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Brexit battle: even Donald Trump would have struggled to match Boris Johnson’s strangled inarticulacy in Wakefield. Photograph: Danny Lawson/Pool/AFP/Getty

The police cadets were a model of discipline, in their black uniforms and peaked caps, as they stood in formation on a platform outside their training(...)

File photograph of Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Ruth Davidson is expected to quit as leader of the Scottish Conservative Party because of her irreconcilable differences with British prime minister B(...)

UK shadow chancellor John McDonnell during an interview with journalist Graham Spiers at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he said that Labour would not block a second Scottish independence referendum. Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell on Wednesday waved aside opposition from Labour’s Scottish leader and some party members, insisting that Westminster (...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomes prime minister Boris Johnson outside Bute House in Edinburgh on Monday. Photograph:  Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has contradicted Michael Gove’s assertion that the British government was working on the assumption that a no-deal Brexit is the most li(...)

Rockall Island: “This lump of stone has becomes an improbable rock of contention.”

In the opinion of Jose Luis Borges, the great Argentinian writer, the Falklands War between his native country and the United Kingdom amounted to litt(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: “I fully appreciate the risks of a ‘no deal’ but the dangers of a bad deal are worse.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Arlene Foster is playing the Orange card as the Brexit negotiations may or may not be reaching endgame, amplifying the threat posed by the frequently (...)

Britain’s Brexit secretaty Dominic Raab is flying to Brussels on Sunday for talks with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: EPA

The UK’s Brexit secretary Dominic Raab is making a dash to Brussels on Sunday for face-to-face talks with the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier, da(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron are among several European leaders who do not have children. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

Theresa May (British prime minister), Emmanuel Macron (president of France) and Angela Merkel (chancellor of Germany). World leaders, and child-free. (...)

 Ruth Davidson: she   has called for a “period of silence” among her Conservative colleagues to allow the prime minister to get a Brexit deal “over the line”. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Ruth Davidson will call on her party colleagues to get back to Conservative principles and agree a Brexit deal or risk “handing the keys of Downing St(...)

Sinéad Burke: “Her mission is clear,” says Vogue: “To educate designers on how to be fully inclusive in fashion and beyond.” Photograph: Sara Freund

Vogue has named an Irish woman as one of the 25 most influential and aspirational female figures working in Britain. Speaking from London, Sinéad Burk(...)

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