Denis Staunton

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 Theresa May leaves Downing St: A relatively calm week for the British prime minister.  Photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images

There was an unfamiliar scene in the House of Commons this week as Conservative MPs cheered loudly at the end of Theresa May’s weekly joust with Jerem(...)

“This year’s results for Harrods have yet to be published, but if the rest of the retail landscape in Britain is anything to go by, Harrods will be very lucky to show another increase in profits.” File photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Walk into Harrods from the corner of Hans Crescent and the Brompton Road and you can find your way around with your eyes closed, just by following you(...)

Anna Soubry was one of 15 Conservatives pictured on  a newspaper’s front page under the headline “The Brexit Mutineers”.

A Conservative MP identified as a “mutineer” over Brexit in the Daily Telegraph on Wednesday has reported a number of threats to the police since the (...)

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May,and  Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon: the two are meeting in a bid to break their deadlock over Brexit. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

It was an uplifting afternoon in the House of Commons for Remainers, with stirring speeches from opposition MPs and Conservative rebels. Ken Clarke’s (...)

Kenneth Clarke: “It is quite unnecessary to actually close down our options as severely as we are with this amendment.” Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Pro-European Conservatives have joined Labour and other opposition parties in condemning Theresa May’s proposal to specify in legislation the date of (...)

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 (...)

The head of Switzerland’s customs service Christian Bock told the Northern Ireland affairs committee at Westminster that physical checks were unavoidable, either at the Border itself or elsewhere. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Border could remain invisible after Brexit using technology, intelligence and joint British-Irish mobile customs patrols, the head of Switzerland’(...)

Sir Michael Fallon, who has announced his decision to resign as defence secretary. Photograph:  Leon Neal/PA Wire

The UK’s defence secretary Michael Fallon resigned on Wednesday evening, citing past behaviour that may have “fallen short”. He is the first minister(...)

Bex Bailey claimed she was discouraged from reporting an alleged rape at a Labour party event in 2011. Photograph: Facebook

The atmosphere at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday was unusually subdued, with some empty spaces on the benches behind Theresa May. Some of the(...)

Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis talks with a member of staff as he leaves his office in Downing Street. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Britain expects to agree a “basic deal” on leaving the European Union, even if the article 50 negotiations end in failure, David Davis has told a par(...)

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