UK prime minister Boris Johnson: His official spokesman refused to comment on whether he agreed with Andrew Sabisky’s controversial views. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty

A Downing Street adviser has been forced to quit after attracting criticism for his comments on eugenics and whether black people on average have lowe(...)

  MPs vote in favour of the Creasy amendment to the early election Bill    in the House of Commons in London. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament handout

 Jeremy Corbyn has promised that Labour will conduct an “ambitious, radical campaign for real change” ahead of December’s general election. (...)

Britain’s new prime minister Boris Johnson being clapped into 10 Downing Street by staff in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

Shortly before 4pm on Wednesday, Boris Johnson marched up to the podium outside 10 Downing Street and promised to “change the record” after three year(...)

Theresa May promised on a visit to Belfast in February to review the concerns of Irish citizens in Northern Ireland about how British immigration rules treat their rights to be Irish under the 1998 Belfast Agreement.  Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s chief human rights commissioner has called on the UK to conduct an “open and transparent” examination of the post-Brexit rights of (...)

British prime minister Theresa May is due to face a “meaningful vote” on Brexit early next week. Its fate is said to hinge on whether the UK attorney general can revise his legal assessment of the backstop

Northern Ireland residents who wish to assert their Irish nationality and EU citizenship rights after Brexit are inadequately protected by the withdra(...)

British immigration minister Caroline Nokes visits UK Border Force staff at Dover Marina  in  England. The growing number of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel has been declared a “major incident” by UK home secretary Sajid Javid. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

British home secretary Sajid Javid is cutting short a Christmas break to return to the UK to deal with a wave of attempts by migrants to cross the Eng(...)

Caroline Nokes told the Home Affairs Committee that if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, employers will have to distinguish between EU citizens who arrived before Brexit day and those who came in afterwards.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The man in the next chair looked across at me, splayed almost horizontal, my head tilted backwards and a cotton bud covered in hot, black wax pointing(...)

Border Force  staff check passports at Gatwick Airport. It is the law enforcement command within the Home Office responsible for the security of the UK border by enforcing immigration and customs controls on people and goods entering the UK. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Last weekend, my wife flew from Belfast to Bristol to visit friends. Despite travelling on an internal UK flight and carrying a full British passport(...)

Minister of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes on Tuesday. Ms Nokes, who opposed Brexit in the 2016 referendum, has shown no interest in immigration as an issue since becoming an MP in 2010. Photograph:  Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

British prime minister Theresa May has sought to refresh her government after Monday’s botched cabinet reshuffle by introducing more women and members(...)