When asked whether he would resign by journalists on Thursday morning as he walked into Downing Street, Dominic Raab simply replied: “No.” Photograph:  Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images

UK prime minister Boris Johnson was urged on Thursday to sack foreign secretary Dominic Raab, after it was claimed he delegated urgent calls on the un(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson leaves number 10 Downing Street on July 14th. Photograph: Getty Images

British prime minister Boris Johnson has appealed to people to exercise their new freedoms with caution as most mandatory lockdown restrictions in Eng(...)

 Labour Party  leader Keir Starmer: ‘I am sad to say that, after nearly three decades of slow but steady progress, we now have a prime minister who has put his own narrow interest above those of the people of Northern Ireland.’ Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP Photo

British Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has called on Boris Johnson to take personal responsibility for ensuring the Northern Ireland protocol wo(...)

Former House of Commons  speaker John Bercow: “I identify with Labour values, Labour principles, Labour policies.” Photograph:   Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty Images

John Bercow has denied discussing the prospect of a peerage with Sir Keir Starmer after the former Commons speaker and Tory MP defected to the Labour (...)

Former Downing Street  special advisor Dominic Cummings: ‘he truth is that senior ministers, senior officials, senior advisers like me fell disastrously short of the standards that the public has a right to expect of its government in a crisis like this.’ Photograph: Handout/PRU/AFP via Getty

Boris Johnson’s former adviser Dominic Cummings has described the prime minister as unfit for office and claimed that the British government’s f(...)

Conservative’s Jill Mortimer is declared winner in the Hartlepool parliamentary by-election at Mill House Leisure Centre in Hartlepool. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has described the early election results in the UK as “very encouraging” after hopes of a Labour revival were dealt a crushing blow when(...)

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon’s push for a second independence referendum means the stakes are high in the Holyrood contest. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Pool/AFP via Getty

Polling stations have opened in England, Scotland and Wales for voters to cast their ballots in a set of elections which could shake up British politi(...)

The UK prime minister personally promised Sir James Dyson  he would “fix” an issue over the tax status of his workers after he was directly lobbied by the entrepreneur. Photograph: Getty

Boris Johnson made “absolutely no apology at all” for text message exchanges about businessman Sir James Dyson’s concerns about the tax status of his (...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson  said the deal would allow the UK to ‘take sovereign control of our laws and our national destiny’. File photograph: Tolga Akmen/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s EU trade deal has cleared the House of Commons, as the British government seeks to rush approval through parliament in a single day. (...)

DUP leader  Arlene Foster: the pragmatic  option would be to  embrace the sea border straight away and spin it as positive. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

How will the DUP learn to live with the sea border? It might take hope from its failure to stop the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement, supposedly a cataclys(...)

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