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UK prime minister Boris Johnson: Welsh setback creates a headache for him in terms of parliamentary arithmetic and his prospects of winning a snap general election in the autumn. Photograph: Simon Dawson

As Conservatives watched their working majority cut to one in the Brecon and Radnorshire byelection on Friday morning, they consoled themselves with t(...)

Jane Dodds, the Liberal Democrats candidate who won the byelection in Brecon and Radnorshire. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

The Liberal Democrats have promised to consider further alliances with other anti-Brexit parties after a byelection victory in Brecon and Radnorshire (...)

UK international trade secretary Liz Truss: believes duty-free ports will be the “gateway to our future prosperity”.    Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

Labour has denounced a plan by Boris Johnson to create duty-free ports around Britain after Brexit as a boon to money-laundering and tax evasion that (...)

 British prime minister Boris Johnson: brutal cabinet purge and appointments signal his determination to get a grip on the machinery of government. Photograph: Simon Dawson

Boris Johnson’s first week as prime minister has shown his strengths as a politician, as he brought vigour and focus to a government that has been lis(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomes prime minister Boris Johnson outside Bute House in Edinburgh on Monday. Photograph:  Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has contradicted Michael Gove’s assertion that the British government was working on the assumption that a no-deal Brexit is the most li(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: ‘The British people voted in 2015, in 2016, in 2017. What they want us to do is deliver on their mandate.’ Photograph: Geoff Pugh/Pool/AFP)Geoff Pugh/Getty

Boris Johnson has ruled out calling a general election before the October 31st deadline for Britain to leave the European Union. The campaigning style(...)

Boris Johnson holds his first cabinet meeting at Downing Street. Photograph: Aaron Chown/Pool via Reuters

Boris Johnson has reiterated his demand for the Northern Ireland backstop to be eliminated, telling MPs he will only negotiate with the European Union(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons on Thursday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP/Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s rumbustious, two-hour turn at the dispatch box on Thursday morning was shameless, cynical and evasive. And sheer delight for the bench(...)

Dominic Cummings has been scathing about the conduct of Brexit negotiations, including the backstop. Photograph: Ho/AFP/Getty

Asked a few weeks ago to name his favourite film scene, Boris Johnson chose “the multiple retribution killings at the end of The Godfather”. Supporter(...)

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(...)

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