Dominic Cummings: His new focus reflects the passions developed in his bunker: putting science at the heart of government and ensuring that the government machine delivers what the politicians promise. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

When Boris Johnson walked through the front door of Number 10 on July 26th, 2019, the British political system was in a state of Brexit-induced paraly(...)

Chief adviser Dominic Cummings and British prime minister Boris Johnson.

Dominic Cummings is the reputed genius who single-handedly, apparently, masterminded the successful Leave campaign. He also had a hand in Boris Johns(...)

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s key adviser Dominic Cummings. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.

UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s key adviser Dominic Cummings has called for “weirdos” to apply for jobs in Downing Street as he warned of “profound (...)

 DUP leader Arlene Foster in May 2019. The DUP has been betrayed by Boris Johnson and sidelined by his new government. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

There is an excess of schadenfreude at the moment as regards the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). “We did warn you,” is a line you hear quite frequent(...)

Boris Johnson’s decision to call a snap election put the UK budget on hold.

UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s freshly re-elected government is seeking to hold its first budget in March, rewriting spending rules as it does so, (...)

‘On Thursday the public told the DUP and Sinn Féin to get on with it. They now have a chance to do just that.’ File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

It must be difficult after such a long and bruising election campaign, particularly for the like of DUP leader Arlene Foster, for politicians to feel (...)

Dominic Cummings, special adviser for Boris Johnson, last Friday. Mr Cummings believes the whole of the British establishment needs reforming. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

The UK’s top civil servant is set to stay in Downing Street and oversee a far-reaching shake-up of the government machine planned by British prime min(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds arriving in Downing Street on Friday after the Conservative Party won an electoral landslide.  Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

In his final rally before Thursday’s election, Boris Johnson thanked Conservative activists for working so hard in the difficult conditions of a Decem(...)

“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(...)

DUP Westminster leader Nigel Dodds at the Belfast count centre after losing his seat to Sinn Féin candidate John Finucane. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Big changes after the Westminster election in Northern Ireland. So, no surprise there. Voters were annoyed with the DUP over Brexit, and probably oth(...)

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