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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at Crawley Hospital: “The US has called for ‘full market access’ to our NHS, which would mean prices of some of our most important medicines increasing by up to sevenfold.” Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have marked out the battleground for December’s UK general election in sharp clashes over Brexit, the National Health (...)

Boris Johnson is expected to call on MPs once again to support his quest for a pre-Christmas election in order to break the Brexit deadlock. Photograph by HO/PRU/AFP/ Getty Images)

MPs in the House of Commons have voted for a UK general election to be held on December 12th. The vote, on the Early Parliamentary General Election B(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: “There will be some light-touch measures to ensure there is no illegal trade in endangered animal species and banned firearms.” Photograph:  PA

Boris Johnson came under fierce criticism from Northern Ireland unionists on Tuesday as MPs debated the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB), which puts hi(...)

Amber Rudd leaves the British Houses of Parliament this week. File photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

Amber Rudd has sensationally quit the British cabinet and the Conservative Party in protest at Boris Johnson’s handling of Brexit. The MP has quit he(...)

Britain’s former chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond: called for ‘smooth and orderly’ Brexit. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Boris Johnson would commit a betrayal of the referendum if he enacted a no-deal Brexit by listening to the “unelected” saboteurs “who pull the strings(...)

Boris Johnson:  ‘I say to our friends in Ireland, and in Brussels and around the EU, I am convinced that we can do a deal without checks at the Irish Border, because we refuse under any circumstances to have such checks.’ Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Boris Johnson has begun his premiership with the most sweeping cabinet purge in recent British political history, appointing hardline Brexiteers to mo(...)

Britain’s new prime minister Boris Johnson being clapped into 10 Downing Street by staff in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

Shortly before 4pm on Wednesday, Boris Johnson marched up to the podium outside 10 Downing Street and promised to “change the record” after three year(...)

(From left) First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, minister for the cabinet office David Lidington and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a press conference a British Irish Council  summit meeting in Manchester. Photograph: PA

The new British prime minster will get a “fair hearing” from the European Union but the current Brexit deal and the backstop, the insurance policy to (...)

 BBC handout photo of (left to right)  host Emily Maitlis, Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Sajid Javid and Rory Stewart ahead of te BBC TV debate at BBC Broadcasting House in London.  Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has been eliminated from the Conservative leadership contest just hours before the contenders battle it out in a (...)

Britain’s international development secretary Rory Stewart leaving Downing Street on Tuesday. He denied ever having worked for the MI6 intelligence agency. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Rory Stewart has been rounded on by his fellow Conservative leadership candidates as they fear he has the momentum to take on Boris Johnson, while his(...)

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