Brexit: Theresa May could use negotiations to redraw UK politics. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

This week’s abrupt resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers as the United Kingdom’s ambassador to the European Union has cast a harsh spotlight on the apparent (...)

   Northern Ireland attorney general  John Larkin speaking at the UK supreme court on the second day of a hearing to decide whether or not parliamentary approval is needed before the British government can begin Brexit negotiations . Photograph: AFP/Supreme Court/Getty

The principle of consent in the Belfast Agreement applies solely to Northern Ireland’s place in the United Kingdom, and not to European Union membersh(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May, whose government has no Brexit plan, according to a leaked memo. Photograph: Jack Taylor/PA Wire

The British government is struggling to cope with the scale of work generated by the Brexit vote and the lack of a common strategy among cabinet minis(...)

 There was a relatively upbeat comment from the Bank of England on Thursday which indicated that another interest-rate cut was not on the cards. This  boost for sterling helped  it to gain ground against the euro and the dollar

Sterling is making further gains on the currency markets on Friday, with the UK currency now around 88.6p against the euro. This may provide some sho(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: her government has agreed to allow MPs to debate its Brexit negotiating position before the start of formal exit talks next year but has ruled out a parliamentary vote that could veto the triggering of article 50. Photograph: Matt Cardy/PA Wire

Britain’s exit deal with the European Union will “very likely” go to MPs for ratification before final agreement, Downing Street has said. The prime m(...)

Police face protesters near Orgreave coking plant during the 1984 miners’ strike. Photograph: PA

The Battle of Orgreave in June 1984 was one of the most violent clashes of the miners’ strike and among the worst examples of police misconduct in rec(...)

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