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(...)

Pro-democracy protester  waves a British colonial flag during a  rally at a shopping mall in the Central district in Hong Kong. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence / AFP via Getty Images

A group of seven former UK foreign secretaries have reportedly asked Boris Johnson to lead a global effort to respond to the ongoing crisis between Ho(...)

Starving peasants in 1846 clamour at the gates of a workhouse during the Irish potato famine. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty

Former British prime minister John Major stepped in to stop plans for a service commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Irish Famine in 1996 amid f(...)

Boris Johnson, Conservative Party leadership candidate, waves as he arrives to speak during a hustings event in Birmingham, on Saturday. Photograph: Bloomberg

Boris Johnson is under pressure from leading Tories to explain why police were called to his home after a row with his partner, as the issue threatens(...)

In relation to Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance US president Donald Trump said: ‘we’re going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe’ punishment: Reuters

US president Donald Trump said does not want to “hurt jobs” by sanctioning Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, but has nonetheless(...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, right, with UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt at a press briefing at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Monday, July 30th, 2018. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP

China has offered to hold talks with Britain on a post-Brexit free trade deal during a visit by foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is in Beijing to tr(...)

So where, when the dust has settled, will the UK end up? It will become Canada. It will have a trade relationship with the EU similar to Canada’s. It (...)

British secretary of state for exiting the European Union (Brexit minister) David Davis: His appointment, in conjunction with those of Boris Johnson as foreign minister and Liam Fox in trade, led Angus Robertson, leader of the Scottish National Party at Westminster,  to descibe the   cabinet as one of the most right-wing in the modern era. Photograph:  Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has transformed the British cabinet, putting all but a handful of ministries under new leadership and sacking some of the most powerful f(...)

Former UK chancellor Ken Clarke criticised most of the contenders for the Conservative Party leadership while wearing a live Sky News microphone. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former UK chancellor Ken Clarke has strongly criticised most of the main contenders in the Conservative leadership race. In apparently unguarded rema(...)

Cecil Parkinson in 1982: he “would have been the most natural candidate to succeed Margaret Thatcher”, according to former minister Malcolm Rifkind. Photograph: PA Wire

Former British cabinet minister Cecil Parkinson has died aged 84 after a long battle with cancer, his family has announced. The Tory grandee served i(...)

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