UK prime minister Theresa May told Jacob Rees-Mogg that reports the European Court of Justice would be the final arbiter in most cases arising from Brexit were wrong. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May received a warm reception from Conservative backbenchers on Wednesday night despite widespread disquiet within the party over the directio(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and European Council president Donald Tusk during at the Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels, on Friday.  Photograph:  Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

One of Theresa May’s key allies called on Conservatives to unite behind her on Friday after MPs on all sides of the party criticised a proposal to ext(...)

Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster, earlier this week: the image of the “blood red line” was not in good taste, but it was revealing. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Arlene Foster spoke this week about the DUP’s “blood red line” of avoiding any post-Brexit differences between Northern Ireland and Britain. The image(...)

Scotland’s Brexit secretary Michael Russell:  did not expect “much clarity” from the British government on the final Brexit deal. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Britain’s exit from the European Union could lead to a loss of 8.5 per cent in GDP in Scotland within 12 years, or the equivalent of £2,300 per indivi(...)

First minister Nicola Sturgeon insisted that the Scottish government “remains committed strongly to the principle of giving Scotland a choice at the end of this process”. Photograph: Andrew Cowan/PA Wire

Scotland’s devolved government has shelved its immediate plans to hold a second independence referendum until after the terms of Britain’s exit from t(...)

The SNP’s deputy leader, Angus Robertson, campaigning in Elgin, Moray, Scotland. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

The Clock Tower in Dufftown is stuck at two minutes past three. Below, sitting on a bench, pensioner David MacPherson laments the fact that the counci(...)

Women’s Rights groups say that labelling abuse within a relationship as a distinct crime would send a message to society the issue is being taken seriously. Photograph: iStock

Forthcoming domestic violence legislation will not make abuse of a partner or spouse a specific offence, it has been confirmed. In 2014, a cross-part(...)

British PM Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street before heading to the Houses of Parliament to attend the weekly prime minister’s questions  in central London. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has promised to take a constructive approach to Brexit talks as she set out her negotiating stance in a letter to European Council presid(...)

The Scottish parliament  passed a motion that approves the plan of Scottish First Minister Sturgeon to negotiate on a second independence referendum.  Photograph: ROBERT PERRY

The Scottish Parliament has backed Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum, with 69 votes in favour and 59 against. But Theresa Ma(...)

British prime minster Theresa May: She said she would never allow the UK “to become looser and weaker, or our people to drift apart”.   Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

In Glasgow on Monday, Theresa May gave what sounded like a robust defence of the United Kingdom, declaring that, when England, Scotland, Wales and Nor(...)

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