British prime minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Johnson has maintained his personal lead over Corbyn, who remains unpopular, particularly among older voters in the midlands and the north of England. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

 Giant fans were blowing powerful gusts of warm air into the Custard Factory in the former loading docks of the old Bird’s Custard factory in Bir(...)

 British environment secretary Michael Gove out for a run in London. He told Conservatives he would seek to negotiate a “full stop” to the backstop through alternative arrangements to keep the Irish Border open. Photograph: EPA

Michael Gove has told Conservative MPs that he would consider seeking a further delay to Brexit beyond October 31st if Britain and the EU were close t(...)

Labour MP Conor McGinn in the debating chamber of the House of Commons introducing his introduce his Marriage (Same Sex Couples) (Northern Ireland) Bill. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

MPs have voted to give a second reading to a bill that would give same-sex couples in Northern Ireland the right to marry. Introducing the bill in t(...)

Boris Johnson: Described as a “flatulent man-child”. Photograph: Matt Frost/ITV via Getty Images

Until this week, it was hard to find a leading figure in the Leave campaign who seriously believed they were likely to win the UK’s EU referendum on J(...)