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The proposal is the first attempt by Jeremy Corbyn to forge a cross-party consensus on stopping a no-deal Brexit since Boris Johnson became prime minister. Photograph: Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to prevent a no-deal Brexit by being installed as caretaker British prime minister has been rejected by some of the key MPs neede(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in his office in the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday, with the Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future UK-EU relationship. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Hardline Brexiteers have reacted angrily to Theresa May’s offer to seek a common approach to Brexit with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Jacob Rees-Mogg,(...)

The head of the UK civil service has said that the powers granted to the Northern Secretary would not be enough to govern in the North, in the absence of a functioning Stormont executive. File photograph: Paul Faith

A Sinn Féin MP has said there must be no return to direct rule from Westminster after Britain’s most senior civil servant warned that such a situation(...)

Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers who has  refused surveillance warrants  sought by MI5. Photograph: PA

MI5 has been refused surveillance warrants by Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers, a watchdog has disclosed. The Intelligence Services Commiss(...)

A 3D art piece by artist Eduardo Relero shows Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama puzzling over a map of Syria, during the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters

The five permanent members of the deeply divided United Nations Security Council have agreed on a resolution to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons.The(...)