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Sir Ivan Rogers, who resigned as Britain’s diplomatic emissary to the EU in January last year. Photograph: Thierry Roge/EPA

It was a long, repetitive exercise that kept the British establishment waiting; some of them willing it on, some of them concealing distaste. Bishop M(...)

Lisa Chambers said agreeing to the proposal would weaken Ireland’s negotiating position. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil will not support a ‘max fac plus delay’ customs arrangement for the Irish border after Britain leaves the European Union, according to the(...)

During a meeting with Conservative backbenchers on Monday, Theresa May is reported to have slapped down Jacob Rees-Mogg. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

In the House of Commons on Tuesday, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry teased Boris Johnson over his role in the cabinet’s split over (...)

British prime minister Theresa May said there were  flaws in both  customs models being considered by the government. Photograph: AP

British prime minister Theresa May has invited all Conservative backbench MPs to private Brexit briefings in Downing Street on Tuesday, as she tried t(...)

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg: his use of “cretinous”, along with Boris Johnson’s “crazy”, to describe Theresa May’s customs partnership ideas suggests the histrionics of ham actors. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty

So nostalgic and moleskin-trousered by stereotype, Britain’s Eurosceptic right is actually mesmerised by technology. In the referendum campaign, Leave(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney categorically ruled out some of the technical solutions to the Border issue that have been advanced from the British government. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/EPA

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has insisted the Government will be “inflexible” on any border infrastructure but said Ireland was open to any “new thinking” f(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney (right) with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. On Sunday, Mr Coveney said  a political solution was being talked about “that prevents the need for Border infrastructure”. File photograph: PA

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the Irish Government is “not flexible” over the possible deployment of any physical infrastructure along the Irish Border (...)

US president Donald Trump after an exchange with reporters prior to the start of a Cabinet meeting the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 9th, 2018.  Also pictured (from left) are interior secretary Ryan Zinke; John Sullivan, the deputy secretary of state;  and Patrick Shanahan, the deputy secretary of defence. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

US president Donald Trump has warned of “severe consequences” if Iran restarts its nuclear activity, a day after he announced America’s withdrawal fro(...)

 Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani. Donald Trump believes the agreement is a bad deal, which falls short of addressing Iran’s regional behaviour or its missile programme. Photograph: Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

What is the Iran nuclear deal? Iran and a six-nation negotiating group reached a landmark agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action i(...)

Boris Johnson who has attacked proposals for a customs partnership after Brexit as “crazy”. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Boris Johnson has attacked proposals for a customs partnership after Brexit as “crazy” in a major public intervention over the way forward in the exit(...)

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