Jacob Rees Mogg

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“Deep political cynicism is fuelled by the lies. The thing about those lies is that they obviously work.” Photograph: Toby Melville/AFP via Getty Images

Chief among the many weird aspects of the UK’s general election is the total disappearance of both Jacob Rees-Mogg and Brexit. The former has been ban(...)

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: “The Conservatives are the only option for Brexit supporters and democrats alike.”  Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

Three Brexit Party MEPs have quit the party to back Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal and the Conservatives instead. Annunziata Rees-Mogg – sister of Commo(...)

An ice sculpture is put in place for Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the studio before the start of the Channel 4 News election climate debate. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

It’s 13 days to Election Day. Protecting a poll lead that puts him on course for a comfortable victory, Boris Johnson has been avoiding scrutiny, dod(...)

The more UK prime minister Boris Johnson promises a quick trade deal with the US, the higher will be the barriers with the EU. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Bafflement and boredom are the two most common responses to Brexit. Just wait until the trade negotiations start. Brussels and London are gearing up f(...)

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(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson at the Conservative Party’s general election campaign launch in Birmingham, on Wednesday. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson has launched the Conservative general election campaign with a robust defence of his Brexit deal and a sharp attack on Jeremy Corbyn. Ad(...)

Although he enjoys poor ratings in opinion polls, UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has more routes to power than the Conservatives under Boris Johnson. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

If the normal rules of politics applied, the Conservative party would be bracing for a resounding defeat in the British general election on December 1(...)

Alun Cairns: “This is a very sensitive matter and in the light of continued speculation, I write to tender my resignation as Secretary of State,” he said in a letter to Boris Johnson. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

A cabinet minister has resigned on the first official day of the UK election campaign over allegations he knew a Conservative candidate for the Welsh (...)

Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg: “I think if either of us were in a fire, whatever the fire brigade said, we would leave the burning building,” he   told LBC. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Attempts by the Tory politician Jacob Rees-Mogg to draw a line under remarks stating that the victims of the Grenfell fire lacked “common sense” have (...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson visits Metropolitan Police training college in  London on Thursday. Photograph: Aaron Chown/Reuters

In the Brexit saga, where many untruths have been told, nothing speaks more clearly than the official photograph marking the second day of negotiation(...)

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