UK Election

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British prime minister Boris Johnson gives a thumbs up after delivering his speech during the Conservative Party conference at the Manchester Convention Centre, Britain. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Pool/EPA

When Boris Johnson returned to Westminster in triumph after the general election, he was cheered into the Commons chamber by his 365 Conservative MPs,(...)

A  view of Stormont as cross-party talks to restore the Northern Ireland powersharing government begin, in Belfast. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The results of the Westminster election in Northern Ireland provoked a predictable chorus from commentators claiming it was a vote for a united Irelan(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at  the  opening of parliament in the House of Lords,   Westminster, on Thursday, December 19th. Photograph:   Kirsty Wigglesworth/Reuters

MPs will vote on Friday on a revised version of the withdrawal agreement bill that strips out guarantees on workers’ rights and removes any role for p(...)

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood: “In 1972, 14 innocent civil rights marchers were gunned down by the British army on the streets of Derry. Is prosecuting those veterans vexatious? No it is not.”   Photograph: Pacemaker Press

The consequences of last week’s general election on the shape of the House of Commons are most visible on the government benches, which can no longer (...)

Queen Elizabeth walks through the Royal Gallery before delivering the Queen’s Speech at the state opening of parliament at Westminster. Photograph: Matt Dunham/Pool via Reuters

Boris Johnson has put new laws promising higher NHS funding and longer sentencing for terrorists at the heart of his Queen’s Speech, after winning a m(...)

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn: ‘The Tory campaign amplified by most of the media managed to persuade many that only Boris Johnson could “get Brexit done”.’ Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn has faced furious MPs at a fractious meeting of the parliamentary Labour Party in Westminster in which he told them he took “responsibil(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn  in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The battle for Labour isn’t just over the future of the left. It’s much deeper than that. It is about securing a functioning opposition in Britain. F(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson speaking to the House of Commons for the first time since his election victory. Photograph: UK Parliament via Getty

Boris Johnson has told MPs that he will end years of “deadlock, division and delay” over Brexit and find common ground to deal with other issues facin(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson alongside members of his cabinet in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP/UK Parliament

As MPs piled into the House of Commons chamber for Lindsay Hoyle’s election as speaker, the swell of Conservatives soon overwhelmed the government’s g(...)

Boris Johnson spooked markets by putting the threat of a no-deal Brexit back on the table. Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

Boris Johnson spooked markets by putting the threat of a no-deal Brexit back on the table. His plan to change the law to ensure the transition phase i(...)

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