Chancellor of the British exchequer Rishi Sunak: As UK gets set for a coronavirus epidemic and stock markets fall, his first budget has more than Brexit to contend with. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe

Boris Johnson’s election victory in December not only removed business concerns over a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government but lifted hopes he would b(...)

Arlene Foster, leader of the DUP, at party headquarters in east Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

DUP leader Arlene Foster has called for the resumption of negotiations with Sinn Féin after the British general election in a bid to break the Stormon(...)

 Giana Ferguson,  of Gubbeen Cheese, has lived in west Cork for more than 40 years and is concerned   about the impact of border controls. Photograph: Emma Jervis Photography

Standing in the dairy of her 250-acre coastal farm in west Cork, Gubbeen founder Giana Ferguson ponders the future and, like so many other food produc(...)

British prime minister Theresa May need not look far to find enemies arrayed against her on the Conservative backbenches. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Reuters

While Theresa May plodded through prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, many eyes were looking over her left shoulder at an MP sitting on the farth(...)