UK prime minister Theresa May on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC Handout via Reuters

Prime minister defends ‘common rule book’ as protecting British jobs and livelihoods

Brexit resignations: Boris Johnson and David Davis (with defence secretary Gavin Williamson, right) leave Downing Street. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

With Davis and Johnson gone, can any form of Brexit now find a Westminster majority?

A drag queen joins protesters against the UK visit of US president Donald Trump as they gathered to take part in a march and rally in London on Friday. Photograph:  Niklas Hallen/AFP/Getty Images

May looked nauseous while he displayed unpleasant qualities that inspired massive protest

US president Donald Trump walks with UK prime minister Theresa May prior to a joint press conference at Chequers, her country residence in Buckinghamshire, on Friday. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

US president says he will support whatever stance British prime minister takes on Brexit

Bashed car with a banner reading “For sale – but no one’s buying May’s Brexit banger” is driven around Parliament Square in London. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Paper adds some detail to Chequers proposal but EU may dismiss key parts as unworkable

“I have deep misgivings about what the government are proposing,” said former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith. Photograph: iStock

Hardline Brexiteers unhappy about White Paper plotting course to ‘half-leave’ the EU

US president Donald Trump  and Melania Trump leave the US ambassador’s residence  for  Blenheim Palace for  dinner. Photograph: AFP/Getty

At first official dinner May tells Trump Brexit offers opportunity to deepen UK-US relations

A banged up car decorated with a banner saying “For sale - but no one’s buying May’s Brexit banger” is driven around Parliament Square. The People’s Vote Campaign organised the stunt. Photograph: Getty Images

British white paper opens door to preferential migration treatment for EU nationals

Brexit campaigner Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘The amendments will put into law the government’s often stated position that Northern Ireland should be treated the same way as the rest of the country.’ Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Hardline Conservatives step up opposition to proposals agreed at Chequers

German chancellor Angela Merkel and UK prime minister Theresa May in London. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Departure of Ben Bradley and Maria Caulfield reflects unease of backbench Brexiteers

British prime minister Theresa May is working to shore up support for her Brexit strategy after the resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis. Photograph: Getty Images

Boris Johnson says Chequers plan would make the UK an EU ‘colony’

Ruptures aplenty: David Davis (left) is no longer Brexit secretary, and Boris Johnson (centre) is no longer foreign secretary, in Theresa May’s cabinet. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/AFP/Getty Images

1922 Committee does not trigger confidence vote and PM leaves meeting to applause

Britain’s former foreign secretary Boris Johnson: his many critics will question his motives in stepping down, pointing to his long history of political opportunism and self-interest. Photograph: Toby Melville

Resignations by Davis and Johnson push May’s government closer to the brink

David Davis’s resignation has delivered Theresa May a fresh crisis and increased the likelihood of a backbench challenge to May’s leadership. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Analysis: Few believe PM would lose confidence vote as no majority for hard Brexit

Theresa May’s proposal as it stands will not be acceptable to the European Union. Photograph: Joel Rouse/ Crown Copyright via Getty Images

The further compromises the EU will seek will test the unity she imposed at Chequers

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson departs Downing Street following a cabinet meeting in London last week. Photograph: EPA

PM tells MPs that strategy agreed last week represents the ‘right Brexit’

Theresa May speaks to members of her cabinet at the prime minister’s rural country residence, Chequers, west of London. Photograph: Joel Rouse/AFP/Getty Images

Denis Staunton: Theresa May faced down Brexiteer ministers – but EU may be sceptical

British prime minister Theresa May hosts a meeting with her cabinet at Chequers to discuss Brexit. Photograph: Joel Rouse/MOD Crown Copyright

British ministers agree at Chequers summit to plans for a new EU-UK free trade area

Michel Barnier, chief negotiator for the European Union. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

EU’s chief Brexit negotiator says there will be no new border between NI and rest of UK

