Although he spent nearly 30 years in the House of Commons and served as a cabinet minister for nine of those years, in two Conservative administrations, James Prior, who has died aged 89, failed to fulfil his true potential.
Philip Hammond has told MPs that it will be necessary to have a post-Brexit “transitional deal” because it will not be possible to complete divorce negotiations within the timetable set out by article 50.
UK businesses will have to deal with 60m more pieces of paperwork each year if Britain leaves the customs union as it departs the EU, according to research from a group campaigning to keep trade links with the bloc after Brexit.
The government should end uncertainty for EU nationals living in Britain by promising that those based in the UK when article 50 is triggered can stay, according to a report compiled by both sides of the Brexit debate as well as employers and unions.
Labour’s poll rating will improve by this time next year, Diane Abbott has said, claiming after two disastrous byelections that infighting in the party had been largely to blame for its electoral woes.
Senior Tory MPs have rallied behind Boris Johnson, saying that he and Theresa May were an ideal double act who should use their “chalk and cheese” personalities to deliver a successful Brexit and redefine the UK’s position on the world stage.
The Fast Show, which ran on BBC television from 1994 to 1997 – the last few years of Ken Clarke’s chancellorship – has been voted the second-best television sketch show ever, after Monty Python.
Donald Trump and Nicola Sturgeon have spoken for the first time since the US election. The president-elect called Scotland’s first minister on Friday for what aides described as “a brief introductory conversation”.
Brexit Britain is a “new political landscape”, in which Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party could find itself squeezed on all sides, according to a new report marking six months since the referendum result.
Brexit does not need to resemble Nigel Farage’s idea of leaving the European Union, Ukip’s sole MP has said. Douglas Carswell also praised Gina Miller, the woman at the centre of the supreme court case to prevent Theresa May triggering article 50 without parliamentary approval.
President-elect Donald Trump has lashed out at the media, claiming journalists have not reported that he gave "millions of dollars" to the Donald J. Trump Foundation for charity purposes.
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.
The CEO of one of Europe's biggest asset managers has warned that markets will undoubtedly face a tough day on Friday as news of the outcome of the Scottish independence vote reaches investors.
An upcoming by-election illustrates how worried the Labour party should be.
Downing Street aides were ecstatic about the prospect of priceless pre-election pictures winging their way across the Atlantic when the message came through from Washington that Barack Obama would receive David Cameron over two days at the White House this week.
Sunderland faces the “catastrophic” loss of tens of thousands of jobs unless Theresa May gives urgent assurances to Nissan over trade tariffs, a local MP has warned.
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?