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General election: Boris Johnson launches Conservative election campaign – as it happened

Play Video 1:59 Key events Show 5.42pm EST 17:42 Remain-backing opposition parties announce pact 3.02pm EST 15:02 Labour’s deputy leader to step down 12.38pm EST 12:38 Corbyn refuses to confirm McDonnell’s claim they will both have to stand down if Labour loses 12.04pm EST 12:04 Corbyn says billionaires ‘in very strong position to pay lot […]

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Brexit legislation ‘paused’ after MPs reject Boris Johnson’s timetable – as it happened

Play Video 1:29 Key events Show 2.38pm EDT 14:38 Johnson ‘pauses’ Brexit legislation 2.33pm EDT 14:33 MPs reject Johnson’s Brexit timetable; a major defeat for the PM 2.15pm EDT 14:15 Withdrawal agreement bill passes in Commons 11.10am EDT 11:10 Sinn Fein: united Ireland poll could happen in five years 9.36am EDT 09:36 Government to pull […]

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Brexit deal won’t happen tonight, government sources confirm – as it happened

Key events Show 2.28pm EDT 14:28 Government sources say there will be no deal tonight 1.36pm EDT 13:36 Angela Merkel says Brexit negotiations are in ‘final sprint’ phase 1.02pm EDT 13:02 Emmanuel Macron: deal being ‘finalised’ 12.35pm EDT 12:35 Varadkar says cross-community consent mechanism under Good Friday agreement is flawed 11.56am EDT 11:56 We’re close […]

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Brexit: Parliament could remain suspended even if court finds against PM, government suggests – as it happened

Play Video 0:47 Key events Show 1.00pm EDT 13:00 Afternoon summary 12.53pm EDT 12:53 Boris Johnson refuses to rule out suspending parliament again 12.33pm EDT 12:33 Scottish government abandons ‘named person’ scheme 10.17am EDT 10:17 Supreme court hopes to rule on whether prorogation lawful ‘early next week’, says Lady Hale 10.08am EDT 10:08 Pannick says, […]

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Brexit: government publishes Operation Yellowhammer documents – live news

Key events Show 12.52pm EDT 12:52 Boris Johnson’s ‘People’s PMQs’ – Snap verdict 11.59am EDT 11:59 Boris Johnson’s ‘People’s PMQs’ on Facebook 10.37am EDT 10:37 Supreme court would be making ‘significant changes’ to constitution if it backs Scottish judges, says ex-member 9.38am EDT 09:38 Why English judges rejected claim Boris Johnson’s prorogation unlawful 8.16am EDT […]

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Brexit: Boris Johnson says people ‘shouldn’t get hopes up too soon’ about prospects of deal – as it happened

Key events Show 12.07pm EDT 12:07 Afternoon summary 10.36am EDT 10:36 Boris Johnson says people ‘shouldn’t get hopes up too soon’ about prospects of Brexit deal 10.18am EDT 10:18 Boris Johnson backs Macron’s call for Amazon fires to be treated as international crisis 9.22am EDT 09:22 Corbyn condemns Bolsonaro over fires burning in Amazon rainforest […]