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Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, beside Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph:  Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

The idea of a “Stormont lock” on the Brexit backstop in any form is a non-runner, the European Commission made clear on Wednesday . In Brussels, whic(...)

 France’s president Emmanuel Macron: has stated strongly it is up to the UK to think again before an upcoming EU summit.  Photograph: Eric Cabanis

The French president has given Boris Johnson until the end of the week to fundamentally revise his Brexit plan, in a move that increases the chances o(...)

Jolyon Maugham QC: “Our concern has always been that this is not a prime minister who can be trusted.” Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA

Boris Johnson will write a letter asking the EU to delay Brexit by three months if no deal is agreed by October 19th, according to government papers s(...)

Singer and actor Diahann Carroll in 1972. Carroll has died  after a long bout with cancer. File photograph: AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy

Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actor and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series, (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson told parliament ‘we have already moved quite some way’. Photograph: EPA

Boris Johnson is planning a tour of European capitals at the weekend in an attempt to win support for his Brexit proposal, as he signalled that he is (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson  in the House of Commons where he presented his proposal for a Brexit deal

The atmosphere in the House of Commons chamber on Thursday during Boris Johnson’s statement on his new Brexit plan was unusually restrained and almost(...)

 European Council president  Donald Tusk: the EU remains “open but still unconvinced” by the UK plans. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

European Council president Donald Tusk has said the EU stands “fully behind Ireland” after the UK published its new Brexit proposals, adding in a twee(...)

British prime minster Boris Johnson at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on Monday. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

UK The Conservative Party conference in Manchester is focused on the message of Getting Brexit Done. But neither Boris Johnson nor his ministers are (...)

Priti Patel said  the Irish border issue had moved on from the backstop in terms of discussions with the EU. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire.

Two of Boris Johnson’s senior ministers have talked up the possibility of securing a Brexit deal through some divergence on the rules in Northern Irel(...)

The UK’s Brexit adviser David Frost, right, and British ambassador to the EU Tim Barrow leave EU headquarters after a meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

UK Brexit negotiators have suggested to the EU that the need for deeply disruptive animal and food controls on the Irish Border could be obviated afte(...)

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