UK Election

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Boris Johnson on the steps of 10 Downing Street. If it was not already blindingly obvious after the election results came in on Friday morning that the political settlement on these islands is in serious danger of unravelling, it sure is now. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

What lesson should the Government take from the results of the election in what is more and more dubiously called the United Kingdom? That denial is d(...)

Britain’s Houses of Parliament in  London pictured  on Monday, December 16th, 2019. “The UK’s exit is the only cast-iron certainty following the election.” Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

As EU leaders met in Brussels for the 2019 December European Council, all across the UK voters went to the polls in a winter general election that wou(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson greets newly-elected Conservative MPs at the Houses of Parliament in London. The new MPs will be sworn in on Tuesday. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty

Boris Johnson has welcomed 109 new Conservative MPs to Westminster, telling them they must deliver on the “sacred trust” of voters as they prepare to (...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson and Labour’s  Jeremy Corbyn: On tax, spending and Brexit, the Conservatives now need to placate wildly different constituencies. Photograph:  Leon Neal/Getty

For the Tories, Christmas has come precisely 12 days early. The party has smashed through the so-called Red Wall of Labour seats across the midlands a(...)

‘On Thursday the public told the DUP and Sinn Féin to get on with it. They now have a chance to do just that.’ File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

It must be difficult after such a long and bruising election campaign, particularly for the like of DUP leader Arlene Foster, for politicians to feel (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson makes a statement in Downing Street  on December 13th,  in London, England. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Britain’s Labour Party leadership has apologised for its dismal performance in last week’s general election but said Brexit and media hostility was al(...)

From left, Yvette Cooper, Keir Starmer and Emily Thornberry. Photographs: Neal Leon/AFP/Getty Images; Francois Lenoir/Reuters; Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty Images

Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper ran against Corbyn for the leadership in 2015 and is viewed as a centrist. Therefore, she would be likely to face an up-h(...)

First minister Nicola Sturgeon joins SNP’s newly elected MPs for a group photo call outside the V&A Museum in Dundee, Saturday. Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA

Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, warned British prime minister Boris Johnson on Sunday that he could not keep Scotland in the United Kingd(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in Islington, north London. Photograph: PA

British Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has apologised to Labour supporters over the party’s catastrophic performance in the general election. In an open (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson speaks to supporters during a visit to see newly elected Conservative Party MP for Sedgefield Paul Howell. Photograph: PA

British prime minister Boris Johnson has vowed to repay the trust of former Labour voters in northeast England who switched to the Conservative Party (...)

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