Jacob Rees Mogg

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Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom: “I was a proponent of leave for your sake, for my kids’ sake, for the next generation.” Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Sitting in the Youth Zone at the Conservative conference in Manchester with Andrea Leadsom and her mother, it was hard to escape the conclusion that t(...)

Florence bound: Theresa May at Downing Street. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty

Theresa May chose Florence for her big European speech next week because it is Europe’s “historic heart”, a trading city with which Britain shared “de(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: the MP’s stance on abortion horrified audiences that cherished him as previous generations cherished Oliver St John-Mollusc and other spoof aristocrats from Monty Python. Photograph: Parliament.uk

So of the times and so behind them, Jacob Rees-Mogg has lived a paradox this summer. The Conservative MP’s refusal to apologise for his high birth tur(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP: “I’m a Catholic, I take the teaching of the Catholic church seriously. Marriage is a sacrament and the view of what marriage is is taken by the church, not parliament.” Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Conservative grassroots’ favoured candidate to succeed Theresa May, has said he is against same-sex marriage and opposes abortion(...)

Cast adrift: British prime minister Theresa May with the chief operating officer of PD Ports, Jerry Hopkinson,   during a visit to Teesside on August 23rd.  Photograph: Scott Heppell/PA Wire

Cynical voters would not believe how often their leaders’ thoughts turn to legacy. Even gluttons for the trappings of power aspire to put their name t(...)

Anti-Conservative Party and anti-DUP demonstrators in Parliament Square in front of the Houses of Parliament in London on Sunday. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, has appointed Damian Green, one of her closest political allies, as her second-in-command, in a cabinet reshuff(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May:  Conservatives fail to understand the UK is a multinational state with four nations. Photograph: Parliament TV via Reuters

The benches and the galleries in the House of Commons were packed but the chamber was quiet and Theresa May looked grave as she made the announcement(...)

Protesters demonstrate against the proposed state visit to the UK of US president Donald Trump outside parliament in London on Monday night. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

British MPs lined up on Monday to pour scorn on a “racist and sexist” Donald Trump, who they said should not be allowed to come to Britain for a state(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney giving evidence to the British parliament’s treasury committee in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Mark Carney came out fighting at Westminster yesterday, as he told MPs that central banks were not to blame for the rising tide of inequality that boo(...)

A Donald Trump victory would unsettle the markets, said Paul Nolte of Kingsview Asset Management. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Markets have hit a new bout of nervousnes as the United States presidential election race tightens and speculation rises about increasing US interest(...)

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