Boris Johnson’s special adviser Dominic Cummings: wants to give the impression as far as possible that the prime minister is being dragged kicking and screaming to requesting a Brexit delay against his will. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s chances of finalising a Brexit deal at an EU leaders’ summit on October 17-18th are receding, and attention is turning to whether the (...)

British  prime minister Theresa May during  prime minister’s questions  in the House of Commons  on January 9th.  Photograph: AFP Photo/Mark Duffy/Getty Images

Political divisions at Westminster over the UK’s divorce agreement with the EU has brought the possibility of delaying bringing Brexit into play in or(...)

‘There is a moment in time when there will be a flip between the older and the young population,’ said Prof Catherine Barnard of University of Cambridge.  Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

British politicians are reluctant to countenance the idea of a second Brexit referendum as it would cause uncertainty and lead to fears that Britain w(...)