Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson:  received the most enthusiastic reception of the conference when he spoke on Tuesday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Prime minister Theresa May will on Wednesday tell her government to shape up and focus on solving Britain’s problems rather than on their own politica(...)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sits alongside her son Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales as she delivers the Queen’s Speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament in London on June 21st, 2017. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has apologised for the inadequacy of the official response to last week’s fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, admitting that support of(...)

The size of Britain’s exit bill, and which types of negotiations can begin before it has been agreed, has been a source of debate for weeks. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

The UK will quit talks on leaving the European Union unless the bloc drops its demands for a divorce payment as high as €100 billion, British Brexit s(...)

Boost for Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn: his ally Len McCluskey was re-elected leader of Unite, Britain’s biggest union, on Friday. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Theresa May has risked upsetting core supporters by promising to continue spending 0.7 per cent of Britain’s economic output on international aid and (...)

King Abdullah II of Jordan with British prime minster Theresa May during their visit to  a military base near Amman on Monday. Photograph:  Jordanian Royal Palace/AFP/Getty Images

A cross-party committee of MPs will on Tuesday urge Theresa May’s government to carry out a thorough assessment of the consequences of leaving the Eur(...)

Donald Tusk: The president of the European Council (right), with Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat, makes it clear in  Brexit guidelines  that “flexible and imaginative solutions” are needed to avoid returning to a hard Border. Photograph: Rene Rossignaud/AP

The Taoiseach will next week seek to build on EU commitment to protect Ireland’s interests in Brexit negotiations when he meets with German chancellor(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  signs the article 50 letter, as she prepares to trigger the start of the UK’s formal withdrawal from the EU on Wednesday.  Photograph: Christopher Furlong/PA Wire

Theresa May will on Wednesday promise to represent the interests of everyone in the United Kingdom, including European Union nationals, as she starts (...)

The Scottish parliament  passed a motion that approves the plan of Scottish First Minister Sturgeon to negotiate on a second independence referendum.  Photograph: ROBERT PERRY

The Scottish Parliament has backed Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum, with 69 votes in favour and 59 against. But Theresa Ma(...)

Nicola Sturgeon: The Scottish first minister said the ‘Scottish government has a cast-iron democratic mandate for an independence referendum’. Photograph: James Glossop, WPA Pool/Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon has demanded that the timing of a second Scottish independence referendum should be determined by the Scottish parliament and not by T(...)

Lord Heseltine speaks in the House of Lords, London, on Tuesday as the Brexit Bill is debated. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May’s government has suffered a second defeat over Brexit in the House of Lords, which on Tuesday backed a call for Parliament to be given a (...)