Conservative party member of parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg delivers a petition against the provision of foreign aid to 10 Downing Street in London on Thursday. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Jacob Rees-Mogg was in Downing Street on Thursday to deliver a petition on behalf of Daily Express readers who want to cut the international aid budge(...)

Students take a selfie against a mural including Emmeline Pankhurst (top left) in Manchester to mark the 100th anniversary of the Representation of People Act which allowed women to vote in the UK. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

Theresa May will on Wednesday chair the first of two meetings of her Brexit war cabinet this week amid rising tension between pro-Europeans and hard B(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg, a backbench MP with the profile of a royal. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

When does Britain’s tolerance of eccentricity cross from generous trait to national Achilles heel? To look at the governing Conservatives, the questi(...)

Brexit secretary David Davis welcomes the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier to Downing Street. Photograph: Hannah Mckay/Reuters

Britain cannot avoid trade barriers with the European Union if it leaves the customs union and the single market after Brexit, the EU’s chief negotiat(...)

Downing Street has ruled out involvement in a customs union with the European Union amid confusion over government policy as Theresa May prepares for a crucial week of talks.

Downing Street has ruled out involvement in a customs union with the European Union amid confusion over government policy as Theresa May prepares for (...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May  will chair two meetings of her Brexit war cabinet  in an attempt to agree on what Britain wants from the next stage of the negotiations. Photograph: Reuters/Peter Nicholls

Conservative divisions over Brexit were on full display on Sunday ahead of a crucial week for negotiations between Britain and the European Union on t(...)

Tory leader-in-waiting Jacob Rees-Mogg’s attacks on the civil service reveal what Brexit is all about. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Both sides of the Brexit debate are united on one thing: they have no idea what is going on. Everyone is suspicious that the vacuum at the heart of th(...)

The Hundred Years’ War begins: the English claim to the throne of France and the grand rhetoric of Brexit’s revival of the glorious Englishness of Agincourt are bold and thrilling as well as being bonkers. Photograph: Getty Images

Is Brexit the maddest thing England has ever done? Not quite. In its very long history – much longer than most political entities can claim – there is(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a European Council meeting in Brussels after phase one of Brexit negotiations concluded. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

The second phase of the Brexit talks is just kicking off. And just as we had come to terms with the jargon during the phase-one talks – all becoming e(...)

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May:  a confidence vote may be looming. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

The European Union’s proposals for a transitional period after Brexit contained few surprises and Britain’s official response was moderate and predict(...)

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