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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(...)

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(...)

Church of Ireland Primate Archbishop John McDowell is one of four church leaders who have signed the letter, which is published in Monday’s Financial Times

The UK Internal Market Bill will have “enormous moral, as well as political and legal, consequences” if passed into law, the four Anglican primates of(...)

 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(...)

European Council president Charles Michel said, after his call with Boris Johnson, that it was ‘time for the UK to put its cards on the table’. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Boris Johnson has spoken to European Council president Charles Michel amid signs that Britain is ready to compromise on one of the most important area(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announcing on Thursday that the EU has formally warned Britain of legal action over its Internal Market Bill. Photo Johanna Geron/AFP via Getty Images

The European Commission began formal infringement proceedings against the British government on Thursday for breaching “good faith” through its Intern(...)

Social-distancing measures appearing to be ignored in the House of Commons earlier this month, after a technology failure forced MPs to join the ‘Mogg conga’ to vote. Photograph: PA

The UK Internal Market Bill, which gives British ministers the power to override parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, has passed all its stages i(...)

Former Conservative Party leader Lord Howard: ‘The government is still asking Parliament to break international law.’ Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images

Former Conservative leader Michael Howard has said a compromise between Downing Street and backbench rebels is not enough to enable him to vote for th(...)

Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Frost: Negotiations with Michel Barnier continue.  Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s decision to give MPs a vote before he breaks international law by reneging on the Brexit withdrawal agreement should be enough to spar(...)

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