Anthony Eden

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Britain’s prime minister Theresa May is expected to announce on Friday that she will resign as Conservative leader when MPs return from the Whitsun recess in early June. She would remain as prime minister until a new leader is elected, probably by the end of July. Photograph: Getty Images

Newspapers on Thursday published a blurred image of an apparently tearful Theresa May in a car, mimicking the picture of Margaret Thatcher weeping as (...)

British prime minister Theresa May, whose commitment to  “strong and stable” leadership is now a line recited more in black humour than in awe. Photograph: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

In 1956, Britain’s Daily Telegraph wanted to hear the “smack of firm government” from the meandering prime minister of the day. Anthony Eden took it t(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: one scandal or misjudgment from oblivion. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Nothing saves time like taking people at their word. Politics trains you for the opposite: to look for misdirection and hidden motives. When Britain’s(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair  at a news conference in London on Wednesday, following the damning report by Sir John Chilcot.  Blair voiced “sorrow, regret and apology” for those killed in Iraq, but said he acted in good faith and did not regret toppling Saddam Hussein. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

A defiant Tony Blair defended his decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003, following the publication yesterday of a devastating report by Sir John Chilc(...)

In the current referendum campaign, the more romantic advocates of leaving the EU look to the former empire as a better alternative to Europe, a diverse, global community with Britain at its centre. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The sumptuously restored European galleries at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum offer a splendid showcase for more than 1,100 objects from the muse(...)

Then British prime minister Sir Anthony Eden addresses the nation with a television broadcast concerning the Suez crisis. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

On October 24th, 1956, French foreign minister Christian Pineau, Israeli prime minister David Ben Gurion and Patrick Dean, assistant under-secretary a(...)

Few can be unaware of the current commemoration of the outbreak of the first World War, the calamity from which all other 20th century disaster(...)