UK prime minister Boris Johnson: ‘We will not allow this paralysis to continue.’ Photograph: HO/PRU/AFP via Getty

UK prime minister Boris Johnson is to push on with his effort to secure a pre-Christmas general election after MPs rejected his third attempt to go to(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson gives a thumb up after Sajid Javid’s speech at the Conservative Party conference. Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP Photo

The UK’s opposition parties have agreed not to table a motion of no confidence in Boris Johnson’s government this week because it would “play into the(...)

Not laughing: Arlene Foster. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

There were few enough laughs at Manchester’s Comedy Store on Monday when Arlene Foster joined Conservative Brexiteers John Redwood and Mark Francois a(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has sought to reassure unionists on the Brexit backstop. Photograph: PA

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has sought to reassure unionists over the Northern Ireland backstop, saying he understood the fear members of the(...)

Former British prime Minister David Cameron and then mayor of london Boris Johnson during the Olympic Games in 2012.  Photograph: John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty

The peasant revolt has begun in the United Kingdom, though it may not look like it. At its helm is Boris Johnson, an Etonian, and his cabinet of hard-(...)

Amber Rudd leaving in Whitehall in London on September 2. Photograph:  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

Amber Rudd said she sensationally quit the British cabinet and the Conservative party on Saturday night because there was not enough evidence of attem(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson after losing a key Brexit vote on Tuesday. Photograph: UK parliament/Jessica Taylor

Sterling rebounded on Wednesday after British lawmakers seized control of the parliamentary timetable to try to block a no-deal Brexit. The gain, whi(...)

A video grab shows former Conservative MP Phillip Lee sitting next to Liberal Democrats  leader Jo Swinson in the House of Commons in London after moving across the House. Photograph: PRU/AFP/Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s government has lost its majority in parliament after former Conservative minister Phillip Lee crossed the floor of the House of Common(...)

Stephen Barclay’s comments came as it was reported that his department’s working groups on alternative arrangements for the Border had concluded there were problems with all scenarios put forward to replace the backstop. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Britain’s Brexit secretary has accused the European Union of clinging to an “absolutist” policy on the Northern Ireland backstop that is increasing th(...)

The proposal is the first attempt by Jeremy Corbyn to forge a cross-party consensus on stopping a no-deal Brexit since Boris Johnson became prime minister. Photograph: Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to prevent a no-deal Brexit by being installed as caretaker British prime minister has been rejected by some of the key MPs neede(...)