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David Frost’s resignation letter only suggests any kind of Brexit nuance in its reference to moving “as fast as possible to where we need to get to: a lightly regulated, low-tax, entrepreneurial economy, at the cutting edge of modern science and economic change”. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images

Might it be that David Frost sees the prospect looming of a deal on Ireland that Brexiteer comrades may portray as capitulation, and has decided to pu(...)

David Frost:  His combative approach is at odds with the new prevailing style at No 10. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

In his first week in charge of Britain’s relations with the European Union, David Frost has made clear that he will apply the same diplomatic method t(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson suggested Britain would be freed from its ‘very dense programme of integration’. Photograph: PA

The last, agonising hours of negotiating the deal almost ruined Christmas for everyone involved but its political reception in Britain has been beyond(...)

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow: “We would not want anyone to be whipped senseless, would we?”  Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA

John Bercow has announced he will stand down as speaker of the House of Commons on October 31st, the day Britain is due to leave the European Union. I(...)

 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(...)

Boris Johnson speaks during a hustings event at Manchester Central. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

From the moment Boris Johnson marched onstage, hair mussed up and head pushing forward, it was clear he had the audience at Manchester Central convent(...)

A lorry carrying an effigy of Theresa May passes outside the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Thursday’s Brexit debate promised to be plain sailing for Theresa May after she told MPs this week they would have another chance to vote on an amenda(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa Mayspeaking during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/ AFP/Getty

Theresa May faces the threat of a fresh defeat in the House of Commons on Thursday after hardline Brexiteers said they would not support her latest Br(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and UK prime minister Theresa May in Farmleigh House, Dublin Photograph: AFP/Maxwells/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May discussed Brexit and Northern Ireland at a private dinner in Farmleigh House in Dublin l(...)

Brittish prime minister Theresa May at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in London, on Monday. If a Brexit solution is found, she must win the approval first of her cabinet and later of parliament. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

After a week of speculation about an emergency cabinet meeting to approve a Brexit deal, Theresa May’s ministers will meet as usual on Tuesday morning(...)

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