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 British prime minister Theresa May in the House of Commons. File photograph: Reuters

British prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plans for another vote on her twice-(...)

 Donald Tusk (left) at Government Buildings, Dublin for a meeting with Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

European Council president Donald Tusk has said all other EU leaders expressed “strong and ongoing solidarity with Ireland” on the Brexit issue, accor(...)

Ministers continued to negotiate with the DUP over the terms on which it could support Theresa May’s deal. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Theresa May’s plan to win parliamentary approval for her Brexit deal was in deep disarray last night after the Speaker of the House of Commons said it(...)

John Bercow addressing MPs in the House of Commons, on Monday. The speaker didn’t alert the government to his statement in advance and Downing Street was clearly nonplussed. Photograph: PA Wire

The prospect of a vote this week on Theresa May’s Brexit deal was already receding before Commons speaker John Bercow delivered his dramatic statement(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, with fellow MP Emma Little-Pengelly, after speaking to the media outside the Cabinet Office. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Theresa May will not put her Brexit deal to a vote at Westminster this week unless the DUP and hard-line Conservative Brexiteers agree to support it, (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: ‘We have to show some patience and give some space to the British prime minister.’ Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said that if the UK seeks a lengthy extension to the Brexit process, it should be accompan(...)

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) deputy leader Nigel Dodds leaves after speaking to the media outside the cabinet office in London on Friday. Photograph: Reuters/Henry Nicholls

The DUP has rejected suggestions it is seeking a cash incentive from the British government in exchange for supporting it in a third vote on the Brexi(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk with British prime minister Theresa May at EU leaders summit in Brussels last November. File photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Reuters.

The UK must make clear that it intends fundamentally “to rethink its Brexit strategy” if it wants to get a lengthy extension to the negotiation proces(...)

Chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Strasbourg on Wednesday. “The negotiation on article 50 is over. We have a treaty. It is here,” he said. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The defeat of the withdrawal agreement in the House of Commons has qualitatively changed the rationale for any potential demand by the UK for an exten(...)

A Remain supporter sports European-flag socks: Ireland has saved Britain from the disaster of a hard Brexit and perhaps even from Brexit itself. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

As we brace ourselves for that mockery of language, a “meaningful vote” on Brexit, my mind drifts back to 5.30am on Friday, December 8th, 2017. I was (...)

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