Portrait of the week

Portrait of the week: European elections, milkshake attacks and British Steel buckles

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Home The country went to the polls to elect Members of the European Parliament and express its loathing for the…

Portrait of the week: Brexit party surges in polls, WhatsApp is hacked and Doris Day dies

18 May 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said that the EU withdrawal bill would be introduced in the Commons in the…

Portrait of the week: Labour/Tory Brexit talks, Gavin Williamson’s innocence plea and Cyclone Fani

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Home John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, blamed Theresa May, the Prime Minister, for leaking details of talks between the government…

Portrait of the week: A shooting ban, security leaks and violence in Venezuela

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Home Of those who voted Conservative in 2017, 53 per cent intend to vote for the Brexit party in the…

Portrait of the week: A plot to oust May, terror in Sri Lanka and Ukraine’s comedy president

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, returned to parliament after the Easter recess to find backbenchers plotting to get rid…

Portrait of the week: Brexit party launches, Assange is arrested – and Notre Dame burns

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Home Although the latest date for Brexit had been postponed by the European Council until Halloween, 31 October, the government…

Portrait of the week: Brexit flextension, the demise of Debenhams and a real shower in the Commons

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, wrote to Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, asking for an extension…

Portrait of the week: Brexit complications, avocado woes and London knife crime

6 April 2019 9:00 am

Home Brexit exerted ever stranger effects on politics. After an eight-hour cabinet meeting, Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said she…

Portrait of the week: Brexit games, Trump’s win, and the EU stops the clock

30 March 2019 9:00 am

Home The House of Commons voted to take Brexit business into its own hands, passing by 329 to 302 an…

Portrait of the week: Brexit delay, terror in NZ, and a very expensive pigeon

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, wrote to Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, asking for a delay…

Portrait of the week: government defeat, the spring statement and a fatal airplane crash

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Home The government was defeated by 149 votes — 391 to 242 — on the EU withdrawal agreement presented by…

Portrait of the week: Britain’s knife crime epidemic, a trip to Brussels and Emmanuel Macron’s EU plea

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Home Two 17-year-olds were stabbed to death in London and Manchester, bringing the number of teenagers killed in knife crime…

Portrait of the week: More Brexit discussions, Trump meets Kim Jong-un and India launches strikes on Pakistan

2 March 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May said in the Commons that if MPs voted on 12 March against her draft withdrawal agreement with…

Portrait of the week: Resignations galore, Honda’s announcement and Islamic State’s brides

23 February 2019 9:00 am

Home Seven MPs resigned from the Labour party and sat in the Commons (next to the DUP) as the Independent…

Portrait of the week: More Brexit talks, more French protests and less horse racing

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, returned from a trip to Brussels and Dublin and hurried to the Commons to…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May goes to Brussels and Donald Trump to hold North Korea summit

9 February 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, went off to Brussels again to talk about ‘alternative arrangements’, for which parliament had…

Portrait of the Week: Brexit rumbles on, a panda escapes and Denmark builds a fence

2 February 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, set off to seek a change to the Irish backstop of the EU withdrawal…

Portrait of the week: May’s Brexit Plan B, IRA bombs and no one goes to Davos

26 January 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, having survived a parliamentary vote of no confidence, came to the Commons with an…

Portrait of the week: May’s historic loss, Brexit chaos and the US shutdown

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Home Brexit threw politics into unpredictable chaos. The government was defeated by an unparalleled majority of 230 — 432 to…

Portrait of the week: a government defeat, the harassment of Anna Soubry and Trump’s wall crisis

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Home The government drifted towards a vote by the Commons, which it had cancelled in December, on its withdrawal agreement…

Portrait of the week: A migrant ‘crisis’, Gatwick drone awards and Donald Trump to withdraw troops from Syria

5 January 2019 9:00 am

Home The number of would-be migrants known to have reached England in small boats from France in the last two…

Portrait of the year: from the collapse of Carillion to the sacking of John Kelly

15 December 2018 9:00 am

January Four young men were stabbed to death in London as the New Year began. The Crown Prosecution Service was…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May’s double defeat on Brexit

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Home Political hobbyists speculated on the future of Brexit if the government fell, if a new Conservative leader was chosen,…

Portrait of the week: the Brexit world, the non-Brexit world and Mars

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Brexit Theresa May, the Prime Minister, seemed to succeed in uniting the country in opposition to the withdrawal agreement to…

Portrait of the Week: May’s deal, water cannon, John Worboys and Interpol

24 November 2018 9:00 am

Home Five pizza-eating cabinet ministers — Andrea Leadsom, Penny Mordaunt, Liam Fox, Michael Gove and Chris Grayling — put it…