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British Conservative MP Ken Clarke speaking  in the House of Commons on Monday. His customs union proposal was rejected by 276 votes to 273. Photograph:  Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament via Reuters

What just happened? MPs were again unable to find a majority for any alternative Brexit deal in a series of indicative votes, as was the case in the (...)

 A member of the public is silhouetted against the Houses of Parliament in London, England.  Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The House of Commons voted on Monday night on a range of options for Brexit in what are called indicative votes – an attempt to try to find a way forw(...)

House of Commons speaker John Bercow is pictured during a debate on a series of indicative proposals tabled in an attempt to find consensus among MPs on Brexit. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire.

British prime minister Theresa May could bring her Brexit deal back to the House of Commons this week after MPs last night rejected four other options(...)

A video grab  shows Labour MP Margaret Beckett speaking as MPs put forward their motions for the indicative votes on alternative options for Brexit. Photograph:  HO/PRU/AFP

Few at Westminster believe Theresa May has the numbers to win a majority for the withdrawal agreement on Friday. But her government hopes to frame the(...)

 DUP leader Arlene Foster: the withdrawal agreement ‘poses a threat to the integrity of the UK’.  Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The DUP has said it will not support Theresa May’s government if it tables a fresh meaningful Brexit vote because “the necessary changes we seek to th(...)

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(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May is seeking to gather support for her Withdrawal Agreement ahead of a crucial vote. Photograph: Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May will continue efforts to win over Tory critics of her Brexit deal as MPs return to Westminster next week, but both (...)

Brexit ultras: the Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg and the Ukip MEP Nigel Farage at a Leave Means Leave rally on Friday. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

Anyone who asks where Brexit is heading hasn’t been paying attention. Or maybe that question is intended to be wryly ironic. Nobody, not least in the (...)

Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, announces that Theresa May has survived an attempt by Tory MPs to oust her as party leader. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

In the vast, wood-panelled Committee Room 14 in the House of Commons, where Charles Stewart Parnell was defenestrated by the Irish Party in 1890, Gra(...)

 UK prime minister Theresa May: little room for manoeuvre. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

It’s more than a month before the earliest date a Brexit deal is likely to be agreed but speculation at Westminster is already focused on how Theresa (...)

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