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UK chancellor Philip Hammond has fired the starting pistol on the government’s search for a new Bank of England governor to replace the central bank’s current chief, Mark Carney

UK chancellor Philip Hammond has fired the starting pistol on the government’s search for a new Bank of England governor to replace the central bank’s(...)

Supporters of the Brexit Party at the first public rally of their European Parliament election campaign, in Birmingham on Saturday. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Hammersmith Bridge, an important Thames crossing, was abruptly closed in the past week for safety reasons. The inconvenience and costs to Londoners ha(...)

Attendees hold placards and shout during the People’s Vote Rally in Westminster on April 9th, 2019. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP

MPs have voted by 420 to 110 to approve Theresa May’s request to delay Brexit until June 30th, as four hours of talks between the government and Labou(...)

Theresa May and European Council President Donald Tusk pictured in Brussels last year. File photograph:Julien Warnand/ EPA

British prime minister Theresa May has been warned that a lengthy delay to Brexit could destroy the Conservative Party, with a minister claiming it wo(...)

British secretary of state for foreign affairs Jeremy Hunt: one of at least 10 MPs considering a prime ministerial bid. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

At least 10 cabinet ministers are considering putting themselves forward to take over from Theresa May as British prime minister after she promis(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May leaving church near High Wycombe, England, on March 24th. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Theresa May’s cabinet will seek to agree a new strategy for Brexit on Monday amid mounting pressure on the prime minister to set out a timetable for h(...)

Monday’s votes follow last week’s decision by EU leaders to extend Britain’s EU membership, which was due to end next Friday, until April 12th. File photograph: Getty Images

MPs will vote on Monday on whether to take control of the parliamentary timetable this week to stage a series of “indicative votes” on alternatives to(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar discusses Brexit at the end of an EU summit last week. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

The Government will work with whoever is British prime minister, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said, adding that he still believes Theresa May can get he(...)

Employment is a lagging indicator of economic wellbeing but there are some good reasons the labour market is proving so resilient to Britain’s wider Brexit woes. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

More people are in work than ever before and wages are at last rising in real terms. Somehow, the message that the British economy is mired in a swamp(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, with fellow MP Emma Little-Pengelly, after speaking to the media outside the Cabinet Office. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Theresa May will not put her Brexit deal to a vote at Westminster this week unless the DUP and hard-line Conservative Brexiteers agree to support it, (...)

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