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The proposal is the first attempt by Jeremy Corbyn to forge a cross-party consensus on stopping a no-deal Brexit since Boris Johnson became prime minister. Photograph: Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to prevent a no-deal Brexit by being installed as caretaker British prime minister has been rejected by some of the key MPs neede(...)

UK shadow chancellor John McDonnell during an interview with journalist Graham Spiers at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he said that Labour would not block a second Scottish independence referendum. Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell on Wednesday waved aside opposition from Labour’s Scottish leader and some party members, insisting that Westminster (...)

Brexit stand-off: UK prime minister Boris Johnson  meets some new friends on a farm near Newport, Wales. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

Image of the week: Brexit chicken The itinerary for Boris Johnson’s boo-tastic tour of the parts of the UK that really don’t like him was a busy one.(...)

 British prime minister Boris Johnson: brutal cabinet purge and appointments signal his determination to get a grip on the machinery of government. Photograph: Simon Dawson

Boris Johnson’s first week as prime minister has shown his strengths as a politician, as he brought vigour and focus to a government that has been lis(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomes prime minister Boris Johnson outside Bute House in Edinburgh on Monday. Photograph:  Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has contradicted Michael Gove’s assertion that the British government was working on the assumption that a no-deal Brexit is the most li(...)

‘We don’t accept that an uninhabitable island can have a 12-mile limit around it,’ said Leo Varadkar, above with Nicola Sturgeon. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Higher than usual levels of fishing by Irish and other EU vessels around Rockall is one of the concerns of the Scottish government in its dispute with(...)

(From left) First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, minister for the cabinet office David Lidington and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a press conference a British Irish Council  summit meeting in Manchester. Photograph: PA

The new British prime minster will get a “fair hearing” from the European Union but the current Brexit deal and the backstop, the insurance policy to (...)

Barry Champman, his partner Conchi Sanchez Perez and their  daughter Greta

Working Abroad Q&A: Barry Chapman, who is originally from Co Longford, now lives in Edinburgh where he works as a pharmacist. If you wor(...)

Rockall Island: “This lump of stone has becomes an improbable rock of contention.”

In the opinion of Jose Luis Borges, the great Argentinian writer, the Falklands War between his native country and the United Kingdom amounted to litt(...)

Rockall: there is a serious dispute, and there is a possibility of flashpoints on the high seas. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

What is the latest news in the conflict over Rockall? There has been intensive contact between Irish and Scottish Government officials over recent day(...)

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