The Third Policeman: the secret key to another long-running drama in which everyone is lost and everything begins to look a lot like hell: Brexit.

In 2005, viewers around the world were sucked into a meandering TV drama called Lost, in which it was never quite clear what was going on. Then the w(...)

British secretary of state for foreign affairs Jeremy Hunt: one of at least 10 MPs considering a prime ministerial bid. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

At least 10 cabinet ministers are considering putting themselves forward to take over from Theresa May as British prime minister after she promis(...)

Former soldier Dennis Hutchings  is facing prosecution over the fatal shooting of John Pat Cunningham during Northern Ireland’s Troubles. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/ PA Wire

British veterans have said the ex-paratrooper being prosecuted over the Bloody Sunday shootings is “one soldier too many”. Known as Soldier F, he wil(...)

Gavin Williamson, UK defence secretary, said his ministry  is working across government to drive through a new package of safeguards ‘to ensure our armed forces are not unfairly treated’. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Britain’s defence secretary Gavin Williamson has said his government will urgently reform the system for dealing with legacy issues following the deci(...)

John Kelly (C), whose brother Michael died during Bloody Sunday, speaks during a press conference. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

All the families who lost loved ones on Bloody Sunday “deserve effective investigations into killings that took place”, the Government has said. In a(...)

 British soldiers   killed 14 unarmed civilians on Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972. Photograph:  William L Rukeyser/Getty Images

The British ministry of defence has promised to pay for the legal defence of any soldiers prosecuted for the killings on Bloody Sunday, in a move that(...)

 Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley: ‘never intended to cause offence’. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has said her description of killings by the British army and police during the Troubles as not being crimes was “a sl(...)

  Northern   Secretary Karen Bradley made her  comments in the House of Commons   in advance of next week’s decision by the North’s Public Prosecution Service  as to whether any former British soldiers will be charged over the Bloody Sunday killings. Photograph:   Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

The Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has said killings by the British army and police during the Troubles were “not crimes”. Ms Bradley made her comm(...)

‘It will take time, but Border controls would be the consequence of a no-deal scenario’

Border controls in Ireland are inevitable in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the chair of the German parliament’s EU affairs committee has said. Gunth(...)

Britain’s defence secretary Gavin Williamson  and attorney general Geoffrey Cox:  plans include chartering ferries for supplies of food and medicines. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga

Theresa May’s cabinet has agreed to ramp up planning for a no-deal Brexit, telling government departments to make contingency planning their top prior(...)

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