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Northern Secretary Karen Bradley, who said: “I didn’t understand things like when elections are fought, for example, in Northern Ireland – people who are nationalists don’t vote for unionist parties and vice versa.” Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

When future historians try to understand how Britain ended up with a choice between chaos and becoming a satellite of the European Union, one question(...)

Former UK foreign minister Boris Johnson and former Brexit minister David Davis.

Recent history provides two extreme examples of government incompetence. Decisions made by people who had no idea what they were doing. Elected politi(...)

Britain’s Brexit Minister Dominic Raab: admitted he underestimated the consequences of crashing out of the EU without a deal.  Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

When Theresa May’s cabinet meets over the next few days to consider the latest proposal for a Brexit deal, ministers will be under pressure to approve(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt: deal may be agreed within three weeks but signing it off within the next week is “probably pushing it”. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP

Ministers on both sides of the Irish Sea have played down the prospect of an imminent Brexit agreement as Conservative Brexiteers threatened to vote d(...)

Britain’s environment secretary Michael Gove: “It’s a great document.” Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Theresa May’s government is under growing pressure to publish its legal advice on a backstop deal as ministers are expected to meet in the next few da(...)

Theresa May:  it is crucially important that she  is allowed her Dunkirk moment. Photograph: Getty Images

It is probably not a good sign that the best role model for Theresa May as she approaches Brexit’s make-or-break moment is Caligula. The most notoriou(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Alastair Grant/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May will address the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers on Wednesday evening amid rumours that the number of MPs seeking a confidence(...)

Prince Harry  with Meghan Markle: crack cocaine for Britons who have given up hope of bettering their lot and see sitcom repeats on UK Gold as “rolling news”.   Photograph. Ian Vogler/Reuters

This week was a good week for fans of miniature royals, because the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, announced that they have conceived a(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and European Council president Donald Tusk during at the Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels, on Friday.  Photograph:  Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

One of Theresa May’s key allies called on Conservatives to unite behind her on Friday after MPs on all sides of the party criticised a proposal to ext(...)

Theresa May arrives for a European Union leaders summit in Brussels on Thursday.  Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

European Council President Donald Tusk said that he was sure EU leaders would respond positively to any request from Britain for a longer transition p(...)

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