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 Amber Rudd, who has resigned as work and pensions secretary in protest at the government’s approach to Brexit,  appearing on the BBC current affairs programme The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Boris Johnson will “test to the limit” a law requiring him to delay Brexit rather than leave the EU without a deal, with a possible supreme court chal(...)

Boris Johnson is the current highest profile exponent of this art. The UK’s new prime minister has evoked a “can do spirit” to defeat “the doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters”, whom he believes threaten Brexit

Three cheers for positive thinking! The evidence suggests instilling what the psychologists call “positive affect” has a variety of knock-on benefits.(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters TV

Boris Johnson used his first House of Commons statement as prime minister on Thursday to demand the complete removal of the so-called Irish backstop a(...)

 BBC handout photo of (left to right)  host Emily Maitlis, Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Sajid Javid and Rory Stewart ahead of te BBC TV debate at BBC Broadcasting House in London.  Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has been eliminated from the Conservative leadership contest just hours before the contenders battle it out in a (...)

Theresa May, still prime minister of the UK, steps into the glare of London Tech Week. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP

Image of the week: The Great Exhale No, this is not quite the end of mad pictures of Theresa May, though it might genuinely be the beginning of the e(...)

 Boris Johnson leaving his London home on Thursday. He is  almost certain to be one of two candidates who will go before the party membership of  160,000. Photograph:  Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

Boris Johnson is on course to become Britain’s next prime minister after winning a resounding victory in the first round of voting by MPs in the Conse(...)

Conservative leadership candidate Boris Johnson leaves his home in central London. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

There was a sharp intake of breath in Committee Room 14 when Cheryl Gillan announced that Boris Johnson had won 114 votes in the first round of the Co(...)

File photos of (left to right, top row) Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab, Jeremy Hunt, Rory Stewart, Sajid Javid, (bottom row) Esther McVey, Matt Hancock, Andrea Leadsom, Michael Gove and Mark Harper. (indicated with crosses on face) Esther McVey, Andrea Leadsom and Mark Harper have failed to make it through to the second ballot . Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has topped the ballot in the first round of voting in the Tory leadership race, with Mark Harper, Esther McVey and Andrea Leadsom elimin(...)

A combination of file pictures  shows the 10 declared contenders in the Conservative Party leadership contest. Top row:  Boris Johson, Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Raab, Sajid Javid. Bottom row:  Matt Hancock, Mark Harper, Esther McVey, Rory Stewart,  Andrea Leadsom.  Photograph: STF/AFP/Getty Images

Next door in Britain there’s a fevered contest under way for leadership of the Tory Party and thus Britain. The right-wing Tory Party once presented i(...)

Andrea Leadsom launching her campaign in London to become Conservative party leader  and prime minister. Photograph:   Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour has tabled a cross-party motion to prevent a new Conservative prime minister from leaving the EU without a deal against the will of parliament.(...)

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