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.
The resignation of Britain’s ambassador to the European Union is seen on both sides of the ever-widening Channel as a sobering reminder that the country is heading for the hardest of Brexits.
Campaigners including Alastair Darling are working against an independent Scotland for economic, political and social reasons
Alex Salmond leads a campaign for Scottish independence, arguing that economically and socially, Scotland will be better off outside the UK.
A pledge for further devolution signed by the leaders of the three main Westminster parties may turn the tide of the independence debate
The country has no President but is UK politics becoming much more American?
“Boris definitely won’t be driving the lorry,” says one of the London mayor’s right-hand men, “absolutely not.”
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.