British prime minister Boris Johnson’s special advisor, Dominic Cummings. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Described as the prime minister’s Rasputin, Dominic Cummings is no stranger to the spotlight. In fact he has made a career out of eschewing the rules (...)

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(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson gives a thumb up after Sajid Javid’s speech at the Conservative Party conference. Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP Photo

The UK’s opposition parties have agreed not to table a motion of no confidence in Boris Johnson’s government this week because it would “play into the(...)