Portrait of the week

Portrait of the Week: Brexitry, Jaguar and the Lib-Dems’ non-leader

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Home Britain was overwhelmed by Brexitry. Before flying off to an EU summit in Salzburg, Theresa May, the Prime Minister,…

Portrait of the week: Tories against Brexit, the Salisbury poisoning and Sweden’s election

15 September 2018 9:00 am

Home Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, was said to want to throw a lifeline to Theresa May, the…

Portrait of the week: Mark Carney’s kind offer, the return of Parliament and Steve Bannon vs the New Yorker

8 September 2018 9:00 am

Home Mark Carney kindly said he would stay on as governor of the Bank of England if it helped the…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May goes to Africa, Labour accused of anti-Semitism (again) and John McCain dies

1 September 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, flew off to South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria accompanied by a trade delegation. In…

Portrait of the week: Government surpluses, desperate Donald and a prisons meltdown

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Home Government finances were in surplus by £2 billion in July. Public sector net debt rose to £1,777.5 billion, equal to 84.3…

Portrait of the Week: Westminster attack, House of Fraser and bridge collapse

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Home Unemployment fell by 65,000 to 1.36 million — at 4 per cent the lowest level since 1975. The economy…

Boris and burkas; Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semitism; Donald Trump and Iran

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Home Brandon Lewis, the chairman of the Conservative party, demanded that Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, should apologise for…

Portrait of the week: ‘Project Fear’, Labour’s anti-Semitism row (continued) and Jeremy Hunt’s wife gaffe

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Home When families and doctors are in agreement, medical staff will be able to remove tubes supplying food and water…

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Portrait of the week: Labour’s anti-Semitic row, public-sector pay rises and Greek forest fires

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Home Dame Margaret Hodge accused Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, of being an ‘anti-Semite’ and a ‘racist’ in front of…

Portrait of the Week: Brexit votes and Trump’s double negatives

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Home The administration of Theresa May, the Prime Minister, staggered on, as Conservative MPs exchanged angry words in the Commons,…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May’s Brexit deal in doubt as Boris Johnson and David Davis resign

14 July 2018 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson resigned as Foreign Secretary the day after David Davis resigned as Brexit Secretary, both in reaction to…

England beat Colombia in World Cup penalty shootout

7 July 2018 9:00 am

Home In an attempt to distract the nation from the toothache of Brexit, the government announced a £4.5 million scheme…

Portrait of the week

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Home The Commons voted in favour of a new runway at Heathrow by 415 votes to 119. Boris Johnson, the…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May unveils £20 billion in NHS spending

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said that spending on NHS England would increase by £20 billion a year by…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May dodges a Commons Brexit defeat and Donald Trump meets Kim Jong-un

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Home Negotiations over Brexit acquired an even stronger admixture of chaos and old night. Phillip Lee resigned as a little-known…

Third Heathrow runway finally approved; Trump says he can pardon himself

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Home A third runway at Heathrow Airport was approved by the cabinet; £2.6 billion was earmarked for compensation and soundproofing. Northern…

Portrait of the week: Ireland votes to legalise abortion; Pret A Manger sold; Italy plunged into crisis

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Home Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland, said that the referendum in Ireland on…

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…