Boris Johnson spooked markets by putting the threat of a no-deal Brexit back on the table. Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

Boris Johnson spooked markets by putting the threat of a no-deal Brexit back on the table. His plan to change the law to ensure the transition phase i(...)

The blame game might end up increasing the risk of no deal. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The member states of the EU have a common negotiating position on Brexit, but they have different ulterior motives. There is one group, led by German(...)

“The reason a deal would be the best outcome is rather depressing: it is the only option consistent with the UK’s dysfunctional economic model.” Photograph:  Jorge Guerrero / AFP / Getty Images

Forecasting Brexit remains a mug’s game, but there is one option I can definitively rule out: the no-deal Brexit followed by a Canada-style trade agre(...)

 Minister for Business Heather Humphreys, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee at the ‘Getting Your Business Brexit Ready’ campaign launch this week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It may have been a portent. Shortly before three Ministers were due at the RDS on Wednesday to reassure businesses that there is a plan for a no-deal (...)

Northern Irish firms are already losing out on new business due to Brexit, according to Ulster Bank. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

There are many firms in the North that “simply could not cope with a no-deal Brexit”, senior business leaders in Northern Ireland and the Republic are(...)

Stephen Glancey, chief executive of C&C, in the company’s warehouse. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish companies are moving to stockpile goods in Britain to safeguard supply chains as deadlock between the UK and the EU pushes them to sharpen plans(...)