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British secretary of state for foreign affairs Jeremy Hunt: one of at least 10 MPs considering a prime ministerial bid. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

At least 10 cabinet ministers are considering putting themselves forward to take over from Theresa May as British prime minister after she promis(...)

Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer.  He said  presenting the withdrawal agreement without the political declaration meant MPs would not know what they were voting for. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Theresa May faces a likely third House of Commons defeat over her Brexit deal on Friday as the DUP and hardline Brexiteers joined Labour and other opp(...)

Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom announced the House of Commons intends to table a motion for a debate on the UK’s withdrawal from EU on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

The House of Commons is to vote on Friday on the Brexit withdrawal agreement after speaker of the house John Bercow gave it clearance. The motio(...)

Richard Tice and Tim Martin address the crowd from the bus at Towcester. Photograph: Patrick Freyne

In the carpark of a garden centre in Towcester around 200 people are gathering around a big white bus bearing the legend “Stop the Brexit Betrayal”. T(...)

Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson departs the cabinet office in London on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Conservative MPs are orchestrating against a potential leadership campaign by Boris Johnson, with several talking of resigning the whip if he were to (...)

Commons speaker John Bercow’s warning to UK prime minister Theresa May scuppered plans to stage a third meaningful vote on her Brexit deal. Photograph: Parliamentary Recording Unit Handout/EPA

Theresa May will make a formal request to EU leaders on Wednesday to delay Brexit by extending the article 50 negotiating deadline as her government a(...)

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow: his political views have changed radically over the years. Photograph:  PA Wire

In sport, some umpires tip the balance. In the arts, some critics outshine the performers. And in British politics, the speaker of the House of Common(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Theresa May listening to a reply by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to her statement on Brexit in the House of Commons in London. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May has called on MPs to “hold their nerve” and come together behind an EU withdrawal deal which will deliver Brexit on(...)

EU Council President Donald Tusk and  Leo Varadkar gesture as they give statements after a meeting at the European Council headquarters. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

To Hell and Back . . . Theresa May travels to Brussels on Thursday to meet EU leaders including president of the European Council Donald Tusk. His co(...)

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry speaking  in the House of Commons. She called  for Brexit to be postponed beyond March 29th. Photograph:   House of Commons/PA Wire

Brexiteers have reacted with anger at Donald Tusk’s musing about the place in hell reserved for those who advocated leaving the EU without having a pl(...)

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