British prime minister Boris Johnson: ‘We’re on the Hillary Step going strong for the summit, but it is shrouded in cloud.’ Photograph: Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s hopes of securing a new withdrawal agreement at the European Council were in the balance on Wednesday night as (...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson in the House of Commons: set out his government’s priorities at a ceremony  of pomp and pageantry attended by the queen. Photograph: HO/AFP via Getty

Boris Johnson has told MPs he remains determined to take Britain out of the European Union on October 31st despite signs that talks on a Brexit deal c(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: ‘What we are saying to our friends is, this is a very generous, fair and reasonable offer that we have made.’ Photograph: PA Wire

Britain has called on the European Union to show greater engagement with Boris Johnson’s proposal for replacing the backstop as hopes fade that a deal(...)

British media reported that Mr Johnson had called an emergency cabinet meeting for later on Monday

Sterling weakened on Monday as British media reported that Boris Johnson was preparing to call an election on the eve of a clash between the governmen(...)

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(...)

The pound was last down by 0.4 per cent at 91.8 pence against the euro

Heightened worries of a no-deal Brexit and the growing probability of a general election after the October Brexit deadline kept the pound subdued on M(...)

UK international trade secretary Liz Truss: believes duty-free ports will be the “gateway to our future prosperity”.    Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

Labour has denounced a plan by Boris Johnson to create duty-free ports around Britain after Brexit as a boon to money-laundering and tax evasion that (...)