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“I have deep misgivings about what the government are proposing,” said former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith. Photograph: iStock

Theresa May has defended her plan for a soft Brexit following fierce attacks from backbench Conservative MPs, many of whom have threatened to vote aga(...)

British prime minister Theresa May is working to shore up support for her Brexit strategy after the resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis. Photograph: Getty Images

Theresa May was working to shore up support for her Brexit strategy last night following the resignation of Boris Johnson and David Davis, the two mos(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: has she the political strength to follow through after the resignations? Few are  willing to say so with much confidence.  Photograph: Rick Findler

Dublin is encouraged, but will wait and see . The Government has long-nurtured doubts about both Theresa May’s will and her capacity to face down the(...)

Ruptures aplenty: David Davis (left) is no longer Brexit secretary, and Boris Johnson (centre) is no longer foreign secretary, in Theresa May’s cabinet. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/AFP/Getty Images

Around 3pm on Monday afternoon, the foreign ministers of 13 European countries were waiting in the neo-classical splendour of Lancaster House for the (...)

British prime minister Theresa May prepares to meet Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz at 10 Downing Street on Monday, in London. Photograph:  John Phillips/Getty Images

The DUP has sought assurances from Theresa May following the resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson. In the House of Commons, the DUP Westmin(...)

Britain’s former foreign secretary Boris Johnson: his many critics will question his motives in stepping down, pointing to his long history of political opportunism and self-interest. Photograph: Toby Melville

Three days after Theresa May appeared to stamp her authority on her cabinet, two of her most senior ministers have resigned, destabilising British pol(...)

Anti-Brexit, pro-EU supporter Steve Bray holds placards on Abingdon Green across the road from the Houses of Parliament in London on Monday. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP

Britain is nearing the final straight of Brexit. At 11pm local time on March 29th, 2019, the UK is scheduled to leave the bloc. But still to be decide(...)

Arch-Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

David Davis’s resignation as Brexit Secretary has been hailed by fellow Eurosceptic Conservatives — and seized upon by opposition MPs as an indictment(...)

David Davis has resigned his role as Brexit Secretary in the British government. File photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

David Davis has resigned his role as Brexit secretary in the British government, in a major blow to prime minister Theresa May. Ms May is hoping to (...)

Prime minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Conservative Eurosceptics have warned Theresa May against proposing any agreement with the European Union that would keep tariffs or regulations alig(...)

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