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DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, with fellow MP Emma Little-Pengelly, after speaking to the media outside the Cabinet Office. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Theresa May will not put her Brexit deal to a vote at Westminster this week unless the DUP and hard-line Conservative Brexiteers agree to support it, (...)

 Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond said ‘a significant number of colleagues... have changed their view’ on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Photograph: BBC handout/PA

British prime minister Theresa May’s government was scrambling on Sunday to get support in parliament for her Brexit deal at the third time of asking,(...)

Tariffs on beef and dairy would remain in a no-deal Brexit. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The UK would scrap 80-90 per cent of tariffs on imported goods if it leaves the European Union without a deal, but would keep them for sensitive secto(...)

British Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell has  said it would be common practice to see MPs whipped to support party policy, but said he understood the difficulties such a decision could pose for MPs in pro-Leave constituencies. File photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s Labour party will whip its MPs to back a second Brexit referendum rather than offer a free vote, its shadow chancellor John McDonnell, has s(...)

Media gather outside the Honda Motor plant in Swindon. It isn’t good news. Photograph: James Beck/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Swindon shutdown The news cameras headed to Swindon in southwest England this week as Honda Motor confirmed that it plans to close(...)

Australia’s minister for trade Simon Birmingham, pictured  in 2014. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Australia’s trade minister has said his country is ready to sign a fast-tracked trade agreement with the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit, but pour(...)

Conservative MP Steve Baker has raised doubts about the ability of Theresa May to secure changes from the EU that will be supported by backbench MPs. Photograph: Reuters

A senior Tory Brexiteer has warned that there is “trouble ahead” for the Prime Minister, suggesting what she will seek from Brussels to get a Brexit d(...)

UK trade secretary Liam Fox. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The UK parliament is inching toward a plan to delay Brexit to prevent the country dropping out of the European Union without a deal, with the main opp(...)

British prime minister Theresa May will make a statement on Monday afternoon outlining her new Brexit proposals. Photograph: PA

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the Brexit withdrawal deal, which was comprehensively rejected by the House of Common(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney: Both roundly rejected  British suggestions of a bilateral treaty  to avoid a Border backstop. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have both roundly rejected as a “non-starter” British suggestions of a bilateral treaty with Ireland(...)

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