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Boris Johnson: 38 Conservative MPs defied three-line whip. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson has survived his first backbench revolt since December’s election after 38 Conservative MPs defied a three-line whip over the government(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s key adviser Dominic Cummings told reporters: ‘Read Philip Tetlock’s Superforecasting instead of political pundits who don’t know what they are talking about.’ Photograph: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

Downing Street has come under intense pressure to explain how an adviser who argued that intelligence is linked to race came to work at No 10, amid fr(...)

Dominic Cummings: His new focus reflects the passions developed in his bunker: putting science at the heart of government and ensuring that the government machine delivers what the politicians promise. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

When Boris Johnson walked through the front door of Number 10 on July 26th, 2019, the British political system was in a state of Brexit-induced paraly(...)

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry. Photograph:  PA Wire

Who will be there? The Queen, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex, with the Duchess of Sussex likely to be dialling in. It is being(...)

Britain’s Prince Harry with Meghan Markle.  Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

Queen Elizabeth has agreed that her grandson Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, should divide their time between Britain and C(...)

Meghan Markle returned to Canada after three days in the UK; it is understood Prince Harry will follow this week. File photgraph: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Senior royal officials and UK and Canadian government representatives continued urgent talks on Saturday, over the future of the Duke and Duchess of S(...)

Dominic Cummings, special adviser for Boris Johnson, last Friday. Mr Cummings believes the whole of the British establishment needs reforming. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

The UK’s top civil servant is set to stay in Downing Street and oversee a far-reaching shake-up of the government machine planned by British prime min(...)

Despite Saturday’s setback, Boris Johnson remains in a strong position to get his deal through parliament and deliver Brexit but may struggle to do so by October 31st. Photograph: EPA/UK parliament/Jessica Taylor

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s ploy of sending three letters to the European Union on Saturday night won him some helpful headlines in the Sun(...)

David Sterling, head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, said he was particularly concerned about what will happen if it is left without ministerial direction in the event of a no-deal exit.

Northern Ireland’s top civil servant has called for the return of the political institutions at Stormont ahead of the “grave” possibility of a no-deal(...)

The proposal is the first attempt by Jeremy Corbyn to forge a cross-party consensus on stopping a no-deal Brexit since Boris Johnson became prime minister. Photograph: Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to prevent a no-deal Brexit by being installed as caretaker British prime minister has been rejected by some of the key MPs neede(...)

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