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British prime minister Boris Johnson’s key adviser Dominic Cummings told reporters: ‘Read Philip Tetlock’s Superforecasting instead of political pundits who don’t know what they are talking about.’ Photograph: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

Downing Street has come under intense pressure to explain how an adviser who argued that intelligence is linked to race came to work at No 10, amid fr(...)

 UK prime minister Boris Johnson: His official spokesman refused to comment on whether he agreed with Andrew Sabisky’s controversial views. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty

A Downing Street adviser has been forced to quit after attracting criticism for his comments on eugenics and whether black people on average have lowe(...)

 Keir Starmer: Yet to formally launch his campaign but is expected to do so in the next few weeks. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Keir Starmer has emerged as an early frontrunner in the Labour Party leadership race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn after a poll of members suggested he was(...)

“It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done” – Boris Johnson said. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
UK election: Quotes of the night
  • UK
  • December 13, 2019, 08:58

Here are some of the best quotes from the UK general election results night so far: “It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government h(...)

As election night wore on, the fates of politicians from across the political spectrum hung in the balance, with the casualties and survivors. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images
UK election results: Winners and losers
  • UK
  • December 13, 2019, 08:04

As election night wore on, the fates of politicians from across the political spectrum hung in the balance, with the casualties and survivors. Winner(...)

Jeremy Corbyn has said the Labour Party will challenge whoever is the next Tory leader to put their Brexit deal to the public in a second referendum. Photograph: House of Commons/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn has sought to draw a line under Labour’s Brexit travails by announcing a “settled” policy of backing remain in any referendum called on (...)

The seven British Labour Party MPs who quit the party on Monday. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been warned he faces more resignations by MPs unless he gets a grip of the problem of anti-Semitism wi(...)

Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson gives a speech at  JCB headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshireon Friday. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters.

Former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said it would be “shameful” for Theresa May’s g overnment to request an extension to the Article 50 proc(...)

Theresa May answers questions after making a statement to the House of Commons on Monday. Photograph: Getty Images

Theresa May met her cabinet members on Tuesday to consider ramping up no-deal preparations with little more than 100 days to go to Brexit, having effe(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May speaks during the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

Theresa May has called on Conservatives to unite behind her Brexit plan, warning that divisions within the party could lead to Britain remaining in th(...)

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