Keir Starmer

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Boris Johnson listens to Ed Miliband attacking him with his best contemptuously sulky face. Photograph: Parliamentary Recording Unit/AFP

Image of the week: Johnson’s battering Monday was not the best of days, image-wise, for UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Even for a Monday, it was ba(...)

Former Conservative Party leader Lord Howard: ‘The government is still asking Parliament to break international law.’ Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images

Former Conservative leader Michael Howard has said a compromise between Downing Street and backbench rebels is not enough to enable him to vote for th(...)

Boris Johnson: “I know it’s been tough. I’ve got to warn you it’s about to get tougher. The waters are about to get choppier. But we are going to deal with it.” Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

Boris Johnson has told Conservative MPs to prepare for “choppier waters” as the Bank of England warned that the economic hit from coronavirus could be(...)

Education secretary Gavin Williamson: Said he would not quit over the controversy. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Ministers should seriously consider abolishing the beleaguered exams regulator Ofqual so ministers have direct accountability, the chair of a powerful(...)

Students protest outside 10 Downing Street in London on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Tens of thousands of A-level students in England are set to see their grades increased after a humiliating U-turn by the British government. Followin(...)

Olivia Welsh with her mother Alex after receiving her A-level results  on Thursday at Lewes Old Grammar School in England. Photograph: Andrew Hasson/Getty Images

UK education secretary Gavin Williamson is facing increasing pressure over his department’s mishandling of this summer’s school exam results in Englan(...)

Boris Johnson. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Boris Johnson’s government has published plans to ensure a “level playing field” for trade between the constituent parts of the United Kingdom by curb(...)

 People wearing  face masks in the North Evington area of Leicester as a new lockdown due to coronavirus was imposed this week. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Labour has called for urgent government action to ensure that local lockdowns are robust following complaints that officials in London failed to share(...)

 Bournemouth beach in southern England. A Dorset MP says half a million people visited the county on Thursday, when a local council declared a ‘major incident’ in Bournemouth. Photograph:  Glyn Kirk/AFP via Getty Images

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has warned against “taking too many liberties with the guidance” on coronavirus following scenes of crowded beach(...)

 Rebecca Long-Bailey: Said that after posting a clarification, the leader’s office asked her to delete both her original retweet and the clarification. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

Keir Starmer has sacked Rebecca Long-Bailey, his former rival for the Labour leadership, as shadow education secretary for sharing what he described a(...)

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