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Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom: “It must be capable for the United Kingdom to decide to leave that customs arrangement and it cannot be something the European Union can hold us to.” Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Theresa May’s hopes of winning parliamentary support for a Brexit deal dimmed further on Sunday with MPs from all sides threatening to vote against he(...)

Jeffrey Sachs describes Donald Trump as a “nasty man” and “narcissistic, sadistic, impulsive”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government should use the €13 billion in disputed taxes from technology giant Apple to meet its commitment to overseas aid for the world’s poor, l(...)

Trinity highlighted the deep links with UK-based universities and research institutions and expressed concerns about “the threat of rupture to more than four centuries of academic collaboration”

Trinity College Dublin has seen a 20 per cent decline in applications from students in the North this year due to Brexit, it said an open letter publi(...)

The Dover-Calais route could be running at only 12-25 per cent of its normal capacity for up to six months under a no-deal Brexit

Britain is drawing up plans to charter ships to bring in emergency food and medicines in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit next March, in a move greeted(...)

About 90 per cent of lamb produced in Northern Ireland is exported.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A leading Northern Ireland sheep farmer has urged the DUP to be “pragmatic” and “flexible” in its negotiations after one of its MPs acknowledged that (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. The Government is opposed to proposals from the European Commission for a digital services tax.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Ireland has stepped up its campaign against digital tax proposals from the European Commission in a joint submission with three other states, warning (...)

“This is not what we voted for”: Conservative Party politician Boris Johnson. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Boris Johnson has denounced Theresa May’s Chequers plan as “a cheat” that would fuel populist extremism and leave Britain manacled to Brussels indefin(...)

UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab: “The EU’s theological approach allows no room for serious compromise.” Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Britain is willing to listen to “alternative ways” of delivering Brexit as negotiations with the European Union move into their final phase, Brexit se(...)

People arrive at the US embassy’s economic conference in Dublin, on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Brexit won’t be a short, sharp shock for Irish businesses but will cause considerable difficulties for years, according to a leading executive at one (...)

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Like the doctors who put General Francisco Franco through needless torment for weeks before his death in November 1975, Theresa May’s ministers will s(...)

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