Attorney general Geoffrey Cox leaves following the weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday.  Ministers continue to seek legally-binding changes to Theresa May’s Brexit deal in order to get backing from MPs when they vote on the deal in parliament next week. Photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly on Tuesday passed identical motions calling on British prime minister Theresa May’s government to rule (...)

  Labour MP Yvette Cooper:    Her amendment could oblige the UK government to postpone Brexit until the end of the year if the prime minister fails to win MPs’ approval for a deal by the end of next month. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

MPs at Westminster could vote next week on an amendment calling for UK prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal to be approved on condition that a tim(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney: Both roundly rejected  British suggestions of a bilateral treaty  to avoid a Border backstop. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have both roundly rejected as a “non-starter” British suggestions of a bilateral treaty with Ireland(...)

Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, who said on Tuesday the vote showed Theresa May’s government no longer commanded a majority in the House. Photograph: PA Wire

The House of Commons has voted to give MPs the right to direct Theresa May’s government on what course to take if her Brexit deal is rejected next wee(...)

British prime minister Theresa May speaks at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Conference in London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

British prime minister Theresa May has vowed to stick to her contentious draft European Union divorce deal ahead of an “intense week of negotiations”.(...)

 Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, speaking in Strasbourg on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has reiterated to British prime minister Theresa May that there must be agreement on the Irish borde(...)

British prime minister Theresa May. Irish support for her “customs partnership” proposal will be forthcoming only if she faces down the hard Brexiteers in her cabinet. Photograph: Tolga Akmentolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

The Government expects British prime minister Theresa May to push ahead with proposals for a new “customs partnership” which it believes could pave th(...)

Brexit briefing: Michel Barnier was reporting back to the EU27 on his visit to Ireland (above). Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Ireland will be used as a key pressure point at a crucial summit next month to force the UK to clarify its future relationship with the EU, Michel Bar(...)

A newspaper report has claimed British prime minister Theresa May has been told her plans for avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland will not work. Photograph: AFP

Downing Street has expressed confidence Britain can reach a deal with the European Union to avoid a hard border in Ireland, despite reports that all i(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: ‘In truth, there is no way we are going to have a detailed free trade agreement negotiated before Britain leaves the European Union’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The temporary transition period starting after Britain leaves the European Union in just over a year’s time may have to be extended beyond the end of (...)

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