Britain’s minister for women and equalities Justine Greening said: ‘Our sisters need to have their human rights to be upheld’. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

The UK government has detailed its plans to provide free abortion services in England for women from Northern Ireland. The government announced a ch(...)

British prime minister Theresa May campaigning in Eshott airfield, Northumberland, in May. She has repeatedly rejected the idea of excluding students from the Conservatives’ target of bringing net migration down to the tens of thousands. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May’s determination to continue counting foreign students in the British government’s immigration target left her increasingly isolated on Thu(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and Boris Johnson: former leadership contender believed to back “the idea of public-sector workers getting a better deal”. Photograph: Leon Neal/PA

Theresa May’s government appeared in disarray over public service pay on Monday night, with ministers calling for a cap on pay increases to be lifted (...)

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(...)

Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s speaks after retaining her seat at a counting centre for Britain’s general election in Hastings. Photograph: Reuters

There will be a record number of female MPs in the House of Commons after at least 207 women were elected in Thursday’s general election. The 2017 pa(...)

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan with supporters outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

‘My overall conclusion: the appellants are right.” These were the words of Lady Justice Arden in the British Court of Appeal – and yet we lost our leg(...)

The Conservative government will seek to assuage doubts about expanding Heathrow by proposing a 6.5 hour ban on night flights. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Theresa May’s government faces another political headache after Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith resigned his seat in protest against the decision to ex(...)

The European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: Will meet Taoiseach Enda Kenny and senior officials in the Department of Taoiseach for talks on Wednesday. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will visit Ireland on Wednesday as Brussels intensifies preparations ahead of Britain(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: wants a society where individual potential, performance and reward are aligned. But is she willing to see more people of her class take a tumble in life, and to will the means via government policy?  Photograph: Nick Ansell/AFP/Getty Images

Only beside a future king could Kate Middleton (millionaire parents, premium education) count as normal. Only after David Cameron could Theresa May (v(...)

Migrants near   Miratovac, Serbia: Critics of the  so-called Dublin Regulation, which requires asylum seekers to make their application for protection in the EU state in which they arrive, claim it drives migrants into the hands of smugglers. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

The Government is likely to resist a move to scrap the rule that allows EU governments to send asylum seekers back to the first EU member-state they (...)

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