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Britain’s prime minister Theresa May is on the verge of quitting, according to speculation. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Theresa May’s key Brexit legislation has been pulled from the Commons schedule, prompting speculation the British prime minister is on the verge of qu(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May delivers a keynote speech in central London. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May has said her “new Brexit deal” will include a requirement for MPs to vote on whether to hold another referendum. “(...)

Andrea Leadsom, who has called the preferred solution to the Brexit Irish border customs impasse “bureaucratic, unwieldy and impractical”. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Theresa May’s preferred solution to the Brexit Irish Border customs impasse is “bureaucratic, unwieldy and impractical”, a senior Tory has said. Andr(...)

Tory leadership contender Andrea Leadsom, photographed outside her home in Northamptonshire on Saturday. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Who is Andrea Leadsom?
  • UK
  • July 9, 2016, 13:50

Andrea Leadsom was largely unknown to most British voters before the Brexit referendum but her upbeat argument that Britain could flourish outside th(...)

 Theresa May (L) and Andrea Leadsom.  are seen in this combination of two photographs. The Times newspaper has published an extract from its interview with Tory leadership contender Andrea Leadsom that sparked a major row over how her comments on motherhood and her rival Theresa May were reported. Photograph: Reuters

The Times newspaper has published an extract from its interview with Tory leadership contender Andrea Leadsom that sparked a major row over how her co(...)

Undated file photographs  of British Home Secretary Theresa May (left) and Andrea Leadsom who are both in the race for the Tory leadership. Photograph: PA

Andrea Leadsom, one of two candidates to be the next British prime minister, has caused an uproar by suggesting that being a mother means she has a gr(...)

British home secretary Theresa May leaves number 10 Downing Street. She is the clear frontrunner to replace David Cameron there. Photograph: Getty Images

Home secretary Theresa May has emerged as the clear frontrunner to succeed David Cameron as UK prime minister, winning more votes in the first ballot (...)