Politics

Are MPs ready to vote on a UK-EU trade deal?
Boris Johnson walks into No. 10 Downing Street
In Brief

Are MPs ready to vote on a UK-EU trade deal?

Commons may sit on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day to ratify an agreement
16 Dec 2020
Why Downing Street and the EU are out of sync
Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street following a Cabinet Meeting at the FCO
In Brief

Why Downing Street and the EU are out of sync

Michel Barnier suggests agreement in sight as No. 10 warns of no-deal
15 Dec 2020
Alexei Navalny poisoned with negroni after being ‘tailed by hit squad’
Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists during a rally
In Brief

Alexei Navalny poisoned with negroni after being ‘tailed by hit squad’

Reports say the FSB squad had been tracking Navalny since 2017
15 Dec 2020
What do the extended Brexit talks mean?
Boris Johnson give a thumbs-up gestures as he greets Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.
In Brief

What do the extended Brexit talks mean?

Continuation of talks announced after half-hour call between Johnson and von der Leyen
14 Dec 2020
Why everyone’s talking about the EU’s no-deal Brexit plans
EU leaders meet for the final European Summit of the year in Brussels.
In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about the EU’s no-deal Brexit plans

Bloc publishes proposals as negotiations remain deadlocked ahead of Sunday deadline
11 Dec 2020
The feeling in Brussels as time runs out
Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen meet for a dinner in Brussels
In Depth

The feeling in Brussels as time runs out

Bloc publishes no-deal planning as negotiators head back to the table with new deadline
10 Dec 2020
What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK
UK and EU flags
In Depth

What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK

Talks back in the hands of negotiators after political intervention cannot break deadlock
10 Dec 2020
How Peru ended up with three different presidents in a week
Demonstrators confront riot police during a protest against interim President Manuel Merino
In Brief

How Peru ended up with three different presidents in a week

Impeachment of popular reformer triggered public protests over his successor
8 Dec 2020
What does Boris Johnson’s trip to Brussels mean for the Brexit negotiations?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

What does Boris Johnson’s trip to Brussels mean for the Brexit negotiations?

PM takes matters into his own hands after Michel Barnier sets Wednesday deadline for deal
8 Dec 2020
France vs. Germany negotiating rift revealed
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier (centre)
In Brief

France vs. Germany negotiating rift revealed

Conflict between EU power brokers triggered during Michel Barnier’s Covid isolation
8 Dec 2020
North vs. South: how Covid has widened Britain’s wealth gap
Andy Burnham speaks to the media at a press conference outside The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.
In Depth

North vs. South: how Covid has widened Britain’s wealth gap

Government recovery plan criticised as think tank reveals pandemic has hit northern regions hardest
7 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘We’re all paying the price’ of hard Brexit
The sun shines through clouds over the Palace of Westminster.
In Review

Instant Opinion: ‘We’re all paying the price’ of hard Brexit

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 7 December
7 Dec 2020
What are the odds of getting a Brexit deal?
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier returns to Brussels after the last round of negotiations in London
In Depth

What are the odds of getting a Brexit deal?

Talks enter 11th-hour phase with likelihood of an agreement hanging in the balance
7 Dec 2020
Is Black Lives Matter a ‘political movement’?
Colin Kazim-Richards of Derby County raises his right fist as other players take the knee ahead of the match against Milwall
In Brief

Is Black Lives Matter a ‘political movement’?

UK minister says BLM is ‘different to what most of us believe in’ as row about booing football fans intensifies
7 Dec 2020
UK to begin world’s first Covid vaccine rollout within hours
A technician at Croydon Health Services takes delivery of the first batch of Covid-19 vaccinations
In Brief

UK to begin world’s first Covid vaccine rollout within hours

Patients will be given NHS inoculation card after receiving jab
7 Dec 2020
Key events to follow in crunch Brexit deal or no-deal week
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street for parliament for the vote on the new UK tier system
In Brief

Key events to follow in crunch Brexit deal or no-deal week

Crunch talks to continue ahead of key EU meeting on Thursday
7 Dec 2020
France launches raids in crackdown on ‘political Islam’
Emmanuel Macron pictured with French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin
In Brief

France launches raids in crackdown on ‘political Islam’

Interior minister says inspections are part of ‘massive action against separatism’
4 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: Brexit deal is ‘likely by Monday’
Michel Barnier, EU
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Brexit deal is ‘likely by Monday’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 4 December
4 Dec 2020
Will Johnson face leadership challenge over his Brexit deal?
Boris virtual
In Depth

Will Johnson face leadership challenge over his Brexit deal?