British prime minister Theresa May with German chancellor Angela Merkel  in Berlin on Thursday. Brexit was to be a major topic of their meeting. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Dublin might help matters by offering a less confrontational, more subtle response

Irish sources expressed concern that Theresa  May’s anticipated move would be unacceptable to Brussels. Photograph: Sean Gallup/EPA

Irish Government expects British prime minister to signal towards soft Brexit

Peter Preston: journalism “is the product of free minds, not formulas”. Photograph: Ben Gurr/The Times/PA Wire

Late ‘Guardian’ editor thought journalism needed to prove itself as being worthy of trust

British prime minister Theresa May:  cabinet has a great opportunity and  duty to set an ambitious post-Brexit course for the country. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty

Notion UK unable to negotiate trade accord with US rejected as ‘categorically untrue’

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley: “I do not have executive powers.” Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

PSNI chief constable feels ‘orphaned’ by having nobody in government to liaise with

Prime minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Rees-Mogg pressures PM, while watchdog finds official Leave campaign broke law

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond:  “I will argue for a future relationship with the European Union that protects our important supply chains, protects British jobs and protects British business.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Conservative Party tensions erupt ahead of effort to find common approach to EU talks

Cheshire police said a healthcare worker is under arrest on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of another six after an investigation of the neo-natal unit at the hospital in the UK. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Police investigating the deaths of 17 newborns at the hospital 2015 and 2016

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds and leader Arlene Foster after their  90-minute meeting with Theresa May at 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Getty Images

May says ‘some real differences’ remain between UK and European Commission around Border

British prime minister Theresa May said a White Paper to be published next week would set out “detailed proposals for a sustainable and close future relationship” between Britain and the EU. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Clarity on future trading relationship required, British prime minister warns

The intensity of the hostile reaction to Rees-Mogg from mainstream Conservatives on Monday was striking. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

PM will appeal to soft Brexiteers as she seeks to negotiate compromise with cabinet

Secretary of State for Business Greg Clark. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Greg Clark says more time may be needed, as hard Brexiteers heap pressure on May

Retired police officer David Duckenfield will face trial for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 football supporters at Hillsborough after a judge at Preston Crown Court ruled to lift a stay on his prosecution. File photograph: Phil Noble/PA Wire

David Duckenfield to face trial for manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 fans

The Cross of St George flies over Downing Street in central London on Thursday. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

London Letter: Schadenfreude aplenty as World Cup puts a grin on a nation’s face

It was “beyond doubt” that British intelligence agencies knew that the US was torturing detainees at an early stage in the so-called “war on terror”, the intelligence and security committee said. Photograph: Reuters

Parliamentary report finds UK intelligence was involved with ‘plainly unlawful’ activities

Drew Harris at Government Buildings on Tuesday. PSNI chief constable George Hamilton told MPs that Mr Harris’s appointment will strengthen relationships and strategic co-operation between North and South. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Officers express hope he can push for more resources to counter the effects of cutbacks

Tony Blair: “The negotiation with Europe has been conducted by civil servants in a state of despair overseen by politicians in a state of denial.” Photograph: Keld Navntoft/AFP/Getty Images

Ministers’ divisions over Brexit deepen as Corbyn accuses PM of putting jobs at risk

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn during prime minister’s questions. Photograph: PA Wire

May has invited full cabinet, where most favour a softer Brexit, to Chequers away day

Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson arriving  for a cabinet meeting at Downing Street. Photograph:   EPA/Will Oliver

UK and EU negotiators are urged to put economic interests and jobs first

Mary McAleese at the Irish Embassy in  London. Photograph: Irish Embassy/@IrelandEmbGB

Border must remain invisible, rather than ‘frictionless’, says former president

UK secretary of state for health and social care Jeremy Hunt: criticised Airbus at weekend for “completely inappropriate” threats over Britain’s Brexit plans. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA

Business secretary Greg Clarke says Airbus justified in outlining trade risk of no-deal exit

