Jeremy Corbyn: the SNP’s leader at Westminster, Ian Blackford, has accused the Labour leader of conspiring with “a Tory-led Brexit shambles”. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn has fought off an attempt to change Labour’s policy on Brexit by committing the party to a second referendum in all circumstances. The r(...)

First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon: will introduce legislation allowing for a second referendum on Scottish independence by 2021 if Brexit goes ahead. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

Conservative MPs have asked Theresa May to set out clearly when she will resign but they rejected a proposal to allow a confidence vote in her leaders(...)

 Welsh flag: the political landscape has changed irrevocably since 2009, creating room for a more defined and closer relationship between Dublin and Cardiff. Photograph: Thinkstock

Nearly 10 years ago, the then Welsh first minister, Rhodri Morgan, described the decision of the Government to close the Irish Consulate in Cardiff as(...)

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(...)

If the acclamation that greeted Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference in Glasgow this week is any guide, her position as lea(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May: she  acknowledged that Britain will have to make a financial settlement with the EU, although she declined to say how much the exit bill would be. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/WPA Pool/Getty

Theresa May on Friday night faced angry questions about public services and her policy U-turns, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was heckled over his a(...)

Home secretary Amber Rudd and Ukip leader Paul Nuttall take part in the BBC Election Debate last night. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/WPA Pool /Getty Images)

Jeremy Corbyn and other opposition leaders piled pressure on the Conservatives in a televised debate on Wednesday night, warning voters against giving(...)

Scottish Tories:  Conservative party members Kyle Thornton, Ade Aibinu, Robert Connely, David Meikle, Thomas Kerr, Euan Blockley, Tony Curtis and Phillip Charles celebrate victory after ballot papers were counted in the local elections, at the Emirates Stadium in Glasgow. Photograph: John Linton/PA

The Conservatives have made sweeping gains in local elections, as Labour lost hundreds of seats, the Liberal Democrats’ recovery stalled and Ukip was (...)

Theresa May at the Brackla Community Centre, in Bridgend, Wales, this week: a bigger majority could give her more leeway in negotiations with the EU. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

Theresa May has defined the general election as a vote of confidence in her “strong and stable leadership” as Britain prepares to leave the European (...)

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron delivering leaflets in Manchester: “We will use every seat we get and every vote we get in the election to strengthen our hand to make sure we push against a hard Brexit.” Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Liberal Democrat activists arriving at the Ministry of Sound nightclub in Southwark for a rally with their leader Tim Farron might have felt disappoin(...)

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