Gavin O'Toole

Gavin O'Toole

United Kingdom

John Bercow: A symbol of UK parliamentary democracy bows out

Many viewed the speaker as a thorn in the side of Downing Street's efforts to push Brexit through with minimal scrutiny.

John Bercow: A symbol of UK parliamentary democracy bows out

United Kingdom

'High stakes': UK heads for December election amid Brexit impasse

UK to go to the polls in December in what is expected to be one of the most momentous votes in a generation.

'High stakes': UK heads for December election amid Brexit impasse

Europe

Despite setbacks, Boris Johnson edges closer to December election

The prime minister has had every bid to go to the polls rebuffed, but there may yet be a chance of a pre-Christmas vote.

Despite setbacks, Boris Johnson edges closer to December election

Brexit

UK's Johnson scores rare win - but Brexiters' joy is short-lived

British PM puts EU withdrawal bill on hold as UK awaits word from Brussels on possible three-month Brexit delay.

UK's Johnson scores rare win - but Brexiters' joy is short-lived

United Kingdom

UK parliament snubs Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

Prime Minister sends EU request to delay Brexit after losing vote in the House of Commons.

UK parliament snubs Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

United Kingdom

UK MPs set for crucial vote on Johnson's revised Brexit deal

Prime minister secured a new Brexit withdrawal agreement with the European Union on Thursday.

UK MPs set for crucial vote on Johnson's revised Brexit deal

Brexit

Doubts over fate of Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

Northern Ireland's DUP say they will not accept Boris Johnson's deal with the European Union.

Doubts over fate of Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

United Kingdom

Exploring the influence of Muslim culture on the West

British Museum showcases historical East-West cultural exchange against backdrop of contemporary Islamophobia.

Exploring the influence of Muslim culture on the West

Turkey-Syria border

Trump's Syria policy dismays Europe as Turkey launches campaign

EU leaders to face questions on what's next for foreign fighters detained in Syria and their loyalty to Kurdish forces.

Trump's Syria policy dismays Europe as Turkey launches campaign

United Kingdom

UK: Conservatives weigh up Boris Johnson gambit

Questions over the UK ruling party's character set to come to the fore at annual conference amid Brexit saga.

UK: Conservatives weigh up Boris Johnson gambit

Brexit

Will the UK impose 'direct rule' in Northern Ireland?

It would be exploited by all sides in Belfast and further complicate UK relations with Ireland, but might still happen.

Will the UK impose 'direct rule' in Northern Ireland?

Brexit

Who is John Bercow? The speaker in the eye of the Brexit storm

The House of Commons speaker has at times upset many on both the left and right, but he has his admirers as well.

Who is John Bercow? The speaker in the eye of the Brexit storm