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Kenneth Clarke: “It is quite unnecessary to actually close down our options as severely as we are with this amendment.” Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Pro-European Conservatives have joined Labour and other opposition parties in condemning Theresa May’s proposal to specify in legislation the date of (...)

British prime minister Theresa May answers  questions following her speech   in Florence, Italy,  where  she said Britain would operate within EU rules during  a two-year  transition period. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

European leaders have given a cautious welcome to Theresa May’s call for Britain’s relationship with the European Union to remain almost unchanged unt(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson arrives at a meeting during the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Reuters

Theresa May has called a special cabinet meeting on Thursday to discuss the final draft of her speech on Brexit in Florence the following day and to (...)

British prime minister Theresa May: The two-day debate on the legislation exposed widespread concern on the Conservative backbenches, even among Brexiteers, about the use of Henry VIII powers. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Theresa May welcomed it as a historic decision that will put her Brexit negotiations on “solid foundations” but the late-night Commons vote in favour(...)

British prime minister Theresa May, meets  DUP leader Arlene Foster, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds and MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson outside 10 Downing Street  ahead of talks. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has agreed to support Theresa May’s minority government through a confidence and supply deal worth more than £1bn (...)

Nobody has ever fully explained Europe to the British people, which is one reason why so many do not like it.  Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

A year ago, I had a column ready ahead of the Brexit referendum result, assuming, like the opinion polls and the bookies, that a vote to Remain was a (...)

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, leaves Finsbury Park mosque, where one man has died, eight people taken to hospital and a person arrested after the vehicle struck pedestrians. Visits last week by May and her colleagues to the Grenfell Tower disaster sites have been badly handled, ineffective and twitchy.  EPA/SEAN DEMPSEY

Philip Hammond’s television appearances today reminded me of Nigel Lawson’s deadly critique of Margaret Thatcher in a landmark interview with Brian Wa(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons: “It is customary on these occasions to congratulate the returning prime minister and I absolutely do so.” Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May returned to the Commons chamber on Tuesday for the first time since the election to find a sharp drop in the temperature on the benches be(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May eating chips during a campaign stop in Mevagissey, Cornwall, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Dylan Martinez/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Theresa May has said she will be “a bloody difficult woman” towards European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the forthcoming Brexit negot(...)

A wind warning has come into effect. Photograph:Nic Bothma/EPA

1. Drivers warned of debris on roads as 100km/h gusts predicted A status yellow wind warning has come into effect, with Met Éireann predicting gusts (...)

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