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Theresa May, still prime minister of the UK, steps into the glare of London Tech Week. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP

Image of the week: The Great Exhale No, this is not quite the end of mad pictures of Theresa May, though it might genuinely be the beginning of the e(...)

 Boris Johnson leaving his London home on Thursday. He is  almost certain to be one of two candidates who will go before the party membership of  160,000. Photograph:  Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

Boris Johnson is on course to become Britain’s next prime minister after winning a resounding victory in the first round of voting by MPs in the Conse(...)

Conservative leadership candidate Boris Johnson leaves his home in central London. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

There was a sharp intake of breath in Committee Room 14 when Cheryl Gillan announced that Boris Johnson had won 114 votes in the first round of the Co(...)

File photos of (left to right, top row) Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab, Jeremy Hunt, Rory Stewart, Sajid Javid, (bottom row) Esther McVey, Matt Hancock, Andrea Leadsom, Michael Gove and Mark Harper. (indicated with crosses on face) Esther McVey, Andrea Leadsom and Mark Harper have failed to make it through to the second ballot . Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has topped the ballot in the first round of voting in the Tory leadership race, with Mark Harper, Esther McVey and Andrea Leadsom elimin(...)

A combination of file pictures  shows the 10 declared contenders in the Conservative Party leadership contest. Top row:  Boris Johson, Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Raab, Sajid Javid. Bottom row:  Matt Hancock, Mark Harper, Esther McVey, Rory Stewart,  Andrea Leadsom.  Photograph: STF/AFP/Getty Images

Next door in Britain there’s a fevered contest under way for leadership of the Tory Party and thus Britain. The right-wing Tory Party once presented i(...)

Andrea Leadsom launching her campaign in London to become Conservative party leader  and prime minister. Photograph:   Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour has tabled a cross-party motion to prevent a new Conservative prime minister from leaving the EU without a deal against the will of parliament.(...)

Amber Rudd, British work and pensions secretary, attends the Conservative party leadership campaign launch for Jeremy Hunt, in London, Britain. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has claimed that European Union leaders now accept that the current Northern Ireland backstop cannot get throu(...)

Former Tory party leader Ian Duncan Smith said the 1922 Committee should raise the threshold for nomination so that candidates would need the backing of 10 MPs. File Photograph courtesy BBC

The Conservative leadership contest risks descending into chaos unless it is streamlined, former leader Iain Duncan Smith has warned. With 11 candida(...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage: “The Conservative Party are bitterly divided and I consider it to be extremely unlikely that they will pick a leader who is able to take us out on October 31st come what may.” Photograph:  Peter Summers/Getty

Nigel Farage has predicted that his Brexit Party will win the next general election if a new Conservative leader fails to take Britain out of the Euro(...)

 UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond  on The Andrew Marr Show: refused to rule out voting against his own government in the event of a no-deal exit. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, has warned Conservative leadership candidates they will not survive long in office if they try (...)

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