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 EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

We are in clutching-at-straws mode here, with barely 50 days to go to a “hard” British departure. And so on Monday, when there was a hint that the Eu(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  called for a “new culture of respect” in public life after revelations of sexual harassment. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May on Monday hailed as “an important step forward” an agreement between the leaders of Britain’s main political parties on a new grievance pr(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and Boris Johnson: former leadership contender believed to back “the idea of public-sector workers getting a better deal”. Photograph: Leon Neal/PA

Theresa May’s government appeared in disarray over public service pay on Monday night, with ministers calling for a cap on pay increases to be lifted (...)

WikiLeaks has indicated that its founder Julian Assange is ready to face extradition following Barack Obama’s decision to free Chelsea Manning. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

WikiLeaks has indicated Julian Assange is ready to face extradition following Barack Obama’s decision to free a former soldier jailed for handing ove(...)

British secretary of state for exiting the European Union (Brexit minister) David Davis: His appointment, in conjunction with those of Boris Johnson as foreign minister and Liam Fox in trade, led Angus Robertson, leader of the Scottish National Party at Westminster,  to descibe the   cabinet as one of the most right-wing in the modern era. Photograph:  Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has transformed the British cabinet, putting all but a handful of ministries under new leadership and sacking some of the most powerful f(...)

Angela Eagle, left,  is mounting her challenge to Corbyn’s leadership with the party on a bizarre seesaw: as its membership rises, so its support in the country falls. LEON NEAL,DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

There she stands, the new prime minister , so unassailable that her final opponent melted away . Even her party’s most rabid Brexiters crumpled. There(...)

Former UK chancellor Ken Clarke criticised most of the contenders for the Conservative Party leadership while wearing a live Sky News microphone. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former UK chancellor Ken Clarke has strongly criticised most of the main contenders in the Conservative leadership race. In apparently unguarded rema(...)

British home secretary Theresa May leaves number 10 Downing Street. She is the clear frontrunner to replace David Cameron there. Photograph: Getty Images

Home secretary Theresa May has emerged as the clear frontrunner to succeed David Cameron as UK prime minister, winning more votes in the first ballot (...)

UK home secretary Theresa May: clear favourite to win, with more than 100 pledges of support from MPs. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Conservative MPs start the process of selecting a new leader today as the frontrunner, home secretary Theresa May, faced criticism for refusing to of(...)

British Conservative party leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom, who is emerging as the leading standard-bearer for those who campaigned for Brexit. Photograph:  J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

The five candidates to succeed David Cameron as prime minister will make their case before Conservative MPs this evening, amid sharp disagreements a(...)

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