UK  Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn gestures   speaks on the fourth day of the annual party conference in Liverpool: his insistence that controlling immigration should not be a priority in a post-Brexit deal with the EU put will put him  at odds with many Labour MPs and activists.  Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Plans to allow local councils to borrow for housing draws praise at Liverpool conference

Sir Terry Wogan died of cancer in January of 2016.

Celebrities filed into Westminster Abbey to pay tribute to much-loved broadcaster

Former prime minister David Cameron with the current prime minister (then home secretary) Theresa May.  Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Former home secretary called for immigration brake, say allies of British prime minister

Jeremy Corbyn in front of Che Guevara merchandise at the Labour  conference. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Socialism back on agenda as supporters discuss ways to build on leader’s victory

The Leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn listens to a speech on the first day of the Labour Party conference, in Liverpool, Britain September 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Re-elected leader, who won contest with 62% of vote, says there is ‘thirst for change’

Jeremy Corbyn at the UK Labour Party leadership conference in Liverpool: he and his allies have promised to reach out to rebel MPs. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Image

The failed putsch by Labour MPs has merely strengthened leader’s control over the party

Jeremy Corbyn, seen here during a Bloomberg television interview, is set to retain the leadership of the British Labour Party this week after a divisive and bitter election campaign. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Proposal floated as Jeremy Corbyn set to be confirmed as leader after bitter campaign

New group includes former ministers Dominic Raab (above), Owen Patterson and Gerard Howarth. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Leave Means Leave will oppose any deal with the EU short of a ‘hard Brexit’

A House of Commons committee is  discussing the  future of the Border after Brexit. Photograph: Reuters

Ian Paisley jnr predicts Republic will vote to exit EU by 2020

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said that June’s referendum result was a rejection of the free market economic policies pursued by successive governments in Britain. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Labour leader says state aid rules are ‘no longer valid’ after Britain leaves bloc

Police face protesters near Orgreave coking plant during the 1984 miners’ strike. Photograph: PA

London Letter: Light to be cast on tactics used during 1984 strike that led to violent clashes

Hinkley Point C nuclear power station site  near Bridgwater in Britain, September 14th, 2016. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

New agreement will see introduction of ‘a series of measures to enhance security’

Queen Elizabeth in conversation wiht President Michael D Higgins during the State visit in 2014. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish Embassy in London yet to receive any complaints of harassment of Irish nationals

British prime minister Theresa May delivers a speech outlining the government’s policy on schooling at the British Academy in London on Friday. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Plan will see grammar school expansion and promotion of faith-based institutions

The possibility of Irish unity must be considered in Britain’s negotiations to leave the EU, so that both parts of a unified Ireland could be part of the EU,  Taoiseach Enda Kenny  has told a high-level British-Irish conference. Photograph:  Philip Fitzpatrick/Collins.

Taoiseach says no convincing evidence people of North would vote to change status now

Lt Tom Kettle, in an image from his book The Ways of War. The MP and academic  was one of the most high-profile Irish casualties of the  Battle of the Somme.

Kettle killed leading B Company, 9th Royal Dublin Fusiliers; 300 Irish killed in the battle

Among the first questions to be answered is whether Britain wants to remain part of the EU customs union after departure. Photograph: Getty Images

Japanese letter highlights difficulty facing United Kingdom in trade talks after EU vote

British prime minister Theresa May leaving Downing Street in London on Wednesday.  “This is about getting the kind of deal that is ambitious and bold for Britain,” she told MPs.  Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

PM rules out replacing free movement of people from the EU with points-based system

 Dan Mulhall: he said the open border had come about as a result of the peace process and Britain and Ireland’s shared EU membership

Mulhall says he believes other EU states understand unique issues Brexit raises for Ireland

The figures  about prosecutions for revenge porn were published in the Crown Prosecution Service’s annual report on violence against women and girls

One man jailed for 12 weeks after sending intimate pictures to woman’s family

 British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis: “We will decide on our borders, our laws, and taxpayers’ money. It means getting the best deal for Britain – one that is unique to Britain and not an ‘off the shelf’ solution.” Photograph: Justin Tallis/ AFP/Getty Images

David Davis to visit Dublin on EU tour to help formulate bespoke negotiating position

Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at Columbia University, argues that the single currency was a mistake in his new book, The Euro and Its Threat to the Future of Europe. Photograph: Sasha Maslov/New York Times

Europe gets some things right, such as its ruling on Apple’s taxes in Ireland, but the euro itself is broken and European politici(...)

