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Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson reacting as the opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during prime minister’s questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons. Photograph: AFP/Getty

British MPs have thwarted a motion to hold an early general election next month, after it was submitted by British prime minister Boris Johnson on Tue(...)

A video grab shows former Conservative MP Phillip Lee sitting next to Liberal Democrats  leader Jo Swinson in the House of Commons in London after moving across the House. Photograph: PRU/AFP/Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s government has lost its majority in parliament after former Conservative minister Phillip Lee crossed the floor of the House of Common(...)

Ready to serve: Kenneth Clarke. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/File Photo/Reuters

Veteran Tory and Labour MPs have both said they would be willing to lead an emergency government to halt a no-deal Brexit, the leader of the Liberal D(...)

The proposal is the first attempt by Jeremy Corbyn to forge a cross-party consensus on stopping a no-deal Brexit since Boris Johnson became prime minister. Photograph: Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to prevent a no-deal Brexit by being installed as caretaker British prime minister has been rejected by some of the key MPs neede(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: Could face a vote of no confidence in early September.   Photograph: Julian Simmonds/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

Boris Johnson’s chief of staff cancelled all leave for government advisers until October 31st in a missive on Thursday night, raising further speculat(...)

 Jeremy Hunt: ‘We owe the Conservative party, we owe the country, a proper contest.’ Photograph:  Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images

Sky News has cancelled a Conservative leadership debate scheduled for Tuesday evening after Boris Johnson refused to face his rival Jeremy Hunt. Mr Hu(...)

 Boris Johnson leaving his London home on Thursday. He is  almost certain to be one of two candidates who will go before the party membership of  160,000. Photograph:  Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

Boris Johnson is on course to become Britain’s next prime minister after winning a resounding victory in the first round of voting by MPs in the Conse(...)

British Conservative MP Ken Clarke speaking  in the House of Commons on Monday. His customs union proposal was rejected by 276 votes to 273. Photograph:  Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament via Reuters

What just happened? MPs were again unable to find a majority for any alternative Brexit deal in a series of indicative votes, as was the case in the (...)

 A member of the public is silhouetted against the Houses of Parliament in London, England.  Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The House of Commons voted on Monday night on a range of options for Brexit in what are called indicative votes – an attempt to try to find a way forw(...)

House of Commons speaker John Bercow is pictured during a debate on a series of indicative proposals tabled in an attempt to find consensus among MPs on Brexit. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire.

British prime minister Theresa May could bring her Brexit deal back to the House of Commons this week after MPs last night rejected four other options(...)

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