British prime minister Theresa May: said she was confident a full Brexit deal. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

As Theresa May’s government gets ready to trigger article 50 on Wednesday, some work is already under way to manage the expectations of those who say (...)

British prime minister Theresa May and chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond:  Hammond’s humiliation sends an ominous message that May’s  government can fold at the first sign of pressure.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Philip Hammond’s hasty U-turn on increasing national insurance contributions for the self-employed, one of the signature measures in his first UK budg(...)

Nicola Sturgeon: The Scottish first minister said the ‘Scottish government has a cast-iron democratic mandate for an independence referendum’. Photograph: James Glossop, WPA Pool/Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon has demanded that the timing of a second Scottish independence referendum should be determined by the Scottish parliament and not by T(...)

Lord Heseltine speaks in the House of Lords, London, on Tuesday as the Brexit Bill is debated. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May’s government has suffered a second defeat over Brexit in the House of Lords, which on Tuesday backed a call for Parliament to be given a (...)

UUP’s Mike Nesbitt announces his resignation as party leader at the Park Avenue Hotel, Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has emerged as the biggest winner in the North’s Assembly election after the party came to within one seat of matching the Democratic Unioni(...)

The British Brexit Secretary, David Davis, left, and Danish Foreign Minister, Anders Samuelsen, speak during a press conference in Copenhagen on Thursday. Photograph: Jens Dresling/Polfoto via AP

Theresa May’s government has vowed to resist and changes to a Bill authorising her to start formal Brexit negotiations and to overturn an amendment pa(...)

 Theresa May: The British prime minister’s spokesman would not say if the government would attempt to stop another vote on Scottish independence. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain/Pool

Theresa May’s government has rejected the case for a second referendum on Scottish independence but did not deny reports that Downing Street is prepar(...)

Frank Keogh, chief executive DPS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Now may not look to be the best time to buy a business in the US or to complete a purchase in the UK. President Donald Trump’s accession to the White (...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair during his speech on Brexit at Bloomberg’s London headquarters on Friday. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

London Editor Conservative ministers and Brexit campaigners have rounded on Tony Blair after the former prime minister called on Britain’s pro-Euro(...)

Commons speaker John Bercow: fresh controversy after a recording emerged in which he told students that he had voted against leaving the European Union in last year’s referendum. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

Theresa May’s government has rejected a petition, which attracted 1.8 million signatures, calling for Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain to be can(...)

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