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Speaker John Bercow. Photograph: UK Parliamentary Recording Unit handout

Boris Johnson’s task of assembling the 320 votes he needs to win a majority for his Brexit deal at Westminster on Saturday is complicated by the fact (...)

Former UK prime minister John Major has said the latest Brexit deal splits Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK. Photograph: Tom Honan

Former UK prime ministers Tony Blair and John Major have warned that Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal could upset the delicate balance in Northern Ireland (...)

A worker walks past the Conservative Party branded sign that reads ‘Get Brexit Done’ outside Manchester Central convention complex ahead of the party’s annual conference. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFPGetty Images

Neutrals and fanatics are united by the belief that getting Brexit done will bring an end to the current chaos. Closure is an overused word but it is (...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson with a bull during a visit to Darnford Farm near Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Andrew MilliganAFP/Getty

UK opposition parties have agreed to work together to thwart Boris Johnson’s plan for an October 15th general election, deepening the political paraly(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

MPs have passed a Bill obliging Boris Johnson to seek a three-month delay to Brexit if he fails to secure a withdrawal deal by October 19th, with a fo(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson reacting as the opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during prime minister’s questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons. Photograph: AFP/Getty

British MPs have thwarted a motion to hold an early general election next month, after it was submitted by British prime minister Boris Johnson on Tue(...)

A video grab shows former Conservative MP Phillip Lee sitting next to Liberal Democrats  leader Jo Swinson in the House of Commons in London after moving across the House. Photograph: PRU/AFP/Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s government has lost its majority in parliament after former Conservative minister Phillip Lee crossed the floor of the House of Common(...)

Boris Johnson in the House of Commons on Tuesday night. Earlier he babbled elegant hyperbole and took low swipes at Jeremy Corbyn.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

When Boris Johnson made his first appearance in the House of Commons as prime minister six weeks ago, it was a two-hour tour de force that had the ben(...)

Former British chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Former UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has warned Boris Johnson he will face the “fight of his life” if he tries to deselect him as a Co(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson has issued rebel Tory MPs with an ultimatium, either support him or face an election. Photograph: Getty

This week has been billed as a potentially pivotal one for UK politics. So what could happen and when? What are some backbench MPs trying to do? Mr (...)

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