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Britain’s Labour Party deputy leader  Tom Watson. Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

Labour’s divisions on Brexit will be laid bare on Wednesday, as Tom Watson urges his party to “unambiguously and unequivocally back remain” – and to p(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (right) and  British prime minister Boris Johnson at Government Buildings on Monday. Photograph: PA Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

British prime minister Boris Johnson said he wants a Brexit deal by October 18th and said a no-deal Brexit would be a failure the British and Irish go(...)

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove appearing on the BBC1 current affairs programme, The Andrew Marr Show. Photograph: PA

British cabinet heavyweight Michael Gove has refused to confirm the government would abide by legislation blocking a no-deal Brexit if it is forced th(...)

Protesters in York take part in a demonstration against prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament. Photograph: PA

Tens of thousands of demonstrators are taking to the streets across Britain and outside the gates of Downing Street this afternoon in protest against (...)

British chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

A furious Sajid Javid confronted Boris Johnson on Friday and demanded an explanation of why his media adviser was sacked without his knowledge, amid c(...)

 Anti-Brexit demonstrators outside parliament in London on Thursday. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

British negotiators will hold twice-weekly talks with European Union officials next month in an attempt to rework the Brexit agreement that Britain’s (...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has for now abandoned hopes of toppling Boris Johnson and succeeding him as a caretaker prime minister. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty Images

UK opposition parties agreed on Tuesday to move as early as next week to block a no-deal Brexit and prioritise using legislation to try to block prime(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: Could face a vote of no confidence in early September.   Photograph: Julian Simmonds/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

Boris Johnson’s chief of staff cancelled all leave for government advisers until October 31st in a missive on Thursday night, raising further speculat(...)

UK shadow chancellor John McDonnell during an interview with journalist Graham Spiers at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he said that Labour would not block a second Scottish independence referendum. Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell on Wednesday waved aside opposition from Labour’s Scottish leader and some party members, insisting that Westminster (...)

Employees of Harland and  Wolff with Labour shadow chancellor, John McDonnell at the gates of the Belfast shipyard. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

A major part of the industrial fabric of Belfast appeared on the verge of coming to an end after the Harland and Wolff shipyard went into administrati(...)

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