Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said while the UK  is ‘fully committed’ to implementing the Withdrawal Agreement and the Northern Ireland protocol, the government   is taking ‘limited and reasonable steps to create a safety net’

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has said he expects the UK would “break international law” with its proposals to change how a key agreement w(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s special advisor, Dominic Cummings. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Described as the prime minister’s Rasputin, Dominic Cummings is no stranger to the spotlight. In fact he has made a career out of eschewing the rules (...)

Bookmakers have noted bets on Japanese baseball have been popular since the outbreak of Covid-19. Photograph: Getty Images

British MPs have implored online gambling firms to impose a temporary betting cap of £50 a day during the Covid-19 crisis, as evidence emerged that th(...)

Boris Johnson: 38 Conservative MPs defied three-line whip. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson has survived his first backbench revolt since December’s election after 38 Conservative MPs defied a three-line whip over the government(...)

 Huawei’s main UK offices in Reading. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson has faced criticism from senior Conservatives at Westminster and Republicans in Washington for his decision to allow Huawei to take part(...)

Everton and Liverpool players pose with a mental health banner before their FA Cup third round match at Anfield. Photograph: Getty Images

The seven UK betting companies with exclusive rights to screen FA Cup matches have offered to cancel the exclusivity and allow the Football Associatio(...)

British musician Sir Elton John who was recognised in British Queen Elizabeth’s new year’s honours list was one of those who had his address published. File photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

More than 1,000 celebrities, government employees and politicians who received honours in Queen Elizabeth’s new year list have reportedly had their ho(...)

Methodist Central Hall polling station opens in London, as voters go to the polls in today’s general election. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

It’s Election Day. After a five-week campaign that saw Boris Johnson accused of wholesale dishonesty and callousness towards the victims of Conservati(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn during an election campaign event in Dinnington, near Sheffield, on the final day of campaigning on Wednesday. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

With opinion polls classifying dozens of constituencies as too close to call, Britain’s election night is set to be a long one, with some of the most (...)

Faiza Shaheen, Labour candidate in Chingford and Woodford Green in north London: pitching herself as  a local working girl fighting for working people who “were on the raw end of Iain Duncan Smith’s cruel and heartless welfare reforms”. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

“But it’s my name on the ballot,” implores Faiza Shaheen to a constituent on Cherrydown Avenue in north London as the Labour candidate aims to score o(...)

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