Andrea Leadsom

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Ruptures aplenty: David Davis (left) is no longer Brexit secretary, and Boris Johnson (centre) is no longer foreign secretary, in Theresa May’s cabinet. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/AFP/Getty Images

Around 3pm on Monday afternoon, the foreign ministers of 13 European countries were waiting in the neo-classical splendour of Lancaster House for the (...)

Britain’s former foreign secretary Boris Johnson: his many critics will question his motives in stepping down, pointing to his long history of political opportunism and self-interest. Photograph: Toby Melville

Three days after Theresa May appeared to stamp her authority on her cabinet, two of her most senior ministers have resigned, destabilising British pol(...)

Anti-Brexit, pro-EU supporter Steve Bray holds placards on Abingdon Green across the road from the Houses of Parliament in London on Monday. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP

Britain is nearing the final straight of Brexit. At 11pm local time on March 29th, 2019, the UK is scheduled to leave the bloc. But still to be decide(...)

Andrea Leadsom, who has called the preferred solution to the Brexit Irish border customs impasse “bureaucratic, unwieldy and impractical”. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Theresa May’s preferred solution to the Brexit Irish Border customs impasse is “bureaucratic, unwieldy and impractical”, a senior Tory has said. Andr(...)

Commons speaker John Bercow: facing a call to grant an emergency Commons statement following claims of bullying of staff by MPs, in which he was allegedly involved. Photograph: Rick Findler/PA

The leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, has announced an investigation into allegations of bullying against MPs, including the speaker, Jo(...)

The Houses of Parliament in London, England. Almost one in five people working at Westminster have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or inappropriate behaviour in the past year. File photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

British parliamentarians who bully or sexually harass staff could be suspended or sacked under proposals from an all-party working group at Westminste(...)

Former British prime ministers Gordon Brown and  Tony Blair. Brown’s memoirs 'remind us that no living prime minister thinks Brexit is a good idea'. File photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

It is the bit where Gordon Brown professes a distaste for spin that makes you close his new memoirs, exhale and pinch the bridge of your nose between (...)

Britain’s leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom accused former defence secretary Michael Fallon of behaving inappropriately towards her.  Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May has unveiled a new party code of conduct guaranteeing an independent voice in investigations of abuse and harassmen(...)

Leader of the house Andrea Leadsom told the Commons the government would listen to MPs’ concerns but would not halt the roll-out of universal credit. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Last February, when Leo Varadkar was still minister for social protection, he came to London to meet his British counterpart, Damian Green. The two me(...)

Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom: “I was a proponent of leave for your sake, for my kids’ sake, for the next generation.” Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Sitting in the Youth Zone at the Conservative conference in Manchester with Andrea Leadsom and her mother, it was hard to escape the conclusion that t(...)

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