Jeremy Hunt MP on BBC’s “Andrew Marr Show”: “The more that we undermine Theresa May the more likely we are to end up with a fudge which will be an absolute disaster for everyone.” Photograph:  Jeff Overs/BBC/PA

UK health secretary claims negativity of industry players undermining PM in talks

Anti-Brexit demonstrators gather outside the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

London Letter: Brexiteers complain that Border talk is holding negotiations to ransom

Britain’s home secretary Sajid Javid: “With the scheme, we’re meeting our commitment to secure the rights of EU citizens who are already in this country.” Photograph:  Victoria Jones/PA

Post-Brexit process will entitle EU people to remain in UK and be joined by close family

Theresa May returns to Downing Street after winning a Brexit vote in parliament in London, on Wednesday. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

But government won by only 16 votes, which will be seen as a dangerously tight margin

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald outside Westminster  before meeting   Theresa May.  Photograph:   Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader has hour-long meeting with British PM in Downing Street

MPs line up to read out the vote in the House of Commons. Photograph: PA Wire

Government’s narrow victory comes after promising more time for debates on negotiations

Theresa May was accused of breaking “the promise she made to her own backbenchers and forced this issue back on the table”. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Government has proposed alternative non-binding motion in case of no Brexit deal

An anti-Brexit demonstrator looks pensive during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament on June 11th in London. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Majority in North think Brexit makes Irish unification in foreseeable future more likely

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve: agreed to remove language which would allow MPs to “direct” the government on what to do if it failed to agree a Brexit deal.  Photograph: Rick Findler/PA

Conservative pro-European rebels will take heart from Lords’ outcome

Theresa May’s government has made a proposal for the backstop that would involve the whole of the UK remaining within the EU customs territory, but it has not yet set out its proposals for regulatory alignments. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

Robin Walker said he hoped a new security partnership with the EU would ensure the Garda and the PSNI continue to co-operate

The British prime minister, Theresa May, with the chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, and the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, ahead of delivering a speech at the Royal Free Hospital in London on Monday. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Amendment returns to Commons on Wednesday where a defeat for May could take a no-deal Brexit off the table

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve said he was not prepared to sign ‘in blood now that I will follow over the edge of the cliff’. File image: AFP/Getty Images

EU Withdrawal Bill returns on Monday to the House of Lords

Karen Bradley: Conservative MP Andrew Murrison said her response made no attempt to clarify which rights would be available to people in Northern Ireland who hold Irish passports after Brexit.  File photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images

MP says Ireland Secretary of State Karen Bradley’s response failed to engage with content of report

Trouble ahead: British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Backbenchers say PM broke promise over parliament’s powers in event of no-deal Brexit

 Jacob Rees-Mogg: The European Parliament is not, he claims, “a serious parliament” or a proper democratic forum because it doesn’t represent a single people. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Once caricatured as a backbench Bertie Wooster on account of his fogeyish style, prominent Brexiteer is today one of the most infl(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Britain should not do anything that risks security or damages the Irish economy. Photograph: PA Wire

Hardline Brexiteer says EU’s stance on Border is political rather than legal

The silent procession marking the   one-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire  in London in which 72 people lost their lives. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

Hundreds walk behind wreath reading ‘Humanity for Grenfell’, many carrying pictures of some of the victims

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve:  there are three parts in the amendment he tabled. Photograph: AFP Photo/PRU

PM to set out course of action if final Brexit agreement rejected or talks end with no deal

MPs line up to announce the result of the vote in the House of Commons during the debate for the EU withdrawal Bill on Tuesday. Photograph: PA Wire

Support came after rebel MPs relented just ahead of vote, in wake of justice minister’s resignation

British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Tory rebels, growing in strength, help tilt the balance towards a soft Brexit

Conservative rebels have warned Theresa May that her government could face defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill next week unless a new amendment reflects their concerns. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters.

