British prime minister Theresa May: her Brexit her team is working on different scenarios that would see her considerably increase the €20 billion she has already allocated for the EU divorce bill. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

British prime minister Theresa May is ready to increase Britain’s offer to the EU over the Brexit divorce bill, after signs that the hard Eurosceptics(...)

Priti Patel, who  resigned as international development secretary,  watches British prime minister Theresa May at a meeting earlier this year. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Penny Mordaunt, the pro-Brexit minister for disabled people, has been promoted to the UK cabinet as international development secretary, after Priti (...)

OECD secretary-general Ángel Gurría and Britain’s chancellor   Philip Hammond: the Paris-based think tank was accused of being “a leading advocate of Brexit pessimism”. Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

Philip Hammond was taking no questions on Tuesday as he dashed away from a joint press conference with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and (...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: She said Britain and the EU were drafting joint principles on preserving the Common Travel Area. “We owe it to the people of Northern Ireland to get this right.” Photograph: AFP/Getty

British prime minister Theresa May has told MPs that Britain will continue to be bound by decisions from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) during a (...)

Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom: “I was a proponent of leave for your sake, for my kids’ sake, for the next generation.” Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Sitting in the Youth Zone at the Conservative conference in Manchester with Andrea Leadsom and her mother, it was hard to escape the conclusion that t(...)

Florence bound: Theresa May at Downing Street. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty

Theresa May chose Florence for her big European speech next week because it is Europe’s “historic heart”, a trading city with which Britain shared “de(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: the MP’s stance on abortion horrified audiences that cherished him as previous generations cherished Oliver St John-Mollusc and other spoof aristocrats from Monty Python. Photograph: Parliament.uk

So of the times and so behind them, Jacob Rees-Mogg has lived a paradox this summer. The Conservative MP’s refusal to apologise for his high birth tur(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP: “I’m a Catholic, I take the teaching of the Catholic church seriously. Marriage is a sacrament and the view of what marriage is is taken by the church, not parliament.” Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Conservative grassroots’ favoured candidate to succeed Theresa May, has said he is against same-sex marriage and opposes abortion(...)

Cast adrift: British prime minister Theresa May with the chief operating officer of PD Ports, Jerry Hopkinson,   during a visit to Teesside on August 23rd.  Photograph: Scott Heppell/PA Wire

Cynical voters would not believe how often their leaders’ thoughts turn to legacy. Even gluttons for the trappings of power aspire to put their name t(...)

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(...)

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