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Boris Johnson claims the European Commission has threatened a ‘food blockade’ of Northern Ireland, which is clearly incorrect in the sense of physically preventing goods arriving from Britain. Photograph:  Jessica Taylor/AFP via Getty Images

Blockade is a strong word. Boris Johnson claims the European Commission has threatened a “food blockade” of Northern Ireland, which is clearly i(...)

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(...)

The  cliffs of Dover in Kent. Britain and France have said they are trying to shut down the migrant route across the Channel. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

A 16-year-old Sudanese migrant has been found dead on a French beach after officials were told a makeshift boat had capsized at sea. Another migrant,(...)

People thought to be migrants are brought into Dover port, Kent, by Border Force officers. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

The UK and France are working “at pace” on a new plan to put an end to people attempting to cross the English Channel in small boats, a Home Office mi(...)

 Migrants arriving into Dover, Kent, this weekend. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

More than 4,000 people have reached UK shores this year by risking the dangerous journey across the English Channel in small boats after another signi(...)

 Bournemouth beach in southern England. A Dorset MP says half a million people visited the county on Thursday, when a local council declared a ‘major incident’ in Bournemouth. Photograph:  Glyn Kirk/AFP via Getty Images

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has warned against “taking too many liberties with the guidance” on coronavirus following scenes of crowded beach(...)

A police cordon in central Reading,  following a multiple stabbing incident at Forbury Gardens park. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

At least two people have been rushed to hospital with stab wounds after being attacked in Reading town centre in England. The casualties were taken t(...)

 A protective barrier is seen around the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square in anticipation of protests in London. Photograph:  Peter Summers/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has described as “absurd and shameful” the boarding up of a statue of Winston Churchill as police in London fear clashes on Saturday bet(...)

Home secretary Priti Patel gives a statement to the House of Commons, on Monday, on the public disorder at the Black Lives Matter protests over the weekend. Photograph: Stringer/PRU/AFP via Getty Images

Britain’s home secretary Priti Patel has warned that “justice will follow” anyone involved in violent incidents on the fringes of anti-racism protests(...)

UK health secretary Matt Hancock: suggested there would be a local rather than a national response to any new outbreak of the virus. Photograph: Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus is “in retreat across the land” in Britain, health secretary Matt Hancock asserted on Monday as the number of daily recorded deaths fell t(...)

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