UK politics

May under pressure to set an exit date to get her deal over the line

17 March 2019 23:17

Is this the week Theresa May sets out an exit date for her departure from No. 10? There is hope…

Theresa May’s offer to the DUP

17 March 2019 19:33

The prime minister’s frantic last attempt to persuade Northern Ireland’s DUP to back her third meaningful vote on Tuesday involves…

Sunday shows round-up: Brexit on 29 March is ‘physically impossible’, Hammond says

17 March 2019 14:42

Philip Hammond: Leaving the EU on 29 March ‘now physically impossible’… This morning, the Chancellor sat down with Andrew Marr…

Better than 50:50 chance that the government can get the DUP on board for meaningful vote 3

16 March 2019 9:50

This weekend all eyes are on the DUP. As I say in The Sun this morning, if the government can…

What the EU will say when Theresa May asks for a Brexit extension

15 March 2019 14:30

Now that Parliament has backed an extension to the Brexit process, the ball is effectively in the EU’s court. Whether…

Is there a risk Britain will get stuck in the Brexit backstop?

15 March 2019 10:50

The prospects of Theresa May’s Brexit deal passing now hinge on what risk there is of the UK being trapped…

Are things finally looking up for Theresa May?

14 March 2019 19:47

Theresa May’s week just got a little less bad. This evening the Government managed to successfully defeat a string of…

The most shocking thing about Trump’s Brexit comments? He’s right

14 March 2019 19:06

Tune out all the noise around Brexit, and read what Donald Trump said today: ‘I’m surprised at how badly it’s all…

The risk of a no-deal Brexit just increased again

14 March 2019 18:01

What kind of Brexit delay, if any, would the European Union’s leaders sanction, when the Prime Minister asks for one…

Ministers clash at stormy political cabinet

14 March 2019 17:05

Today’s Cabinet meeting was bound to be an unhappy affair after four cabinet ministers broke a three-line whip and abstained…

Watch: Donald Trump shoots down Leo Varadkar’s trade deal pitch

14 March 2019 16:01

Leo Varadkar is meeting Donald Trump today but the Irish Taoiseach’s bid to drum up a trade deal between the EU…

Why a Brexit extension spells trouble for the EU

14 March 2019 12:55

Now that Theresa May’s deal has been decisively defeated again, the message from Brussels has been clear: the Brexit impasse…

Row breaks out between the whips and Number 10

13 March 2019 22:10

As if the government did not have enough troubles right now, a major row has erupted between the Whips’ Office…

Meaningful vote 3 in the next seven days

13 March 2019 21:36

Theresa May’s extension motion makes clear that she intends to bring her deal back for another vote in the next…

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Fear and loathing in the lobbies: how the government whipped against itself – and lost

13 March 2019 21:18

With just a few minutes to go before the division on the government’s motion on no deal, Tory MPs’ phones…

The latest government shambles could help May pass her deal

13 March 2019 21:10

This evening Theresa May’s week went from awful to terrible. After her deal was heavily defeated for a second time…

Tory Brexiteers were wrong not to back May’s useless deal

13 March 2019 20:38

Amongst the wrath we should pour upon our elected politicians – yes, especially the Tory Remainers and Labour’s bereft and…

Full list: The Tory MPs that voted to keep no deal on the table

13 March 2019 20:30

Theresa May has just been dealt another blow after the House of Commons voted decisively against a no-deal Brexit. MPs voted…

Government in chaos after rebel no deal amendment passes

13 March 2019 19:37

Theresa May has just suffered another extraordinary defeat, losing on Caroline Spelman’s amendment (which rules out no-deal Brexit under any…

Tory MP: Brexit mess is like a ‘cat’s arse’

13 March 2019 18:47

What’s the best way to describe Britain’s current Brexit situation? ‘Mess’ and ‘disaster’ probably spring to mind. But Mr S…

Watch: Steve Baker’s catastrophic Brexit interview

13 March 2019 17:56

Tonight MPs will have their say on whether Britain should leave the EU without a deal. The views of Tory…

Michael Gove’s Brexit agony

13 March 2019 16:56

I feel particularly sorry for Michael Gove, because there is psychological torment here. His understandable reasoning for not resigning over Theresa…

Is Philip Hammond to blame for the knife-crime epidemic?

13 March 2019 16:23

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, breezed into the Commons to deliver a languid and greatly abridged Spring Statement. He had the…

Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement was a missed opportunity

13 March 2019 15:00

As Philip Hammond rose to the despatch box to deliver his Spring Statement, the Chancellor must have felt like someone…

The problem with Theresa May

13 March 2019 14:44

I had forgotten, until I checked this week, that Theresa May timed the general election of June 2017 in order…