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Live: Boris Johnson accused of ‘woeful’ floods crisis response

Follow all the latest developments as they happened

Farage backs down and says Brexit Party will not fight Tory-held seats

Announcement represents boost for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives, removing risk of losing Tory seats by splitting Leave vote in 12 December general election

Unprecedented voter volatility ‘makes election impossible to call’

Analysis: In the first of our guides to the 2019 contest, The Independent’s election guru looks at the evidence showing half of voters switched parties in the last three elections

Brexit Party votes against EU plan to stop Russian disinformation

Party says claims of interference are 'baseless propaganda and scare stories used to shut down debate'

Tory MPs threaten mass walk-out if manifesto backs no-deal Brexit

Damian Green tells prime minister the stance would be 'unacceptable' to dozens of members of the 'One Nation' group

Tory Party ‘taken over by hard right’ under Johnson, says ex-Tory MP

'They are basically turning themselves into the Brexit party in order to hold off Nigel Farage' warns once-leading moderniser Nick Boles

Johnson 'will not' forge alliance with Farage to secure no-deal Brexit

'There is no way we are going to have any kind of electoral pact with the Brexit party', Matt Hancock insists - after Farage's latest offer