Portrait of the week

A portrait of 2017: Brexit stumbled forward, Big Ben was silenced and sexual allegations swept the world

16 December 2017 9:00 am

January ‘No deal for Britain is better than a bad deal for Britain,’ Theresa May, the Prime Minister, declared in…

DUP’s 11th-hour objection throws Brexit deal into chaos

9 December 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, was thrown into a political crisis, along with the negotiations for Brexit, during a…

Prince Harry announces his engagement to US actress Meghan Markle

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Home The engagement was announced of Prince Henry of Wales, aged 33, and the Los Angeles-born Meghan Markle, an actress…

Britain agrees to offer the EU a £40 billion divorce payment for Brexit

25 November 2017 9:00 am

Home The cabinet, including Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, agreed that the European Union would have to be offered something…

The Brexit Bill faces 470 amendments on its way through Parliament

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Home As the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill faced 470 amendments in its examination by a committee of the whole House,…

Sexual misconduct claims leave government in crisis

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Home An air of crisis hung over the government. Priti Patel, the International Development Secretary, was told to fly back…

Rumours of sexual misconduct swirl around Westminster

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Home A great ferment of accusations of sexual impropriety was made against people in Parliament and out of it. Bex…

Should returning Isis fighters be reintegrated — or killed?

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Home  Of perhaps 400 Britons returned from the former territory of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, those who…

Brexit talks stall after efforts to accelerate

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, and David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, went to Brussels and had dinner with Jean-Claude…

Would Theresa May vote for Brexit now? She’s not saying

14 October 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, when asked by Iain Dale in an interview on LBC: ‘If there was a…

Theresa May doesn’t want yes-men – and hasn’t got them

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, told her audience at the Conservative party conference that she wanted to continue, like…

‘Prepare for power,’ Jeremy Corbyn tells the Labour party conference

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Home Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, told the party conference that Labour was ‘on the threshold of power’. The party…

Portrait of the week: Boris Johnson challenges Theresa May’s Brexit leadership

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, issued a manifesto for a ‘glorious future’ for Britain outside the European Union as…

Brexit, Hurricane Irma, and an earthquake in Mexico

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Home The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was given a second reading by 326 votes to 290, with seven Labour MPs…

I’m no quitter – I’m here until the next election, says Theresa May

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Home On being asked if she meant to lead the Conservatives into the next election, due in 2022, Theresa May,…

United Nations condemns North Korea’s ‘outrageous’ missile over Japan

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Home Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, announced a change in Labour’s policy by saying that he wanted Britain…

Portrait of the week

26 August 2017 9:00 am

Home Big Ben ceased sounding for a planned period of four years, thanks to a decision by the Speaker and…

Donald Trump keeps on blaming both sides for white supremacist violence

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Home Regulated rail fares will rise by 3.6 per cent in January, bringing the price of annual tickets from Oxford,…

Donald Trump and North Korea trade nuclear threats

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Home British negotiators are prepared to pay up to £36 billion to the EU to settle the so-called divorce bill…

Portrait of the week

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Home Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, appeared to wrest control of plans for Brexit from cabinet rivals, while…

Petrol and diesel cars and vans to be banned in Britain from 2040

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, invited the media to take a photograph of her beginning a holiday with her…

Brexit, Boris Johnson and the war of Captain Haddock

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, told MPs before the summer recess: ‘No backbiting, no carping. The choice is me…

The end of cash in hand?

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Home In her first big speech since the general election, Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said: ‘I say to the…

The Grenfell inquiry: Can a 70-year-old man ‘understand human beings’?

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Home Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, urged colleagues to make the case for ‘sound money’; he said, ‘We…

Theresa May’s Tories buy support of Ulster’s DUP to stay in power

1 July 2017 9:00 am

Home In preparation for the vote on the Queen’s Speech, the Government, after weeks of negotiations, bought the support of…