British prime minister Theresa May on a visit to the Jaguar Land Rover factory in Birmingham on Thursday: some of the fog surrounding Britain’s decision to leave the EU has started to lift. Photograph: Carl Court/PA Wire

London Letter: Some minds in Brussels already formulating imaginative solutions

 British prime minister Theresa May holding a cabinet meeting at the prime minister’s country retreat Chequers on Brexit strategy on Wednesday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/ WPA Pool/Getty Images

British PM promises ‘Brexit means Brexit’ as cabinet discusses strategy at Chequers

Germany’s deputy chancellor Sigmar Gabriel: he warned that the EU could be undermined if Britain received too soft an exit deal

Labour spokesman compares triggering article 50 to powers of a Tudor monarch

Jeremy Corbyn (left) and Owen Smith at the first Labour leadership debate. Photograph:  Ben Birchall/PA

Deputy leader Tom Watson suggested Trotskyists were manipulating tens of thousands of new members

Floral tributes rest against railings near the scene of a stabbing in Russell Square, London, in which a woman was killed and five people injured.  Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

British police arrest 19-year-old Norwegian for multiple stabbing’s in Russell Square

Ukip’s national executive committee disqualified Farage’s favourite, North-West MEP Steven Woolfe, because he missed the nomination deadline by 17 minutes. File photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

London Letter: Theresa May prospers as post-Farage party fumbles for leader

Sterling fell by 1.3 per cent to just under €1.18 and by 1.5 per cent or 2 cents to $1.31 after the Bank of England cut interest rates. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Irish exporters hit by fall in the British pound after Mark Carney cuts rates to 0.25%

Economists at Investec said the bigger than expected breadth of the package from the Bank of England – which cut interest rates for the first time in seven years –  proved effective in the  eyes of markets

As Bank of England cuts rates, economists warn currency will probably stay on soft side

The governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney. He   made no bones about the overwhelmingly negative short-term impact of the Brexit vote

The £100bn funding available for banks reflects the fact further rates cuts have a diminished impact

Bank of England governor, Mark Carney

Interest rates reduced to record low, as banks boosts QE programme by £60bn

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: the bank is expected to cut interest rates on Thursday for the first time in seven years

Post-Brexit slowdown expected to shrink Britain’s economy and lead to first rate cut in seven years

British prime minister Theresa May with Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the steps of 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Justin Tallis.AFP/Getty

Taoiseach and UK prime minister want ‘creative and imaginative’ ways to deal with customs checks

Theresa May: has been warned by   group of hardline Eurosceptic Conservative MPs that she must live up to her promise to fully implement the referendum decision to leave the EU. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Eurosceptic says there should be no negotiation over taking back immigration control

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with French president Francois Hollande at a press conference in Government Buildings in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Common Travel Area between Ireland and the UK will survive, Kenny insists

The new Northern SecretaryJames Brokenshire. His junior minister, Kris Hopkins, committed the British government to doing all it can to preserve the Common Travel Area after Brexit

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire says Common Travel Area will be top of his agenda

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at the official launch of his re-election campaign in London yesterday. Mr Corbyn is being challenged for the leadership by Owen Smith. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Labour leader tells critics it will be their ‘duty’ to support him if he wins

 Prime minister Theresa May during her first prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons: In a strong performance, she delighted Conservative backbenchers with repeated swipes at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/PA

Northern Ireland secretary dismisses Enda Kenny’s call for Border poll in Commons

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson  and US secretary of state John Kerry after a meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in central London: “It’s called diplomacy, Boris,” said Mr Kerry. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth

British foreign secretary asked by reporter about record as liar during EU referendum

