Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during a visit to St Ninian’s Chruch community centre in Dunfermline. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

British opposition leaders have demanded that Boris Johnson reverse his decision to suspend parliament or put it to a Commons vote. In a rare joint s(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and UK Brexit secretary  Stephen Barclay at the Medef business conference at Longchamp racecourse in Paris on Wednesday. Photograph: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

Irish Government Ministers declined to be drawn into the British controversy around the suspension of parliament, insisting it was a matter for politi(...)

Arlene Foster welcomed the move to suspend the UK parliament. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

DUP leader Arlene Foster has welcomed British prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to seek the suspension of the Westminster parliament which has b(...)

House of Commons speaker John Bercow said it was ‘blindingly obvious’ that Boris Johnson wa attempting to stop parliament from debating Brexit. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s move to suspend parliament for five weeks in the run-up to Britain’s scheduled departure from the EU on October 31st has provoked upro(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons. File photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP/Getty

The decision of British prime minister Boris Johnson to suspend – or “prorogue” – parliament for more than a month as the clock ticks down to the Brex(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has for now abandoned hopes of toppling Boris Johnson and succeeding him as a caretaker prime minister. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty Images

UK opposition parties agreed on Tuesday to move as early as next week to block a no-deal Brexit and prioritise using legislation to try to block prime(...)

Border fears: “It would be a lot better to have an actual proper conversation now rather than wait until the 11th hour when we are in the worst possible situation.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government needs to open up and discuss a plan B to the Brexit backstop, according to the chair of the technical group behind proposed alternative(...)

Jeremy Corbyn said it was vital the opposition parties met before parliament resumes. File photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Opposition parties have agreed to meet next week to discuss plans to block a no-deal Brexit in Parliament. On Wednesday, Jeremy Corbyn wrote to senio(...)

File photograph, from June 1995, of the border checkpoint at Clady, Co Derry, on the border with Donegal. Photograph: PA Wire

A hard Brexit could become a “trigger” for people to join dissident republican or loyalist paramilitary groups, the Chief Constable of the Police Serv(...)

Alicia Turner as Sarah and Maxine Peak as Nellie in a scene from Mike Leigh’s 2018 film, Peterloo. Photograph: Amazon Studios.

What was the Peterloo Massacre and how many were killed? On August 16th, 1819, up to 60,000 working class people from the towns and villages of what (...)

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