After a year of seismic shocks comes the protest and fightback. At least that is what activists plan with the first major demonstration of the year – the women’s march – planned for 30 cities around the world on 21 January, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the US.
We weren’t overburdened with contenders in 2016; most politicians covered themselves in everything but glory.
Margaret Thatcher’s resignation as British prime minister provoked tears in Washington and consternation in Moscow, according to a secret Downing Street file released on Friday.
Theresa May has distanced the UK from Washington over John Kerry’s condemnation of Israel, in comments that appear to be designed to build bridges with the incoming Trump administration.
Government sources have played down reports that Theresa May could promote David Cameron as a future Nato secretary general, saying no decision has yet been made about whether to push for a British candidate.
After a year of political upheaval in the UK and across the pond, will things calm down in 2017?
Theresa May is struggling to summon enough political courage to admit there will be difficulties in Britain’s exit from the European Union, according to the head of the senior civil servants’ union.
Michael Gove, a leading Brexit campaigner, has renewed his argument that economic experts need to be challenged and defended the Vote Leave slogan from the referendum campaign, saying that the NHS will get £350m a week after the UK leaves the EU.
If the leaders of the Labour Party, the Conservatives, the Lib-Dems, the SNP, UKIP, the Greens and Plaid Cymru were football teams, then who would they be ?
David Cameron has said that membership of the European Union gives the UK vital information about “terrorists and criminals moving around Europe”, demonstrating that he intends to place security issues at the heart of his referendum campaign.
“I’m very sorry I can’t be with you today,” said David Cameron, via a pre-recorded video link, like some actor holed up in LA who didn’t think the award on offer was worth the 10-hour flight.
George Osborne is preparing to allow councils to raise council tax by up to 2% in their areas if they are facing a social care funding crisis, which could raise up to £2bn.
Jeremy Corbyn will use a speech on Saturday to accuse tax dodgers of being unpatriotic and pledge that a future Labour government would bring about an economic renaissance.
George Osborne has lashed out at criticisms of his plans for further public spending cuts in the next parliament, accusing the BBC of hyperbolic coverage and conjuring up bogus images of the 1930s depression.
Electing Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader would be a backward move that risks creating a one-governing-party state dominated by the Conservatives, David Miliband has warned.
One in five Tory MPs have now publicly declared an intention to back exit from the EU before David Cameron has secured his Brussels reforms, with a flurry of ministers and backbenchers expected to show their hands over the weekend.
Jeremy Corbyn is expected to promise that a Labour government would tackle discrimination by forcing all but the smallest firms to carry out compulsory pay audits of their staff, as he launches his campaign for re-election as party leader on Thursday.
The Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall has rejected the suggestion that she is a “Blairite” candidate, while pledging to give greater powers to the low pay commission to increase takeup of the living wage.
Britain’s four-decade membership of the EU has left it lacking experience in international negotiations, which will hamper it in trade talks and may lead to “a very hard Brexit”, Norway’s prime minister has said.
It may not be the ambassadorship to Washington, or even to the EU, but Nigel Farage does finally have a steady job now he is no longer Ukip leader: presenting a radio talkshow four nights a week.
Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has said he is not consulted by Jeremy Corbyn on key strategy decisions, and does not even know with whom the party leader discusses such issues.