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Lorries queue on the A20 to enter the port of Dover in Kent on Saturday. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

Talks on a post-Brexit trade deal are set to continue into the weekend, with both sides warning that the chances of agreement remain in the balance. (...)

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(...)

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