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 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

Sue Hopgood,  polling clerk for Maldon District Council, prepares the polling station set up at the Little Braxted Bakery in Little Braxted, Essex. Photograph:  Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Rivals make last-ditch appeals to electorate but result remains too close to call

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speak during The Great Debate on BBC One, on the EU Referendum. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Reuters

Whatever the result, the EU referendum has left a legacy of division and mistrust

Boris Johnson, Gisela Stuart, David Dimbleby and  Andrea Leadsom during the BBC’s  Great Debate  on the EU Referendum. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Sadiq Khan says Leave campaign pursuing ‘Project Hate’ and failed to outline economic plan

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron asked  voters to consider the economic and security risks of leaving the EU. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

UK prime minister urges grandparents and parents to think of their children’s future

Prime minister David Cameron delivers an EU referendum-related speech in Downing Street, London: he opened by restating his central argument of the referendum campaign, that Britain is better off inside the EU than outside. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Cameron keeps returning to same message: leaving EU is risk UK can’t afford to take

Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip), Nigel Farage, holds up a ‘We Want Our Country Back’ sign at a public meeting of the EU Referendum campaign in Gateshead, north east England on June 20th, 2016. Photograph: Scott Heppell/AFP/Getty Images

Sterling makes biggest gain against dollar in eight years on optimism UK will vote Remain

A screengrab taken from the UK parliamentary recording unit (PRU) shows single red and white roses placed on the empty seat where murdered MP Jo Cox used to sit in the House of Commons, during a special session where members of parliament had the opportunity to pay tribute to their late colleague, on June 20th, 2016 in London. Photograph: PRU/AFP Photo/Getty Images

Ukip’s Farage attacks Cameron and Remain side for politicising MP’s murder

Sayeeda  Warsi: had made a number of public statements backing Brexit but she declined to play an active role in the campaign. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

‘Breaking point’ poster was last straw but some question her commitment to campaign

The Remain campaign’s internal tracking poll has yet to detect any impact from Jo Cox’s murder but if Wells is right, this referendum may follow the pattern of others, notably the 2014 vote on Scottish independence. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon/EPA

Remain campaign ahead of Leave in two Brexit polls conducted after Jo Cox killing

Remain campaigners  in front of the Houses of Parliament in London: after more than a week of polls showing Leave leading, the latest polls offered better news for Remain. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

George Osborne compares Ukip ‘breaking point’ migration poster to Nazi propaganda

Floral tributes in memory of Labour MP Jo Cox piled near the library in Birstall on Sunday. The the 41-year old  was shot and stabbed in the street on Thursday. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Politicians from different parties may sit together as mark of respect to killed Labour MP

Activists embrace before the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in solidarity with the Remain campaign. in Berlin. Photograph: Getty Images

Prime minister tells BBC audience euro and Schengen pact unavoidable if UK rejoined

Brexit vote: the issue voters have raised most frequently is immigration – and this plays very well for the Leave campaign.  Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Leave campaign cannot believe its success in the final days before the vote on EU membership

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the media after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Investigators find extremist literature and Nazi regalia at home of suspected killer

One in three people in Britain live on a terrace, a type of housing which became popular when factory workers lived side by side and went to work together at the same time every day

A new UK exhibition reimagines the three typical types of dwelling

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow and Prime Minister David Cameron speak to the media near to the scene of the murder of Jo Cox: a 52-year-old suspect is currently in detention. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Both Brexit campaigns continue hiatus as vigils for Labour MP take place all over UK

UKIP leader Nigel Farage  leaves a tribute to Jo Cox on Parliament Square.  Remain campaigners are, for the most part, tip-toeing around any possible link between the murder suspect’s far-right connections and the pro-Brexit campaign. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Analysis: MP’s killing was placed in the context of coarsened political discourse on EU

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at St Michael’s Irish centre in Liverpool on Thursday. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Taoiseach says Government will set out plans allowing for Irish citizens abroad to vote

A member of the public leaves tributes to Jo Cox during a vigil in Parliament Square on June 16th, 2016 in London. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Police say right-wing extremism a key line of inquiry as suspect Thomas Mair questioned

Ukip leader Nigel Farage at the launch of a new Leave poster campaign in London on Thursday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Amid speculation on what awaits the UK, many deals and transactions are on hold

Jo Cox: Britain’s politicians have united in shock and outrage after the killing. Photograph: Reuters

Jo Cox dies after being shot and stabbed in her West Yorkshire constituency

Former president Mary McAleese: “If any Irish person thinks that they are exempt from the box called ‘immigrants’, let them think again. When people talk about stopping immigration, controlling immigration, we are the outsiders here.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Former president says Irish living in Britain could become outsiders if Leave vote wins

A boat decorated with flags and banners from the “Fishing for Leave” group that are campaigning for a Leave vote in the EU referendum sails by the British Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Analysis: The plan depends on MPs voting for changes, but most do not want to leave

George Osborne: “No Conservatives want to raise taxes, least of all me. But . . .  You have to deal with the hole that would emerge if we quit the EU.” Photograph:  Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Corbyn says Labour would also vote against £30 billion package of cuts and tax increases

Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a Remain event at the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress in London yesterday.  Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Labour leader believes ‘a vote to leave is a vote to put the NHS in jeopardy’

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