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Jane Aitchison, a former Socialist Party member who once called Tories ‘lower than vermin’, is the Labour Party’s candidate in the ultra-marginal constituency of Pudsey. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

There is a Porsche parked on a street in Pudsey outside the house that the local Labour Party shares with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union. (...)

Boris Johnson’s special adviser Dominic Cummings: wants to give the impression as far as possible that the prime minister is being dragged kicking and screaming to requesting a Brexit delay against his will. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s chances of finalising a Brexit deal at an EU leaders’ summit on October 17-18th are receding, and attention is turning to whether the (...)

A supporter of UK prime minister Boris Johnson in Manchester on the first day of the annual Conservative Party conference. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

Boris Johnson has ruled out resigning as prime minister to avoid having to seek a three-month delay to Brexit if he fails to reach a deal with the EU (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson has issued rebel Tory MPs with an ultimatium, either support him or face an election. Photograph: Getty

This week has been billed as a potentially pivotal one for UK politics. So what could happen and when? What are some backbench MPs trying to do? Mr (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: ‘If there is one thing that can hold us back in these talks it is the sense in Brussels that MPs may find some way to cancel the referendum.’ Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

British prime minister Boris Johnson will call a general election for October 14th if he loses a Commons vote on Tuesday aimed at blocking a no-deal B(...)

MPs convening for the announcement of voting on the ‘Benn Amendment’ calibrated to prevent the next prime minister from suspending parliament to pursue a no-deal Brexit. Photograph: via EPA

Boris Johnson’s prospects of leaving the European Union without a deal on October 31st narrowed on Thursday after MPs voted to prevent him suspending (...)

Culloville Village crossroads: The UK document specifies 142 areas of joint North-South co-operation, from congenital heart disease to alcohol misuse. Photograph: Alan Betson

The European Commission has strongly emphasised the need to preserve a frictionless border in Ireland if longstanding and extensive North-South co-ope(...)

Labour MP Hilary Benn:  ‘This is one example of how Brexit is proving to be very costly for our country.’ Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The British government has stood down an army of 6,000 civil servants who had been preparing for a no-deal Brexit, at an estimated cost of £1.5 billio(...)

Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer.  He said  presenting the withdrawal agreement without the political declaration meant MPs would not know what they were voting for. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Theresa May faces a likely third House of Commons defeat over her Brexit deal on Friday as the DUP and hardline Brexiteers joined Labour and other opp(...)

British prime minister Theresa May has to date  opposed the idea of multi-option voting. Photograph: UK Parliament/Mark Duffy/PA Wire

The idea of multi-option or “indicative” voting is not alien to the House of Commons. However, British MPs have yet to show they can run such a vote p(...)

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