British prime minister Boris Johnson: One MP said a vote of confidence in his government would have more chance of success later in October, as the reality of no-deal drew nearer. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via Reuters

Boris Johnson is preparing for a parliamentary battle against MPs trying to block a no-deal Brexit in the second week of September, as his cross-party(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Toby Melville

Irish consumer sentiment fell to a five-year low last month on the back of what KBC Bank Ireland economist Austin Hughes called “Boris blues”. The ind(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: Downing Street officials have said it is “laughable” to think that he would stand aside if MPs vote down the government. Photograph: Simon Dawson/EPA

After less than a month in office Boris Johnson’s nascent government is squaring up for a no-confidence vote, attempts to halt Brexit and possibly a g(...)

The Tory government has urged the EU to seek a new negotiating mandate from the 27 member states because the UK will not accept a Brexit deal involving the Border backstop.

Downing Street would be wrong to think it is already too late for MPs to stop a no-deal Brexit, the British Labour party has said. The shadow health (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to seek a deal with the UK for an all-Ireland customs regime for food and agriculture, if Boris Johnson accepts an invitation to talks in Dublin later this month

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to seek a deal with the UK for an all-Ireland customs regime for food and agriculture, if UK prime minister Boris Johnson ac(...)

 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(...)

Boris Johnson: to put £138m into new public awareness campaign. Photograph: Simon Dawson/EPA

The huge cost of a no-deal Brexit was laid bare on Wednesday as the British government announced plans to set aside an extra £2.1bn (€2.3bn) for prepa(...)

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(...)

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK parliament’s parliamentary recording unit  shows Dominic Cummings, head of the Vote Leave campaign during the EU referendum, giving evidence to a session of the treasury committee.  Photograph: Getty Images

Dominic Cummings, the son of an oil rig project manager and a special needs teacher, was born in Durham in 1971. He attended a state primary school fo(...)

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(...)

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