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UK international trade secretary Liz Truss: believes duty-free ports will be the “gateway to our future prosperity”.    Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

Labour has denounced a plan by Boris Johnson to create duty-free ports around Britain after Brexit as a boon to money-laundering and tax evasion that (...)

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable addresses the media with activists outside Chelmsford City Council Civic Centre. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Vince Cable has hailed his Liberal Democrats party as “the big winners” of the local election, with the party gaining hundreds of seats and a series o(...)

Derek Hatton, who has been suspended from the British Labour Party just days after being readmitted. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Derek Hatton, the controversial former deputy leader of Liverpool council, has been suspended from the British Labour Party just two days after being (...)

UK Brexit minister Dominic Raab and European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Michel Barnier has warned Britain against attempting to blame the European Union if Brexit negotiations end without a deal. Speaking in Brussels after(...)

David Davis, Britain’s  secretary of state for exiting the European Union: mentioned Leo Varadkar’s “tough” negotiating style on Brexit. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

When David Davis told a conference this week that Sinn Féin had “quite a strong influence” on the Taoiseach’s tough negotiating style on Brexit, he wa(...)

UK  prime minister Theresa May:  “There’s still more to do but we’re well on the road to delivering the Brexit that will make Britain prosperous, strong and secure.” Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Theresa May has welcomed the European Council’s conclusion that sufficient progress has been made in Brexit talks to allow negotiations to move on to (...)

Brexit secretary David Davis: “They [Brexit talks] will start next week. The precise date will be given when we have it.” Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The Queen’s speech is unlikely to go ahead as planned next Monday, No 10 Downing Street has suggested, to allow the Conservatives to reach a formal ag(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn pushes Isabella (right) and Freddie during a visit to Oxford on Thursday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images)

The Conservatives are cruising to a landslide victory in local voting in the UK on Friday, in a foretaste of a potential victory in the June 8th gener(...)

Germany’s deputy chancellor Sigmar Gabriel: he warned that the EU could be undermined if Britain received too soft an exit deal

Britain’s strategy for leaving the European Union will top the agenda on Wednesday when Theresa May chairs her first cabinet meeting after the summer (...)

File photo from July showing Theresa May holding the first Cabinet meeting of the new government, as the prime minister will gather her Cabinet ministers on Wednesday to discuss her plans for Brexit. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA

Theresa May has been accused of displaying the “arrogance of a Tudor monarch” over her reported intention to deny a parliamentary vote on Brexit befor(...)

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