Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage  visiting an e-cigarette and vape shop whilst on a European Parliament election campaign rally in Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales on Wednesday. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty.

The relative success of Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party in the forthcoming European elections may increase the chances of British prime minister Theresa M(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May in Parliament after the vote on her Brexit deal. Photograph: Reuters

World equity markets on Wednesday held their nerve after the heavy parliamentary defeat of British prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal as investo(...)

 Boris Johnson: “Go back to our EU friends and tell them that the December 8 Irish ‘backstop’ arrangement . . .  is no longer operative”

Boris Johnson has called on the British government to abandon the commitment it made last December to a backstop for the Border and seek to have the i(...)

British prime minister Theresa May is under pressure to avoid a deal where Northern Ireland is treated differently from the rest of the UK.

The UK government is committed to avoiding a “hard” Border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, given that the current lack of border checks is (...)

British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a keynote speech at the Waterfront Hall  in Belfast: Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty

Theresa May will use a speech in Belfast on Friday to rule out agreeing to any Border backstop based on the European Union’s proposal to keep Northern(...)

 Theresa May speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on May 16th. Photograph: Getty

Theresa May has suffered her 15th defeat in the House of Lords on the EU Withdrawal Bill after peers voted by 294 to 224 to create a body to enforce (...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon: government at Holyrood has rejected what it characterises as a unilateral power grab.  Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA

The British government will press ahead with the EU Withdrawal Bill despite the Scottish parliament’s decision to withhold its consent for the legisla(...)

British prime minister Theresa May with DUP leader Arlene Foster wh spoke by telephone on Wednesday as efforts continue to rescue a deal on the Border arrangements after Brexit.  Photograph: Daniel Leal Olivas/AFP/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar spoke to British prime minister Theresa May on Wednesday afternoon in an effort to break the impasse in the Brexit talks. Ms (...)

 Chancellor Philip Hammond who has reportedly annoyed the prime minister with a sexist remark. Photograph: PA

British chancellor Philip Hammond appears to have irked prime minister Theresa May by making a sexist remark in cabinet, exposing the tensions at the (...)

At least 80 people are dead, or missing and presumed dead, from the inferno that gutted the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block in west London on June 14th. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

It will be months until the final death toll from a London tower block blaze is known, British police said on Wednesday. The news came as prime minis(...)

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