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“It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done” – Boris Johnson said. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
UK election: Quotes of the night
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  • December 13, 2019, 08:58

Here are some of the best quotes from the UK general election results night so far: “It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government h(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and former Labour leader Ed Miliband (second left) speak with flood-affected residents in Bentley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/PA

Boris Johnson will step up pressure on Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party on Wednesday, warning that only a Conservative majority government can deliver Brex(...)

 Climate change activist Greta Thunberg addresses the media during a news conference in Plymouth, England. Thunberg has crossed the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat to attend a conference on global warming. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo

Why is Greta Thunberg so triggering? How can a 16-year-old girl in plaits, who has dedicated herself to the not-exactly sinister, authoritarian plot o(...)

David Carroll, who took Cambridge Analytica to court. Photograph: Netflix

Netflix’s data-hacking documentary has hit our screens the week Boris Johnson gains the keys to 10 Downing Street. It seems unlikely that the streamin(...)

 Boris Johnson, then foreign secretary, with Kim Darroch,  British ambassador to the US after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington in November 2017. According to media reports, US president Donald Trump has said he will no longer work with Darroch after emails in which the ambassador referred to the White House as a ‘uniquely dysfunctional environment’ were  leaked. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The fact that Kim Darroch qualified as a zoologist must have been a marvellous asset in the Foreign Office. It gave the UK ambassador to Washington a (...)

 British prime minister Theresa May: “Reject this deal and leaving the EU with a negotiated deal any time soon will be dead in the water.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Theresa May has warned MPs that if they vote against the second reading of her withdrawal agreement Bill (WAB) next month, they will be voting to stop(...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on the campaign trail in Exeter, ahead of this week’s European elections. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The European Parliament will investigate Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage for failing to declare lavish expenses funded by businessman Arron Banks. (...)

Concluding an 18-month long investigation into “fake news” the committee accused Facebook of “intentionally and knowingly” violating data privacy laws

British MPs have called for a regulator to police content on social media sites, financed by a new levy on tech companies, and an inquiry into the eff(...)

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg appeared at a Democratic Unionist dinner at the Tullyglass Hotel in Ballymena, Co Antrim on Thursday night. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

Northern Ireland Conservatives have questioned why Jacob Rees-Mogg addressed a DUP fundraiser, despite having never attended any of his own party’s ev(...)

Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings in Brexit: The Uncivil War. Photograph: Nick Wall/Channel 4

Two and a half years after the Brexit referendum, and with less than three months to go before the UK likely crashes out of the European Union, is the(...)

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