Former Tory party leader Ian Duncan Smith said the 1922 Committee should raise the threshold for nomination so that candidates would need the backing of 10 MPs. File Photograph courtesy BBC

The Conservative leadership contest risks descending into chaos unless it is streamlined, former leader Iain Duncan Smith has warned. With 11 candida(...)

Conservative MP Justine Greening: “I don’t think I would be able to stay part of a party that was simply a Brexit party that had crashed us out of the European Union.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

A third of the British cabinet could walk out if prime minister Theresa May steers the country towards a no-deal Brexit, former Conservative Sarah Wol(...)

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(...)

Prime Minister Theresa May speaking in the House of Commons  about Brexit, November 22nd. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May faced a hostile reception in the House of Commons on Thursday following the publication of the political declaration on the relationship b(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney  and the EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier spoke of intensifying negotiating efforts during a meeting in Brussels on Monday, with M(...)

Former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson accused the EU of  ‘manipulating the issue of the  Border’. Photograph: Ben Stansall/Getty Images

Theresa May’s proposal for Brexit has come under renewed attack from both wings of her Conservative party, as Downing Street sharply rebuked Boris Joh(...)

British prime minister Theresa May:  says the amendments to the customs Bill make no difference to the Chequers plan because they reflect government policy. Photograph: Matt Cardy/AFP/Getty Images

What’s been going on at Westminster?  Theresa May’s government caved in to hardline Brexiteers in Jacob Rees-Mogg’s European Research Group (ERG(...)

British prime minister Theresa May giving a statement on the 2018 Nato Brussels summit  in the House of Commons    on Monday. Photograph:  PA Wire

MPs have approved a number of amendments to a customs bill which hard Brexiteers on the Conservative tabled in protest against Theresa May’s Chequers (...)

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(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters  outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The British government does not expect to ratify an agreement to withdraw from the European Union until after parliament has voted on it, a Brexit min(...)

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