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United Kingdom Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis (left) and European Commission’s chief negotiator for Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier address media representatives at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: AFP

As talks in Brussels grind on, voters in the Surrey town of Staines-upon-Thames, part of the constituency of Spelthorne that backed leaving the EU by (...)

British prime minister Theresa May campaigning in Eshott airfield, Northumberland, in May. She has repeatedly rejected the idea of excluding students from the Conservatives’ target of bringing net migration down to the tens of thousands. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May’s determination to continue counting foreign students in the British government’s immigration target left her increasingly isolated on Thu(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Queen’s University Belfast: It is embarrassing when the leader of a government seems to be ignorant of the reality that there is already an economic border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The DUP’s decision to support the UK leaving the European Union was based on principle and practicality. On principle, the DUP had opposed joining in (...)

Former British prime minister David Cameron during the Brexit referendum campaign. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/AFP/Getty Images

The Cabinet has had its last meeting until autumn, Ministers will soon be off on their holidays, Vincent Browne has retired and so we are now official(...)

Geraldine Finucane, wife of murdered  Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane, has been granted permission to take a case to the London Supreme Court seeking a full public inquiry into the 1989 killing. File photograph: Alan Betson

Murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane’s widow Geraldine has been granted permission to take a case to the London Supreme Court seeking a full public(...)

End of the RUC: Chris Patten, then chairman of the Independent Commission on Policing in Northern Ireland, after questioning on the commission’s actions by the DUP in 1998. Photograph: Pacemaker

It’s hard to think of a British politician held in greater affection in Ireland than Chris Patten, and difficult to imagine a more unlikely profile fo(...)

 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(...)

Almost a year to the day since she succeeded David Cameron as British prime minister, Theresa May yesterday sought to push the reset button on her pre(...)

 Sir John Chilcot, chairman of the public inquiry into the Iraq War, has said that he does not believe former prime minister Tony Blair (above)  was ‘straight with the nation’ about his decisions in the run-up to the 2003 conflict. Photograph: PA

Sir John Chilcot has said he does not believe Tony Blair was “straight with the nation” about his decisions in the run-up to the Iraq war. The chairm(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: one scandal or misjudgment from oblivion. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Nothing saves time like taking people at their word. Politics trains you for the opposite: to look for misdirection and hidden motives. When Britain’s(...)

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