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UK prime minister Boris Johnson making a speech during a visit to West Yorkshire. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police has said he was “disappointed” to see his officers used as a “backdrop” to a political speech by Boris Jo(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson had not prepared a speech and seemed to grasp at words and concepts almost at random when he spoke against a backdrop of police recruits in Wakefield. Photograph: Getty

The uniformed West Yorkshire police cadets who formed the backdrop for Boris Johnson had been standing in the sun for more than an hour before the pri(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May is expected to announce on Friday that she will resign as Conservative leader when MPs return from the Whitsun recess in early June. She would remain as prime minister until a new leader is elected, probably by the end of July. Photograph: Getty Images

Newspapers on Thursday published a blurred image of an apparently tearful Theresa May in a car, mimicking the picture of Margaret Thatcher weeping as (...)

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,(...)

Labour MP Yvette Cooper (C) said that the government could decide how long an extension to propose. Photograph: Mark Duffy/EPA

A cross-party group of British MPs will step up efforts to stop a no-deal Brexit on Wednesday, tabling a Bill by Labour’s Yvette Cooper to extend arti(...)

Theresa May’s disastrous televised statement on Wednesday was the last straw for many ministers and backbenchers alike. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

The UK’s negotiating position was already weak when Theresa May walked into the council chamber at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday. But sh(...)

British prime minister Theresa May is seen in the House of Commons, London, on Thursday. Photograph: UK parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

MPs have voted to delay Britain’s departure from the EU by at least three months as talks continue between Theresa May’s government and the DUP in an (...)

UK prime minister Theresa May (front centre) in the House of Commons. Photograph: Mark Duffy/UK Parliament/AFP/Getty

Theresa May has told MPs that they must pass her Brexit deal by next Wednesday or face a lengthy delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union.(...)

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(...)

Members of the Our Future, Our Choice youth movement  during a mass lobby of parliament outside St John’s Smith Square, London. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

MPs have voted overwhelmingly to hold Theresa May to her commitment to give them a vote on delaying Brexit if her withdrawal agreement fails to win a (...)

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