Proposal to give parliament veto over any EU departure deal beaten after promises to MPs

Pro-EU demonstrators during a protest outside of the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s negotiating hand weakened if Lords amendments allowed to stand, PM argues

Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis (right), with international trade secretary Liam Fox outside 10 Downing Street on Thursday. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

UK wants a permanent solution to the issue to be included in its withdrawal agreement

Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis, who threatened to resign this week. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

London Letter: Two years on from the UK’s EU vote, Remain side has the momentum

Boris Johnson claimed there are ‘so few firms that actually use that border regularly’ tail should not be allowed wag dog

Anti-abortion demonstrators protest outside the supreme court in London before it ruled  on an appeal against Northern Ireland’s abortion laws. Photograph: Ben Stanstall/AFP/Getty Images

Supreme court judges found NI abortion laws breached European Convention

Pro-choice campaigners hold placards outside the Houses of Parliament in London calling for the same abortion laws in Northern Ireland as in the rest of the UK. Photograph: Getty

Challenge to Northern Ireland’s abortion regime dismissed on technical grounds

Theresa May: the benches behind her were filled with row after row of despondent faces, Brexiteers and Remainers alike. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Her respective commitments to EU and to Brexiteers over time limit can’t be reconciled

Britain’s secretary for departing the EU, David Davis. Photograph: Leon Neal/Pool via Reuters

David Davis says backstop deal to avoid hard border must be time-limited

 Democratic Unionist Party  MP Sammy Wilson: denounced abortion and said he was not embarrassed by his party’s opposition to it. Photograph:  Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

DUP hardline reinforced with claim abortion sometimes used as form of contraception

Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley has told MPs at Westminster that they should not impose their will on Northern Ireland by legislating for abortion there but promised Conservatives a free vote on any move to do so.  Photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images.

House of Commons holds debate on proposal to repeal sections of 1861 law governing issue

Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday that Britain should still be allowed to negotiate new trade deals after Brexit. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Move represents a further shift in party policy towards a soft Brexit

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has been increasing pressure on London to propose more concrete solutions in time for the summit. Photograph: EPA/BALAZS MOHAI

Irish officials expect new British proposals on Border this week

 Prime minister Theresa May: she needs to table something on Brexit border that could work, meets commitments, and is politically acceptable. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Institute for Government says UK’s border ideas not fleshed out and unacceptable to EU

Handout video grabs issued by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, timestamped at (left to right) 01.08, 01.15 and 01.26 of the fire spreading up the tower on June 14th last year. Photograph: Grenfell Tower Inquiry/PA

Blaze spread so fast that escape route filled with smoke before fire service altered advice

Gone to the dogs: greyhound racing faces Brexit challenge

Former Tory peer Alexander Hesketh is pro-Brexit, even though it threatens his other passion

Conservative MP and Brexit-supporter Jacob Rees-Mogg: “Planning for no deal ought to be an essential part of the negotiations strategy.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Failure to plan for no-deal Brexit may weaken negotiating hand, warns Rees-Mogg

Labour MP Stella Creasy  has proposed an  amendment to the British Domestic Violence Bill which would extend abortion rights to Northern Ireland. File photograph: PA Wire

Senior Conservatives call for free vote in on Labour bill to extend abortion rights to Northern Ireland

Sinn Féin leader in the North Michelle O’Neill  and  Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald  celebrating the result of the  abortion referendum  in Dublin. Photograph: Reuters

Sinn Féin leader McDonald calls for abortion to be more widely available in the North

Britain’s former ambassador to the EU Ivan Rogers  has explained how frictionless trade requires regulatory alignment as well as a customs union, describing Theresa May’s decision to rule out  a Norwegian or Swiss model as an act of folly. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

London Letter: UK a fundamentally unreliable partner, packed conference hears

Hilary Benn: “Twenty-three months after the referendum and 14 months since the triggering of article 50, we still don’t know what the UK’s future relationship with the EU will be . . .” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Britain seeks security and industrial access to navigation system initiative post-Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn: the Labour leader will make the call at Queen’s University Belfast. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

