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UK prime minister Theresa May is considering a last-ditch attempt to save her Brexit deal. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

UK prime minister Theresa May is considering a last-ditch attempt to save her Brexit deal after suffering another bruising Commons defeat. Mrs May is(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May: her deal seems to be, to all intents and purposes, dead. Photograph: Mark Duffy/AFP/Getty Images

False, faint hopes in Brussels of Theresa May snatching victory from the jaws of defeat were quickly dissipated yesterday by the House of Commons’ Bre(...)

Nick Watt on BBC’s Newsnight programme on Thursday night

It is perhaps one of the most succinct and honest pieces of Brexit analysis produced since the UK’s vote to leave the European Union in June 2016. On(...)

President of the European Council, Donald Tusk,  at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on March 27th, 2019. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The head of the European Council Donald Tusk has urged the European Parliament to be open to a long Brexit extension and not to ignore the “increasing(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) with other EU leaders at the European Council summit in Brussels. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Everything revolves around the leaders. The 28 heads of government who comprise the European Union’s highest decision-making body, the European Counci(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council president Donald Tusk and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: Yves Herman/File Photo/Reuters

“Until April 12th, anything is possible,” European Council president Donald Tusk said of the Brexit process on Friday. Summing up the EU’s summit in (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council president Donald Tusk embrace after a joint news conference in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The European Union is “prepared for the worst, but hopes for the best”, European Council president Donald Tusk has told a press conference at the conc(...)

A man with painted EU and British flags on his face is seen ahead of a EU Summit in Brussels. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Where are we now? On Wednesday, British prime minister Theresa May signalled formally to the EU that she wished to extend the Article 50 process , de(...)

Leaders attend a European Union summit in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/Pool via Reuters

EU leaders have agreed an unconditional extension until April 12th to the UK Brexit negotiating process. Should British prime minister Theresa May s(...)

Leaders at the summit will discuss the EU’s most important relationship of the next decade: China. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

One cautious step at a time. EU leaders, diplomats in Brussels were insisting, can only consider what is formally put in front of them. If Theresa Ma(...)

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