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(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May delivers a speech to Conservative Party members, in Bolton, England. Photograph: Andrew Yates - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Theresa May kicked off seven weeks of campaigning on Wednesday with a promise of strong and stable leadership after MPs overwhelmingly backed her call(...)

 Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn during a visit to Birmingham Carers’ Hub.  Earlier Theresa May called a snap general election for June 8th. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Theresa May has blamed opposition attempts to thwart Brexit for what she claimed was a reluctant decision to call for an early general election on Jun(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  outside 10 Downing Street on Tuesday. Ms May called an early general election for June 8th.  Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has promised to put Brexit at the heart of her campaign for a fresh electoral mandate on June 8th, less than a year after Britain voted in(...)

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