British foreign secretary Dominic Raab: he said the government would use “a little bit of coaxing and cajoling” to encourage vaccine take-up, but warned of further measures if case numbers rise in September.   Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

Coronavirus vaccines have prevented around 60,000 deaths and 22 million cases in England, Britain’s deputy chief medical officer has said. Jonathan Va(...)

 UK prime minister Boris Johnson: “A great ox has stood upon his tongue.”   Photograph: Jessica Taylor

After a torrid few days climaxing in an embarrassing U-turn over extending free school meals through the summer, Boris Johnson might have expected an (...)

Members of UK Parliament queue outside the House of Commons in Westminster as they wait to vote on the future of proceedings, amid a row over how Commons business can take place safely. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

MPs who are shielding because of coronavirus will be able to take part in debates remotely but will no longer be able to vote without being present at(...)

Stephen Barclay, the UK’s Brexit secretary: “We will restore trust in this House and in our democracy. Once Brexit is delivered on 31st January, we can turn our eyes towards our other national priorities.” Photograph: EPA

MPs have overwhelmingly approved Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill, making certain Britain’s departure from the European Union on January 31st(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon: the Daily Telegraph article claimed she secretly wanted the Conservatives to win the election

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon was the victim of “a significantly misleading” Daily Telegraph story during the election campaign which clai(...)

John Bercow (right) as he is re-elected unopposed as speaker in the House of Commons on Monday. Photograph: PA

John Bercow, speaker of the House of Commons once more, smiled as the tributes flooded in in the minutes after MPs, some newly elected, all recently (...)

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon at the Glasgow count declarations. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Ruadhán Mac Cormaicin Edinburgh The Scottish National Party has redrawn the political map of Britain with a landslide victory that all but wiped out L(...)

 SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon celebrates in Glasgow as her party secured 56 out of the 59 seats in Scotland. Photograph: Getty

The Scottish National Party is on course for a historic landslide after a spectacular surge for Nicola Sturgeon’s party all but wiped out Labour north(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaking in Scotland last night. He said it was “a great day for Scotland and a great day for the United Kingdom”. Photograph: James Glossop/PA Wire

Scotland will get new home rule powers next year, under plans published yesterday by the British government that were immediately attacked as inade(...)

Alex Salmond, first minister of Scotland, is likely to run for the Scottish National Party in next year’s House of Commons elections. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Scotland will become independent in his lifetime, Scottish first minister and Scottish National Party leader, Alex Salmond, who steps down from office(...)

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