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British prime minister Boris Johnson visiting a  hospital in Reading, west  London.  He is weighing up whether to scrap his three-tiered local lockdown approach. Photograph:   Jeremy Selwyn/pool/AFP via Getty Images

Downing Street came under pressure on Thursday to introduce a more stringent national lockdown across England, as growing scientific evidence indicate(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson  in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty

As one European country after another moves closer to a second coronavirus lockdown, Boris Johnson is treading a narrow path between scientific eviden(...)

Customers   in the Richmond pub in Liverpool watch a statement by the British prime minister  Boris Johnson, as parts of the North of England brace  themselves for the most stringent Tier 3 controls. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA

Boris Johnson’s coronavirus press conference in Downing Street on Monday night had the same setting, the same format and the same cast list as many th(...)

British health secretary Matt Hancock has hinted at a compromise to head off  likely defeat by Tory rebels on Wednesday. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty

Households in parts of the northeast of England will from Wednesday no longer be allowed to meet one another in any indoor setting, following a rise i(...)

Dominic Cummings leaving his home in London on Sunday following allegations he broke coronavirus lockdown rules by travelling across the England in March. Photograph: Glyn Kirk  via Getty

Boris Johnson has refused to sack Dominic Cummings over multiple alleged breaches of lockdown rules, asserting that his chief adviser acted “responsib(...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage urged Johnson to drop the deal he negotiated with the EU. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Boris Johnson has ruled out an election pact with the Brexit Party after Nigel Farage challenged him to abandon the deal he negotiated with the Europe(...)

“Boris Johnson’s breath-taking reversal of his previous position on the idea of a Northern Ireland-only backstop makes October 10th, 2019 – the day of his meeting with Leo Varadkar in Wirral – a watershed in British and Irish history.” Photograph: PA

If you pass through Heathrow or any other large British airport, you will be assailed by large photographic posters declaring British greatness: Innov(...)

British  prime minister Boris Johnson gesturing towards Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons.

EU and UK negotiators have agreed a final deal in Brussels that would allow the UK to leave the EU – possibly by the October 31st deadline, if ratifie(...)

According to a lawmaker present in the meeting, Mr Johnson said: ‘We’re not there yet. We are ascending the mountain, peak is in sight though partly shrouded in cloud.’ Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA/Bloomberg

The UK and the European Union were on the verge of a last-minute Brexit deal on Wednesday but prime minister Boris Johnson still has work to do at hom(...)

Boris Johnson spent 80 minutes in ‘constructive’ talks with chairman of the European Research Group Steve Baker. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson has postponed his weekly cabinet meeting until Wednesday afternoon amid signs that Britain and the European Union(...)

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