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One of the British government’s Brexit position papers  published in London this week. Photograph: Getty Images

The papers published this week by the British government went some way towards exposing the absurdity at the heart of its position on Brexit negotiati(...)

Ian Paisley jnr in 2007. He is reported as saying: ‘All the guff around a soft or flexible Brexit, we read as really no Brexit.” FIle photograph: Eric Luke

A senior DUP politician has claimed his party wants out of the customs union as part of “hard” Brexit, according to online reports. BBC journalist An(...)

Peter Sutherland: ‘I am absolutely mystified about what is coming out of London.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former EU commissioner Peter Sutherland has rejected a claim by the British Brexit secretary that there will be no hard trade border in Ireland after (...)