Britain’s prime minister Theresa May eating chips during a campaign stop in Mevagissey, Cornwall, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Dylan Martinez/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Theresa May has said she will be “a bloody difficult woman” towards European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the forthcoming Brexit negot(...)

British prime minister Theresa May said the controversy over the leaks had proved that the upcoming negotiations would be ‘tough’.  Photograph: Oli Scarffoli/AFP/Getty

Theresa May has declared that Jean-Claude Juncker will be the next person to discover that she can be a “bloody difficult woman” as cabinet frustratio(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May welcoming European Commission president Jean-Claude  Juncker at Downing Street last week. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

While Theresa May brushed off the Frankfurter Allgemeine’s account of her disastrous dinner last week with Jean-Claude Juncker as “Brussels gossip”, C(...)

Nick Clegg maintains that hopes of a soft border are ‘illogical nonsense’ and that the UK government is trying to have its cake and eat it too. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

Former deputy British prime minister Nick Clegg maintains that hopes of a soft border are ‘illogical nonsense’ and that the UK government is trying to(...)

A video grab  shows Britain’s Brexit Minister  David Davis speaking  about the Great Repeal Bill white paper in the House of Commons. Photograph: AFP

The British government wants to create sweeping new powers that would allow it to amend thousands of European Union laws it is transferring into UK la(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with British prime minister Theresa May in Dublin last month. May “turned down the honour of addressing the Dáil” during her visit to the capital. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

At the start of this month David Davis stood up in the House of Commons and presented the government’s Brexit White Paper. Lacking substance in many v(...)

The former leader of the UK Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg said ‘the UK has serious obligations to our nearest and dearest neighbour’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

British prime minister Theresa May declining to visit the Dáil shows her “completely wrong list of priorities”, former deputy prime minister Nick Cleg(...)

Britain’s ambassador to the European Union Ivan Rogers has resigned. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Britain’s ambassador to the European Union has resigned unexpectedly, just three months before the start of formal Brexit talks, and weeks after pro-B(...)

Colleagues say Barnier is far from the arch-federalist bureaucrat that enemies portray. Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

In 2010 the Daily Telegraph ran a story about France’s European Union commissioner at the time. It didn’t pull any punches, its headline asking, “Mich(...)

“I am not convinced everyone can or should be a coder. As Martin Ford, author of The Rise of the Robots, pointed out, routine software development is being automated everywhere.”

I once met a consultant whose job was to find places for affluent children in the best nurseries and schools. One client on her list had mapped out h(...)