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British and EU flags flutter outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

What is prorogation? Prorogation is a formal mechanism to end a session of parliament, normally lasting only a short time until proceedings begin aga(...)

Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, to make a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday. Photograph: Peter Nicholl/Reuers

Theresa May has insisted the UK has clinched a bespoke Brexit deal that is better than any other model, but admitted that “difficult choices” had been(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  called for a “new culture of respect” in public life after revelations of sexual harassment. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May on Monday hailed as “an important step forward” an agreement between the leaders of Britain’s main political parties on a new grievance pr(...)

Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond told the Commons on Thursday the UK government will fund abortions for women coming to have them in England from Northern Ireland. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The UK government has announced a major concession to give Northern Irish women access to terminations on the NHS in Great Britain, in an attempt to h(...)

Andrea Leadsom has signalled she would begin the process for Britain’s exit from the EU in September, and that Britain would be out of the union by spring 2017. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has given his backing to Andrea Leadsom in the Conservative party leadership contest. Earlier the UK’s energy minister Ms Leadsom set(...)

Thousands of migrants stormed Eurotunnel’s French terminal in Calais Monday  night. File photograph: Chris Ison/PA

About 2,000 desperate migrants stormed the Channel tunnel terminal in Calais on Monday night, disrupting rail services and causing gridlock on UK road(...)

NEW YORK TIMES : “With a puff of white smoke from the chimney of the Sistine Chape(...)