Andrea Leadsom

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Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond told the Commons on Thursday the UK government will fund abortions for women coming to have them in England from Northern Ireland. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The UK government has announced a major concession to give Northern Irish women access to terminations on the NHS in Great Britain, in an attempt to h(...)

Britain’s Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom arrives for  a cabinet meeting at No 10 Downing Street in  London on June 20th, 2017. File photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Prominent Brexit campaigner Andrea Leadsom, a leading member of the British government, appeared to scold a BBC presenter for showing a lack of patrio(...)

Conservative contenders: David Davis, Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond and Amber Rudd flank the British prime minister, Theresa May. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/AFP/Getty

There is some dispute as to who first described the male libido as like being chained to a madman. Certainly, Kingsley Amis described the eventual los(...)

Britain’s chancellor Philip Hammond said a worse deal than no Brexit deal was one ‘structured to suck the lifeblood out of our economy’. Photograph: PA

British chancellor Philip Hammond said he would not agree to a deal that would “destroy” Britain. Speaking in advance of the start of what are expec(...)

David Davis: he  said the government had looked at contingency plans for walking away without a deal

Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis has said Britain could still walk away from negotiations with the European Union with no deal. He said it was im(...)

Leaving Downing Street: Theresa May on her way to Buckingham Palace on Friday after her party lost its parliamentary majority. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Still sleepy after the Easter bank holiday, Westminster was looking forward to a quiet week on the morning of April 18th when word came that Theresa M(...)

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Association (ICSA) met with UK secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs Andrea Leadsom at a meeting which took place in the House of Commons on Tuesday tonight .  Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

The fortunes of Irish and British farmers are intrinsically linked and must be allowed trade with minimum disruption. The Irish Cattle and Sheep Ass(...)

The Conservative government will seek to assuage doubts about expanding Heathrow by proposing a 6.5 hour ban on night flights. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Theresa May’s government faces another political headache after Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith resigned his seat in protest against the decision to ex(...)

 Pre-school teacher Mick Kenny joins the fun at a children’s shaving foam party in the Community Creche, Urlingford. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

It’s hard to think of a profession now where it’s perfectly acceptable to suggest it’s not a suitable job for a woman. After all, there’s equality le(...)

 Labour Party MPs Angela Eagle  and Owen Smith: Mr Smith  faced criticism  after he told Sky News that he could be perceived as “normal” because he has a wife and children.  Photograph:  Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images

Labour MPs opposed to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership are seeking to broker a deal between challengers Angela Eagle and Owen Smith, so that one of them wil(...)

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