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The prime minister Theresa May chaired an emergency cabinet meeting on Monday morning to discuss how to proceed with Brexit after EU leaders set a new series of deadlines last week.  Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA

Theresa May has told MPs that she does not have enough support to put her Brexit deal to a third vote at Westminster after the DUP said it cannot back(...)

Prime Minister Theresa May making her statement on Brexit to the House of Commons. Photograph:  PA

MPs at Westminster have voted to take control of Brexit away from Theresa May’s government by staging a series of votes on Wednesday on alternatives i(...)

Theresa May’s limitations have been cruelly exposed at almost every turn of the Brexit process. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

‘The history of the world is but the biography of great men,” wrote Thomas Carlyle. But the discrediting of the Great Man theory of history – the redu(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gives a press conference at the end of an EU summit focused on Brexit in Brussels on Friday.  Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/AFP/Getty Images

The House of Commons may insist on a closer relationship with the EU rather than a no-deal if MPs again vote to reject the withdrawal agreement next w(...)

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) deputy leader Nigel Dodds leaves after speaking to the media outside the cabinet office in London on Friday. Photograph: Reuters/Henry Nicholls

The DUP has rejected suggestions it is seeking a cash incentive from the British government in exchange for supporting it in a third vote on the Brexi(...)

An anti-Brexit protester outside the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

It was 20 minutes before MPs were due to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday evening, and the Conservative MP Steve Double didn’t know w(...)

US president Donald Trump meets Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, US. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has said he will visit Ireland this year. Speaking alongside Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ahead of a bilateral meeting between th(...)

Chris Patten, Lord Patten of Barnes, being interviewed by  Harry McGee at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Standing under the tower clock in the chilly quadrangle of National University of Ireland, Galway, Chris Patten is being buffeted by two storms. The f(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: she must be apprehensive that some of the party’s core vote is becoming jaundiced and fearful by its obdurate position on the backstop

There was a period between late on Monday night and around 11am on Tuesday when there was a chance of escape from the Brexit chaos. It was fleeting. (...)

A Remain supporter sports European-flag socks: Ireland has saved Britain from the disaster of a hard Brexit and perhaps even from Brexit itself. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

As we brace ourselves for that mockery of language, a “meaningful vote” on Brexit, my mind drifts back to 5.30am on Friday, December 8th, 2017. I was (...)

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