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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer returning to his north London home on Sunday. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

British Labour leader Keir Starmer has sacked his chief whip and replaced the shadow chancellor in a shadow cabinet reshuffle amid chaos at the top of(...)

 Labour party leader Keir Starmer: Scrambled to reshuffle his shadow cabinet a day earlier than planned. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Faced with an enhanced pro-independence majority in the Scottish parliament, Boris Johnson’s government has dropped its overt threat to block any seco(...)

Scotland’s first minister and leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon gives a thumbs-up on the steps of her official residence Bute House in Edinburgh on May 9th following the party’s landslide victory in the Scottish parliament elections. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty

 Nicola Sturgeon has told Boris Johnson that she will legislate for a second independence referendum after her Scottish National Party (SNP) won (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: Labour’s Rachel Reeves describes his alleged comment as “stomach-churning”. Photograph: Phil Noble/PA

Boris Johnson has denied saying he would prefer to see “bodies pile high in their thousands” rather than introduce a third coronavirus lockdown, dismi(...)

Dublin Port: “From the day Brexit was proposed, we have always known that it was going to mean higher costs and bureaucracy,” says Aebhric McGibney, Dublin Chamber director of public and international affairs.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The collective sigh of relief among Irish exporters which greeted the news of the latest delay to UK import customs checks was almost audible. Irish (...)

The EU introduced full checks on British imports on January 1st. Photograph: Getty Images

Britain has postponed the introduction of checks on goods from the European Union for a further six months to give businesses more time to prepare and(...)

European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic speaks during a press conference, February 23rd 2021. Photograph: John Thys/EPA

Brussels’ Brexit chief has warned that the EU will launch legal action against the UK “very soon” in response to British plans to unilaterally grant N(...)

Anti-Northern Ireland protocol and sea border poster in Cookstown, Co Tyrone: The European Parliament ditched plans to set a date for the ratification of the post-Brexit trade deal with Britain.  Photograph: Jonathan Porter

Downing Street has defended Britain’s unilateral extension of Northern Ireland protocol grace period for goods moving from Great Britain to the North,(...)

David Frost:  His combative approach is at odds with the new prevailing style at No 10. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

In his first week in charge of Britain’s relations with the European Union, David Frost has made clear that he will apply the same diplomatic method t(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson at the House of Commons, in central London on March 3rd, 2021. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/ AFP via Getty Images

The anger in Brussels and Dublin on Thursday at the British government’s unilateral move on Northern Ireland’s Brexit arrangements was palpable. Sour(...)

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