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Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson in the House of Commons: set out his government’s priorities at a ceremony  of pomp and pageantry attended by the queen. Photograph: HO/AFP via Getty

Boris Johnson has told MPs he remains determined to take Britain out of the European Union on October 31st despite signs that talks on a Brexit deal c(...)

In Westminster on Monday, British prime minister Boris Johnson repeated his promise to “get Brexit done” so his government could move on to other priorities.

Speaking at the start of a debate on the Queen’s Speech on Monday, Boris Johnson repeated his promise to “get Brexit done” so his government could mov(...)

Brexit talks: British prime minister Boris Johnson in conversation with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: PA

Chances of a deal on Brexit improved suddenly last night following a meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Boris Johnson. (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and UK prime minister Boris Johnson at Thornton Manor Hotel, Cheshire, on Thursday. Photograph: Government Press Office/PA

After three days of hostile briefings, mutual recriminations and predictions of doom, a three-hour meeting in a hotel outside Liverpool has transforme(...)

 British prime minister Boris Johnson arrives for a meeting with David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament, at No 10 Downing Street in London. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The news that Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar will meet later this week came at the end of a tumultuous 24 hours during which the Brexit talks appeared(...)

 Sir Keir Starmer: “Talks with the EU are collapsing as we speak. The proposals the government put forward last week were never going to work.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The British Labour Party has accused Boris Johnson of sabotaging talks with the European Union and launching a blame game in the hope of gaining elect(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: ‘What we are saying to our friends is, this is a very generous, fair and reasonable offer that we have made.’ Photograph: PA Wire

Britain has called on the European Union to show greater engagement with Boris Johnson’s proposal for replacing the backstop as hopes fade that a deal(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson during a  visit to Watford General hospital in north  London. Photograph: Peter Summers/AFP via Getty Images

Outside parliament on Monday, on Westminster Bridge, Whitehall and in St James’s Park, Extinction Rebellion protesters were a model of cheerful indust(...)

Jolyon Maugham QC: “Our concern has always been that this is not a prime minister who can be trusted.” Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA

Boris Johnson will write a letter asking the EU to delay Brexit by three months if no deal is agreed by October 19th, according to government papers s(...)

Charles Moore: Herself Alone (Allen Lane £35), the third volume of Moore’s authorised biography of Thatcher, is published this week. Photograph:  David Levenson/Getty Images

At their annual conference in Manchester this week, the Conservative Party promised to flood the National Health Service with cash, hire 20,000 new po(...)

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