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  Steve Baker: “The Irish were asked twice, and by the time the Irish had been asked twice I was going through the roof.” Photograph: Getty Images

Within hours of the news that British and EU negotiators had agreed a draft withdrawal agreement, Conservative Brexiteers in the European Research Gro(...)

 An anti-Brexit demonstrator outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Conservative Brexiteers said they would vote against the draft Brexit deal. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May will chair an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday after negotiators agreed the draft text of a withdrawal agreement including a backsto(...)

Pursuit of the border backstop has been a policy fraught with danger for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The pursuit of the border backstop, and an iron-willed insistence that it must be included in a Brexit withdrawal deal, has been a policy fraught with(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May at annual Lord Mayor’s Banquet in London: “Any deal must ensure we take back control of our laws, borders and money.” Photograph: Henry Nicholls

Theresa May has described negotiations over Brexit as “immensely difficult” with significant issues in the withdrawal agreement still to be resolved. (...)

Human rights campaigner Bernadette McAliskey at the We Shall Overcome seminar in Liberty Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Brexit is causing panic and fear in Northern Ireland, particularly among immigrants trying to figure out what EU laws will apply to them, veteran huma(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt: deal may be agreed within three weeks but signing it off within the next week is “probably pushing it”. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP

Ministers on both sides of the Irish Sea have played down the prospect of an imminent Brexit agreement as Conservative Brexiteers threatened to vote d(...)

Britain’s environment secretary Michael Gove: “It’s a great document.” Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Theresa May’s government is under growing pressure to publish its legal advice on a backstop deal as ministers are expected to meet in the next few da(...)

Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney (right) greets   UK minister for the cabinet office David Lidington. Photograph via Twitter

Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said on Friday the strong UK-Irish friendship is more important than ever ahead of talks between s(...)

Dominic Raab: “I would be happy to give evidence to the committee when a deal is finalised, and currently expect 21 November to be suitable.”  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Britain and the European Union could conclude a deal within the next three weeks, Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has told a parliamentary committee at (...)

 Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley is “actively considering” how and when external facilitation could play a constructive role in efforts to restore political dialogue in the north.   Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Karen Bradley is “actively considering” how and when an external mediator could play a “constructive” role in attempts to re-establish formal powersha(...)

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