British prime minister Boris Johnson during a  visit to Watford General hospital in north  London. Photograph: Peter Summers/AFP via Getty Images

Outside parliament on Monday, on Westminster Bridge, Whitehall and in St James’s Park, Extinction Rebellion protesters were a model of cheerful indust(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson is expected to outline Britain’s proposal for an alternative to the backstop in his closing speech at the Conservative party conference on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson has blamed the European Union for any customs checks that might be introduced on either side of the Border a(...)

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow: his political views have changed radically over the years. Photograph:  PA Wire

In sport, some umpires tip the balance. In the arts, some critics outshine the performers. And in British politics, the speaker of the House of Common(...)

Boris Johnson speaking at the Conservative Party annual conference at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson made what was seen as a blatant pitch to replace UK prime minister Theresa May as Conservative leader on(...)

Commons speaker John Bercow: fresh controversy after a recording emerged in which he told students that he had voted against leaving the European Union in last year’s referendum. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

Theresa May’s government has rejected a petition, which attracted 1.8 million signatures, calling for Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain to be can(...)