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Britain’s prime minister Theresa May leaving church near High Wycombe, England, on March 24th. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Theresa May’s cabinet will seek to agree a new strategy for Brexit on Monday amid mounting pressure on the prime minister to set out a timetable for h(...)

Monday’s votes follow last week’s decision by EU leaders to extend Britain’s EU membership, which was due to end next Friday, until April 12th. File photograph: Getty Images

MPs will vote on Monday on whether to take control of the parliamentary timetable this week to stage a series of “indicative votes” on alternatives to(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar discusses Brexit at the end of an EU summit last week. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

The Government will work with whoever is British prime minister, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said, adding that he still believes Theresa May can get he(...)

Employment is a lagging indicator of economic wellbeing but there are some good reasons the labour market is proving so resilient to Britain’s wider Brexit woes. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

More people are in work than ever before and wages are at last rising in real terms. Somehow, the message that the British economy is mired in a swamp(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, with fellow MP Emma Little-Pengelly, after speaking to the media outside the Cabinet Office. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Theresa May will not put her Brexit deal to a vote at Westminster this week unless the DUP and hard-line Conservative Brexiteers agree to support it, (...)

 Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond said ‘a significant number of colleagues... have changed their view’ on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Photograph: BBC handout/PA

British prime minister Theresa May’s government was scrambling on Sunday to get support in parliament for her Brexit deal at the third time of asking,(...)

Democratic Unionist Party  deputy leader Nigel Dodds, speaks to the media outside the Cabinet Office, in London. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Talks between the British government and the DUP are expected to continue through the weekend after what the party’s deputy leader Nigel Dodds describ(...)

British environment secretary  Michael Gove: spoke of the “very real possibility of imposing a form of direct rule”. Photograph: Andy Rain

The British government would start “formal engagement” with Dublin about introducing a form of direct rule for Northern Ireland in the event of a no-d(...)

With a mixture of horror and morbid fascination, Ireland and the rest of Europe looks on, like viewers who can see the looming disaster before the protagonists but are powerless to stop it. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty Images

Two years after it set a date for Brexit Day, and just 16 days before that clock stops ticking, the UK continues its surreal, tragi-comic debate with (...)

A pro-Brexit supporter stands at a bus stop after  demonstrating outside Westminster in London. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

MPs have inflicted two more defeats on Theresa May, rejecting the idea of Britain leaving the EU without a deal and clearing the way for Brexit to be (...)

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