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 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(...)

Priti Patel: “Let’s take back control of borders, laws and  money.”

Conservative MP Priti Patel has said her comments about Britain preventing food imports to Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been “taken o(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond leaves after giving a series of interviews to broadcasters in Westminster. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Philip Hammond has admitted the UK will be worse off “in pure economic terms” under all possible Brexit outcomes – including the prime minister’s own (...)

Labour Party supporters listen to a speech by Labour MP Emily Thornberry, shadow foreign secretary, in Notting Hill Gate in the build-up to the local council elections in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in west London. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Across London and in other English cities and towns on Thursday, activists from all political parties were making calls, sending texts and knocking on(...)

 Owen Smith, the former shadow Northern Ireland secretary, who was sacked for  calling for a second Brexit  referendum. Photograph: PA

The British Labour party’s former Shadow Northern Ireland spokesperson Owen Smith, said there is no such thing as “a good Brexit for Britain”. Mr Smi(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith  during a leadership debate in Cardiff in 2016. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has sacked shadow Northern Ireland secretary Owen Smith after he advocated a public referendum over the fina(...)

John Redmond addressing a Home Rule meeting at the Parnell monument on O’Connell Street in Dublin in March 1912.  Photograph courtesy National Library of Ireland

It was a small group that gathered in a committee room at Westminster on Wednesday evening to mark the centenary of John Redmond’s death, but a distin(...)

Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley  said she firmly believed “an agreement in the coming days, while not certain, is achievable. That remains my focus”. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

A deal to restore the devolved institutions at Stormont is achievable within days, Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley told MPs on Wednesday. Bu(...)

Stormont negotiations: “We need this generation of Northern Ireland politicians to work and talk together,” said Owen Smith of the UK Labour Party. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

A senior British Labour politician has urged Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire not to cut the pay of Stormont politicians beca(...)

Owen Smith: ‘I would even so far as to suggest that they’re waiting for the EU to put pressure on the Irish government to say that you will police the Border on the Irish side.’ Photograph: Getty

Labour’s shadow Northern Ireland secretary has accused Theresa May’s government of playing politics with the consequences of Brexit for Ireland. Owen(...)

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