Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster said: ‘Mrs May will now be able to demonstrate to the Brussels’ negotiators that changes are required if any deal is to command the support of parliament’ Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/ EPA

The DUP leader Arlene Foster called on British prime minister Theresa May to now to go back to Brussels and compel the European Union to make “fundame(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk:  “If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is?”  he tweeted. Photograph: AFP Photo/Ludovic Marin/Getty Images

There were expressions of regret and concern in Brussels that a no-deal Brexit looms larger in the wake of Tuesday’s Commons vote. EU Council preside(...)

 A demonstration featuring a paper mâché Theresa May outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

The UK parliament’s rejection of the proposed withdrawal agreement with the EU marked the biggest defeat ever inflicted on any British government. Th(...)

An anti-Brexit demonstrator reacts to the result of the vote on the Brexit deal in London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

British MPs have resoundingly rejected Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement. The prime minister’s deal was defeated by 432 votes to 202 in a landmar(...)

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Citigroup’s private-banking arm is advising its high-net-worth clients to stop trading the pound, at least for today. The cause: the looming Brexit vo(...)

 Theresa May giving a speech on a no-deal Brexit at a factory in Stoke-on-Trent. Photograph:  Ben Birchall/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has demanded an explanation from prime minister Theresa May after she warned that a no-deal Brexit could spark “ch(...)

Richard Ratcliffe, husband of jailed British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe speaks to journalists after giving a press conference in London to mark the start of her hunger strike in Tehran’s Evin prison. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

A British-Iranian aid worker who has been jailed in Tehran is going on hunger strike in protest at her treatment, her employer and her husband have s(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: “Now is not the time to focus on plan B.” File photograph: Donall Farmer

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said this week is going to be a really significant one for Brexit and that Ireland must “hold its nerve.” He told RTÉ’s To(...)

Inspired by the gilet jaunes movement in France, people in Belfast also protested over the absence of government at Stormont. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Austerity, poor wages and a lack of government at Stormont were among the issues raised at a yellow vest protest in Belfast on Saturday afternoon. In(...)

Compared with a year earlier, Britain’s economy was 1.4 per cent larger. Photograph: iStock

Britain’s economy grew at its weakest pace in half a year in the three months to November as factories suffered from tough global trade conditions and(...)

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