With Angela Eagle out of the Labour leadership race, Owen Smith is left to challenge  leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: Matthew Horwood/Getty Images

Angela Eagle withdraws as it becomes clear Owen Smith has more support from MPs

Theresa May and defence secretary Michael Fallon: Ms May said it “would be an act of gross irresponsibility to lose the ability to meet such threats by disregarding the ultimate insurance”. Photograph: PA Wire

UK prime minister declares readiness to order nuclear strike that caused mass death

 Labour Party MPs Angela Eagle  and Owen Smith: Mr Smith  faced criticism  after he told Sky News that he could be perceived as “normal” because he has a wife and children.  Photograph:  Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images

Either Eagle or Smith may step aside to permit other to become ‘unity candidate’

Vanguard submarine: Jeremy Corbyn has said he will vote against the government’s proposal to renew all four  submarines, which carry Trident nuclear-armed missiles. Photograph:  PA/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn, Tom Watson and Emily Thornberry at odds on future of submarines

British prime minister Theresa May in the garden of 10 Downing Street: Her new cabinet has fewer privately educated ministers than any since Clement Atlee’s in 1945. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/AFP/Getty Images

Prime minister has outsourced early stages of the Brexit negotiations to the Brexiteers

Theresa May being greeted by Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh. The new prime minister ruled out a second referendum on Scottish independence. Photograph: Lesley Martin/AFP/Getty Images

New British prime minister assures Nicola Sturgeon she is ‘willing to listen to options’

 Michael Gove, who destroyed his own reputation during his bungled, treacherous attempt to seize the Tory crown, was sacked along with George Osborne and Oliver Letwin. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

All David Cameron’s close allies cast aside as new prime minister asserts authority

British secretary of state for exiting the European Union (Brexit minister) David Davis: His appointment, in conjunction with those of Boris Johnson as foreign minister and Liam Fox in trade, led Angus Robertson, leader of the Scottish National Party at Westminster,  to descibe the   cabinet as one of the most right-wing in the modern era. Photograph:  Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Changes underline Theresa May’s commitment to social reform, says spokeswoman

New British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has flourished until now in part because he has been underestimated. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

For all his blunders, Britain’s new foreign secretary has nuanced views on world affairs

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Investors had expected the first cut in more than seven years

Britain’s outgoing prime minister David Cameron gets a standing ovation  at the end of his last prime minister’s questions at the House of Commons. Photograph: AFP

Audience treated to greatest hits medley as well as some old standards

Staff applaud as Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May, and her husband Philip, walk into 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Reuters

New PM marks departure from Cameron years by dropping George Osborne

Jeremy Corbyn:  accused of failing to protect opponents from threats and online abuse. Photograph:  Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Owen Smith joins Angela Eagle in Labour Party leadership contest

British prime minister David Cameron: Left his country bitterly divided after a referendum he did not have to call, facing a difficult and potentially expensive divorce from its EU partners. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Instead of leaving the UK in a better place, the prime minister leaves it bitterly divided

  Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives at the Labour Party’s National Executive meeting: The National Executive Committee ruled by 18 votes to 14 that, unlike any challenger, Mr Corbyn does not need the support of 51 MPs and MEPs to be a candidate in the contest triggered by a challenge from former shadow business secretary Angela Eagle. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty

Committee majority rules Labour leader does not need support of 51 MPs and MEPs

Britain’s incoming prime minister Theresa May:   She has offered no hints about the make-up of her new cabinet, or how she intends to balance the ambitions of pro- and anti-Brexit ministers. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Incoming PM speaks of ‘warmth and respect’ David Cameron had earned from colleagues

British prime minister-in-waiting Theresa May  is applauded as she delivers a statement outside parliament in London, Britain. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Leading Tory will become Britain’s second female prime minister on Wednesday

 Labour Party leadership hopeful Angela Eagle arrives at a news conference in London on Monday. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

British Labour Party committee to meet to set out the terms of the contest

Andrea Leadsom MP speaks to the media as she announces her withdrawal from the Conservative leadership race yesterdat. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Lack of potentially bruising leadership contest will help in Brexit negotiations

