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Theresa May: former cabinet ministers Owen Paterson, Nigel Lawson and John Redwood are among more than 30 Brexiteers who signed letter to her. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Hardline Conservative Brexiteers have urged Theresa May to walk away from Brexit talks unless the European Union agrees this month to seven new negoti(...)

In the Name of Peace: John Hume’s wife, Pat, at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin for the premiere. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Almost 20 years after the signing of the Belfast Agreement, John Hume’s seminal role in the peace process has been transposed to a new film exploring (...)

Then US president Bill Clinton and John Hume in the Oval Office at the White House on March 17th, 2000.  Photograph: AFP/Corbis

It would be overstating the case to suggest that John Hume has been written out of history, but as the SDLP have slumped and Sinn Féin have advanced w(...)

“It was all so different before June’s election, when Jeremy  Corbyn was greeted with cheers from the Conservatives and a dark, mutinous hush from the benches behind him.” File photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May has had a bruising few weeks at prime minister’s questions (PMQs), as Jeremy Corbyn has hit relentlessly at her government’s weakest point(...)

Armando Iannucci: “We demand politicians be word-perfect every time they do an interview.” Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images

Where do you go after satirising Westminster and the American vice-presidency? What more dials are there to twist? The incomparable Armando Iannucci, (...)

Tony and Steph, March 2011,   in Evercreech, Somerset.

In 2013, Steph Booth began writing the Married to Alzheimer’s column in The Irish Times, with her husband Tony’s agreement. She wrote about life with (...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his keynote speech during the Labour Party conference in Brighton. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Jim Callaghan would have had some sympathy for Theresa May as she struggled with her croaky voice and the prankster handing her a mock P45. Back in 19(...)

Martin Bell said the advent of the internet meant foreign news was being downgraded because it was “not a ratings winner”. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty

With the world living through the most dangerous time since the Cuban missile crisis, now is “no time for soft news, the fluff and forth of journalism(...)

Tony and Steph Booth on Alnmouth beach, England.  Photographer George Skipper

Tony Booth – who has died – was a well known English actor who found new fame when his daughter Cherie Blair’s husband Tony became British prime minis(...)

Tony and Steph Booth on Alnmouth beach, England.  Photographer George Skipper

The actor and political campaigner Tony Booth, who starred in Till Death Us Do Part, has died aged 85. Booth was a well known English actor who found(...)

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