Spirit of sacrifice and courage which produced the Belfast Agreement must be rediscovered

The  chief executive of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs told the House of Commons treasury committee there were about 200m consignments going into the EU in 2016, with a similar number coming from the EU, suggesting a cost of about £13bn. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Revenue head says maximum facilitation model would cost £32.50 for each declaration

Grenfell Tower inquiry: Marcio and Andreia Gomes said their son, Logan, “was going to support Benfica in Portugal and Liverpool in the UK”. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

Inquiry into London tower-block blaze that killed 72 opens with personal testimonies

British prime minister Theresa May was urged by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Westminster to take a more active role in Northern Ireland’s affairs until devolved institutions there are restored.  Photograph: EPA

Committee urges early return to talks to restore Executive and Assembly

Marcio  and Andreia Gomes, the parents of Logan Gomes, who was stillborn on the day of Grenfell Tower fire, arrive for the opening day of the inquiry into the tragedy in London on Monday. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Relatives and friends of tower inferno’s 72 victims begin testimony about lost loved ones

File photograph: Workers stand inside the burnt out remains of the Grenfell tower in London, Britain, where 72 people died. Photograph: Reuters/Hannah Mckay

Panel to include two from community after controversy over chairman

People watch as the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle unfolds during a watch party. Photograph: AP Photo/Chris Carlson

‘Poor girl. If I was Harry I’d drive her straight to Heathrow and take her away from the whole lot of them’

London barriers decorated with a royal family version of the Top Trumps card game. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on Saturday in Windsor Castle. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Prince Charles, heir to the throne, will need to make big changes when Queen Elizabeth dies

British prime minister Theresa May: Labour’s shadow Northern Ireland secretary Tony Lloyd said the proposal was no more than a temporary measure which was an inadequate response to the issue of the Border. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Getty Images

Iain Duncan Smith insists arrangement must not last more than a month or two

A royal fan camps along The Long Walk in Windsor a day ahead of the royal wedding ceremony of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Crowds gather at Windsor ahead of US actor’s marriage to Prince Harry on Saturday

A file image of Isabelita dos Patins, a famous drag queen, attends  the Old Rio Fair, in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Photohgraph: Getty Images

London Letter: Tory supporter of Brexit lapses into weary rehearsal of its benefits

Former diplomat Ray Bassett has told a meeting at Westminster that the Government and the EU should drop their demand for a backstop agreement on the Border ahead of next month’s European Union summit in Brussels. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ray Bassett tells MPs Irish Government is bluffing and backstop is unworkable

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May fields questions of the Brexit variety in the House of Commons during question time. Photograph: Parliamentary Recording Unit/Getty Images

Analysis: Internal debate over customs bears little relation to existing negotiations with EU

 Theresa May speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on May 16th. Photograph: Getty

PM warns Conservative rebels they risk damaging integrity of British politics

Northern Secretary  Karen Bradley arrives in Downing Street, in London, on Tuesday. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Technological solutions known as ‘max fac’ would be less suitable for Northern Ireland

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon: government at Holyrood has rejected what it characterises as a unilateral power grab.  Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA

Scottish government claims clause 11 undermines devolution settlement

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and British prime minister Theresa May shake hands during a news conference after their meeting at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday. Photograph:  Matt Dunham/Pool via REUTERS

British prime minister declines to blame Israel, while Turkey issues forceful denunciation

During a meeting with Conservative backbenchers on Monday, Theresa May is reported to have slapped down Jacob Rees-Mogg. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Denis Staunton: There is no obscuring Theresa May’s tangle as she seeks to unite Tories

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May  flanked by supporters  outside Wandsworth Town hall in London after the Conservative party retained control of the council in local elections. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

UK local elections: Conservatives’ relief genuine as party escapes a bloodbath in London

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