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Boris Johnson appeared to be unassailable in October. Now the Tories are looking towards their next leader

Last weekend, Boris Johnson was relishing his latest escape after he misled his ethics adviser, Christopher Geidt, over the lavish refurbishment (...)

A camera lens focuses on the door of 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, as Boris Johnson faces calls to resign. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Whether or not Boris Johnson’s current travails turn out to be the final act in a compelling political drama that has gripped British politics for the(...)

Amid questions over parties at Downing Street and the refurbishment of his private flat, Boris Johnson has suffered an astonishing reversal of fortune. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Boris Johnson goes into the new year with his premiership in real jeopardy for the first time since he won an 80-seat majority for the Conservatives i(...)

Liberal Democrats candidate Helen Morgan and former party leader Tim Farron celebrate her victory in the North Shropshire byelection. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The Liberal Democrats were the bookies’ favourites and many Conservatives had already written off their chances of holding North Shropshire before the(...)

British  prime minister Boris Johnson: Conservative MPs have tired of the disorderly and dysfunctional operation he presides over in Downing Street.  Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images

When the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers greeted Boris Johnson with a traditional banging of desks on Tuesday evening it was, the connoiss(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: MPs are merciless in private about his faults, character flaws and chaotic Downing Street operation. Photograph: Adrian Dennis

If Boris Johnson thought he was throwing down a dead cat when he brought forward to Wednesday evening the announcement of new coronavirus restrictions(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: told the House of Commons liaison committee that he now accepted that the former Northern secretary broke the rules. Handout photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor

Boris Johnson has admitted that he made a mistake in trying to change parliamentary rules on MPs’ behaviour to save former Northern Ireland secretary (...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP via Getty Images

Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions was remarkable for the intensity of the ill-tempered exchanges between Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer as they c(...)

 British prime minister Boris Johnson’s mishandling of the Paterson affair has moved a harsh spotlight onto the private affairs of Conservative MPs. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/EPA/Pool

Two weeks after his ill-fated attempt to save former Northern Ireland secretary Owen Paterson from the consequences of breaching parliamentary standar(...)

 British prime minister Boris Johnson: “For hundreds of years, MPs have gone to parliament and also done work as doctors, lawyers or soldiers or firefighters or writers, or all sorts of other trades and callings.” Photograph: Robert Perry

Boris Johnson has told the world’s media that Britain is not a corrupt country despite the controversy over Conservative MPs’ paid lobbying and other (...)

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