Johnny Mercer

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British military personnel returning to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on one of the final UK  flights out of Afghanistan. Photograph: British ministry of defence

British prime minister Boris Johnson praised the “colossal exertions” of the UK armed forces in rescuing British and Afghan citizens from Afghanistan (...)

Former UK veterans minister Johnny Mercer. File photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA

Johnny Mercer has said he had “no choice” but to leave the UK government after frustration at a lack of progress on legislation to protect British arm(...)

Sir Hugh Orde, when  he became chief constable of the PSNI in 2002. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Reuters

Former Police Service of Northern Ireland chief constable, Sir Hugh Orde is one of the few people who actually made practical progress on dealing w(...)

British secretary of state for foreign affairs Jeremy Hunt: one of at least 10 MPs considering a prime ministerial bid. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

At least 10 cabinet ministers are considering putting themselves forward to take over from Theresa May as British prime minister after she promis(...)

Secretary of state for exiting the EU David Davis: concerned over decisions by Brussels  that would affect Britain during Brexit transition. Photograph: Toby Melville

Britain will seek a “right to object” to new rules adopted by the European Union during a transition period after Brexit, David Davis has said. The Br(...)

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(...)

The letter to British prime minister Theresa May has been signed by Tory MP and former army captain Johnny Mercer, who is leading a backbench rebellion over defence cuts, and Julian Lewis, the Conservative chairman of the Commons defence committee. File photograph: Matt Dunham/Reuters/pool/

Senior British politicians have written to prime minister Theresa May calling for an effective amnesty that would cover security force members and par(...)

Carmel McCreagh: Skylark

Like a consummate actor, Wicklow singer Carmel McCreagh gives every lyric its due, so it’s fitting that she’s chosen the songs of lyricist John(...)