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DUP MP Ian Paisley apologises to the House of Commons in London for failing to register two family holidays funded by the Sri Lankan government. Photograph:  PA Wire

Ian Paisley, who boasts that Donald Trump is a friend, has had a career littered with controversy. In 2008 he resigned as a junior minister in the Sto(...)

Boris Johnson makes his statement to the House of Commons on his resignation as UK foreign secretary. Photograph: PA Wire

Boris Johnson chose to deliver his resignation statement from the same position in the House of Commons where Geoffrey Howe made the speech that trigg(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and UK prime minister Theresa May in London. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Two vice-chairs of the Conservative Party have quit over the Brexit proposal agreed by Theresa May in Chequers last week, which led to the resignation(...)

Ruptures aplenty: David Davis (left) is no longer Brexit secretary, and Boris Johnson (centre) is no longer foreign secretary, in Theresa May’s cabinet. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/AFP/Getty Images

Around 3pm on Monday afternoon, the foreign ministers of 13 European countries were waiting in the neo-classical splendour of Lancaster House for the (...)

Britain’s former foreign secretary Boris Johnson: his many critics will question his motives in stepping down, pointing to his long history of political opportunism and self-interest. Photograph: Toby Melville

Three days after Theresa May appeared to stamp her authority on her cabinet, two of her most senior ministers have resigned, destabilising British pol(...)

Prime minister Theresa May: It is unclear whether the UK is prepared to countenance even the idea of temporary Irish Sea controls for the sake of getting agreement on the backstop. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

The promise in the May Chequers letter that the UK will agree to “operational legal text” for an Irish backstop will be welcome in Dublin and Brussels(...)

Environment secretary Michael Gove, right, on BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show, urging support for Theresa May. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Theresa May’s ministers have moved to dampen a Conservative backbench revolt against a plan agreed at Chequers last Friday that would keep Britain clo(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: to meet  UK cabinet office minister David Lidington and chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will visit London on Wednesday where he has scheduled meetings with cabinet office minister David Lidington(...)

Ocean’s 8: one of the big summer movies

The Graham Norton Show Friday, BBC One, 10.45pm Tonight it’s all about the all-female Ocean’s 8 crime caper. On the sofa are Hollywood star Sandra Bul(...)

Anne Robinson poses with Brands Hatch grid girls she interviews for The Trouble With Women. Photograph: BBC/Wild Pictures/Rico Patel

Grenfell Monday, BBC One, 8.30pm On June 14th, it will be one year since the most devastating tower-block fire in British history. Bafta-winning direc(...)

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