William Hague

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Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow: has been described as a “stupid, sanctimonious dwarf” and  “one of the great speakers”. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP

With his announcement that he will stand down as speaker by October 31st, John Bercow is ending a House of Commons career that has seen him move from (...)

Poor David. Photograph:  Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

It’s hard to decide what the guiding question behind Inside Europe: Ten Years of Turmoil (BBC Two, Monday, 9pm) might be. The first episode of this ne(...)

Paranoid, belligerent Tony Martin, played by Steve Pemberton

When two burglars broke into the home of Tony Martin, late on August 20th, 1999, Martin was prepared. His habit was to sleep in his work clothes, he t(...)

Brexit Secretary David Davis during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, London. Photograph: PA Wire

Brexit secretary David Davis has been accused of holding parliament in contempt after he refused to hand over unedited assessments of the impact of Br(...)

An alleged victim of Harvey Weinstein, Mimi Haleyi, at a press conference held by attorney Gloria Allred in New York recently. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Not you too, Dustin? The list is long and inglorious, and getting longer by the day. Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, film-maker James Toback, director (...)

Hillary Clinton, when she was US secretary of state, proposed integrating women and girls into everything her department did. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

There’s a type of foreign policy dilemma that diplomats frame as follows: should we do what’s morally right and makes us feel good about ourselves, or(...)

Former minister of state for European affairs Lucinda Creighton said Brexit had begun to dominate her consultancy work. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ed Brophy, who served as chief of staff to Joan Burton when she was Tánaiste in the last government, didn’t have much time to get his feet under the t(...)

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, leaves Finsbury Park mosque, where one man has died, eight people taken to hospital and a person arrested after the vehicle struck pedestrians. Visits last week by May and her colleagues to the Grenfell Tower disaster sites have been badly handled, ineffective and twitchy.  EPA/SEAN DEMPSEY

Philip Hammond’s television appearances today reminded me of Nigel Lawson’s deadly critique of Margaret Thatcher in a landmark interview with Brian Wa(...)

Lord Heseltine speaks in the House of Lords, London, on Tuesday as the Brexit Bill is debated. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May’s government has suffered a second defeat over Brexit in the House of Lords, which on Tuesday backed a call for Parliament to be given a (...)

Thomas Mair, who has been found guilty at the Old Bailey, London of the murder of the MP Jo Cox. There is little doubt that he regarded Cox as a “collaborator” against the white race.  One of the last searches he conducted on Birstall library computers was into people who had been executed as traitors. Photograph:  West Yorkshire Police/PA Wire

Reclusive, nervous and by his own account gripped by feelings of worthlessness, Thomas Mair struck his neighbours and many of his relatives as odd but(...)

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