Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow: has been described as a “stupid, sanctimonious dwarf” and  “one of the great speakers”. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP

With his announcement that he will stand down as speaker by October 31st, John Bercow is ending a House of Commons career that has seen him move from (...)

Boris Johnson leaves the Conservative Party headquarters after being announced as the new Conservative party leader at an event in central London 23 July 2019. Boris Johnson defeated Jeremy Hunt to become the new British Conservative party leader winning 92,153 votes to Jeremy Hunt's 46,656. EPA/NEIL HALL

Boris Johnson is the first British prime minister since Winston Churchill to have made his living by writing, producing half a dozen books and hundred(...)

 Gathering to mark the settlement between Paddy McKillen (front row centre) and the Barclay Brothers and members of McKillen’s team including Mike Aynsley (front row with glass in hand) and Richard Woodhouse (front row second from right)

For many years, Mark Hollingsworth has used his role as a journalist and author to spy on people and inveigle information useful to his wealthy client(...)

Margaret Thatcher’s coffin is carried on a horsedrawn gun carriage through Fleet Street in London during the ceremonial funeral of the former British prime minister yesterday. Photograph:Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

There once was a time when people raised their arms to cast flowers in the path of flag-draped coffins. Now they raise their arms and look away(...)