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Democratic Unionist Party  deputy leader Nigel Dodds, speaks to the media outside the Cabinet Office, in London. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Talks between the British government and the DUP are expected to continue through the weekend after what the party’s deputy leader Nigel Dodds describ(...)

Greg Clark, Amber Rudd and David Gauke, who have issued a blunt warning to Tory Brexiteers that UK parliament will prevent them forcing a ‘disastrous’ no-deal break with the EU. Photograph: PA Wire

A trio of pro-EU UK Cabinet ministers have issued a blunt warning to Tory Brexiteers that the UK parliament will prevent them forcing a “disastrous” n(...)

A lorry carrying an effigy of Theresa May passes outside the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Thursday’s Brexit debate promised to be plain sailing for Theresa May after she told MPs this week they would have another chance to vote on an amenda(...)

British prime minister Theresa May in the House of Commons on Tuesday for the meaningful vote on her Brexit withdrawal deal. Photograph:  Mark Duffy/UK Parliament

As MPs took their seats to hear the result of the vote on the Brexit deal, chief whip Julian Smith approached Theresa May and whispered in her ear. Sh(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May speaks at a press conference  in Brussels last month. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

On Tuesday the British parliament is due to vote on the Brexit withdrawal agreement brokered with the European Union by prime minister Theresa May. Mr(...)

Studies have linked betting terminals to a rise in problem gambling in the UK. Photograph: Getty

Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond is expected to bring forward new rules for betting machines that could cost Irish gambling giant Paddy Power(...)

Chief EU negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier: has gently demolished Theresa May’s Chequers proposal. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

One of the most tumultuous fortnights in recent British political history ended on Friday with Theresa May doubling down on her opposition to the EU’s(...)

Conservative Party chief whip Julian Smith: embroiled in scandal over breaking with tradition of pairs of MPs agreeing not to vote if one is unable to come to Westminster. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

Downing Street has expressed confidence in chief whip Julian Smith amid mounting calls for his resignation following reports that he urged Conservativ(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May, whose Brexit “war cabinet” agreed a fragile compromise on a “Canada plus plus plus” model for Britain’s future EU relationship after eight hours of talks at her country retreat, Chequers, on Thursday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Theresa May’s Brexit inner cabinet broke up last night after eight hours of talks, amid signs that the factions in her top team have stitched together(...)

The entrance to the Dorchester Hotel in London, where the Presidents Club held its now infamous fundraising dinner last week. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

MPs are to ask police to investigate whether crimes were committed at the men-only Presidents Club dinner in London, attended by billionaires, politic(...)

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