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British prime minister Boris Johnson gives a thumbs up after delivering his speech during the Conservative Party conference at the Manchester Convention Centre, Britain. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Pool/EPA

When Boris Johnson returned to Westminster in triumph after the general election, he was cheered into the Commons chamber by his 365 Conservative MPs,(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson alongside members of his cabinet in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP/UK Parliament

As MPs piled into the House of Commons chamber for Lindsay Hoyle’s election as speaker, the swell of Conservatives soon overwhelmed the government’s g(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds arriving in Downing Street on Friday after the Conservative Party won an electoral landslide.  Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

In his final rally before Thursday’s election, Boris Johnson thanked Conservative activists for working so hard in the difficult conditions of a Decem(...)

Marian Finucane: ‘Finucane also adopts an air of bemused wonderment at the ordinary and obvious’

Considering it’s a day of rest, mid-morning Sunday is a remarkably busy time on Irish radio. While the rest of the country is emerging from slumber or(...)

The Conservatives start the campaign with a double-digit poll lead over Labour but Jeremy Corbyn promised to conduct an ambitious campaign for radical change. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP via Getty

The UK faces a general election on December 12th that will determine the future of Brexit and could set the country on a radical new economic course. (...)

  MPs vote in favour of the Creasy amendment to the early election Bill    in the House of Commons in London. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament handout

 Jeremy Corbyn has promised that Labour will conduct an “ambitious, radical campaign for real change” ahead of December’s general election. (...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn: “Boris Johnson has been found to have misled the country. This unelected prime minister should now resign.” Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Jeremy Corbyn has told Labour’s conference that Boris Johnson is not fit to be prime minister and must resign, after the supreme court declared Mr Joh(...)

Former UK prime minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street in central London before going to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images.

Former UK prime minister David Cameron has admitted that he failed in his bid to keep Britain in a reformed European Union and is “truly sorry” for th(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson ‘is a smirking dilettante who fancies himself an intellectual’. File photograph: Getty

‘Stop treating all this like a game,” a frustrated Ken Clarke, veteran Tory MP, told Boris Johnson on the floor of the House of Commons recently. Cla(...)

 British prime minister Boris Johnson: he probably doesn’t care about Brexit in any fundamental sense. His priority is winning an imminent general election. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

In a very crowded field the cruellest description of the Boris Johnson-Dominic Cummings administration is that it resembles nothing less than a Theres(...)

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