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Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson departs the cabinet office in London on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Conservative MPs are orchestrating against a potential leadership campaign by Boris Johnson, with several talking of resigning the whip if he were to (...)

The most sinister aspect of the whole thing is the way in which Brexit is a project of an ultra right wing faction of English nationalists

If Charles Darwin was still alive I suspect he may have had more than a few doubts about his theory of evolution. “Survival of the fittest” is a phras(...)

Democratic Unionist Party  deputy leader Nigel Dodds, speaks to the media outside the Cabinet Office, in London. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Talks between the British government and the DUP are expected to continue through the weekend after what the party’s deputy leader Nigel Dodds describ(...)

After the vote to extend the article 50 deadline, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (centre) said parties should come together to agree a common approach to Brexit. Photograph: PA Wire

MPs have narrowly rejected an amendment that would have given Parliament rather than the government control over how Brexit should proceed. The amend(...)

British environment secretary  Michael Gove: spoke of the “very real possibility of imposing a form of direct rule”. Photograph: Andy Rain

The British government would start “formal engagement” with Dublin about introducing a form of direct rule for Northern Ireland in the event of a no-d(...)

A pro-Brexit supporter stands at a bus stop after  demonstrating outside Westminster in London. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

MPs have inflicted two more defeats on Theresa May, rejecting the idea of Britain leaving the EU without a deal and clearing the way for Brexit to be (...)

British prime minister Theresa May and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker are pictured during a  news conference in Strasbourg on Monday. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters.

British prime minister Theresa May says she has secured “legally binding changes” to the Brexit withdrawal agreement and the Northern Ireland backstop(...)

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(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney is loathed by the Brexiteers because his facts don’t fit their narrative. Photograph: Reuters

It’s possible to feel sorry for central bankers. That’s a sentence I never thought I would write. Even if sympathy or empathy are not normal feelings (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  arrives to attend the first joint European Union and Arab League summit at the International Congress Centre in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The EU can offer Britain “assurances” on the Brexit withdrawal deal but will not provide something which alters its fundamental shape, Taoiseach Leo V(...)

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