Prime minister battles to quiet rumblings of discontent in his party as talks with EU falter at final hurdle
4 Dec 2020
Quiz of The Week: 28 November - 4 December
Matt Hancock has vowed to take the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine live on television to prove it is safe
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 28 November - 4 December

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
4 Dec 2020
Is EU ‘curveball’ about to trigger a no-deal Brexit?
Michel Barnier walks to a conference centre in central London
In Brief

Is EU ‘curveball’ about to trigger a no-deal Brexit?

UK officials claim the bloc’s negotiators are upping demands about state aid
4 Dec 2020
How can Starmer avoid another Labour civil war over Brexit?
Keir Starmer addresses Labour members at an leadership election event.
In Depth

How can Starmer avoid another Labour civil war over Brexit?

Opposition leader facing threat of frontbench revolt over withdrawal deal vote
3 Dec 2020
Thousands of England’s busiest bridges ‘at risk of failure’
A cyclist negotiates the closed pathways around Hammersmith Bridge
In Brief

Thousands of England’s busiest bridges ‘at risk of failure’

Structures in ‘very poor’ condition remain open amid concerns about disruption during repairs
3 Dec 2020
Ivanka Trump questioned over misuse of inauguration funds
Donald Trump takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
In Brief

Ivanka Trump questioned over misuse of inauguration funds

President’s daughter quizzed as election loser considers pardoning his children before leaving office
3 Dec 2020
Will Macron sink Brexit deal with French veto?
Emmanuel Macron gives the opening speech of a video international donor conference for Lebanon at the Elysee palace.
In Brief

Will Macron sink Brexit deal with French veto?

Diplomats warn EU negotiators not to give too many concessions to win agreement
3 Dec 2020
Five signs that Brexit deal is on verge of being agreed
Demonstrators hold placards and EU flags as they take part in a march by the People's Vote organisation.
In Depth

Five signs that Brexit deal is on verge of being agreed

Negotiators from EU and UK are nearing finishing lap of race to reach future trade treaty
2 Dec 2020
Can Johnson recover from wounds of Tory Covid rebellion?
Boris Johnson walks back to 10 Downing Street from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
In Depth

Can Johnson recover from wounds of Tory Covid rebellion?

Total of 55 backbench Conservatives vote against tier system in most serious revolt yet against PM
2 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘The emperor runs out of clothes’
Philip Green
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘The emperor runs out of clothes’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 2 December
2 Dec 2020
Naked MEP leaps from window after ‘all-male orgy’ bust
Jozsef Szajer, a former MEP from Hungary’s Fidesz party
In Brief

Naked MEP leaps from window after ‘all-male orgy’ bust

Hungarian politician Jozsef Szajer admits attending ‘private party’ broken up by Belgian police for Covid curfew violations
2 Dec 2020
Four things we learned from the leaked Wuhan Covid-19 files
Paramedics wearing personal protective equipment carry a stretcher off an ambulance.
In Brief

Four things we learned from the leaked Wuhan Covid-19 files

Documents reveal Chinese officials lied about new infections and deaths as outbreak spread
2 Dec 2020
Michel Barnier quizzed by EU over Brexit deal compromises
Anti-Brexit demonstrators hold placards as EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier walks through central London.
In Brief

Michel Barnier quizzed by EU over Brexit deal compromises

Emmanuel Macron leading chorus of ‘nervous’ European leaders
2 Dec 2020
Why Labour is abstaining on coronavirus tier vote
Labour leader Keir Starmer wearing a face mask.
In Brief

Why Labour is abstaining on coronavirus tier vote

Keir Starmer says Boris Johnson lacks a plan to effectively tackle Covid
1 Dec 2020
How is the UK’s foreign aid budget spent?
foreign aid
In Depth

How is the UK’s foreign aid budget spent?

60 Tory MPs expected to vote against £4bn cuts
27 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Trump 2024? It could happen’
A woman holds a Trump 2024 t-shirt at a rally during the 2020 election.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Trump 2024? It could happen’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 27 November
27 Nov 2020
Johnson battles to quell Tory MPs’ anger over Covid tiers
Boris Johnson addresses a press briefing on the new Covid-19 lockdown system
In Brief

Johnson battles to quell Tory MPs’ anger over Covid tiers

Conservative rebels threaten revolt amid demands for more transparency on data and reasoning behind restrictions
27 Nov 2020
Is Russia set to snatch Belarus’s independence?
Pro-democracy protestors demonstrate in Minsk, Belarus.
In Depth

Is Russia set to snatch Belarus’s independence?

Officials from Moscow descend on Minsk as President Alexander Lukashenko clings to power
27 Nov 2020
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