Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom: “I was a proponent of leave for your sake, for my kids’ sake, for the next generation.” Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Sitting in the Youth Zone at the Conservative conference in Manchester with Andrea Leadsom and her mother, it was hard to escape the conclusion that t(...)

David Davis:  The sparring between Mr Davis and Michel Barnier reminds Belfast-based lawyer Brett Lockhart  of two bar-library QCs engaging in negotiation well in advance of a complicated trial. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Belfast-based corporate lawyer Brett Lockhart says the recent sparring between David Davis and Michel Barnier reminds him of two bar-library QCs engag(...)

Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sinn Féin and the DUP moved closer to re-establishing the Northern Executive on Wednesday night, after pressure from the Irish and British government(...)

A Tribe Called Quest on the Main Stage at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

A Tribe Called Quest Main Stage **** Linden Boulevard saw the genesis. The funky road through Queens where A Tribe Called Quest first fused and th(...)

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond said on Friday that Britain would seek a transition arrangement lasting up to three years after Brexit. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/Reuters

The British government has ruled out moving the Border to the Irish Sea after Brexit by imposing customs checks between Northern Ireland and Britain. (...)

Theresa May speaking in the House of Commons on Wednesday: Three hours after her announcement, Ms May’s spokesman sought to play down the change of course. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May’s government signalled a major retreat from economic austerity on Wednesday, suggesting that a 1 per cent limit on public service pay incr(...)

Sinn Féin’s  Declan Kearney, Gerry Adams and Niall O Donnghaile at Stormont. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Sinn Féin and the DUP remained locked in disagreement over a proposed Irish language act and other issues as talks aimed at reinstating the Northern E(...)

PM Theresa May  stands next to DUP leader Arlene Foster  as Jeffrey Donaldson and  Gavin Williamson sign agreement. Photograph: Reuters

Most politicians at Stormont on Monday acknowledged DUP leader Arlene Foster had nailed a good deal for Northern Ireland. Now the question is: will sh(...)

 The Conservatives’ formal pact with such a socially conservative party will not help to extend its appeal among voters under 45, most of whom backed Labour on June 8th. Photograph: WPA Pool /Getty Images

Theresa May’s £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has bought her Conservative government the overall majority she failed to win a(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davison the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.

British government Brexit Secretary David Davis has suggested “tagging of containers” could be one method of monitoring trade across the Border after (...)