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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (right) and  British prime minister Boris Johnson at Government Buildings on Monday. Photograph: PA Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

British prime minister Boris Johnson said he wants a Brexit deal by October 18th and said a no-deal Brexit would be a failure the British and Irish go(...)

 Amber Rudd, who has resigned as work and pensions secretary in protest at the government’s approach to Brexit,  appearing on the BBC current affairs programme The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Boris Johnson will “test to the limit” a law requiring him to delay Brexit rather than leave the EU without a deal, with a possible supreme court chal(...)

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(...)

A spokesman for British prime minister Theresa May said any commitment made in British law would be consistent with that instrument and with the withdrawal agreement itself. Photograph: Hannah Mckay/Reuters/File

Theresa May’s cabinet will consider a proposal to include in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill a legally-binding commitment to agree alternative arrangeme(...)

British secretary of state for foreign affairs Jeremy Hunt: one of at least 10 MPs considering a prime ministerial bid. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

At least 10 cabinet ministers are considering putting themselves forward to take over from Theresa May as British prime minister after she promis(...)

British secretary of state for work and pensions Amber Rudd. “At the moment there is a lot of change going on. I have called for a free vote for the amendments on Tuesday, and we’ll see what position the government takes,” she told BBC’s Newsnight programme. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

One of Theresa May’s most senior ministers has called for Conservative MPs to be given a free vote next Tuesday on amendments designed to rule out a n(...)

 Amber Rudd speaks to the media outside the House of Commons. File photograph: Andy Rain/ EPA

There is a “plausible argument” for the public to be asked to vote again on Brexit if MPs remain deadlocked, a British cabinet minister has said. Amb(...)

Leo Varadkar: “If you start trying to amend it or unpick it you might find that the whole thing starts to unravel.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there is “not much room for renegotiation” of the Brexit deal. Mr Varadkar also said it will be “very difficult” to a(...)

 People gather for a Windrush generation solidarity protest in Brixton: the pattern of Theresa May’s behaviour is that of someone eager to appease a body of opinion she half-understands. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The “jobsworth” has a special place in British infamy. There is no American or Australian pejorative for a graceless bureaucrat who holds the rule boo(...)

Election footing: Jeremy Corbyn launches the British Labour Party’s campaign on Monday. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty

The British Labour Party has accused Theresa May’s government of failing to protect communities by cutting public services and reducing police numbers(...)

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