David Lidington said he hoped the Brexit deal could be ratified before British MEPs would have to take their seats in Strasbourg on July 2nd. Photograph: PA Wire

David Lidington’s admission that Britain will be unable to avoid taking part in this month’s European Parliament elections came as no surprise. But hi(...)

Shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer and shadow chancellor John McDonnell:  cross-party talks have resumed following the Easter break. Photograph: Andy Rain

Theresa May’s government and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party have blamed one another for a lack of progress on talks aimed at finding a common position o(...)

British prime minister Theresa May is still hoping to win a majority for her deal – even if it comes at the price of her premiership. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

As MPs prepare to vote on alternative options for Brexit on Wednesday, Theresa May is still hoping to win a majority for her deal – even if it comes a(...)

Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, announces that Theresa May has survived an attempt by Tory MPs to oust her as party leader. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

In the vast, wood-panelled Committee Room 14 in the House of Commons, where Charles Stewart Parnell was defenestrated by the Irish Party in 1890, Gra(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Alastair Grant/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May will address the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers on Wednesday evening amid rumours that the number of MPs seeking a confidence(...)

Prime minister Theresa May spent much of Tuesday meeting representatives from Conservative associations to brief them on her plans. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May has escaped defeat by just six votes on an amendment that would have kept Britain in a customs union with the European Union in the absenc(...)

Secretary of State for Business Greg Clark. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Britain’s post-Brexit transition arrangement with the European Union could extend beyond its scheduled limit of December 2020, one of Theresa May’s mo(...)

Pro-EU demonstrators during a protest outside of the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has appealed to Conservative MPs for support ahead of two days of crucial votes on the EU Withdrawal Bill, warning that a defeat for the g(...)

File photo dated former British defence secretary Liam Fox. Photograph: PA

Former British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has rejected charges that Conservative backbenchers have proposed to deprive hundreds of thousands of Irish (...)

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