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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks in the House of Commons in London on Saturday.

British prime minister Boris Johnson has sent the European Union an unsigned photocopy of a request for a Brexit extension from MPs, stressing it(...)

Former UK prime minister John Major has said the latest Brexit deal splits Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK. Photograph: Tom Honan

Former UK prime ministers Tony Blair and John Major have warned that Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal could upset the delicate balance in Northern Ireland (...)

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg: The greenest greens equate economic and even demographic growth with the depletion of the planet.  Photograph:  Eric Baradat

The first photographs of our planet from the moon made it look as finite and delicate as a glass ball. The images are credited in some quarters for th(...)

Charles Moore: Herself Alone (Allen Lane £35), the third volume of Moore’s authorised biography of Thatcher, is published this week. Photograph:  David Levenson/Getty Images

At their annual conference in Manchester this week, the Conservative Party promised to flood the National Health Service with cash, hire 20,000 new po(...)

Former British soldier Dennis Hutchings rides with ex-serviceman down Whitehall in protest at the prosecution of Soldier F for two killings during the Bloody Sunday massacre. Photograph: Tess De La Mare/PA Wire

Thousands of former servicemen brought parts of central London to a standstill in protest against the prosecution of “Soldier F” for his alleged role (...)

Official Secrets: Keira Knightley plays Katharine Gun in the new film. Photograph: Classified Films Ltd

Have you ever wondered who’d play you in a film? I had, occasionally, until the day I got the answer. In spring 2018, a message pinged on to my phone (...)

The deputy leader of Britain’s Labour Party survived an attempt to oust him over Brexit. File Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn has sought to play down a rift at the heart of his team after one of his closest aides resigned, blasting the Labour leader’s top circl(...)

  Robert Mugabe  at an event before the closure of his party’s annual conference.  Photograph: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi

Robert Mugabe Born: February 21st, 1924 Died: September 6th, 2019 As the armoured vehicles rolled in to Harare in November 2017, after weeks of polit(...)

The aftermath of the IRA bombing of Canary Wharf.  Photograph: Matthew Polak/Sygma via Getty

“It’s bad news, really bad news,” John Major told Bill Clinton. They spoke by phone at 11.13pm Irish time on February 9th, 1996, just four hours afte(...)

US president Bill Clinton (L) listens to remarks by British prime minister John Major at an US Air Force base in Pittsburgh in 1994. Photograph: Win McNamee/Reuters

Most Britons regard Ireland as “just another island” and “don’t really care what happens elsewhere in the world”, the then UK prime minister John Majo(...)

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