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 Jeremy Hunt:   ‘The democratic risk of no Brexit ultimately is higher than the economic risk of no deal.’ Photograph: Daniel  Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Jeremy Hunt, the British foreign secretary, was cheerfully self-deprecating as he addressed a political journalists’ lunch at Westminster on Thursday,(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said UK prime minister Theresa May has brought no new ideas to the table in talks to try and agree a joint Brexit approach. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Getty

Hopes that MPs will approve Theresa May’s Brexit deal before next month’s European Parliament elections receded further on Thursday when the British p(...)

First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon: will introduce legislation allowing for a second referendum on Scottish independence by 2021 if Brexit goes ahead. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

Conservative MPs have asked Theresa May to set out clearly when she will resign but they rejected a proposal to allow a confidence vote in her leaders(...)

Shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer and shadow chancellor John McDonnell:  cross-party talks have resumed following the Easter break. Photograph: Andy Rain

Theresa May’s government and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party have blamed one another for a lack of progress on talks aimed at finding a common position o(...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage (centre) with party candidates for the possible British involvement in  upcoming EU elections. Photograph:  Leon Neal/Getty

Launching his Brexit Party’s latest candidates for next month’s European Parliament elections in London on Tuesday, Nigel Farage was full of confidenc(...)

Julian Assange gestures from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, on Thursday. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Julian Assange faces extradition to the United States and up to five years in jail following his arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursda(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May and Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel: Brexiteers rail against Mrs May for accepting the extension but they also scent weakness on the EU side. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard

As European Union leaders debated the length of the Brexit extension to offer Theresa May in Brussels late on Wednesday night, they heard persuasive a(...)

Tory Brexiteer Bill Cash speaking on Thursday in the House of Commons, where he suggested prime minister Theresa May should resign. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May has dismissed calls from Conservative Brexiteers for her resignation after she agreed a six-month delay to Brexit w(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May hopes parliament will approve her deal within the next few weeks. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Pool via Reuters

Theresa May told EU leaders she was confident MPs could ratify the withdrawal agreement within the next few weeks, so that the UK could avoid particip(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May and Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with European Council president Donald Tusk, ahead of the meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via Reuters

EU leaders on Wednesday night offered British prime minister Theresa May a further extension to the article 50 Brexit process, moving the date for th(...)

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