If UK Remainers could rerun the last 30 years, they would do things very differently.

Has Brexit killed off Irish Euroscepticism? After Britain’s shambolic effort to extricate itself from the European Union, Irish attachment to membersh(...)

Locals chat at a  food store  in Boston, England. The town, in Lincolnshire, voted by  a 75 per cent majority to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum, giving it the highest proportion of Brexit voters in the UK. Photograph: Darren Staples/Getty

In Boston, Lincolnshire 75.6 per cent voted to leave the EU, the highest leave vote in Britain, but most people I speak to express relief rather than (...)

 Leo Varadkar and  Boris Johnson meet at Thornton Manor Hotel, on The Wirral, Cheshire. Photograph: PA

As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union on Friday, here’s a look back at how we got there. January 1st, 1973: The United Kingdom, (...)

 US president Bill Clinton (left) with British prime minister Tony Blair  at a 1997 summit in Denver, Colorado. Photograph: Doug Collier/AFP via Getty Images

In a time of perpetual crisis, the feeling of longing for an idealised past in which nothing much happened can exert a powerful pull. The tempting cou(...)

Brian Tranter at his market stall in Dudley. He remembers a time when “you could leave one job in the morning, and have another in the afternoon”. Photograph: Jennifer O’Connell

The town of Dudley is at the heart of Britain’s Black Country, a once wealthy, industrialised swathe of the West Midlands that counts the world’s firs(...)

The Green Party, which had already stepped aside in a number of constituencies in favour of other pro-Remain candidates, is to stand in three constituencies. Photograph: iStock

A total of 102 candidates are to contest Northern Ireland’s 18 constituencies in the general election on December 12th. Nominations closed on Thursda(...)

A pedestrian passes a dilapidated building in Hartlepool, northeast England. It is one of the 10 poorest places in England, with more than one in five people  living in “income-deprived households”. Photograph:  Getty Images

It is cold, wet and windy in Shildon, a small town outside Bishop Auckland in County Durham, and Labour MP Helen Goodman is getting ready to meet her (...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage at the party’s election campaign launch in London on Friday. “We will contest every seat in England, Scotland and Wales. Don’t doubt that we are ready.” Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Nigel Farage has launched his general election campaign by saying his Brexit party will contest every seat in the country unless Boris Johnson agrees (...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: “If the Tories don’t get an overall majority, the opposition will gang up against him to kick him out,” says polling expert John Curtice.  Photograph:   Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Two-and-a-half years after Theresa May’s risky decision to call a snap election that lost the Conservatives their majority, her successor Boris Johnso(...)

‘One of the reoccurring characters in the Brexit soap opera is the most widely used document of Irish citizenship, the Irish passport.’ File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

One of the reoccurring characters in the Brexit soap opera is the most widely used document of Irish citizenship, the Irish passport. The applications(...)

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