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UK prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Theresa May has offered MPs a vote on a second referendum and a customs union with the European Union if they back what she called a “bold new offer” (...)

In a detailed briefing today, Simon  Coveney told his Government colleagues that a no-deal Brexit could still be avoided but that the UK government had to come up with a solution and indicate what it wants. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The threat of the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal remains greater than ever, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has warn(...)

Weekend polls brought mixed news for all parties and candidates. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Good morning. Polling stations open bright and early on Friday morning, and until then every politician has at least one eye on the elections. Weeken(...)

Analysis from UBS cautioned investors against making “strong directional trades” in sterling as political uncertainty persists. Photograph: iStock

Sterling dived to a four-month low on Friday after cross-party Brexit talks collapsed and concern grew about the impact prime minister Theresa May’s l(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley said a public consultation on draft legislation had identified a series of key issues related to the redress scheme for abuse victims that needed to be hammered out. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has pledged to legislate to compensate abuse victims in Northern Ireland but only once fundamental questions about th(...)

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will not support the  prime minister’s withdrawal Bill unless it has reached an agreement on the Brexit deal. Photograph: Jessica Taylor

 Theresa May’s decision to introduce the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) next month gives MPs one last chance to back the Brexit deal they have r(...)

If the British prime minister and Jeremy Corbyn, above, cannot agree on a common position, the government’s Plan B is to seek Labour’s engagement with a process of ‘definitive votes’. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Theresa May’s announcement last night that she will introduce the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) early next month comes despite no evidence of progre(...)

UK prime minster Theresa May. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Theresa May will bring forward the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in the week beginning June 3rd, with a view to passing all its stages before the summer r(...)

Lord Alf Dubs told the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly  that abortion could be passed into law by Northern Ireland’s devolved assembly if party talks restored the power-sharing government in Belfast. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Abortion could be legalised in Northern Ireland if the House of Commons chose to legislate on the matter as a human rights issue, the British-Irish Pa(...)

London Letter

 Talks between the British government and the Labour Party have fallen into a familiar pattern, with each meeting followed by a moderately optimi(...)

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