Andrea Leadsom

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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(...)

 Theresa May delivers a statement to members of the media in Downing Street in London Photograph Ben Stansal / AFP

British prime minister Theresa May said the Labour Party had yet to discuss a new approach to Brexit with her and urged politicians to put self-intere(...)

Labour MP Tulip Siddiq: ‘This is the biggest vote of my lifetime.’ File photograph: Nicola Tree/Getty Images

John Bercow has told parliament the Labour MP Tulip Siddiq should be allowed to have a proxy for the Brexit vote on Tuesday so she does not have to d(...)

Jo Churchill MP urges Commons speaker John Bercow to look at a video clip of Jeremy Corbyn as education secretary Damian Hinds, Andrew Stephenson MP, Mike Freer MP and health secretary Matt Hancock look on, on Wednesday. Photograph: UK Parliament/Mark Duffy/PA Wire

The DUP has warned Theresa May she must secure changes to the withdrawal agreement rather than reassurances about its meaning if she is to win its sup(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May addresses the media outside 10 Downing Street after it was announced that the Conservative Party will hold a confidence vote in her leadership, in London, Britain, December 12th, 2018. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

MPs in British prime minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party on Wednesday triggered a confidence vote in her leadership over Britain’s planned divor(...)

How is  a Tory leadership contest triggered? It takes 48 Conservative MPs to back a no-confidence vote in Theresa May to trigger a lea(...)

A road sign  on Westminster Bridge in London. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

The UK could become bogged down in “protracted and repeated rounds of negotiations” if it tries to exit a “backstop” customs union with the EU, accord(...)

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