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 Britain’s prime minister Theresa May making a statement in the House of Commons. Photograph: Mark Duffy/UK Parliament/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May is going to address Conservative MPs at a meeting of the 1922 Committee on Wednesday night – with speculation swirl(...)

The prime minister Theresa May chaired an emergency cabinet meeting on Monday morning to discuss how to proceed with Brexit after EU leaders set a new series of deadlines last week.  Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA

Theresa May has told MPs that she does not have enough support to put her Brexit deal to a third vote at Westminster after the DUP said it cannot back(...)

The most sinister aspect of the whole thing is the way in which Brexit is a project of an ultra right wing faction of English nationalists

If Charles Darwin was still alive I suspect he may have had more than a few doubts about his theory of evolution. “Survival of the fittest” is a phras(...)

An anti-Brexit protester outside the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

It was 20 minutes before MPs were due to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday evening, and the Conservative MP Steve Double didn’t know w(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster:  “I will be relaying the frustration amongst people . . . about a lack of devolution.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she will use her visit to Washington for St Patrick’s week events to brief people there that her party was seeki(...)

Chris Patten, Lord Patten of Barnes, being interviewed by  Harry McGee at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Standing under the tower clock in the chilly quadrangle of National University of Ireland, Galway, Chris Patten is being buffeted by two storms. The f(...)

Sterling was trading down 0.3 per cent at $1.3101 at 7.45pm having been 0.5 per cent lower before voting began. Photograph: Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images

Sterling trimmed its losses in a volatile session on Tuesday evening after UK parliamentarians voted down Theresa May’s tweaked Brexit deal, prompting(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds (centre): ‘I don’t think anyone in unionism today fails to grasp the fact that we do need to work together.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Nigel Dodds has taken his fair share of knocks in his long political career. But the DUP’s Westminster leader now looks set to be a central player in (...)

UK prime minister Theresa May leaves a hair salon during a visit to Salisbury. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/Pool/EPA

Britain’s attorney general Geoffrey Cox and Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay return to Brussels on Tuesday amid deepening pessimism at Westminster abo(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: now says  he could vote for the prime minister’s deal even if the Northern Ireland backstop was not replaced.  Photograph: Ho Pru/AFP/Getty (

Few at Westminster were expecting MPs to vote on Yvette Cooper’s amendment confirming Theresa May’s commitment to give them a vote on delaying Brexit (...)

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