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Boris Johnson leaves number 10 Downing Street  to meet with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and request the dissolution of Parliament. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen

Boris Johnson faces into next month’s general election with a double-digit Conservative poll lead over Labour and a simple promise to “get Brexit done(...)

Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg: “I think if either of us were in a fire, whatever the fire brigade said, we would leave the burning building,” he   told LBC. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Attempts by the Tory politician Jacob Rees-Mogg to draw a line under remarks stating that the victims of the Grenfell fire lacked “common sense” have (...)

The Stoxx Europe 600 index hit 22-month highs last week and is hovering just below the 400 level that marked a generational top in 2000. Photograph: iStock

European stocks have been stuck in a trading range for almost 20 years. Is a breakout finally at hand? The Stoxx Europe 600 index hit 22-month highs l(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Conservative leader Boris Johnson. Photograph: PA/AFP

There was an elegiac quality to exchanges in the House of Commons this week as MPs paid tribute to Speaker John Bercow, who has left after 10 years in(...)

Back to the future; forward to the past – Brexit has a way of defying linear time. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

There are some fine and historic ditches in and around these islands: Offa’s Dyke that marks the old boundaries of England and Wales, the Black Pig’s (...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at Crawley Hospital: “The US has called for ‘full market access’ to our NHS, which would mean prices of some of our most important medicines increasing by up to sevenfold.” Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have marked out the battleground for December’s UK general election in sharp clashes over Brexit, the National Health (...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: “If the Tories don’t get an overall majority, the opposition will gang up against him to kick him out,” says polling expert John Curtice.  Photograph:   Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Two-and-a-half years after Theresa May’s risky decision to call a snap election that lost the Conservatives their majority, her successor Boris Johnso(...)

Do or die? UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: House of Commons/PA Wire

Tuesday night’s overwhelming vote in favour of a December election, by a margin of 438 to 20, concealed the anxiety gnawing at MPs on both sides of th(...)

Michel Barnier: “It is not easy to work with this pooled sovereignty of the 27. We are not a federal state. We do not want to be a federal state.” Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

The door is not quite closed yet. As the UK moves into election mode, the EU chief Brexit negotiator has hinted that the union may yet be willing to g(...)

Boris Johnson is expected to call on MPs once again to support his quest for a pre-Christmas election in order to break the Brexit deadlock. Photograph by HO/PRU/AFP/ Getty Images)

MPs in the House of Commons have voted for a UK general election to be held on December 12th. The vote, on the Early Parliamentary General Election B(...)

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