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Despite Saturday’s setback, Boris Johnson remains in a strong position to get his deal through parliament and deliver Brexit but may struggle to do so by October 31st. Photograph: EPA/UK parliament/Jessica Taylor

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s ploy of sending three letters to the European Union on Saturday night won him some helpful headlines in the Sun(...)

Sterling is likely to weaken as markets open, said Lee Evans, head of foreign exchange trading and strategy at Bank of Ireland’s markets and treasury division. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP

Sterling and European markets are likely to succumb to another wave of volatility this week as the odds of a no-deal Brexit have tightened after UK pr(...)

Newspapers across the UK and Ireland lead with Saturday’s Brexit debacle. Photograph: BBC

Newspapers across the UK and Ireland lead with Saturday’s Brexit debacle, after MPs voted to withhold approval of the UK Prime Minister’s EU exit deal(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson in the House of Commons. Photograph: PRU/AFP via Getty Images)
Brexit Q&A: What happens next?
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  • October 19, 2019, 20:07

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has sent an unsigned letter to the European Union requesting a delay to Britain’s exit from the bloc, as well as a sec(...)

  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacting to the result of the  vote  delaying approval of his Brexit deal at the House of Commons  on Saturday. Photograph: UK Parliamentary Recording Unit.

The Commons vote for Oliver Letwin’s amendment by 322 to 306 is a setback for Boris Johnson, made possible by the DUP’s 10 votes, but it leaves him st(...)

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks in the House of Commons in London on Saturday.

British prime minister Boris Johnson has sent the European Union an unsigned photocopy of a request for a Brexit extension from MPs, stressing it(...)

Speaker John Bercow. Photograph: UK Parliamentary Recording Unit handout

Boris Johnson’s task of assembling the 320 votes he needs to win a majority for his Brexit deal at Westminster on Saturday is complicated by the fact (...)

Former UK prime minister John Major has said the latest Brexit deal splits Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK. Photograph: Tom Honan

Former UK prime ministers Tony Blair and John Major have warned that Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal could upset the delicate balance in Northern Ireland (...)

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(...)

Boris Johnson in the House of Commons on Tuesday night. Earlier he babbled elegant hyperbole and took low swipes at Jeremy Corbyn.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

When Boris Johnson made his first appearance in the House of Commons as prime minister six weeks ago, it was a two-hour tour de force that had the ben(...)

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