Opinion

Britain's political system is at the breaking point

However Brexit works out in the end, the deep problems and divisions in British politics cannot simply be erased.

Jon Worth

by Jon Worth

Jon Worth

Brexit

UK parliament blocks May's Brexit deal for second time

Latest defeat raises pressure on prime minister and increases prospect of Brexit delay, or second referendum.

UK parliament blocks May's Brexit deal for second time

Brexit

What's next for Brexit after PM May's latest defeat?

With just weeks to go before EU exit deadline, divorce deal remains as thorny as at the start of negotiations.

What's next for Brexit after PM May's latest defeat?

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UK parliament rejects May's Brexit deal, again

Resounding defeat raises pressure on prime minister as clock ticks towards UK's March 29 EU departure date.

British MPs reject Theresa May's Brexit deal

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MPs to vote on May's Brexit deal with 'legally binding' changes

Parliament to judge prime minister's withdrawal agreement in second meaningful vote, having rejected previous plan.

MPs to vote on May's Brexit deal with 'legally binding' changes

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MPs expected to vote on May's Brexit deal

The last time the prime minister put her deal to parliament, it suffered a major defeat. Can she win this time around?

MPs to vote on May's Brexit deal in second meaningful vote

United Kingdom

British government vows to tackle 'scourge' of deadly knife crime

Critics blame austerity measures for increase in violence as Prime Minister Theresa May calls summit on fatal stabbings.

British government vows to tackle 'scourge' of deadly knife crime

Brexit

UK likely to be forced into Brexit delay if May's deal rejected

Delay of Britain's March 29 exit date from the European Union is likely, junior justice minister Rory Stewart says.

UK likely to be forced into Brexit delay if May's deal rejected

United Kingdom

Brexit deal: UK withdrawal could be delayed

More parliamentary debate and more uncertainty with Brexit now barely a month away.

Brexit

British government to ask EU to 'ringfence' citizens' rights

In flurry of Brexit amendments, government concedes on citizen rights and dangles vote on Article 50 extension.

British government to ask EU to 'ringfence' citizens' rights

Brexit

Brexit: Theresa May's u-turn as British MPs are given a choice

May promises parliamentarians will have the last word on whether the UK exits the European Union without a deal.

Brexit: Theresa May's u-turn as British MPs are given a choice

Brexit

With Labour's support, will there be a second vote?

With weeks to go until the Brexit deadline, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would support a new vote.

Now Labour backs a second Brexit referendum, will it happen?

Theresa May

British PM May postpones 'meaningful vote' on Brexit plan

Theresa May pushes back 'meaningful vote' on Brexit plan as talks with EU counterparts over divorce deal continue.

British PM May postpones 'meaningful vote' on Brexit plan

Labour Party

Another Labour MP quits party in protest against 'anti-Semitism'

Ian Austin, ninth Labour Party MP to quit, says he has no plans to join the centrist Independent Group.

Another Labour MP quits party in protest against 'anti-Semitism'

Brexit

Why are UK politicians defecting before Brexit?

In a shock move at a crucial time, Conservative and Labour rebels are trying to form a new brand of British politics.