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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

The abortion referendum result will have “no impact” on Northern Ireland’s restrictive regime, Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has decl(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May making a statement in the House of Commons defending British participation in air strikes on Syria. Photograph: AFP/PRU/Getty Images

Theresa May faced widespread criticism from opposition MPs on Monday for her failure to consult parliament ahead of Saturday’s air strikes against Syr(...)

Britain will on Tuesday seek to reassure the EU that it will not lower regulatory standards after Brexit, promising to lead “a race to the top” in glo(...)

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable put the kibosh on Irish fantasy. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

There is a view that the most delusional faction in the Brexit process is not, as most would see it, the noisy rump of Tory Brexiteers with their over(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson arrives at a meeting during the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Reuters

Theresa May has called a special cabinet meeting on Thursday to discuss the final draft of her speech on Brexit in Florence the following day and to (...)

Britain’s international trade secretary Liam Fox: “Control of our own borders was one of the elements we wanted in the referendum.” Photograph:  Reuters

Unregulated free movement of labour after Brexit would “not keep faith” with the EU referendum result, Britain’s international trade secretary Liam Fo(...)

Newly-elected  Liberal Democrat leader  Vince Cable  during a press conference to announce his  leadership, in London, Britain. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Veteran politician Vince Cable was elected unopposed to lead the UK’s pro-European Liberal Democrats on Thursday, promising to restore the party’s inf(...)

Philip Hammond, UK chancellor of the exchequer (centre left) and Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England (centre right): Mr Hammond put protecting financial services ahead of controlling migration. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Theresa May has promised to govern with “humility and resolve” following the loss of her parliamentary majority but said the general election would no(...)

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and his predecessor, Nick Clegg. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

The Liberal Democrats added three seats in the UK election, an improvement on their disastrous 2015 performance, but their 12-seat haul masked embarra(...)

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(...)

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