The idea that Boris Johnson was under some kind of spell during the Cummings era is a convenient one for him.
This was always a marriage of convenience for the UK prime minister. But that doesn't mean it will be an easy divorce.
The question of the Irish border after Brexit is a more pressing matter for the next president than it has been for his predecessor.
Politics cannot be separated from emotion, as the past few months have clearly shown.
After four years of obstruction from Trump, European leaders have a long wish list and are impatient to get to work with Joe Biden.
Attacks in Austria and France mean that the UK is also on high alert.
On the political significance of Ian Blackford's tartan curtains.
Both sides are thinking about more than just the rules in this case.
History shows that revenge is a dish often served cold in Westminster.
Financial support is the way to protect health and the economy. Right now, Boris Johnson is achieving neither.
Tensions between regional leaders and central government have reenergised a devolution debate.
Those lefty do-good lawyers Johnson and Patel are so concerned about are a vital part of parliamentary democracy based on the rule of law. This is precisely why they continue to denigrate them.
Even Conservative backbenchers are forming alliances to push back against central government thinking on COVID measures.
A pathological need to please is preventing the prime minister from breaking bad news.
How did the British prime minister and Brazilian president's brush with COVID-19 affect them politically?
What's really going when the home secretary gets out her map of far-flung British territories?
The British public still wants to rally round its institutions but fraying trust makes the job harder as winter approaches.
The 'all in this together' atmosphere of early 2020 is a distant memory.
The prime minister was slow to take this crisis seriously and delegates at every opportunity.
Boris Johnson was the target of heavy criticism, but so was Starmer's own party.