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Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond arrives at the BBC studios in London, Britain, July 21st, 2019. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

British chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has become the second British cabinet minister to announce they will quit the UK government if Bori(...)

 British Labour peer, Lord Andrew Adonis, a pro-EU Remainer, photographed at the IIEA. Photograph: Alan Betson

An anti-Brexit British Labour peer has predicted a “deep parliamentary crisis” in the UK in October and an extension of the negotiating period “as Bor(...)

MPs convening for the announcement of voting on the ‘Benn Amendment’ calibrated to prevent the next prime minister from suspending parliament to pursue a no-deal Brexit. Photograph: via EPA

Boris Johnson’s prospects of leaving the European Union without a deal on October 31st narrowed on Thursday after MPs voted to prevent him suspending (...)

 British chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond:  one of about 30 Conservatives who abstained from Thursday’s vote. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol

Theresa May will take no disciplinary action against ministers who defied a three-line whip ordering them to vote against an amendment blocking her su(...)

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, (...)

 British home secretary Sajid Javid is Boris Johnson’s  favoured choice as chancellor. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

Boris Johnson is planning to open the spending taps if he becomes UK prime minister, with Sajid Javid emerging as his favoured choice to become chance(...)

‘I don’t get up in the morning hoping that people will love me,’ Andrew Bailey replied when asked whether it was better to be feared than liked or loved. Photograph: Reuters

The bookies’ favourite as the next governor of the Bank of England managed to withstand a grilling from MPs on Tuesday without doing too much harm to (...)

Boris Johnson has proposed tax cuts that would cost £20 billion a year.  Photograph:  Andy Rain/EPA

Tax cuts planned by Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to become Britain’s next prime minister, could cost as much as £20 billion a year, according(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May said the footage of Mark Field was concerning. Photograph: BBC/PA Wire

Tory MP Mark Field has been suspended as a foreign office minister after he was seen physically removing a climate change protester from a dinner in t(...)

Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Ireland must follow the UK in committing to achieving “net-zero” carbon emissions by 2050, according to Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. British prime(...)

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