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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(...)

WTO Rules OK! Pro-Brexit graffiti in Leave-voting Thrapston in Northamptonshire, UK. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Image of the week: Mount Brexit “Brexit now, WTO rules OK!” reads this pro-Brexit graffiti on a fence above a new housing development in Thrapston, N(...)

Theresa May’s de facto deputy David Lidington: described latest negotiating session as positive and productive. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Britain’s Conservative government and Labour have discussed the prospect of a second referendum in talks aimed at finding a common approach to Brexit,(...)

 Cows stand beneath a sign for a disused customs office along the Irish Border  in Newry, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It is a dastardly trap, designed to lock freedom-loving Britain into the EU’s protectionist customs union: that is the argument against the backstop, (...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said UK prime minister Theresa May has brought no new ideas to the table in talks to try and agree a joint Brexit approach. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Getty

Hopes that MPs will approve Theresa May’s Brexit deal before next month’s European Parliament elections receded further on Thursday when the British p(...)

Political leaders including Arlene Foster, Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill listen to Fr Martin McGill’s homily

A key moment at the funeral of Lyra McKee was when Fr Martin Magill, commended political leaders such as the DUP’s Arlene Foster and Sinn Féin’s Mary (...)

Members of the Together for Yes Campaign call for abortion reform in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Niall Carson/ PA Wire

The British government “must respond” to breaches of Northern Irish women’s rights caused by abortion law there, a House of Commons committee is warni(...)

First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon: will introduce legislation allowing for a second referendum on Scottish independence by 2021 if Brexit goes ahead. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

Conservative MPs have asked Theresa May to set out clearly when she will resign but they rejected a proposal to allow a confidence vote in her leaders(...)

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