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British’s prime minister Boris Johnson will chair an emergency Cobra meeting where the decision will be made to move from the ‘containment’ to the ‘delay’ stage. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty Images

Britain is expected to move on Thursday into the next stage of its strategy to combat the coronavirus, encouraging “social distancing” to slow the spr(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson speaks during a press conference, at 10 Downing Street, in London, on the UK’s government’s coronavirus action plan. Photograph: Frank Augstein/PA Wire

Up to a fifth of British workers could be off sick during the peak of a coronavirus epidemic, Boris Johnson’s government warned on Tuesday. Police wo(...)

Boris Johnson agreed to negotiate a level playing field for fair competition in the political declaration that accompanied the withdrawal agreement. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Britain will reject the European Union’s demand for binding commitments on competition and environmental and social standards in return for a free tra(...)

A spokesman for Boris Johnson said ‘we and the EU signed the withdrawal agreement last month and we have said we’ll comply with our obligations’.

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s government has responded sharply to the negotiating mandate adopted on Tuesday by the European Union, accusing (...)

Sajid Javid on his way to meet Boris Johnson in London on Thursday. Photograph:  Leon Neal/Getty Images

Sajid Javid has abruptly quit as UK chancellor after a brutal power struggle with prime minister Boris Johnson and his top adviser Dominic Cummings ov(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives for the second day of the European Council summit in Brussels. Photograph: Stephanie LeCocq/EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned against moves towards a united Ireland in the wake of the British general election result, which saw unionist losses(...)

Confederation of British Industry director-general Dame Carolyn Fairbairn

The Labour Party’s general election policies could “crack the foundations of our economy”, while Tory immigration plans risk creating a skills shortag(...)

Amber Rudd leaving in Whitehall in London on September 2. Photograph:  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

Amber Rudd said she sensationally quit the British cabinet and the Conservative party on Saturday night because there was not enough evidence of attem(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

MPs have passed a Bill obliging Boris Johnson to seek a three-month delay to Brexit if he fails to secure a withdrawal deal by October 19th, with a fo(...)

A video grab shows former Conservative MP Phillip Lee sitting next to Liberal Democrats  leader Jo Swinson in the House of Commons in London after moving across the House. Photograph: PRU/AFP/Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s government has lost its majority in parliament after former Conservative minister Phillip Lee crossed the floor of the House of Common(...)

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