Portrait of the week

Portrait of the week: The US midterms, Theresa May’s Brexit plan and London’s murder rate

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, set off for St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, from which she was to…

Portrait of the week: Hammond ‘ends austerity’, Angela Merkel resigns and Leicester City’s owner killed in helicopter crash

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Home Austerity was ‘finally coming to an end’, Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said in the Budget. He…

Portrait of the Week: the Brexit march, Nick Clegg’s new job and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, found herself in another crisis over Brexit. Backbenchers whispered that 48 letters were being…

Portrait of the week: Crisis talks and pizza in Andrea Leadsom’s office

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Home Brexit was in crisis as the European Council (of heads of state or government) met. Theresa May, the Prime…

Portrait of the Week: EU mandarins are suspiciously cheerful about Brexit

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Home EU officials were suspiciously cheerful over the prospects of Brexit negotiations running up to the next summit on 18…

Portrait of the Week: Boris mocks May and Hammond mocks Boris

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, played a well-nourished Banquo’s Ghost at the Conservative party conference, where Theresa May,…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May’s fury at the EU and Labour’s Brexit chaos

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, held a special cabinet to retrieve something from the wreckage of the Brexit policy…

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…