The Liberal Democrats’ gains in London and Scotland were tempered by notable losses, including former leader Nick Clegg. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

A failed gamble, a hung parliament, a lost Conservative majority, a surge in Labour support, a boost of confidence for a divisive leader, Ulster union(...)

British prime minister Theresa May during a visit to radar manufacturer Kelvin Hughes Limited in Enfield, north London. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May has reaffirmed her commitment to bringing annual net immigration below 100,000, after one of her ministers said that controlling immigrat(...)

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn during a visit to Birmingham Carers Hub on Tuesday  to launch Labour’s proposed carer’s allowance increase in Birmingham. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn welcomed Theresa May’s call on Tuesday for an early general election, describing it as a chance for the British people to vote for a go(...)

Royal reception: Theresa May made her Brexit remarks during a visit to Saudi Arabia, where she met King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (right) and Deputy Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. Photograph: Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP/Getty

The United Kingdom’s negotiators would not have chosen to start two years of Brexit talks amid Conservative threats of war with Spain over Gibraltar. (...)

Ukip’s only MP Douglas Carswell is leaving the party. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Ukip’s only MP Douglas Carswell is leaving the party and will sit in the House of Commons as the independent MP for Clacton. Mr Carswell said he was (...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn:  “Now is not the time to retreat, to run away or to give up.” Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn struck a defiant tone on Sunday, urging is party to unite following last week’s byelection defeat in Copeland, which ha(...)

Pro-remain supporters wave EU flags outside the Supreme Court in London, on Tuesday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Labour will not “frustrate” the process for invoking article 50, Jeremy Corbyn said after the Supreme Court ruled that parliament must give permission(...)

Ukip party chairman Paul Oakden: dismissed North-West England MEP Steven Woolfe’s resignation as a side issue. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Ukip’s chairman has insisted the party remains viable following the departure of Steven Woolfe, the frontrunner to succeed Nigel Farage as leader. Mr (...)

Nigel Farage: the fisticuffs at the European Parliament capped a chaotic week that saw him return to the helm following the resignation of Diane James after just 18 days as leader. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

The news that Steven Woolfe’s injuries are less serious than at first feared has allowed Ukip, after teetering on the brink of tragedy, to lapse back (...)

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

The first member of Ukip I ever met was Colin Merton, who lived at the Savile Club in Mayfair for many years, and was run over and killed by a milk fl(...)

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