Boris Johnson: will not seek an extension to the transition period but he does want a deal with the EU. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

At the end of its second week back from recess, when Jacob Rees-Mogg put a stop to remote voting and promised a return to business as usual, the Palac(...)

“I think there was a simple message from yesterday’s elections to both us and the Labour Party – just get on and deliver Brexit.” Photograph: Nigel Roddis/PA Wire

Theresa May faced renewed calls to resign on Friday night after the Conservatives lost more than 1,200 seats in local elections in England, losing con(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: her greatest defence remains the absence of plausible alternatives and the destructive potential of a leadership contest at a crucial stage in the Brexit negotiations. Photograph: EPA

Last weekend, unnamed Conservative Brexiteers were warning that when Theresa May was summoned to the weekly meeting of the 1922 Committee, it would be(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: there is no proof that he  performed the act of which he has been accused by a resentful former friend. Photograph: Matt Dunham/Getty Images

It should be said at the outset: there is no proof that David Cameron performed the act of which he has been accused by a resentful former friend. Wh(...)