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A video grab  shows Labour MP Margaret Beckett speaking as MPs put forward their motions for the indicative votes on alternative options for Brexit. Photograph:  HO/PRU/AFP

Few at Westminster believe Theresa May has the numbers to win a majority for the withdrawal agreement on Friday. But her government hopes to frame the(...)

 DUP leader Arlene Foster: the withdrawal agreement ‘poses a threat to the integrity of the UK’.  Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The DUP has said it will not support Theresa May’s government if it tables a fresh meaningful Brexit vote because “the necessary changes we seek to th(...)

Speaker John Bercow in the House of Commons. Photograph: UK Parliament/Mark Duffy/PA Wire

Dramatic scenes in the Commons on Wednesday saw MPs challenge the Speaker in angry points of order for more than an hour, and the House divide into al(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May is seeking to gather support for her Withdrawal Agreement ahead of a crucial vote. Photograph: Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May will continue efforts to win over Tory critics of her Brexit deal as MPs return to Westminster next week, but both (...)

Brexit ultras: the Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg and the Ukip MEP Nigel Farage at a Leave Means Leave rally on Friday. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

Anyone who asks where Brexit is heading hasn’t been paying attention. Or maybe that question is intended to be wryly ironic. Nobody, not least in the (...)

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: little room for manoeuvre. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

It’s more than a month before the earliest date a Brexit deal is likely to be agreed but speculation at Westminster is already focused on how Theresa (...)

A BBC handout photograph of British prime minister Theresa May being interviewed by Nick Robinson at Chequers for a BBC Panorama show to be broadcast on Monday. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire.

British prime minister Theresa May has admitted she gets “irritated” by the debate over her leadership and lashed out at possible successor Boris John(...)

Theresa May: putting personal survival above the needs of the country is doing untold damage to British politics. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/AFP/Getty

In May 2017 Theresa May, the British prime minister, promised European Union officials she would be “a bloody difficult woman” in Brexit negotiations,(...)

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(...)

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