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Mark Carney: he has run the Bank of England since 2013, and is scheduled to leave at the end of January.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European governments are actively discussing nominating Bank of England governor Mark Carney as the next head of the International Monetary Fund, acco(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England and Irish passport holder.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is the favourite to replace Christine Lagarde as managing director of the International Monetary Fund, according (...)

 British home secretary Sajid Javid is Boris Johnson’s  favoured choice as chancellor. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

Boris Johnson is planning to open the spending taps if he becomes UK prime minister, with Sajid Javid emerging as his favoured choice to become chance(...)

Boris Johnson: Said he would not attend the hustings with political journalists on Monday because he is “too busy” preparing for a BBC leadership debate on Tuesday. Photograph:  Hannah Mckay/Reuters

Boris Johnson’s bid to become the new leader of the Conservative party and Britain’s next prime minister received another major boost on Sunday night (...)

British secretary of state for foreign affairs Jeremy Hunt: one of at least 10 MPs considering a prime ministerial bid. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

At least 10 cabinet ministers are considering putting themselves forward to take over from Theresa May as British prime minister after she promis(...)

 Former  foreign secretary Boris Johnson: he is not as popular in Westminster as he is with party members

Boris Johnson After Theresa May outlined her exit plan on Wednesday evening, the former foreign secretary told a meeting of the European Research Gro(...)

Autonomy founder Mike Lynch. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Hewlett-Packard was “aggressive” in its efforts to protect former chief executive Meg Whitman after its $11 billion (€9.8 billion) acquisition of Brit(...)

The most sinister aspect of the whole thing is the way in which Brexit is a project of an ultra right wing faction of English nationalists

If Charles Darwin was still alive I suspect he may have had more than a few doubts about his theory of evolution. “Survival of the fittest” is a phras(...)

 Former  Conservative  MPs Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston arrive at a news conference in London.  Photograph:  Reuters/ Simon Dawson

There was no more than a murmur in the House of Commons on Wednesday morning as Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and Sarah Wollaston walked in a few minutes b(...)

‘It’s a bit Das Boot in here, isn’t it?’ Alan Partridge in full flow. Photograph: BBC

Steve Coogan was out for a meal last night, and this morning, while we talk on the phone, Twitter is lighting up with excited chat about his dinner co(...)

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