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British prime minister Theresa May speaks to the press at the European Council headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May has insisted she will deliver Brexit on time. Speaking after a series of meetings with EU officials in Brussels, M(...)

British secretary of state for work and pensions Amber Rudd. “At the moment there is a lot of change going on. I have called for a free vote for the amendments on Tuesday, and we’ll see what position the government takes,” she told BBC’s Newsnight programme. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

One of Theresa May’s most senior ministers has called for Conservative MPs to be given a free vote next Tuesday on amendments designed to rule out a n(...)

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(...)

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