Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland’s First Minister, and Michelle O’Neill, leader of Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland, at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester earlier this month. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Because of the intransigent negotiating positions of both the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin towards the re-establishment of an Executi(...)

  British  Brexit minister David Davis: “In a negotiation you always have to have the right to walk away – if you don’t, you get a terrible deal”, he told MPs in the House of Commons. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Two of Theresa May’s most senior ministers have made sharply contradictory statements about a “no deal” Brexit, with home secretary Amber Rudd saying (...)

Britain’s Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire  said that clear differences remained between the DUP and Sinn Fein, and that a deal has not been reached despite recent progress.   Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire and Sinn Féin have warned that a number of issues still remain to be resolved before a DUP-Sinn Fein deal is stru(...)

UK chancellor Philip Hammond arriving at  10 Downing Street  on Wednesday. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Theresa May appeared to slap down her chancellor Philip Hammond over Brexit on Wednesday after he said he would only spend money preparing for leaving(...)

Members of Britain’s Unite trade union protest outside the Houses of Parliament in support of Bombardier workers in London. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Bombardier workers from Belfast are hoping British MPs will take notice of a giant banner outside of the House of Commons in London today urging them (...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: She said Britain and the EU were drafting joint principles on preserving the Common Travel Area. “We owe it to the people of Northern Ireland to get this right.” Photograph: AFP/Getty

British prime minister Theresa May has told MPs that Britain will continue to be bound by decisions from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) during a (...)

British prime minister Theresa May will say her government is seeking a ‘deep and special partnership’ between the UK  and a strong and successful EU. Photograph: AFP

Theresa May will on Monday urge the European Union to show more flexibility in negotiation over Brexit, telling them that “the ball is in their court”(...)

Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom: “I was a proponent of leave for your sake, for my kids’ sake, for the next generation.” Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Sitting in the Youth Zone at the Conservative conference in Manchester with Andrea Leadsom and her mother, it was hard to escape the conclusion that t(...)

Philip Hammond hands a cough sweet to  Theresa May after she suffered a coughing fit whilst addressing the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May reset her “mainstream Conservative agenda” on Wednesday, taking on her critics, and even a protester who interrupte(...)

British prime minister Theresa May speaking during prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/PRU

British prime minister Theresa May will travel to Florence next week for her first major speech on Brexit since she unveiled her government’s negotiat(...)