Jeremy Hunt (L) and Boris Johnson (R) face off in race to be prime minister. Photograph: Odd Anderson and Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

Boris Johnson has addressed questions regarding police being called to the home he shares with his girlfriend, in the early hours of Friday morning. (...)

Boris Johnson during the London launch of his campaign to become leader of the Conservative  and prime minister. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Boris Johnson emerged undamaged from his deliberately dull campaign launch on Wednesday, taking just six questions from reporters and dodging the diff(...)

Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer said  May was threatening MPs with leaving the EU without a deal. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Labour has called on Theresa May to stop trying to force her Brexit deal through the House of Commons and instead work with other parties to find a co(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: Former Labour minister Yvette Cooper and her allies want to block a no-deal Brexit by postponing the March 29th deadline if Mrs May fails to get a deal through parliament. Photograph: PA Wire

When MPs debate Brexit next Tuesday, they will not have a “meaningful vote” on Theresa May’s deal, which they rejected last week by a margin of 230 vo(...)

  Labour MP Yvette Cooper:    Her amendment could oblige the UK government to postpone Brexit until the end of the year if the prime minister fails to win MPs’ approval for a deal by the end of next month. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

MPs at Westminster could vote next week on an amendment calling for UK prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal to be approved on condition that a tim(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney: Both roundly rejected  British suggestions of a bilateral treaty  to avoid a Border backstop. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have both roundly rejected as a “non-starter” British suggestions of a bilateral treaty with Ireland(...)

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve speaking during a convention on a second EU referendum at the Emmanuel Centre in central London. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

A leading Conservative rebel has called on Theresa May to delay Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union if she loses next week’s vote on her Brex(...)

UK Independence Party  and pro-Brexit supporters at the “Brexit Betrayal” march in London on Sunday. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May is under growing pressure to postpone Tuesday’s vote on her Brexit deal and to attempt to persuade the European Union to renegotiate it. B(...)

Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, who said on Tuesday the vote showed Theresa May’s government no longer commanded a majority in the House. Photograph: PA Wire

The House of Commons has voted to give MPs the right to direct Theresa May’s government on what course to take if her Brexit deal is rejected next wee(...)

Geoffrey Cox, the UK’s attorney general, arriving at 10 Downing Street for a cabinet meeting. He described the EU’s willingness to consider a review mechanism for the backstop  a “major step” towards a deal. Photograph: Bloomberg

Theresa May’s cabinet could meet later this week to sign off on a proposal for a review mechanism to determine how Britain could exit a backstop after(...)

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