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“Theresa May’s ‘strong and stable’ will now join the long list of ironic British euphemisms.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/EPA

As it would often remind the rest of the world, Britain has for a very long time been what James Joyce once remarked that Ireland was not: a “logical (...)

Strong and stable? Theresa May’s notes try to escape during her joint statement with Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace in Paris. (Photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer)

In numbers: Not taking the Oath $23 million Marissa Mayer’s “golden parachute” from Yahoo will be at least this much. Being chief executive of the N(...)

Idle folly has trapped the UK between an EU rock and an ultra-hard Brexit

Theresa May promised strength and stability. She has delivered the opposite. It would be funny if it were not so serious. Donald Trump is fixated on(...)

There are reports that Tory cabinet ministers have initiated talks with Labour MPs to secure cross-party backing for a softer Brexit.

Pressure on British prime minister Theresa May to pursue a more cross-party approach to Brexit with greater focus on the economy is growing amid repor(...)

Anti-Conservative Party and anti-DUP demonstrators in Parliament Square in front of the Houses of Parliament in London on Sunday. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, has appointed Damian Green, one of her closest political allies, as her second-in-command, in a cabinet reshuff(...)

An exit poll predicting that the Conservatives  would not win a majority is projected on to  BBC Broadcasting House in London on Thursday night.  The news that everybody (bar YouGov) had been madly wrong suited broadcasters very nicely. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

There was an unexpected result at the UK general election. Everybody thought there’d be a landslide for the old order, but a fresh, more flexible opti(...)

Theresa May called a snap election in April as she faced Brexit negotiations. File photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Theresa May will reshuffle some cabinet posts on Saturday after she announced she would form a minority government with the support of the Democratic (...)

The idea that getting out of bed early is a badge of moral virtue is hardly new. The Puritans were early risers and Napoleon bragged that he could get(...)

Fine Gael leadership candidate Leo Varadkar at a 5k run in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The contest for the leadership of the biggest political party in the State, and ultimately the taoiseach’s office, will not be marked by policy gulfs (...)

Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron: “There was nothing on the ballot paper that said that people and families from Europe who have made this country their home would be left in limbo, not knowing if they can stay in the country they raise their kids in. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

The Liberal Democrats have promised to hold a second referendum on Brexit at the end of the forthcoming negotiations, which would include the option o(...)

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