Shadow Brexit secretary  Keir Starmer: says that Theresa May is sending out a confused message on Brexit because the Conservative party is so divided on the issue. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Any other time but now, a former Conservative chancellor calling for the current Conservative chancellor to be sacked would be news. But when Nigel La(...)

Pro-independence supporters react as they watch Catalan president Carles Puigdemont on broadcast screens outside the Catalan parliament. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont issued a declaration of independence on Tuesday, but said it should not come into immediate effect in order to all(...)

Picketers block Gran Via street during a general strike called by pro-independence parties and unions in Barcelona, Spain, October 3rd, 2017. Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

Large numbers of Catalans are expected to observe a general strike on Tuesday to condemn police violence at a banned weekend referendum on independenc(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron attends an EU summit in Tallinn, Estonia. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Big events, big speeches and big ideas herald a return of scale and ambition to European politics. The German election, Juncker’s, Macron’s and May’s (...)

Following French president Emmanuel Macron’s strong championing of corporation tax harmonisation in his speech last week, the idea was also backed by German chancellor Angela Merkel on the fringes of Tallinn. Photograph: Valda Kalnina/EPA

EU leaders in Tallinn on Friday night gave broad support to an Estonian agenda that aspires to establish the union’s global leadership of the digital (...)

British prime minister Theresa May  welcomes president of the European Council Donald Tusk, ahead of a meeting in Downing Street. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Jeremy Corbyn has played down the prospect of a Labour government holding a second referendum on Brexit, and said there were some “positive” aspects t(...)

British prime minister Theresa May gives her landmark Brexit speech in Florence, Italy. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Brexit is written in binary code. It is all zeros and ones - out of the European Union or in. In his long Telegraph essay last weekend, the British fo(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the European Parliament during a debate on the state of the EU, in Strasbourg, France, on Wednesday. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Jean-Claude Juncker gave a big speech in Brussels this week. What’s it about and why does it matter? This was the annual set-piece state of the unio(...)

John McNamee, dressed as a customs worker, during a demonstration by members of Border Communities against Brexit at Carrickarnon, Co Louth, earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish politicians need to get over the fantasy that the return of a land Border on this island can somehow be avoided after Brexit. The soft words in(...)

Protesters raise candles during a protest on Thursday night in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph:  Adam Chelstowski/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of Poles protested on Thursday against a new law that allows parliament to appoint supreme court judges, defying a European Union wa(...)