House Of Lords

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is interviewed by Evan Smith, CEO of Texas Tribune at the SXSW festival in Austin Texas. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has dismissed claims that people crossing the Irish border would have to pre-register after Brexit. Speaking from the US, whe(...)

The leaders of the two main political parties in Northern Ireland have not received an invitation to the annual event, which takes place in the East Room of the White House on Thursday evening. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald and DUP leader Arlene Foster have not been invited to the White House St Patrick’s Day reception, but Gerry Adam(...)

Lord Michael Bates dramatically offers his resignation at the despatch box at the House of Lords. Photograph: PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May has rejected international development minister Lord Michael Bates’s resignation hours after he dramatically quit a(...)

Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer threatened to use an arcane parliamentary procedure to force the government to publish the report. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA

The British government has rejected a call from MPs to publish a leaked civil service report predicting the economic consequences of Brexit. The docum(...)

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May:  a confidence vote may be looming. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

The European Union’s proposals for a transitional period after Brexit contained few surprises and Britain’s official response was moderate and predict(...)

Secretary of state for exiting the EU David Davis: concerned over decisions by Brussels  that would affect Britain during Brexit transition. Photograph: Toby Melville

Britain will seek a “right to object” to new rules adopted by the European Union during a transition period after Brexit, David Davis has said. The Br(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson: has revived and expanded his financial claims about Brexit. Photograph:  Rick Findler/PA Wire

Conservative Eurosceptics have dismissed Donald Tusk’s suggestion that Britain could change its mind on Brexit in time to reverse the article 50 withd(...)

The NHS is underfunded by rich-world standards. It also contains inefficiencies that would be quaint if the cost was not human life. Photograph: Will Oliver

In the end, British prime ministers embrace foreign affairs as an escape from the pettifogging chore of domestic politics. The glamour and decorum off(...)

Gerry Fitt enjoyed sitting on the terrace during summer evenings waving great glasses of gin and tonic at the passing boats and crying “It’s free! It’s all free”. Photograph: Jimmy McCormack

Catching the barman’s eye as we lifted ourselves on to a couple of stools in the Lords Bar, I asked for a gin and tonic and the baroness ordered a pin(...)

Boris Johnson says it is time for the negotiations to move on to the future relationship between Britain and the European Union. Photograph: Jack Taylor

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has warned British prime minister Theresa May against agreeing to any special arrangement for Northern Ireland(...)

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