Portrait of the week

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20 August 2016 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, who was supposed to be on a walking holiday in Switzerland, wrote to Xi…

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13 August 2016 9:00 am

Home The government floated the idea that individuals might receive payments in areas where fracking was approved, or where housing…

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6 August 2016 9:00 am

Home The Court of Appeal overturned a ruling that four Syrian refugees living in Calais’ jungle camp could come to…

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30 July 2016 9:00 am

Home The collapse of BHS after Sir Philip Green had extracted large sums and left the business on ‘life support’,…

Theresa May’s new cabinet has no roles for George Osborne or Michael Gove

23 July 2016 9:00 am

Home Theresa May made a speech in the open air in Downing Street after kissing hands with the Queen as…

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16 July 2016 9:00 am

Home Theresa May became Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative party when Andrea Leadsom withdrew her candidacy for election…

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9 July 2016 9:00 am

Home Conservative MPs set about finding two candidates for the party leadership to be put to party members as rival…

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2 July 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, standing in the middle of Downing Street with his wife Samantha alone near him, announced his resignation…

Portrait of the Week: pro-EU Labour MP Jo Cox is shot and stabbed to death

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Home One week before the United Kingdom voted in a referendum on membership of the European Union, Jo Cox, a…

Portrait of the week: 49 shot dead in Orlando gay club by Islamist gunman

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, threatened pensioners who voted in the referendum for Britain to leave the EU: ‘If…

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11 June 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, caused mild surprise by cancelling a cabinet meeting and hastily convening a press conference…

Migrants rescued from Channel, PM shares platform with Sadiq Khan

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Home Two British men were charged with immigration offences after the rescue by night of 18 Albanian migrants, two of…

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28 May 2016 9:00 am

Home The government published a Treasury analysis warning that an exit from the EU would plunge Britain into a year-long…

Potrait of the Week: prisons to be ‘academies’and West to arm Libya

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Home In the Queen’s Speech, the government made provision for bills against extremism and in favour of driverless cars, drones,…

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14 May 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, made a speech in the British Museum warning of war if Britain left the…

Portrait of the Week: Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis, Leicester City’s triumph, Gerry Adams Twitter storm

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Home Naz Shah MP was suspended from the Labour Party after the blogger Guido Fawkes revealed that in 2014, nine…

Portrait of the Week: doctors on strike, President Obama’s Brexit threat

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Home Junior doctors went on strike for two days, refusing to provide even emergency treatment. The 96 Liverpool fans who…

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23 April 2016 9:00 am

Home George Osborne, the Chancellor, said that if Britain left the European Union, households would be on average £4,300 a…

Portrait of the Week: David Cameron’s tax troubles and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s paternity

16 April 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, after spending a week parrying questions about his late father’s investment fund Blairmore, suddenly…

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9 April 2016 9:00 am

Home Sajid Javid, the Business Secretary, said that the government would like a buyer to save Port Talbot steelworks. ‘We’re…

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2 April 2016 9:00 am

Home The Indian company Tata decided to sell its entire steel business in Britain, putting more than 15,000 jobs in…

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26 March 2016 9:00 am

Home Iain Duncan Smith resigned as Work and Pensions Secretary two days after the Budget, throwing the government into a…

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19 March 2016 9:00 am

Home In the Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, kept talking of the ‘next generation’. He outlined cuts…

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12 March 2016 9:00 am

Home The Bank of England arranged for banks to be able to borrow as much money as they needed around…

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5 March 2016 9:00 am

Home An official analysis by the Cabinet Office said that if Britain left the EU it would lead to a…