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Deputy chairman of the European Research Group (ERG) Mark Francois. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty

The European Research Group (ERG) of eurosceptic Conservative MPs has called on Boris Johnson to scrap the Northern Ireland protocol and replace it wi(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson must turn down the volume on article 16.  Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK parliament handout

In a joint statement after their video conference on Wednesday evening, British cabinet office minister Michael Gove and European Commission vice-pres(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson will tell MPs the Brexit deal shows how Britain can be “at once European and sovereign”. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

MPs and peers at Westminster are set to back Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal by overwhelming majorities on Wednesday after Conservative hardliners said th(...)

A cargo ship in Dublin Port. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Cabinet will meet earlier than scheduled, convening on Monday to discuss the Brexit deal struck on Christmas Eve. It comes as senior political an(...)

Screengrab taken from the twitter feed of @borisjohnson of the prime minister holding up a document on Christmas Eve believed to be the pages of the Brexit deal. Photograph: @borisjohnson/PA Wire

 Boris Johnson has expressed confidence that even the most hardline Brexiteers among Conservative MPs will vote for his Brexit deal when it comes(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson  in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty

As one European country after another moves closer to a second coronavirus lockdown, Boris Johnson is treading a narrow path between scientific eviden(...)

Researchers at the Central European Institute of Technology in the Czech Republicworking in BSL3 (biosafety level 3) labs, where they are isolating RNA from human samples that could be infected with Covid-19.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the need for research has perhaps never been so evident. Faced with an unknown enemy, we are relying on rese(...)

Britain’s lead Brexit negotiator David Frost in Brussels in Monday. The UK government has moved Mr Frost to a new role as national security adviser, which he will take up at the end of August. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

The UK has turned up the pressure dial on Brexit talks as negotiators begin their first face-to-face talks in Brussels since February to try to break (...)

The last governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten. He claims the importance of Britain’s broader economic relationship with China is often overstated. Photograph:  Getty Images

Politicians at Westminster are divided on everything from coronavirus and Brexit to whether they should be there at all rather than working remotely. (...)

Sterling  soared, gilts fell and British stocks surged after prime minister Boris Johnson won a majority in the UK general election. Photograph: Bryn Colton/Bloomberg

For financial market investors that have cheered Boris Johnson’s landslide victory in the UK general election, it might be worth casting their minds b(...)

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