British secretary of state for exiting the European Union David Davis  and    European chief Brexit negotiator  Michel Barnier. Photograph: Stephanie LeCocq/EPA

Divisions over the UK’s Brexit divorce bill were laid bare on Tuesday as British negotiators pushed back against a mooted €75 billion (£66 billion) Br(...)

Boris Johnson and Ukip’s Douglas Carswell on the campaign trail ahead of the Brexit referendum. ‘A crude question divides a nation, driven by emotions not on the ballot paper, paralysing politics for years to come.’ File photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Confirmation bias is everywhere. You are what you read – and you read stories that confirm who you think you are. So Guardian types find their eyes, d(...)

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (second from left) and UK Brexit secretary David Davis (second from right) prepare with officials for talks at the EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Jennifer Jacquemart/EU/PA Wire

Officials and diplomats in Brussels expressed cautious optimism on Monday that progress can at last be made in the Brexit negotiations as British and (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney discussed his recent visit to the Middle East in a bilateral meeting with British foreign secretary Boris Johnson in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

EU foreign ministers, in an extended debate on people-smuggling on the central Mediterranean route between Libya and Italy, have agreed to extend the (...)

Brexit minister David Davis (2-R) with EU chief negotiator  Michel Barnier (2-L)  during their meeting at the European Union Commission headquarter in Brussels. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/EPA

Britain’s Brexit minister pledged to “get down to work” as he kicked off a first full round of negotiations on Monday, but a year after Britons voted (...)

 Theresa May:  she  and other Brexiteers keep insisting that things are proceeding smoothly when clearly they are not.  Photograph: PA Wire

The evidence continues to pile up: the UK government is woefully underprepared for Brexit, and remains in denial about what is now required. Theresa (...)

 Chancellor Philip Hammond who has reportedly annoyed the prime minister with a sexist remark. Photograph: PA

British chancellor Philip Hammond appears to have irked prime minister Theresa May by making a sexist remark in cabinet, exposing the tensions at the (...)

Brexit tussle: Michel Barnier won this week’s war of words with Boris Johnson. Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

If Brexit were a war of words, or bon mots, the European Union’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, would have won this week’s battle with his put-down(...)

 British prime minister Theresa  May is trapped in a powerless premiership, depending on her own MPs and the DUP for survival. Photograph:  EPA/Andy Rain

Theresa May marked the first anniversary of her premiership on Thursday with an interview reflecting on how it had all gone wrong and revealing that s(...)

EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier hopes the “political analysis” next week will make progress  on defining the elements of the Common Travel Area. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has called on the UK to get its act together and to set out its detailed position on issues ahead of(...)