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(...)

Boris Johnson on Monday. The frontrunner already has enough support among MPs to ensure his is one of the two names to go before the party membership in the final ballot. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Ahead of Tuesday’s second round of voting by MPs in the Conservative leadership contest, five of the six remaining candidates faced a grilling from We(...)

EU negotiators initially welcomed Dominic Raab as a smarter and more focused interlocutor than his predecessor David Davis. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

For a politician who likes to describe himself as a “details man”, Dominic Raab’s account of the details of his negotiations with the European Union i(...)

Members of the public tend to the injured following the detonation of a bomb on Talbot Street in Dublin in May 1974. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

The British government has been asked for a “concrete response” concerning information it might have relating to the Dublin-Monaghan bombings. Minist(...)

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