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Sterling doesn’t have the comfort of the dollar’s reserve status. Nor the resilience of the US economy. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sterling staged a minor rally this week, driven by speculation about a Corbyn-led government of national unity (GNU). That’s one sentence I never thou(...)

A voter leaves the polling station at Llyswen and Boughrood community hall in Llyswen, during the Brecon and Radnorshire byelection on Thursday. Photograph:  Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Boris Johnson faces his first electoral test today as voters go to the polls for the Brecon and Radnorshire byelection. The mid-Wales constituency ha(...)

Conservative party leadership candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt during a head-to-head debate hosted by The Sun at Talk Radio in The News Building, London. Photograph: Louis Wood/The Sun/PA Wire

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have declared the Northern Ireland backstop “dead” and promised to throw it out of any deal they negotiate with the EU, (...)

Dominic Grieve told an audience in Dublin that the chances of a border poll on Irish unification ‘go up’ if Britain leaves the EU without a deal in October. Photograph: Simon Carswell

A “crash-out Brexit” would make a political crisis over the future status of Northern Ireland “more likely”, the Conservative MP and former UK attorne(...)

Britain’s international development secretary Rory Stewart leaving Downing Street on Tuesday. He denied ever having worked for the MI6 intelligence agency. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Rory Stewart has been rounded on by his fellow Conservative leadership candidates as they fear he has the momentum to take on Boris Johnson, while his(...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage and party candidate Mike Greene  with supporters prior to votes being counted in the Peterborough by-election. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party has failed to secure its first MP as Labour took the Peterborough byelection in a closely-fought contest. The Brexit (...)

Andrew Rosindell: ‘A completely fresh start is needed, and this time it will be a different type of negotiation.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For a time, it seemed like the most contentious issue at the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly this week might be Lord Kilclooney complaining that (...)

Shadow chancellor of the exchequer, Labour’s John McDonnell: “The administration is falling apart”. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The battle among leading Conservatives to replace Theresa May as prime minister threatens to derail talks with the opposition Labour Party and the bid(...)

Rachel Johnson, candidate for the new pro-EU political party, Change UK takes part in the launch of their European election campaign in Bristol. Photograph: Getty Images

The anti-Brexit party Change UK - The Independent Group has announced its candidates for next month’s European elections after receiving more than 3,7(...)

Chris Patten, Lord Patten of Barnes, being interviewed by  Harry McGee at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Standing under the tower clock in the chilly quadrangle of National University of Ireland, Galway, Chris Patten is being buffeted by two storms. The f(...)

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