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 Pro-EU supporters call for a People’s Vote outside the British Houses of Parliament on  December 6th, 2018:   Some claim the backstop creates a problem of democratic control upwards because people in Northern Ireland would be subject to EU rules without any democratic representation in the EU. Photograph: Andy Rain

Although most of this week’s political drama has taken place in the House of Commons, they have also been debating Theresa May’s Brexit deal at the ot(...)

Boris Johnson:  a much-needed diversion from the current gloom. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Boris Johnson should help banish some of the Brexit blues for 600 delegates attending the DUP annual conference in Belfast on Saturday. The blues mig(...)

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(...)

A vacated ward in St James’s Hospital. Davis and Mary Coakley outline the early beginnings of the hospital  in their new book, “The History and Heritage of St James’s Hospital, Dublin”

I first walked the wards of St James’s Hospital in April 1983. It was a big moment for our small group of medical students. Up to that point, our teac(...)

The Facebook appeal will address issues including whether there is any entitlement in the first place to appeal a reference to the CJEU. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Facebook’s unprecedented Supreme Court appeal aimed at halting a referral to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) concerning the validity of EU-US dat(...)

Sir Philip Green at the opening of a new Topshop/Topman store. Photograph: Benjamin Norman/The New York Times

Topshop boss Philip Green has rejected allegations of racial abuse and sexual harassment of staff, insisting he never meant to cause offence. After h(...)

  Philip Green. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Philip Green has been named as the businessman at the centre of abuse allegations uncovered by the UK’s Daily Telegraph, making the billionaire retail(...)

Two-thirds of women polled in Northern Ireland wanted the abortion issue dealt with in the North and not through the House of Lords and the House of Commons. File photograph: PA

Any moves to change abortion legislation in Northern Ireland should be a matter for the people of the North and their elected representatives, a new p(...)

Lord Empey wants  the British government to  use its veto on the UN Security Council to gain commitments about compensation before it would agree to the unfreezing of the Libyan assets in England.

Any attempt by the British government to use frozen Libyan assets in England to compensate IRA victims of weapons and explosives smuggled into Norther(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May talks to employees at advertising agency WPP on Thursday as she launches her government’s Race at Work Charter.  Photograph: Henry Nicholls/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has lowered expectations of an early breakthrough on Brexit, telling reporters that negotiations on the Northern Ireland backstop are like(...)

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