Nick Boles

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Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson. His allies have called for about £5 billion a year extra for the NHS, which is facing the worst flu outbreak in years. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Theresa May and her chancellor Philip Hammond have rejected demands from Boris Johnson to set aside an extra £100 million (€114 million) a week for th(...)

Password sharing: Nadine Dorries tweeted after pornography was found on the office PC of Theresa May’s deputy, Damian Green. Photograph: Twitter

In the absurdity sweepstakes this has been a winning week for the United Kingdom. I am not talking about the ways in which Brexit discussions seem to (...)

Andrea Leadsom, Theresa May and Michael Gove, the remaining candidates in contention to replace David Cameron as UK Prime Minister. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The bitter battle to be Britain’s next prime minister will see the final two candidates for Tory leader decided today, as the party was rocked by acc(...)

First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon: Labour can only get around its systemic exclusion from power by reclaiming lost territory in Scotland. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Last spring the Conservative minister, Nick Boles, noticed something exercising his constituents in Lincolnshire, in the English Midlands. Whatever th(...)

The Conservatives hold the majority of seats along the southern end of the proposed HS2 high-speed train route, seats that will be crucial if the party is to have any chance of single-party rule after the next British general election. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

In times past, British monarchs had to keep a close eye on the barons in the shires, fearful that any change in loyalty threatened disaster to their h(...)