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Michael Gove leaving the BBC after appearing on the Andrew Marr Show, in London. Photograph: Reuters/Simon Dawson

The Conservative leadership contest begins on Monday amid sharp disagreements over Brexit and controversy over environment secretary Michael Gove’s pa(...)

Boris Johnson: promises to shed the ‘intellectual prison’ of the backstop. Photograph: Andrew Yates/File Photo/Reuters

Boris Johnson’s promise to withhold part of Britain’s £39 billion EU divorce bill and to defer the issue of the Border was enough to persuade hardline(...)

Britain’s international development secretary Rory Stewart: a dark-horse candidate who has hijacked the contest with a surprising social media campaign. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga

The Conservative Party has sought to limit the field of leadership candidates and shorten the race by setting a higher bar for entry and for surviving(...)

Labour MP Hilary Benn:  ‘This is one example of how Brexit is proving to be very costly for our country.’ Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The British government has stood down an army of 6,000 civil servants who had been preparing for a no-deal Brexit, at an estimated cost of £1.5 billio(...)

House of Commons speaker John Bercow is pictured during a debate on a series of indicative proposals tabled in an attempt to find consensus among MPs on Brexit. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire.

British prime minister Theresa May could bring her Brexit deal back to the House of Commons this week after MPs last night rejected four other options(...)

 Former  foreign secretary Boris Johnson: he is not as popular in Westminster as he is with party members

Boris Johnson After Theresa May outlined her exit plan on Wednesday evening, the former foreign secretary told a meeting of the European Research Gro(...)

The Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, on Wednesday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Shortly after 5pm on Wednesday, Theresa May walked into a packed meeting of the 1922 Committee group of backbench Conservative MPs to a short, muted b(...)

Prime Minister Theresa May making her statement on Brexit to the House of Commons. Photograph:  PA

MPs at Westminster have voted to take control of Brexit away from Theresa May’s government by staging a series of votes on Wednesday on alternatives i(...)

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(...)

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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