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Conservative MP and leading supporter of Brexit Jacob Rees-Mogg. “Rees-Mogg’s nonsense can travel halfway around the world before the fact-checkers have got their boots on”. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Debate over the wisdom of using a referendum to rule on a complicated issue has a very different tone on each side of the Irish Sea. Former chancellor(...)

The Derry Model is based on an agreement reached over local parades in the 1990s, which successfully brought together  the Apprentice Boys of Derry, local residents and business representatives, and put an end to the unrest over parades.  Photograph:  Frank Miller

They’ve been negotiating for more than a year without a breakthrough, but now politicians seeking to restore powersharing in the North could have some(...)

 People gather for a Windrush generation solidarity protest in Brixton: the pattern of Theresa May’s behaviour is that of someone eager to appease a body of opinion she half-understands. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The “jobsworth” has a special place in British infamy. There is no American or Australian pejorative for a graceless bureaucrat who holds the rule boo(...)

New political movements, such as French president Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche, are disparaged for their intellectual vacuity – until they win. Photograph: Charles Platiau via AP

If the worst thing that can happen to a new project is to be ignored, a party of the British centre ground has a chance, after all. The latest people(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May  in the House of Commons yesterday.

Chemical weapons have been used more than 50 times in Syria’s ghastly civil war, according to international investigators, only occasionally attractin(...)

British prime minister Theresa May gives a press conference at Downing Street in central London on April 14, 2018 following British military action against Syria.  Photograph:  Simon Dawson/AFP/Getty Images

When Theresa May comes to the House of Commons on Monday afternoon, she will face two major questions about Saturday’s bombardment of Syria: was it le(...)

US Navy sailors man the rails aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook as the ship departs Larnaca, Cyprus, to move within striking range of Syria. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Donald Trump said he was holding meetings on Thursday on Syria, where he has threatened missile strikes in response to a suspected poison(...)

The Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Syria had been asked to make the necessary arrangements for the deployment of an investigation team. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

International chemical weapons experts will go to the Syrian town of Douma to investigate an alleged poison gas attack, their organisation said on Tue(...)

British prime minister Theresa May. “Theresa May has caved on all of her red lines with more humiliating concessions to come.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

With just under a year to go until Britain leaves the European Union a new Brexit lie has emerged. Actually, it’s a variant on an old theme: the infam(...)

Bloody Sunday anniversary parade makes its way through the Bogside in Derry in 2002. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Unlike many other international peace agreements, the Belfast Agreement did not include an overarching mechanism to deal with the legacy of the confli(...)

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