Theresa May, who will succeed David Cameron as British prime minister. With no leadership race, May has avoided being pushed into making commitments which would restrict her negotiating mandate with the EU. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Denis Staunton: Lack of leadership contest will ultimately benefit Britain in Brexit talks

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn:  80 per cent of Labour MPs have expressed no confidence in his and are convinced that he cannot lead the party to victory in the next election. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

His leadership is widely viewed as unsustainable and recipe for electoral disaster

Angela Eagle: she said Jeremy Corbyn “doesn’t connect with Labour voters, he doesn’t connect enough to win an election and he doesn’t reach out in any meaningful way to other parts of the party”. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Angela Eagle launches official challenge against under-pressure leader Jeremy Corbyn

Prospects: A Norway-style relationship with the European Union now seems remote so some  foreign policy experts  favour an  approach that would deepen Britain’s involvement in international organisations such as Nato and the UN. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Commonwealth sentimentality dwindles as calls are made to deepen ties with Gulf states

British MP and Conservative Party leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

Tory leadership candidate and ‘true-blue Brexiteer’ holds some unfashionable views

Andrea Leadsom (left) and Theresa May will square off to be the next Conservative Party leader after Michael Gove was eliminated. Images: AFP/Getty Images.

Michael Gove eliminated from race to succeed David Cameron as Tory leader

US president George W Bush  and British prime minister Tony Blair walk together from their meeting at the US embassy in Brussels, Belgium. File photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Unconditional support for Bush and paralysing groupthink fed into Iraq invasion

British prime minister Tony Blair looks at US president George W Bush at a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in the US on June 7th, 2005. File photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Former British prime minister responds to damning verdict of Chilcot inquiry

Anti-war protesters outside the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre in London ahead of the release of the Chilcot report. Photograph:  EPA/Will Oliver

Inquiry into Iraq War is damning in its criticism of Blair and UK intelligence chiefs

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn making a speech at Church House in Westminster, London, following the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry report. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Dead serviceman’s sister denounces former prime minister as terrorist

Saddam Hussein and Tony Blair: By the time Blair visited George W Bush at his estate in Crawford, Texas, in April 2002, British thinking about Iraq had hardened. Intelligence chiefs told Blair that Saddam could not be removed without an invasion but that Iraq must disarm or be disarmed.

Analysis: Tony Blair took his country to war before peaceful options were exhausted

Former British prime minister Tony Blair leaves his office in London, Britain. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Inquiry will reveal answers to lingering questions about British role in Iraq invasion

British home secretary Theresa May leaves number 10 Downing Street. She is the clear frontrunner to replace David Cameron there. Photograph: Getty Images

Stephen Crabb withdraws and backs home secretary after she comfortably topped poll

UK home secretary Theresa May: clear favourite to win, with more than 100 pledges of support from MPs. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

David Trimble backs Michael Gove as Andrea Leadsom promises no delay on article 50

Ukip MP for Clacton-on-Sea Douglas Carswell: the party’s only MP, not on speaking terms with Nigel Farage, has ruled himself out of the contest. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Ukip may target upset Labour voters in move to intensify its popular appeal

Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, attends a plenary session at the European Parliament on the outcome of the “Brexit” in Brussels, Belgium, June 28, 2016. Photograph: Reuters

Leave side victory ‘means political ambition has been achieved’

The European Commissioner was adamant there could be no negotiations in advance of a British decision to invoke article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

No talks until UK triggers EU exit clause, says EU Commissioner Phil Hogan

British Conservative party leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom, who is emerging as the leading standard-bearer for those who campaigned for Brexit. Photograph:  J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

Favourite Theresa May says number of EU migrants to UK may rise ahead of Brexit deal

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks in Parliament Square, alongside shadow chancellor John McDonnell:  “Corbyn and McDonnell will both be gone if Labour’s MPs have their way, but any alternative leader is likely to harden the party’s policy on immigration.”

