Ann Widdecombe

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Brexit supporters celebrate as the UK exits the EU, at Parliament Square in London, England. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

And so it is Britain’s life in the EU ends, not with a bang, but with a low-key variety show in front of a few thousand Brexit superfans. At about 9.1(...)

Brexit supporters at Parliament Square in London on Friday night. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

At Parliament Square in London Brexiteers are celebrating Britain’s departure from the EU in the rain. Cars are still driving by. They’re all waiting (...)

An EU supporter holds flags during an anti-Brexit event in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

When Britain leaves the European Union on Friday night, it will do so not in triumph or in sorrow but with a sense of weariness, all passion spent aft(...)

Dara Murphy registered his presence in Leinster House on 42 of the 104 sitting days in 2018. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Interesting figure from the Dara Murphy fob-a-job abomination – while the bulk of his appearances in Leinster House occurred when the Dáil wasn’t in s(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson holds a copy of the party manifesto as he speaks at the Conservative Party’s manifesto launch.  Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

Good morning, it’s 17 days to Election Day. Can Boris Johnson be stopped? With an average poll lead over Labour of 13 points, the Conservatives are o(...)

Paul Merton: the comedian’s grandfather James Power was a British soldier turned revolutionary. Photograph: Robbie Jack/Corbis via Getty

PAUL MERTON ON HIS IRISH REVOLUTIONARY GRANDFATHER, 30 YEARS OF HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, AND HIS NEW BOOK OF 80 FUNNY STORIES, SKETCHES AND SCRIPTS(...)

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow: has been described as a “stupid, sanctimonious dwarf” and  “one of the great speakers”. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP

With his announcement that he will stand down as speaker by October 31st, John Bercow is ending a House of Commons career that has seen him move from (...)

Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe giving a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday. “It doesn’t matter which language you use, we are leaving and we are pleased to be going.” Photograph:  EuropaTV/PA Wire

The former Conservative minister Ann Widdecombe has likened the UK’s departure from the EU to the emancipation of slaves, as she became the first Brex(...)

 Brexit Party MEPs turn their backs during the European anthem ahead of the inaugural session at the European Parliament. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party MEPs turned their backs during the playing of the European anthem at a ceremony to mark the opening of the European (...)

Backlash:  Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. said  the lack of female  guest presenters on Have I Got News For You is because they do not want the job. Photograph:  Ian West/PA Wire

BBC quiz captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton have faced a backlash over claims female politicians were too reticent and modest to host Have I Got News(...)

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