Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: scale of the defeeat was a serious blow to the government. Photograph:  Leon Neal/AFP via Getty Images)

Boris Johnson’s government has suffered a heavy defeat in the House of Lords over a Bill that would allow ministers to break international law by over(...)

 Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer (right) leaving the Garden Museum in south London on Tuesday after holding a press conference. Photograph:  Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images

Keir Starmer has shattered Britain’s fragile, cross-party consensus on coronavirus, calling for a “circuit breaker” lockdown in England lasting two or(...)

People walk on a street of Zakopane during the coronavirus pandemic, in Zakopane, in the Tatra Mountains, southern Poland, October 4th, 2020. Photograph: Grzegorz Momot/EPA

More than 36.15 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,052,602 have died, according to a Reuters tal(...)

‘The biggest potential cause of disruption are traders not being ready for controls,’ Michael Gove said.  Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

The UK government is warning of 7,000 truck-long queues in Kent in a “reasonable worst case” scenario due to Brexit, a stark assessment of the potenti(...)

Boris Johnson’s government intends to proceed with the Internal Market Bill. Photograph: Getty

Just one in 50 traders contacted in July that had then not registered for a customs number to trade with the United Kingdom after Brexit have since si(...)

In New York, the S&P 500 fell in volatile trading as heavyweight tech-related stocks slipped after a sharp rebound in the previous session. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP Photo

Major European bourses closed lower on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) kept its policy rates unchanged and said its existing stimulus (...)

First Minister Arlene Foster: The North could be largely locked out of the UK’s new industrial policy and find logic points  to co-ordination with the Republic.  Photograph:  William Cherry/Presseye

It is obvious now even to the DUP that Boris Johnson’s government will always choose its vision of Brexit over Northern Ireland’s place in the union. (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: he has threatened to abandon negotiations on a free trade agreement with the EU if a deal is not agreed by the middle of next month.   Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

British officials were at pains on Monday to play down the significance of this week’s legislation affecting the Northern Ireland protocol, insisting (...)

The prospect of a no-deal Brexit rose further this week as both sides dug deeper trenches. Photograph: Getty Images

There will be no shortage of political and banking voices clamouring for the spotlight as Tánaiste Leo Varadkar formally launches the €2 billion Covid(...)

A postman  in Oldham, Greater Manchester, one of the areas in Britain where people are subject to a local lockdown in recent weeks. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

The phone was on speaker and I was culling some books for the charity shop while my fairly new friend Jennifer was serving up a no-holds-barred accou(...)

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