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

David Cameron has defended his decision to spend £9 million in public funds on sending a pro-EU booklet to every household in Britain, claiming it was(...)

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