Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: “Getting Brexit done two years ago today was a truly historic moment and the start of an exciting new chapter for our country.” Photograph:  Carl Recine

Boris Johnson will mark the second anniversary of Brexit on Monday by promising to make it easier to get rid of European Union laws that remain on the(...)

Peter Kyle is replacing Louise Haigh as Labour’s shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA

British MP Peter Kyle has been appointed the new shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland for the British Labour party, after Sir Keir Starmer c(...)

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer: Margaret Beckett is to become chair of the NEC, passing over outgoing vice-chair Ian Murray from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). Photograph: Jessica Taylor/PA

Left-wingers on Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) staged a virtual walkout on Tuesday, accusing Keir Starmer of promoting factional d(...)

Tony Abbott has attracted criticism over comments he has made about women and gay people. Photograph: Getty Images

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott says he is looking forward to contributing his “expertise” in global commerce to help Britain in his new (...)

In his first speech as culture secretary, Oliver Dowden on Thursday said the government was about to take ‘a proper look’ at the public service broadcasting system and the BBC’s role within it. Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Before she was eliminated from the Labour leadership contest last month, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said it was a measure of her devoti(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament: European Council president Charles Michel and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen are expected to sign the withdrawal agreement in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: Hollie Adams/PA

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is set to become law on Thursday after both houses of parliament approved the Withdrawal Agreement Bill on Wednesday after(...)

Lisa Nandy: “A breath of fresh air in the debate over Labour’s future,” said Tim Roache, GMB general secretary. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Lisa Nandy received a major boost in her attempt to become the next leader of the UK’s opposition Labour party after securing the support of the GMB u(...)

Left to right: Rebecca Long-Bailey, Jess Phillips, Emily Thornberry, Lisa Nandy and Keir Starmer during the Labour leadership husting at the ACC Liverpool. Photograph: PA

Jeremy Corbyn faced a backlash from within Labour on Sunday for nominating his former chief of staff Karie Murphy for a peerage while the party is und(...)

The five Labour leadership candidates: Emily Thornberry, Keir Starmer, Jess Phillips, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The five candidates to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader will face off on Saturday in the first hustings of a three-month campaign that will prod(...)

 Labour leadership contender Rebecca Long-Bailey is  in the lead, according to a new poll. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The five candidates to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Party leader have begun seeking the support of unions, other affiliated bodies and constituency(...)

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