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

MPs have rejected a Labour motion aimed at preventing the next prime minister from taking Britain out of the EU without a deal against the will of par(...)

UK Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay: frustrated by the government’s failure to accelerate its preparations for a no-deal exit. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson’s promise to take Britain out of the EU with or without a deal on the scheduled Brexit date of October 31st has been undermined by a con(...)

US federal reserve chairman Jerome Powell (left) talks with US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin during the G20 meeting in Fukuoka, Japan on Saturday. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/EPA

Digital companies such as Facebook and Google will soon have to pay taxes regardless of their physical presence or measured profits in a country after(...)

Theresa May: hopes to use her remaining weeks in office as caretaker for some domestic policy actions. Photograph: Neil Hall

Theresa May has officially resigned as Conservative leader after three years, as her party suffered a fresh electoral setback, coming in third behind (...)

Former Tory party leader Ian Duncan Smith said the 1922 Committee should raise the threshold for nomination so that candidates would need the backing of 10 MPs. File Photograph courtesy BBC

The Conservative leadership contest risks descending into chaos unless it is streamlined, former leader Iain Duncan Smith has warned. With 11 candida(...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage after being elected as an MEP in Southampton on Monday. Photograph:  Hannah McKay/Reuters

The European Parliament elections have exposed Britain as more divided than ever about leaving the European Union, putting pressure on both main parti(...)

 UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond  on The Andrew Marr Show: refused to rule out voting against his own government in the event of a no-deal exit. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, has warned Conservative leadership candidates they will not survive long in office if they try (...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May delivers a keynote speech in central London. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May has said her “new Brexit deal” will include a requirement for MPs to vote on whether to hold another referendum. “(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with parliamentary candidate Lisa Forbes  campaigning in Peterborough ahead of next week’s local elections.  Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Labour could back a Brexit deal without the promise of a second referendum if talks with Theresa May’s government make progress this week, one of the (...)

First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon: will introduce legislation allowing for a second referendum on Scottish independence by 2021 if Brexit goes ahead. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

Conservative MPs have asked Theresa May to set out clearly when she will resign but they rejected a proposal to allow a confidence vote in her leaders(...)

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