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Conservative contenders: David Davis, Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond and Amber Rudd flank the British prime minister, Theresa May. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/AFP/Getty

There is some dispute as to who first described the male libido as like being chained to a madman. Certainly, Kingsley Amis described the eventual los(...)

Strong and stable? Theresa May’s notes try to escape during her joint statement with Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace in Paris. (Photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer)

In numbers: Not taking the Oath $23 million Marissa Mayer’s “golden parachute” from Yahoo will be at least this much. Being chief executive of the N(...)

 Charlie Flanagan in  Stormont Castle in Belfast on Monday.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said a “hard Brexit may not now be on the cards”. Following the Westminster election results, he sa(...)

There are reports that Tory cabinet ministers have initiated talks with Labour MPs to secure cross-party backing for a softer Brexit.

Pressure on British prime minister Theresa May to pursue a more cross-party approach to Brexit with greater focus on the economy is growing amid repor(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street on the way to a meeting of the Conservative Party’s 1922 Committee. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Theresa May has put her future as prime minister in the hands of Conservative MPs, apologising for last week’s election result and telling them she wo(...)

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May: power in her  cabinet has shifted since the election to those who favour a soft Brexit. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth

Theresa May’s contrite appearance before the 1922 committee on Monday has won her a reprieve but not a pardon following last week’s general election d(...)

Brexit secretary David Davis: “They [Brexit talks] will start next week. The precise date will be given when we have it.” Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The Queen’s speech is unlikely to go ahead as planned next Monday, No 10 Downing Street has suggested, to allow the Conservatives to reach a formal ag(...)

Arlene Foster and the DUP pictured at Stormont.  Through long experience, the politicians of Northern Ireland are masters of power-sharing, deal-making and concession-squeezing. They will run rings round the Tories.  David Young/PA Wire

I agree with Jeremy. As the Labour leader told the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday, the present parliamentary configuration is more or less unsustainable.(...)

Arlene Foster, leader of the DUP, with British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Theresa May has reshuffled her cabinet amid continuing speculation about her future in Downing Street, as the Conservatives attempt to hold on to powe(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May has made clear she wants support from her “friends and allies” in Northern Ireland’s DUP. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

British prime minister Theresa May’s grip on power following the UK general election appears far from secure, despite a proposed deal with the Democra(...)

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