Douglas Carswell: He said the Irish Government had “played a blinder tactically” in putting the backstop central in the withdrawal agreement but had been “strategically stupid” if its intention was “to bind Britain in” and minimise the consequences of Brexit. Photograph: Getty Images

Britain will most likely leave the EU without a deal at or around the end of October unless there is a time-limit on the contentious backstop, former (...)

INM, publishers of the Irish Independent, is to seek shareholder approval on Wednesday for its much-anticipated takeover by Mediahuis. Photograph:   Dara Mac Donaill

Monday Indicators: UK distributive trades (Jun); German business climate, current conditions and expectations (Jun). Meetings: Beyond Brexit: Where (...)

Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings in Brexit: The Uncivil War. Photograph: Nick Wall/Channel 4

Two and a half years after the Brexit referendum, and with less than three months to go before the UK likely crashes out of the European Union, is the(...)

Save the 8th: the anti-abortion group has hired Kanto, a British data-analytics and political-campaigning company run by Thomas Borwick. Photograph: save8.ie

If you like my stuff you’re an ignoramus. Many people would agree with this as a general proposition, but I mean it in a more specific sense. If you’v(...)

The Liberal Democrats’ gains in London and Scotland were tempered by notable losses, including former leader Nick Clegg. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

A failed gamble, a hung parliament, a lost Conservative majority, a surge in Labour support, a boost of confidence for a divisive leader, Ulster union(...)

British prime minister Theresa May during a visit to radar manufacturer Kelvin Hughes Limited in Enfield, north London. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May has reaffirmed her commitment to bringing annual net immigration below 100,000, after one of her ministers said that controlling immigrat(...)

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn during a visit to Birmingham Carers Hub on Tuesday  to launch Labour’s proposed carer’s allowance increase in Birmingham. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn welcomed Theresa May’s call on Tuesday for an early general election, describing it as a chance for the British people to vote for a go(...)

Royal reception: Theresa May made her Brexit remarks during a visit to Saudi Arabia, where she met King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (right) and Deputy Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. Photograph: Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP/Getty

The United Kingdom’s negotiators would not have chosen to start two years of Brexit talks amid Conservative threats of war with Spain over Gibraltar. (...)

Ukip’s only MP Douglas Carswell is leaving the party. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Ukip’s only MP Douglas Carswell is leaving the party and will sit in the House of Commons as the independent MP for Clacton. Mr Carswell said he was (...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn:  “Now is not the time to retreat, to run away or to give up.” Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn struck a defiant tone on Sunday, urging is party to unite following last week’s byelection defeat in Copeland, which ha(...)

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