Denis Staunton

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A Union flag, an EU Flag and a ‘One Way’ street sign in London: Leave voters are unlikely to blame a disappointing Brexit on their own decision last year. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

It was shortly after 7am and the cafe was already filling up nicely, with huddles of bantering builders gathered around most of the formica-topped tab(...)

The government suffers its first defeat over the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill after MPs support a Tory rebel amendment for a “meaningful vote” on any Brexit deal. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May maintains she is still on course to deliver Brexit after Wednesday’s humiliating defeat in the House of Commons on the EU (Withdrawal) Bi(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The timetable for negotiating Brexit will be “very compressed” following Wednesday night’s defeat for the government in the House of Commons, Brexit s(...)

The amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, proposed by former attorney general Dominic Grieve (above in Parliament today), prevents the British government from implementing any withdrawal deal with the EU without the backing of MPs through a new Act of parliament. Screengrab: PRU/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May’s government has suffered its first parliamentary defeat in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill after an alliance (...)

Gerry Fitt enjoyed sitting on the terrace during summer evenings waving great glasses of gin and tonic at the passing boats and crying “It’s free! It’s all free”. Photograph: Jimmy McCormack

Catching the barman’s eye as we lifted ourselves on to a couple of stools in the Lords Bar, I asked for a gin and tonic and the baroness ordered a pin(...)

Boris Johnson says it is time for the negotiations to move on to the future relationship between Britain and the European Union. Photograph: Jack Taylor

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has warned British prime minister Theresa May against agreeing to any special arrangement for Northern Ireland(...)

Brexit secretary David Davis: “The presumption of the discussion was that everything we talked about applied to the whole United Kingdom,” he said. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May sought on Tuesday night to rescue a deal on Brexit by promising that any “regulatory alignment” with the European Union would apply to the(...)

DUP deputy leader  Nigel Dodds delivering  a statement outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: EPA/Neil Hall

Westminster woke up on Tuesday to find that a promise to ensure the continuation of regulatory alignment between the two parts of Ireland had expanded(...)

Theresa May’s deputy Damian Green leaves his house in Ashford, Kent, today. A retired Scotland Yard detective has said thousands of legal pornographic images were found on a computer used by Mr Green during a police raid in 2008. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Theresa May’s deputy has rejected as untrue a claim by a retired police officer that he downloaded and viewed thousands of pornographic images on his (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Council President Donald Tusk speaking at a joint press conference at the Government buildings on Friday afternoon. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The President of the European Council Donald Tusk has weighed his support firmly behind Ireland in the Brexit negotiations, saying if the United Kingd(...)

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