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Poor David. Photograph:  Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

It’s hard to decide what the guiding question behind Inside Europe: Ten Years of Turmoil (BBC Two, Monday, 9pm) might be. The first episode of this ne(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: he was described by Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg as “a failed second-rate Canadian politician who is talking down the pound”. Photograph. EPA/Will Oliver

It’s been another bad week for experts. Mark Carney, Bank of England boss, was described by Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg as “a failed second-rate C(...)

Former chancellor George Osborne. Photograph: Matt Cardy/PA Wire

Former UK chancellor George Osborne has said mistakes by the British government during his time in office “opened up the door” in the EU referendum. (...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, right, with UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt at a press briefing at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Monday, July 30th, 2018. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP

China has offered to hold talks with Britain on a post-Brexit free trade deal during a visit by foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is in Beijing to tr(...)

The sale of 925 million shares will reduce the government’s holding to 62.4 per cent from 70.1 per cent.  Photograph: Tolga Akmen / AFP / Getty Images

The British government plans to sell about £2.6 billion (€3 billion) of Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares that it has owned since bailing out the le(...)

The London-Shanghai Stock Connect will allow companies from China to sell global depository receipts in the UK, and enable London-traded firms to list similar securities in Shanghai

London Stock Exchange Group has laid out a blueprint for its long-awaited trading link with Shanghai, an initiative that will further China’s efforts (...)

Sajid Javid outside the Home Office in Westminster, London, after he was appointed as the new Home Secretary. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Britain’s new home secretary has promised to do “whatever it takes” to put right the Windrush scandal, which saw immigrants threatened with deportatio(...)

Former Co-op Bank boss Paul Flowers, dubbed the “Crystal Methodist” because of his predilection for illegal drugs. Flowers presided over the near-collapse of the ethical bank, once one of Britain’s most respected institutions. Photograph: PA

Remember Paul Flowers, the former Methodist minister who was once chairman of the Co-operative Bank? Dubbed the “Crystal Methodist” because of his pr(...)

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, gives a speech on Brexit at the National Transport Design Centre at Coventry University on Monday. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn has called for Britain to join a permanent customs union with the European Union after Brexit, urging Conservative MPs to vote with Lab(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives for a meeting  in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, February 23rd. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The keenest students of successful politicians are often the successors of their defeated opponents. Tony Blair served his political apprenticeship w(...)

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