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When we outsiders see Boris Johnson stuck on a zip wire with a Union Jack in each hand or Jacob Rees-Mogg bringing his nanny along to canvass voters on his behalf, we are initially indulgent: how delightfully, comically, English. Photograph: EPA

When all of this is done – if indeed it ever is done – a question will puzzle historians. How did absurd characters like Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mog(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  greets Malta’s prime minister Joseph Muscat: former foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said he would accept a deal with a time-limited backstop. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga

Theresa May hopes to convince the House of Commons on Tuesday to give her another fortnight’s grace to keep pushing for changes to the Irish backstop (...)

Former UK foreign minister on stage at the Pendulum event in Dublin.

British politician Boris Johnson, the Tory arch-Brexiteer and former UK foreign secretary, was paid more than €1,000 per minute for his speech last mo(...)

Win any (pub) argument with our Brexicon. These pro- and anti-Brexit protesters outside the British parliament have definitely read it. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

From Bino to Remoaner, we give you the essential tools to hold a Brexit pub conversation As the deadline for Brexit approaches and the talking g(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg speaks in a meeting of The Bruges Group, a pro-Brexit think tank in London, Britain on January 23rd EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

Evangelists for a no-deal Brexit haven’t given up. On the contrary, they have been emboldened by this week’s vote in parliament, by polls showing sup(...)

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg appeared at a Democratic Unionist dinner at the Tullyglass Hotel in Ballymena, Co Antrim on Thursday night. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

Northern Ireland Conservatives have questioned why Jacob Rees-Mogg addressed a DUP fundraiser, despite having never attended any of his own party’s ev(...)

Knock-on effect: Boris Johnson dumps the border problem right inside the Irish defensive line.  Photograph: Ben Radford/Corbis via Getty Images

Here we go, then. The Brexiters against The Backstoppers. Of all weeks, this seems to be a balefully apt time to be welcoming the England rugby team a(...)

David Davis with PwC Ireland managing partner Feargal O’Rourke. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

PwC Ireland paid UK MP David Davis £16,000 (€18,378) plus VAT for a speech he gave in Dublin on November 21st last year. Mr Davis was speaking at th(...)

  Lisa Simpson as US president. On her first day, she informs her new cabinet that they may have to raise taxes due to a fiscal hole left by her predecessor, President Trump.

Back in the year 2000 – a far more innocent time – an episode of The Simpsons projected a future where Lisa Simpson becomes the US president. On her f(...)

‘It will take time, but Border controls would be the consequence of a no-deal scenario’

Border controls in Ireland are inevitable in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the chair of the German parliament’s EU affairs committee has said. Gunth(...)

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