Secretary of state for education Gavin Williamson: “I am deeply worried about the chilling effect on campuses of unacceptable silencing and censoring.” Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Universities, lecturers and students have criticised British government proposals to deny funding to institutions that fail to “actively promote free (...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson.  Tabloid  and Tory MP  jingoism over deployment of warships in the English Channel reminds me of the headlines during the Falklands war.  Photograph: Getty Images

The UK stock market is emblematic of the country’s decline. The FTSE 100 finished last week lower than at the end of the last century. Value investors(...)

Health secretary Matt Hancock falsely claimed Brexit had enabled the UK to grant early vaccine authorisation and tearfully invoked the second World War by declaring it ‘V Day’. Photograph: Simon Dawson/AFP via Getty Images

The distribution of Covid-19 vaccines this week, in record time and with stunning effectiveness rates in clinical trials, is a remarkable feat of cros(...)

  Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci speaks during an unscheduled briefing after a Coronavirus Task Force meeting at the White House. Photograph: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

Anthony Fauci, the US government’s top infectious-disease specialist, slammed the UK’s drug regulator, saying that it rushed to clear the Covid-19 vac(...)

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier  at Brexit talks in central London on Thursday. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

Talks between EU and British negotiators continued in London on Thursday night amid warnings that significant gaps remained as time was running out to(...)

European shares opened lower on Thursday after gains spurred by advances in vaccines to fight Covid-19, but data across Europe underscored the economi(...)

Chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau-WPA Pool/Getty

UK chancellor Rishi Sunak was locked in an acrimonious spat with education secretary Gavin Williamson on Monday as accusations flew over who was to bl(...)

 Prime minister Boris Johnson  returning to Downing Street on Tuesday  after holding the first weekly meeting of the cabinet since the summer recess. Photograph:  AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson has defended his government’s record after a summer of U-turns that has seen his personal poll ratings slump amid unease on the Conserva(...)

Minister Gavin Williamson, a key aide in Johnson’s personal rise, stays in place. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Nobody puts it quite like Boris Johnson. Last week the British PM told distraught school pupils that their exam results had been “derailed by a mutant(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: Tory party grandees are becoming increasingly concerned that errors made by Downing Street are often unforced. Photograph: Jack Hill/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Senior members of Boris Johnson’s UK government have expressed their concern at the recent string of policy U-turns, questioning the prime minister’s (...)

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