Parliamentarians are entitled to a good salary and pension benefits, but luxuries have no place in the current economic climate, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Britain's departure from the European Union was set in law Wednesday, amid emotional scenes, as the bloc's parliament voted to ratify the divorce papers.
EU citizens are to be flown out of Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak, on board two French planes this week, the European Commission says.
European leaders have arrived for their Brussels summit knowing that before their late-night budget debate is over, British voters will have given their latest verdict on leaving the bloc.
The Brexit Party leader, who is not standing as an MP, previously said the Withdrawal Deal must be entirely scrapped.
European Union members agreed to postpone Brexit for up to three months, stepping in with their decision less than 90 hours before Britain was due to crash out with no divorce deal.
Boris Johnson looked set to try for an election after Parliament blocked his plan to rush his Brexit deal into UK law.
A defiant British government has doubled down, insisting it will leave the European Union in 11 days despite parliament forcing a reluctant prime minister to request another delay.
While the EU made clear it was not shutting the door to any Brexit deal, it stressed that London would need to move considerably to secure an agreement.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to stop calling a law blocking a no-deal Brexit the "surrender act". The Conservative Party leader said it was "impoverishing political debate" if such descriptions could not be used.
Europe appears to have been spared an outbreak of the mysterious vaping-induced illnesses that have claimed seven lives in the US, prompting a backlash against e-cigarettes, but regulators say they are closely monitoring the situation.
Nearly 600 European citizens in China want to be repatriated because of the coronavirus epidemic, the EU has said, as airlines began suspending flights to and from the Asian giant.
At midnight on Friday -- 1,317 days after British voters decided to leave the European Union -- Brexit will finally come about. What will change on February 1?
Half of Britons expect the United Kingdom to break up within a decade, according to an Ipsos MORI poll.
Thousands of 50-pence coins minted to commemorate Brexit on October 31 will be melted down after Prime Minister Boris Johnson accepted an extension from the European Union, two people familiar with the matter said.
European leaders are deciding whether to postpone Brexit and for how long, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson's eyes have turned towards a snap general election.
The Brexit deal is awaiting ratification by the British Parliament.
Britain and the European Union have struck a new Brexit accord but it is by no means a done deal, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has to get it through parliament.
A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as the country moves into October - the month Brexit is due to take place.
Interior ministers from four EU countries will meet in Malta to try to work out an automatic system to determine which countries will welcome migrants rescued in the central Mediterranean.
Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has warned in her party conference speech that a no-deal Brexit would be like "burning your house down" as she pledged to cancel Britain's departure from the EU altogether.
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