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Britain’s former secretary of state for defence Gavin Williamson: has denied that he was behind the leak, claiming that a police investigation would exonerate him. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Theresa May has rejected opposition calls to refer former defence secretary Gavin Williamson’s alleged leak from the National Security Council (NSC) t(...)

Former secretary of defence Gavin Williamson outside Downing Street. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/File Photo/Reuters

In her letter to Gavin Williamson last night, Theresa May made clear that she felt she had no choice but to sack him as defence secretary after a leak(...)

Britain’s defence secretary Gavin Williamson on his way to Downing Street accompanied by his eventual successor, international development secretary Penny Mordaunt. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty

Gavin Williamson has been summarily sacked as the UK’s defence secretary following an inquiry into an unprecedented leak from the National Security Co(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with parliamentary candidate Lisa Forbes  campaigning in Peterborough ahead of next week’s local elections.  Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Labour could back a Brexit deal without the promise of a second referendum if talks with Theresa May’s government make progress this week, one of the (...)

Labour MP Hilary Benn:  ‘This is one example of how Brexit is proving to be very costly for our country.’ Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The British government has stood down an army of 6,000 civil servants who had been preparing for a no-deal Brexit, at an estimated cost of £1.5 billio(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in his office in the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday, with the Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future UK-EU relationship. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Hardline Brexiteers have reacted angrily to Theresa May’s offer to seek a common approach to Brexit with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Jacob Rees-Mogg,(...)

 Northern  Secretary Karen Bradley. The DUP is not  pleased by her declaration  that Dublin would have an input into direct rule  under  the Belfast and St Andrews agreements. Photograph: Getty Images

The declaration by Sir Mark Sedwill, Whitehall’s most senior civil servant, that Northern Ireland faces direct rule from London if the UK quits the Eu(...)

The head of the UK civil service has said that the powers granted to the Northern Secretary would not be enough to govern in the North, in the absence of a functioning Stormont executive. File photograph: Paul Faith

A Sinn Féin MP has said there must be no return to direct rule from Westminster after Britain’s most senior civil servant warned that such a situation(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: Donald  Trump also signed on to an unusually strong statement that accused Russia of being behind the “first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the second world war”. Photograph:  Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP/Getty Images

Nato’s leading powers closed ranks against Vladimir Putin on Thursday as the US unveiled new sanctions against Moscow and joined with France and Germa(...)

David Davis (left) and Michel Barnier at the start of talks this morning. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

A year after the UK voted to leave the EU, the UK’s Brexit secretary David Davis arrived in Brussels formally to launch the negotiations on Monday. M(...)

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