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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(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: “He is a prime minister with advisers out of control, looking for political stunts to reinforce the insurgent nature of Brexit, happy to sacrifice the rule of law...” Photograph:  Eddie Mulholland

The Internal Market Bill, which would allow British ministers to renege on parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, has begun its passage through the(...)

 First minister of Wales Mark Drakeford after the  cabinet announced in Cardiff that Wales would  go into national lockdown from Friday until  November 9th. Photograph:   Matthew Horwood/Getty Images

Wales will enter a two-week lockdown on Friday, with people told to stay at home and schools closing along with bars, restaurants and non-food shops. (...)

European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic (centre) arrives at London St Pancras station on Monday. Photograph: Tolga Akmem /AFP

The European Union has agreed to intensify talks on a post-Brexit free trade agreement on the basis of legal texts, a stated British condition for for(...)

 Britain’s chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove speaks during an appearance on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show in London. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/AFP via Getty Images

British and European Union chief Brexit negotiators David Frost and Michel Barnier will speak by phone on Monday to discuss the structure of negotiati(...)

Lot 28 The Nun, from Ingrid Bergman by Andy Warhol (€25,000–€35,000).

Though better known for his Campbell Soup paintings, king of pop art Andy Warhol also produced silkscreen portraits of 10 famous athletes, which are n(...)

A welcome to Wales sign near Llangua in Monmouthshire, south-east Wales. Visitors from parts of England may be banned. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA

Wales is planning to ban visitors from parts of England with high rates of coronavirus as Boris Johnson came under pressure to introduce a “circuit br(...)

 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(...)

Customers   in the Richmond pub in Liverpool watch a statement by the British prime minister  Boris Johnson, as parts of the North of England brace  themselves for the most stringent Tier 3 controls. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA

Boris Johnson’s coronavirus press conference in Downing Street on Monday night had the same setting, the same format and the same cast list as many th(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson   during a virtual press conference inside 10 Downing Street   after announcing a new Covid-19 three-tier alert system.  Photograph: Toby Melville/pool/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson has outlined a three-tier system of local coronavirus lockdowns for England, announcing that Liverpool will be under the most severe res(...)

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