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Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a speech during a visit to Dudley College of Technology. Photograph: Paul Ellis/PA Wire.

Boris Johnson has promised to act fast to boost spending on infrastructure in the face of the looming recession, as he returned to his manifesto pledg(...)

Rishi Sunak, the British chancellor of the exchequer, ahead of presenting the budget in parliament. The UK government is set to ramp up borrowing. Photograph: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Forget Brexit, forget the resurgence of English nationalism, forget the divisive issue of immigration that prefigures so much of contemporary British (...)

British television presenter Caroline Flack at the BRIT Awards 2018 in London. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/ AFP/Getty

The reality TV presenter Caroline Flack, who has taken her own life aged 40, helped the ITV2 dating programme Love Island become a top-rating show tha(...)

Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street on Thursday after being appointed chancellor of the exchequer. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The new British chancellor of the exchequer has arrived in No 11 via public school, Oxford and Goldman Sachs – not an unusual route to one of the high(...)

Prince Andrew: “Well, if you’ll pardon the expression, that really is the n***** in the woodpile,” he is alleged to have said by former aide to David Cameron Rohan Silva in a meeting at Buckingham Palace in 2012. Photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images

Prince Andrew has been accused of using the N-word in a conversation with a senior political aide, adding to the royal’s woes after his BBC Newsnight (...)

Labour’s John McDonnell  delivers a major speech on the economy. Photograph: Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty

After a succession of self-inflicted mishaps destabilised the start of the Conservative election campaign, Labour ran into its first serious bout of t(...)

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 (...)

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