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Royal reception: Theresa May made her Brexit remarks during a visit to Saudi Arabia, where she met King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (right) and Deputy Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. Photograph: Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP/Getty

The United Kingdom’s negotiators would not have chosen to start two years of Brexit talks amid Conservative threats of war with Spain over Gibraltar. (...)

Labour’s candidate for mayor of London Sadiq Khan  with supporters in Brixton, south London:  he would be the first Muslim to hold such a high-profile political office in Britain. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

As the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union sucks most of the oxygen out of British politics, voters throughout the country face e(...)

Yesterday’s man: Nigel Farage announces his resignation as Ukip leader.  Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

In the long, noisy history of political back-pedalling, the world speed record must go to Nigel Farage. The man who vowed to stand down “in 10 minutes(...)

 United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage stands on stage as the results of the Thanet South vote are read at Winter Gardens in Margate. He failed to be elected. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters.

Ukip’s Nigel Farage has resigned as party leader after failing to win a seat in the Thanet South constituency in the UK general election. After(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage at the launch of his party’s election manifesto in Thurrock, Essex. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

The Thurrock Hotel in Aveley, in a nondescript district of Essex near the Dartford Crossing bridge, hosts “Fawlty Towers Experience” dinners promising(...)

Newly elected Ukip MP Mark Reckless, who took
   42 per cent of the vote in the Rochester and Strood byelection
. Photograph:  Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Clacton-on-Sea is a depressing, depressed town in Essex that has a reputation of having the highest number of mobility scooters for the elderly and in(...)

Mark Reckless, UKIP candidate for Rochester and Strood, is surrounded by the media as he visits Hoo Riverside near Rochester on the final day of campaigning.

The UK Independence Party is set to win its second seat in the House of Commons in a month, despite a last-minute controversy over whether it would e(...)

The dissolution of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group will be a significant blow to  Ukip as it prepares for next May’s general election in Britain.  Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

A political group in the European Parliament led by the UK Independence Party collapsed yesterday following the defection of a Latvian MEP.The dissolu(...)

Labour leader Ed Milliband and MP for Heywood and Middleton Liz McInnes meet people on the steps of Heywood library. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Heywood is a relatively undistinguished district on the outskirts of Rochdale, but, in its time, it has made its mark on the political landscape of Br(...)

Ukip candidate Douglas Carswell (left) is congratulated by the Conservative Party candidate Giles Watling (centre) after winning the byelection in Clacton-on-Sea in eastern England this morning. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

The UK Independence Party has trounced the Conservatives in one byelection and run Labour to just over 600 votes in another once-safe seat, in results(...)

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