EU negotiators initially welcomed Dominic Raab as a smarter and more focused interlocutor than his predecessor David Davis. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

For a politician who likes to describe himself as a “details man”, Dominic Raab’s account of the details of his negotiations with the European Union i(...)

Italian deputy premier  Matteo Salvini will host a gathering of European far-right parties in Milan next week. Photograph: Claudio Peri/ EPA

Matteo Salvini, Italy’s deputy prime minister and leader of its far-right League party, will host a gathering of European far-right parties in Milan n(...)

Anti-Brexit posters displayed in Newry on the Northern Ireland Border. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The UK government has announced that a special group has been established to look at alternatives to the proposed backstop plan to avoid a hard Irish (...)

Cliff Taylor: And so we find ourselves up the same old cul-de-sac, facing the impossibility of the UK having all it wants from Brexit while still avoiding a hard Irish Border.

As the Brexit drama heads towards next week’s crucial House of Commons vote, the crunch issues now being fought over in Westminster are about what the(...)

The problem for the Irish Government is that while UK membership of the customs union would suit us, the rest of the EU believes the UK should not be allowed to pick and choose

The Brexit negotiations are not fitting in with business planning timescales.To put it mildly. With less than six months before the UK is due to exit (...)

The UK government has asked business groups to map their supply chains to flag the areas of the economy most at risk if Brexit imposes additional trad(...)

Michel Barnier (left) is known for his austere approach to life, while David Davis  likes to think of himself as “a charming bastard”.

The frozen streets of Helsinki lie silent as the mercury plunges to -16C. But inside the British embassy, the lights are burning. David Davis, the man(...)

Brexit secretary David Davis and  European Union chief negotiator  Michel Barnier at Downing Street last Monday. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Britain has a message for the rest of the world after Brexit next year: please pretend we are still in the EU. A “technical note” prepared by the Bri(...)

Forza Italia party leader and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi: clearly running the party’s show. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

The tide of populist and Eurosceptical politics that has swept Europe over the last couple of years does not appear to be ebbing. The electoral succe(...)

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: Both sides are agreed about the basic shape of transition. Photograph: Getty Images

It had been suggested by many commentators that in the next round of Brexit talks, the strand dealing with arrangements for a transition period would (...)

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