Divisions laid bare by referendum present difficulties for both Tories and Labour

Michael Gove: The justice secretary is struggling to win support among MPs following his surprise abandonment of erstwhile ally Boris Johnson, in favour of launching his own leadership bid. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Conservative MPs will start to vote on the five-person leadership contest next Tuesday

Michael Gove and  Boris Johnson: the extraordinary intrigue surrounding Gove’s abandonment of Johnson has ensured the contest will be bitter. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Reuters

Top Tory leadership candidates Gove and May take tough position on EU talks

Michael Gove and Theresa May are now frontrunners to become Tory party leader following Boris Johnson’s defection from the race. Photographs: Getty Images

Gove abandons Johnson and strikes uncompromising tone on immigration

British home secretary Theresa May launching her bid for the Conservative Party leadership in London. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Home secretary Theresa May now the favourite ahead of justice secretary Gove

Boris Johnson is among a handful of public figures to be known by his first name. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Man who would be ‘king’ watched his ambitions crumble before his eyes

Vote Leave campaign leader Boris Johnson after delivering his speech in London on Thursday. The former London mayor kept reporters in suspense until the very end of a scheduled appearance where he was due to launch his leadership bid. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Whoever now becomes British PM, they are likely to take a harder line in EU talks

British justice secretary Michael Gove: in an email  his wife Sarah Vine warned Mr Gove to  “get specific assurances from Boris, otherwise you cannot guarantee your support” for his leadership bid. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

Johnson and Theresa May expected to announce Tory leadership candidacies today

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his house in London yesterday: If he does not step aside, he will face a challenge, probably from former business secretary Angela Eagle. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Allies say leader has support of members as Miliband and Brown join calls for him to go

 Boris Johnson is seeking support among MPs on both sides of the referendum debate. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Chancellor George Osborne rules himself out

Police escort Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn from his home in London. Mr Corbyn is facing increased calls to resign as leader after a vote of no confidence saw 172 MPs vote against him. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Shadow business secretary Anna Eagle expected to challenge for leadership

Boris Johnson, the favourite to succeed David  Cameron as prime minister  Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Nominations to open for candidates to contest Tory leadership

British prime minister David Cameron has  ruled out holding a second referendum to reverse the decision on Brexit, and announced that a special unit in government had been set up to prepare for negotiations to exit the EU. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Police in Britain investigate spate of racist incidents since referendum decision

 A supporter of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn holds up a sign picturing John Lennon and Jeremy Corbyn during Momentum’s ‘Keep Corbyn’ rally outside the Houses of Parliament on June 27th. Photograph:   Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Vote comes after more than 40 members of Labour front bench resign

Taking questions from MPs in the Commons, British prime minister David Cameron  stressed the importance of access to the EU single market, though he said  negotiations on this would be a matter for his successor. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Conservatives begin leadership election while Labour MPs revolt against Jeremy Corbyn

Boris Johnson  has won the support of justice secretary Michael Gove, who chaired the Vote Leave campaign. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Likely rivals emerge before Conservative Party leadership nominations tomorrow

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn: cancelled a meeting of the shadow front bench for today. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Almost a dozen UK shadow cabinet ministers resign as meeting is cancelled

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in north London amid resignations from his shadow cabinet on Sunday. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Referendum stirs Jeremy Corbyn’s foes into action as Labour’s core left wanting

Leave campaign leader Boris Johnson said Britain was part of Europe and always would be. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Johnson claims there will still be ‘intense European co-operation’

Tony Blair: “the Common Travel Area between North and South has been an important part of acknowledging the nationalist and republican sentiment in the North”

British government should search for ‘creative way’ to maintain Common Travel Area between Republic and UK

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron: He  will be remembered as the man whose  gamble took Britain out of the EU, left his country divided and could yet see the break-up of the UK. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

This humiliating end for the prime minister calls the UK’s future into question on Brexit

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves after casting his vote in the British Eu referendum at a polling station in Islington, London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

UK votes to leave EU leading Government to publish contingency plan to deal with fallout

Leave supporters cheer results at a Leave.eu party after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in London, on  June 23rd, 2016. Photograph:  Toby Melville/Reuters

Final results show 51.9% vote to leave; 48.1% vote to remain; 72.2 % turnout

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