Mark Drakeford, Welsh first minister: “When people see this sort of aggressive unilateralism on the part of the UK government it undoubtedly leads some people to ask themselves if we would be better off without them.” Photograph: Matthew Horwood/Getty Images

The Welsh first minister has described the UK government as “aggressively unilateral”, “hostile to devolution” and “a recruiting sergeant” for Welsh a(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with  other leaders  at the British-Irish Council  meeting in Guernsey on June 22nd. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The mystery of why London will not convene the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference has a twin. Why is London snubbing the British-Irish Council(...)

British Prime minister Theresa May has said the Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) would give Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales an official channel to influence Brexit negotiations before they start next spring.  Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May will today offer the leaders of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales a formal role in shaping Britain’s strategy fo(...)

In letters dated last Friday, October 14th, Theresa  May responded to the joint letter sent to her by Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness on August 10th last setting out their concerns over the implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The British prime minister Theresa May has written to First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness repeating her commitmen(...)