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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted in Iran of plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment. She denies the charges. Photograph: family handout/PA Wire

The British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, said the UK would appeal to Iran on humanitarian grounds to free a jailed aid worker but expressed reser(...)

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 (...)

The tragicomic scale of the disarray in the British government, which grows more dysfunctional with every week that Theresa May’s rudderless administr(...)

As Theresa May’s domestic political problems grow and the Brexit mire deepens, sterling is looking vulnerable. Against the euro, the UK currency was b(...)

Michel Barnier, chief negotiator for the European Union: the EU is drawing up contingency plans for the possible collapse of Britain’s departure talks. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

There were warnings of a “no deal” Brexit in Dublin, London and Brussels on Sunday as fears grow that the EU-UK talks will fail to reach agreement on (...)

British prime minister Theresa May with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during Remembrance Sunday in London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May lacks the authority to secure a transitional Brexit deal from the European Union and avoid an economic cliff edge after the UK leaves the (...)

Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Davis (left) and EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels on November 10th, 2017. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Republic needs to be prepared for a situation where the British government is unable to negotiate a deal to quit the E(...)

British prime minister Theresa May during the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial on Sunday. Photograph: Getty

Forty British members of parliament from British prime minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party have agreed to sign a letter of no-confidence in her,(...)

Iranian state television has cited Boris Johnson’s erroneous statement about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as “an inadvertent confession” that she was spying in Iran. Photograph. EPA/Michael Reynolds

Boris Johnson has described Donald Trump as “one of the great global brands” and said he was penetrating corners of the world’s consciousness that few(...)

Priti Patel leaves Number 10 Downing Street by the back entrance following her resignation as international development secretary on Wednesday night. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

British prime minister Theresa May has lost her second cabinet minister in a week, after Priti Patel, the international development secretary, was for(...)

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