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Minister Gavin Williamson, a key aide in Johnson’s personal rise, stays in place. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Nobody puts it quite like Boris Johnson. Last week the British PM told distraught school pupils that their exam results had been “derailed by a mutant(...)

Having carried the referendum, seized control of the Tory Party, and now of the reins of government, the Brexit campaign leadership, with Boris Johnson as their figurehead, is taking the axe to the  independent civil service. Photograph:   Jessica Taylor/ EPA/ UK Parliament

The Brexiteer revolution rolls on. Or, more accurately, the Dominic Cummings revolution. Having carried the referendum, seized control of the Tory Par(...)

Spinney Hill Park in Leicester: A council worker carries rubbish from a coronavirus testing centre. Photograph: Jacob King

Leicester’s mayor has urged people to “stick together” and stay at home after the city was put back into lockdown following a surge in coronavirus cas(...)

Boris Johnson’s government is seizing on every opportunity for distraction from the Dominic Cummings controversy. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/Downing Street

In the absence of prime minister’s questions because parliament is in recess, Boris Johnson’s appearance before the Commons liaison committee was the (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson appearing before the House of Commons liaison committee  via Zoom, from  10 Downing Street, on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/Downing Street

Boris Johnson has ruled out an inquiry into Dominic Cummings’s apparent breaches of lockdown rules as the number of Conservative MPs calling publicly (...)

Dominic Cummings leaving his home in London on Sunday following allegations he broke coronavirus lockdown rules by travelling across the England in March. Photograph: Glyn Kirk  via Getty

Boris Johnson has refused to sack Dominic Cummings over multiple alleged breaches of lockdown rules, asserting that his chief adviser acted “responsib(...)

Boris Johnson: 38 Conservative MPs defied three-line whip. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson has survived his first backbench revolt since December’s election after 38 Conservative MPs defied a three-line whip over the government(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s key adviser Dominic Cummings told reporters: ‘Read Philip Tetlock’s Superforecasting instead of political pundits who don’t know what they are talking about.’ Photograph: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

Downing Street has come under intense pressure to explain how an adviser who argued that intelligence is linked to race came to work at No 10, amid fr(...)

Dominic Cummings: His new focus reflects the passions developed in his bunker: putting science at the heart of government and ensuring that the government machine delivers what the politicians promise. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

When Boris Johnson walked through the front door of Number 10 on July 26th, 2019, the British political system was in a state of Brexit-induced paraly(...)

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry. Photograph:  PA Wire

Who will be there? The Queen, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex, with the Duchess of Sussex likely to be dialling in. It is being(...)

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