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Brexit battle: even Donald Trump would have struggled to match Boris Johnson’s strangled inarticulacy in Wakefield. Photograph: Danny Lawson/Pool/AFP/Getty

The police cadets were a model of discipline, in their black uniforms and peaked caps, as they stood in formation on a platform outside their training(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson had not prepared a speech and seemed to grasp at words and concepts almost at random when he spoke against a backdrop of police recruits in Wakefield. Photograph: Getty

The uniformed West Yorkshire police cadets who formed the backdrop for Boris Johnson had been standing in the sun for more than an hour before the pri(...)

Theresa May leaving  Downing Street on Wednesday. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

MPs have forced Theresa May to come up with a plan B on Brexit within days if her deal is defeated in parliament next week, in a further sign of growi(...)

Stocking filler? Clay ‘caganer’  figures representing Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, Theresa May and Vladimir Putin on sale in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Albert Gea / Reuters

Image of the week: Nativity interlopers “All I want for Christmas is a clay figure of Vladimir Putin with his arse hanging out” is not quite the lyri(...)

 Sam Gyimah, who has resigned as universities minister in protest over the government’s Brexit plan. Photograph: PA

Britain’s Universities and Science Minister Sam Gyimah on Saturday became the latest minister to quit the government over prime minister Theresa May’s(...)

Prof George Huxley: “There is a curious madness about [Brexit] which is very, very alarming”

An 86-year-old English classics professor with strong ties to Irish universities has become an Irish citizen because he is “intensely upset about Brex(...)

  Steve Baker: “The Irish were asked twice, and by the time the Irish had been asked twice I was going through the roof.” Photograph: Getty Images

Within hours of the news that British and EU negotiators had agreed a draft withdrawal agreement, Conservative Brexiteers in the European Research Gro(...)

UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab leaves 10 Downing Street on Tuesday. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Nobody at Westminster had seen the draft EU-UK withdrawal agreement on Tuesday evening as ministers were being briefed about what its rumoured 500 pag(...)

Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom: “It must be capable for the United Kingdom to decide to leave that customs arrangement and it cannot be something the European Union can hold us to.” Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Theresa May’s hopes of winning parliamentary support for a Brexit deal dimmed further on Sunday with MPs from all sides threatening to vote against he(...)

Former UK foreign minister Boris Johnson and former Brexit minister David Davis.

Recent history provides two extreme examples of government incompetence. Decisions made by people who had no idea what they were doing. Elected politi(...)

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