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Sir Michael Fallon, who has announced his decision to resign as defence secretary. Photograph:  Leon Neal/PA Wire

The UK’s defence secretary Michael Fallon resigned on Wednesday evening, citing past behaviour that may have “fallen short”. He is the first minister(...)

Conservative MP Anna Soubry: said it was wrong to suggest that critics like her were trying to thwart the will of the people, insisting that she accepted that Britain is leaving the EU. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A number of Conservative MPs have joined the opposition in sharp criticism of legislation to facilitate Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. (...)

British prime minister Theresa May  will meet her cabinet on Tuesday for the first time since she told reporters last week that she wants to serve a full term. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/Reuters

MPs returning to Westminster on Tuesday after the summer recess face the prospect of parliamentary trench warfare over Brexit, amid rumours of a cabin(...)

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox. File photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox have come together to declare that a post-Brexit transition would not be a “ba(...)

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(...)

Labour’s  Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer delivers a speech on the party’s Brexit policy in central London on Tuesday. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Labour has promised to try to keep Britain inside the EU customs union after Brexit, even if that makes negotiating new bilateral trade deals around t(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: a big majority  for the Conservative Party after the June election will free her from bothersome colleagues. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

To learn about a leader, ignore their manifesto and just remove their constraints. Power reveals and absolute power reveals absolutely. It is an extre(...)

Pro-remain supporters wave EU flags outside the Supreme Court in London, on Tuesday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Labour will not “frustrate” the process for invoking article 50, Jeremy Corbyn said after the Supreme Court ruled that parliament must give permission(...)

New group includes former ministers Dominic Raab (above), Owen Patterson and Gerard Howarth. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Conservative Eurosceptics have set up a new lobby group to pressure Theresa May to take Britain out of the European single market and end free movemen(...)

British home secretary Theresa May approaching No  10 Downing Street days after the Brexit referendum last month. Now she seems most likely to be taking up residence there as Conservative prime minister. File photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

For a woman who is on the verge of running the country, Theresa May seems almost preternaturally calm. “She’s basically the same as ever; quite relax(...)

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