Sam Gyimah

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Boris Johnson leaves number 10 Downing Street  to meet with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and request the dissolution of Parliament. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen

Boris Johnson faces into next month’s general election with a double-digit Conservative poll lead over Labour and a simple promise to “get Brexit done(...)

Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg: “I think if either of us were in a fire, whatever the fire brigade said, we would leave the burning building,” he   told LBC. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Attempts by the Tory politician Jacob Rees-Mogg to draw a line under remarks stating that the victims of the Grenfell fire lacked “common sense” have (...)

Do or die? UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: House of Commons/PA Wire

Tuesday night’s overwhelming vote in favour of a December election, by a margin of 438 to 20, concealed the anxiety gnawing at MPs on both sides of th(...)

Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson speaks at a question-and-answer session at the Party annual Conference in Bournemouth Ion Sunday. Photograph: Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images

The Liberal Democrats have voted to cancel Brexit through an act of parliament without a second referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Uni(...)

Boris Johnson insists he is not bluffing about being prepared to leave the EU without a deal. Photograph: Frank Augstein/Pool via Bloomberg

MPs at Westminster could use a Northern Ireland Bill on Monday to block Boris Johnson from suspending parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit in (...)

 Sam Gyimah, who has resigned as universities minister in protest over the government’s Brexit plan. Photograph: PA

Britain’s Universities and Science Minister Sam Gyimah on Saturday became the latest minister to quit the government over prime minister Theresa May’s(...)

Key questions over our post-Brexit relationship with the UK regarding education and research remain unanswered. Photograph: iStock

Big intractable political and economic issues continue to dominate Brexit negotiations. Almost everything else is relegated to a “it will be all righ(...)

 Oxford University’s vice-chancellor Prof Louise Richardson:  said the Government needs to  restore third level in the State’s universities if Ireland is to benefit from the opportunities after Brexit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Academics in the UK are showing an interest in moving to Ireland because of Brexit, but there is an urgent need to substantially increase investment i(...)

Britain is to pardon thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of crimes under sexual offence laws which have now been abolished. The move(...)