Portrait of the week

Portrait of the week: Marks & Spencer to close 100 stores, Meghan and Harry marry, Trump says North Korea summit might not happen

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Home Marks & Spencer announced plans to close 100 of its 1,035 shops by 2022, hoping to move a third…

Portrait of the week: Around 60 killed as US embassy opens in Jerusalem

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Home Wages rose quicker than inflation in the first quarter of 2018, at an annual rate of 2.9 per cent,…

Portrait of the week: Trump withdraws from the ‘horrible, one-sided’ Iranian nuclear deal

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Home Although the world was led to believe that, thanks to the vote of Sajid Javid, the new Home Secretary,…

Portrait of the week: Brexit, Windrush resignations and the march of the toxic moth

5 May 2018 9:00 am

Home The prospect of Brexit in name only hovered on the horizon as the government contemplated an association agreement with…

Portrait of the week: a new royal baby, more Brexit rows and the Trump-Macron bromance

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Home No. 10 insisted: ‘We will not be staying in the customs union or joining a customs union.’ The undertaking…

Portrait of the Week: Allied air strikes on Syria and the Windrush scandal

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Home Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, apologised in Parliament for the treatment of immigrants from the Commonwealth from before 1971,…

Tension as Britain decides whether to join in air strikes on Syria

14 April 2018 9:00 am

Home Parliament was in recess when Theresa May, the Prime Minister, agreed with America and France that the international community…

Portrait of the Week: Corbyn and Jewdas and Kim Jong-un’s visit to South Korea

7 April 2018 9:00 am

Home Alison Saunders said she would relinquish her position as the Director of Public Prosecutions when her five-year contract ends…

Portrait of the week: 23 countries back Britain by expelling Russian diplomats

31 March 2018 9:00 am

Home ‘We recognise that anti-Semitism has occurred in pockets within the Labour Party,’ Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, said. ‘I…

British fishermen sold down the river in Brexit transition deal

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Home Britain and the European Union agreed on a transitional period after Brexit on 29 March 2019 until the end…

Portrait of the week: Sergei Skripal, Dame Louise Casey, Philip Hammond’s spring statement

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, told the Commons that the chemical that put in hospital Sergei Skripal, a Russian…

Man and woman found unconscious on a park bench. Observers: "They've either been poisoned by the K.G.B., or were discussing Brexit."

Portrait of the week: was the poisoning of a Russian spy a hit?

10 March 2018 9:00 am

Home Sergei Skripal, aged 66, and his daughter Yulia were found in a state of collapse on a bench outside…

Crisis looms over the Brexit negotiations    

3 March 2018 9:00 am

Home Crisis loomed over Brexit negotiations as Theresa May, the Prime Minister, travelled to the north-east to explain ‘this Government’s…

Portrait of the week: Jeremy Corbyn attacks the press over spy claims

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Home Someone called Jan Sarkocy said that, as a Czech Security Service agent in London under the name Jan Dymic,…

Portrait of the Week: Oxfam faces losing funding as crisis grows over abuse claims

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Home The Charity Commission said it would hold a statutory inquiry into a scandal in which Oxfam staff paid for…

Civil partnerships for all and the Queen’s swans dying of bird flu

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Home Stagecoach and Virgin could only manage to run the East Coast rail franchise for a few more weeks, Chris…

A Brexit transition period is ‘a new Norman Conquest’ says Jacob Rees-Mogg

3 February 2018 9:00 am

Home The EU published its negotiating position on Britain’s period of transition, from 30 March 2019 until 31 December 2020.…

Boris Johnson slapped down after calling for more NHS funding

27 January 2018 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson went on manoeuvres again. The media were briefed that, in a meeting of the cabinet, he would…

Carillion crashes owing £1.5 billion: directors’ conduct is probed

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Home Carillion, the construction and service-provider with 20,000 employees and many contracts for the public sector, went into liquidation with…

The Cabinet reshuffle that exploded in Theresa May’s face

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, tried to shuffle her cabinet, but Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, refused to become…

Death in the streets as anti-government unrest sweeps Iran

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Home In a message for the New Year, as though it were an immemorial custom, Theresa May, the Prime Minister,…

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…