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Then UK prime minister David Cameron and education secretary Michael Gove visit a school in Birmingham, September 2013. Photograph: Paul Rogers/WPA Pool/Getty

It was late, the garden was almost in darkness and the conversation was starting to peter out, but the evening was warm and still and nobody was makin(...)

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at a public interview in the Royal Irish Academy conducted by journalist Dearbhail McDonald.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the now notorious Daily Mail “Legs-it” front page showed how women are still demeaned in the mainstream p(...)

Michael Caine as Charlie Croker in ‘The Italian Job’.

Ask most English people for their favourite line from a movie, and they’ll do Michael Caine’s Cockney bark from The Italian Job when his sidekick has (...)

 Boris Johnson during Thursday’s press conference in which he ruled himself out of the running to be the next Conservative Party leader. His surprise non-running speech played much on the need for unity, for uniting those who came from opposing sides. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Here comes Boris Johnson, half an hour before deadline closes. He’s going to chuck his hat in the ring like Blackadder’s Lord Flashheart, isn’t he? “I(...)

Vote Leave campaign leader Boris Johnson after delivering his speech in London on Thursday. The former London mayor kept reporters in suspense until the very end of a scheduled appearance where he was due to launch his leadership bid. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

In the days since last week’s EU referendum reshaped British politics, the tumult within the Labour Party over Jeremy Corbyn’s future stood in contras(...)

Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of running in the Conservative Party leadership contest. Photograph:  Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of running in the Conservative Party leadership contest, despite having been considered one of t(...)

British justice secretary Michael Gove: in an email  his wife Sarah Vine warned Mr Gove to  “get specific assurances from Boris, otherwise you cannot guarantee your support” for his leadership bid. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

Boris Johnson’s key ally in the Conservative leadership contest, justice secretary Michael Gove, had concerns about his candidacy, according to an em(...)

David Cameron: until the deal he made is enshrined in the EU treaty it could still be open to challenge in the European Court of Justice. Photograph: AP

Conservatives on each side of the EU referendum debate traded legal opinions yesterday after justice secretary Michael Gove claimed that the deal Davi(...)

What do you think might play when Enda’s phone rings? Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron stopped a recent cabinet meeting to give his chief whip Michael Gove a bit of a dressing down.The former minister(...)