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Labour MP Hilary Benn attended a Brexit meeting in Dublin on Thursday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Britain will not pay a so-called divorce settlement that could be as much as €60 billion to the European Union, a group of TDs and Senators have been (...)

Britain’s ambassador to the European Union Ivan Rogers has resigned. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Britain’s ambassador to the European Union has resigned unexpectedly, just three months before the start of formal Brexit talks, and weeks after pro-B(...)

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the U.K. opposition Labour party, leaves after launching his leadership campaign at the Institute of Education in London, U.K., on Thursday, July 21, 2016.  Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Policies are the staple of political debate, but every so often, the focus shifts from ‘what is to be done?’ to ‘who should be in charge of doing it?’(...)

Angela Eagle, the former shadow business secretary who resigned from the shadow cabinet on Monday, is widely expected to challenge Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Angela Eagle is to delay her expected leadership challenge to Jeremy Corbyn, Labour sources have said. The former shadow business secretary had been (...)

The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, leaves his home in London. Photograph: Reuters

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faces a full-scale insurrection within his front bench after he sacked shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn for plotting t(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn: cancelled a meeting of the shadow front bench for today. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faces a full-scale insurrection within his front bench after he sacked shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn for plotting (...)

Leave campaign leader Boris Johnson said Britain was part of Europe and always would be. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Four days after the UK voted to leave the EU, the country faces an unprecedented political upheaval with leadership contests in both main parties. As(...)

(From left) shadow health secretary Heidi Alexander who has  resigned from Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet, Hilary Benn who was sacked by the Labour leader and and Gloria de Piero who has also resigned.

The British Labour Party’s shadow Commons leader Chris Bryant has resigned from Jeremy Corbyn’s senior team. Mr Bryant said: “We need someone new to(...)

Paying respects: Hilary Benn MP, speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, chaplain to the speaker   Rev Rose Josephine Hudson-Wilkin, prime minister David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn   near to the scene of the murder of Jo Cox  in Birstall, UK.  Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

They came quietly, one by one, to pay respects to one of their own. All morning, a steady stream of people placed flowers and candles at the foot of (...)

 A woman takes photos during a candlelight vigil at Oxford Street, Sydney, Australia, for victims of the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/Getty Images

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, speaking on Monday after the massacre in a Florida nightclub, said the United States must find a(...)

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