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Conservative Party peer Michael Howard: backed amendments that would remove treaty-breaking clauses from the Bill. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Boris Johnson suffered an overwhelming defeat in the House of Lords late on Monday over the Internal Market Bill, which would allow ministers to brea(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: “He is a prime minister with advisers out of control, looking for political stunts to reinforce the insurgent nature of Brexit, happy to sacrifice the rule of law...” Photograph:  Eddie Mulholland

The Internal Market Bill, which would allow British ministers to renege on parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, has begun its passage through the(...)

 Britain’s chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove speaks during an appearance on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show in London. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/AFP via Getty Images

British and European Union chief Brexit negotiators David Frost and Michel Barnier will speak by phone on Monday to discuss the structure of negotiati(...)

Social-distancing measures appearing to be ignored in the House of Commons earlier this month, after a technology failure forced MPs to join the ‘Mogg conga’ to vote. Photograph: PA

The UK Internal Market Bill, which gives British ministers the power to override parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, has passed all its stages i(...)

Former Conservative Party leader Lord Howard: ‘The government is still asking Parliament to break international law.’ Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images

Former Conservative leader Michael Howard has said a compromise between Downing Street and backbench rebels is not enough to enable him to vote for th(...)

Britain has refused to withdraw a Bill that would break international law by overturning parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, despite a demand fr(...)

 The controversial incident in which Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold appears to handle the ball in the penalty area. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Those antiquated enough to recall the occasion Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman, taking “a-dog-with-a-bone” to a whole new level, asked Michael Howard the(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May addresses delegates at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference in central London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May sought the support of business for the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement on Monday as her Eurosceptic critics insisted that they were clos(...)

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin during the children’s referendum campaign in 2012. Those close to both men insist they share no personal animus. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The minute the email arrived on a quiet Friday at the end of August, those around Micheál Martin believed its contents were never meant to be confiden(...)

Republic of Ireland under-21 defender Seán Kavanagh has signed for Shamrock Rovers. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers have confirmed the signing of 24-year-old Dubliner Seán Kavanagh, who had looked set to sign for Derry City after having trained with (...)

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