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Former British prime ministers Gordon Brown and  Tony Blair. Brown’s memoirs 'remind us that no living prime minister thinks Brexit is a good idea'. File photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

It is the bit where Gordon Brown professes a distaste for spin that makes you close his new memoirs, exhale and pinch the bridge of your nose between (...)

Britain’s leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom accused former defence secretary Michael Fallon of behaving inappropriately towards her.  Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May has unveiled a new party code of conduct guaranteeing an independent voice in investigations of abuse and harassmen(...)

Leader of the house Andrea Leadsom told the Commons the government would listen to MPs’ concerns but would not halt the roll-out of universal credit. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Last February, when Leo Varadkar was still minister for social protection, he came to London to meet his British counterpart, Damian Green. The two me(...)

Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom: “I was a proponent of leave for your sake, for my kids’ sake, for the next generation.” Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Sitting in the Youth Zone at the Conservative conference in Manchester with Andrea Leadsom and her mother, it was hard to escape the conclusion that t(...)

Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond told the Commons on Thursday the UK government will fund abortions for women coming to have them in England from Northern Ireland. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The UK government has announced a major concession to give Northern Irish women access to terminations on the NHS in Great Britain, in an attempt to h(...)

Britain’s Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom arrives for  a cabinet meeting at No 10 Downing Street in  London on June 20th, 2017. File photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Prominent Brexit campaigner Andrea Leadsom, a leading member of the British government, appeared to scold a BBC presenter for showing a lack of patrio(...)

Conservative contenders: David Davis, Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond and Amber Rudd flank the British prime minister, Theresa May. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/AFP/Getty

There is some dispute as to who first described the male libido as like being chained to a madman. Certainly, Kingsley Amis described the eventual los(...)

Britain’s chancellor Philip Hammond said a worse deal than no Brexit deal was one ‘structured to suck the lifeblood out of our economy’. Photograph: PA

British chancellor Philip Hammond said he would not agree to a deal that would “destroy” Britain. Speaking in advance of the start of what are expec(...)

David Davis: he  said the government had looked at contingency plans for walking away without a deal

Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis has said Britain could still walk away from negotiations with the European Union with no deal. He said it was im(...)

Leaving Downing Street: Theresa May on her way to Buckingham Palace on Friday after her party lost its parliamentary majority. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Still sleepy after the Easter bank holiday, Westminster was looking forward to a quiet week on the morning of April 18th when word came that Theresa M(...)

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