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Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, announces that Theresa May has survived an attempt by Tory MPs to oust her as party leader. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

In the vast, wood-panelled Committee Room 14 in the House of Commons, where Charles Stewart Parnell was defenestrated by the Irish Party in 1890, Gra(...)

Ukip and pro-Brexit supporters in London, Britain. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

All versions of Brexit will leave the UK poorer. So said UK chancellor Philip Hammond as he attempted to sell what Theresa May sees as the least painf(...)

Theresa May during her visit to  Scotland on Wednesday. MPs will hold a crucial vote on December 11th to approve or reject the Brexit deal agreed with EU leaders. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/AFP/Getty Images

The Bank of England’s chilling analysis of the possible impact of a no-deal Brexit, which followed a similar report from the treasury, drew a predict(...)

Governor Mark Carney during the Bank of England’s financial stability report at the Bank of England in the City of London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Britain risks suffering an even bigger hit to its economy than during the global financial crisis 10 years ago if it leaves the European Union in the (...)

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa  May’s Brexit plan will make people worse off than remaining in the EU by £1,100, the government’s own assessment of the agreement concluded on Wednesday.  Photograph:   Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Theresa May’s Brexit will make people worse off than remaining in the EU by £1,100 (€1,239), the government’s own assessment of the agreement conclude(...)

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 (...)

Conservative MP Boris Johnson and DUP leader Arlene Foster  at the DUP annual conference  in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/ Getty Images

Darren McCormick, a farmer and DUP supporter from Co Fermanagh, sells milk to dairies south of the Border but is not fazed by heavy tariffs that would(...)

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds on stage at the DUP annual party conference in Belfast on Saturday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

“Bin the backstop,” said Nigel Dodds. “Junk the backstop,” said Boris Johnson. That in a nutshell was what the DUP’s annual conference was about in r(...)

  Jeffrey Donaldson  rejected any suggestion that technological solutions might not work and said they should be explored and tested to dispense with the “backstop” that his party strongly opposes. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Irish Government should consider examining whether technological solutions could work to avoid the contentious “backstop” solution to prevent a ha(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster,  UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond and DUP leader at Westminster Nigel Dodds  at Crown Plaza Hotel in Belfast . Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she will have to revisit her party’s commitment to propping up Theresa May’s Conservative government if there is any(...)

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