Leon Brittan

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Public prosecutor Jonas Arvidsson (left) speaks to Carl  Beech in Gothenburg District Court after he was remanded for extradition back to the UK in October 2018. Photograph: David Rose/Getty Images

A former nurse who ruined the reputations of high-profile figures by lying to detectives about the existence of a murderous VIP paedophile ring has be(...)

UK police opened a major investigation in 2014 after the man told detectives he had been abused at military locations and at apartments close to parliament.

A man who alleged he was a victim of a historical child sex ring involving high-profile figures including senior political and military individuals h(...)

Britain’s international trade secretary Liam Fox: “We risk losing that level playing field or being shut out entirely.”  Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

Britain’s international trade secretary Liam Fox has defended his government’s post-Brexit trade policy, describing any customs union with the EU as “(...)

Britain’s ambassador to the European Union Ivan Rogers has resigned. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Britain’s ambassador to the European Union has resigned unexpectedly, just three months before the start of formal Brexit talks, and weeks after pro-B(...)

Granville Williams of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign: MPs  accused home secretary Amber Rudd of betraying members of the campaign after leading them to believe she would approve an inquiry. Photograph:  Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

Campaigners have said they will consider seeking a judicial review into the British government’s refusal to hold an inquiry into police conduct durin(...)

Catherine Day: former secretary general of the European Commission is succeeded by Alexander Italianer. Photograph: Alan Betson

The incoming secretary general of the European Commission assumed his new role on Tuesday, marking the end of the 10-year tenure of Irish official C(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers. File photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has again rejected calls to include Kincora boys’ home in an inquiry into an alleged paedophile ring at Westminste(...)

Former MI5 director general Sir Antony Duff wrote to the then British cabinet secretary Sir Robert Armstrong in 1986 over claims made by two sources about the MP.

Senior British intelligence officers warned the Thatcher government that allegations an MP had a “penchant for small boys” risked causing it political(...)

Irish EU official Catherine Day is to step down as Secretary General of the European Commission at the end of August following almost 10 years in the role.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Irish EU official Catherine Day is to step down as secretary general of the European Commission at the end of August following almost 10 years in the (...)

Former British home secretary Leon Brittan, who has died after  a long battle with cancer. File photograph: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Former British home secretary Leon Brittan died on Wednesday night at his home in London after a long battle with cancer, his family has said.Lord Bri(...)

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