The accuser worked in the Palace of Westminster and told police the politician abused her on multiple occasions. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

A British ex-Conservative minister was arrested on Saturday after a former female parliamentary staffer accused him of rape, sexual assault and coerci(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and British prime minister Theresa May in Paris: ratification of the withdrawal accord would be France’s “preferred scenario”. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

On Wednesday night, a vote at the European Council meeting in Brussels will determine whether the UK leaves the union in a no-deal Brexit on Friday or(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May and attorney general Geoffrey Cox at the Brexit debate in the House of Commons. Photograph: UK Parliament/Mark Duffy/PA Wire

Friday’s vote on the withdrawal agreement was the narrowest defeat Theresa May’s Brexit deal has suffered in the House of Commons, but the margin of (...)

Pro-Brexit demonstrators gathering for a speech by Brexiteer MEP Nigel Farage in central London on Friday. Photograph:   Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Theresa May has hinted at a snap general election and a long delay to Brexit after MPs rejected the withdrawal agreement by 344 votes to 286, a majori(...)

Having made the ultimate political sacrifice, then, May could well still fall short. That would be an apt final act to her ill-starred premiership. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has played her final card. Having twice failed to win parliamentary approval for the withdrawal agreement she negotiated with the European(...)

Prime Minister Theresa May making her statement on Brexit to the House of Commons. Photograph:  PA

MPs at Westminster have voted to take control of Brexit away from Theresa May’s government by staging a series of votes on Wednesday on alternatives i(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May leaving church near High Wycombe, England, on March 24th. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Theresa May’s cabinet will seek to agree a new strategy for Brexit on Monday amid mounting pressure on the prime minister to set out a timetable for h(...)

When we outsiders see Boris Johnson stuck on a zip wire with a Union Jack in each hand or Jacob Rees-Mogg bringing his nanny along to canvass voters on his behalf, we are initially indulgent: how delightfully, comically, English. Photograph: EPA

When all of this is done – if indeed it ever is done – a question will puzzle historians. How did absurd characters like Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mog(...)

The bottom line from the unseen agreement, said Sammy Wilson, was that Northern Ireland was going to be treated differently than the rest of the United Kingdom. Above, speaking  at the ‘Leave Means Rally’  in Bournemouth, England, last month. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The initial DUP response to the proposed Brexit deal could be characterised as a play on a famous Bill Clinton election slogan, “It’s the union, stupi(...)

Studies have linked betting terminals to a rise in problem gambling in the UK. Photograph: Getty

Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond is expected to bring forward new rules for betting machines that could cost Irish gambling giant Paddy Power(...)

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