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Britain invokes Article 50 to begin Brexit: the countdown begins

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, wrote a letter to Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, with formal…

Theresa May names date to trigger Brexit under Article 50

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said that on 29 March she would send a letter to Donald Tusk, the…

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18 March 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, decided to delay until later in the month the invoking of Article 50 of…

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11 March 2017 9:00 am

Home The Lords passed two amendments to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, voting by 358 to 256 to…

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4 March 2017 9:00 am

Home Sir John Major, the former prime minister, made a speech at Chatham House in which he called the referendum…

Theresa May watches the House of Lords debate Brexit

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, sat on the steps of the throne, as a privy counsellor, watching the Lords…

Labour third behind Tories and Ukip among working-class voters, says poll

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Home The Queen opened a new National Cyber Security Centre in London. Britain’s contribution to Nato has fallen below the…

Commons Speaker John Bercow takes a bold stand against Donald Trump

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Home John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, said he was ‘strongly opposed’ to an address being made…

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4 February 2017 9:00 am

Trump news Theresa May, the Prime Minister, let it be known that she was ‘very happy’ about having extended an…

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28 January 2017 9:00 am

Home The Supreme Court ruled by eight to three that, without an act of Parliament, the government could not effectually…

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21 January 2017 9:00 am

Home Britain will leave the single market on leaving the European Union, Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said in a…

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14 January 2017 9:00 am

Home Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour party, proposed a limit on incomes: ‘I would like to see some kind…

Britain’s ambassador to the EU resigns over Brexit

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Home Sir Ivan Rogers, Britain’s ambassador to the EU, resigned; he had been expected to play an important part in…

Yes, the Queen did back Brexit, says the BBC

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Home The Queen was said by the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg to have asked, at a private lunch before June’s referendum,…

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10 December 2016 9:00 am

January The cost of an annual season ticket from Cheltenham to London rose to £9,800. Oil fell below $30 a…

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3 December 2016 9:00 am

Home Paul Nuttall, aged 39, was elected leader of the UK Independence Party. He said: ‘I want to replace the Labour…

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26 November 2016 9:00 am

Home In his Autumn Statement, Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, against an expectation of increased borrowing and slower…

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19 November 2016 9:00 am

Home Nigel Farage, the caretaker leader of Ukip, was photographed with a smiling Donald Trump as the two men held…

Portrait of the week: Donald Trump becomes US president

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said she still expected to start talks on leaving the EU as planned by…

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5 November 2016 9:00 am

Home Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, said he would stay on for another year when his…

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29 October 2016 9:00 am

Home The government approved the proposal in Sir Howard Davies’s report for the building of an extra 3,800-yard runway at…

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22 October 2016 9:00 am

Home Steven Woolfe, the MEP who spent three days in hospital after an altercation at a Ukip meeting, said he…

Portrait of the Week: pound plunges against dollar as FTSE 100 soars

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Home The pound fell against the dollar and the euro, weakening by 19 per cent against the dollar from its…

Theresa May sets Brexit deadline; Diane James quits as Ukip leader

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said at the Conservative party conference that hers was now the party of ‘working-class’…

Syrian and Russian jets ‘unleash a new hell’ bombing civilians in Aleppo

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Home Sir Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, said that Britain would oppose attempts to create an EU army, as it…