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Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said  it now appeared “inevitable” the Government would have to apply for an extension to the Article 50 withdrawal process. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Britain’s shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer has said Labour must keep open the option of a second EU referendum. Following the defeat of prime min(...)

Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson gives a speech at  JCB headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshireon Friday. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters.

Former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said it would be “shameful” for Theresa May’s g overnment to request an extension to the Article 50 proc(...)

A copy of the letter send by European Council president Donald Tusk and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to Theresa May on Monday. Photograph:  Yves Herman/Illustration/Reuters

Theresa May has welcomed the letter from Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk as offering “valuable new clarifications and assurances” about the Brexit(...)

British  prime minister Theresa May during  prime minister’s questions  in the House of Commons  on January 9th.  Photograph: AFP Photo/Mark Duffy/Getty Images

Political divisions at Westminster over the UK’s divorce agreement with the EU has brought the possibility of delaying bringing Brexit into play in or(...)

Speaker John Bercow in the House of Commons. Photograph: UK Parliament/Mark Duffy/PA Wire

Dramatic scenes in the Commons on Wednesday saw MPs challenge the Speaker in angry points of order for more than an hour, and the House divide into al(...)

Britain’s defence secretary Gavin Williamson  and attorney general Geoffrey Cox:  plans include chartering ferries for supplies of food and medicines. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga

Theresa May’s cabinet has agreed to ramp up planning for a no-deal Brexit, telling government departments to make contingency planning their top prior(...)

A road sign  on Westminster Bridge in London. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

The UK could become bogged down in “protracted and repeated rounds of negotiations” if it tries to exit a “backstop” customs union with the EU, accord(...)

Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, who said on Tuesday the vote showed Theresa May’s government no longer commanded a majority in the House. Photograph: PA Wire

The House of Commons has voted to give MPs the right to direct Theresa May’s government on what course to take if her Brexit deal is rejected next wee(...)

British prime minister Theresa May at Queen’s University during her visit to Northern Ireland on November 27th Photograph: Liam McBurney/ WPA Pool/Getty

Labour has accused Theresa May’s government of defying the will of Parliament by refusing to publish the full legal advice ministers received about th(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May at annual Lord Mayor’s Banquet in London: “Any deal must ensure we take back control of our laws, borders and money.” Photograph: Henry Nicholls

Theresa May has described negotiations over Brexit as “immensely difficult” with significant issues in the withdrawal agreement still to be resolved. (...)

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