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British prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip leave after attending a church service near her Maidenhead constituency, in England. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Theresa May’s government will next week seek to step up negotiations with the European Union over the Northern Ireland backstop, after MPs reject(...)

EU sources have indicated that  if the British government can get what they want  through other means ‘they’ll accept that the Withdrawal Agreement will not be reopened’. Photograph: PA

Britain could accept legally-binding assurances on the disputed Irish border backstop that would not require reopening of the EU-UK Brexit deal, diplo(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and UK prime minister Theresa May in Farmleigh House, Dublin Photograph: AFP/Maxwells/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May discussed Brexit and Northern Ireland at a private dinner in Farmleigh House in Dublin l(...)

A source said Tory MPs are worried about a no-deal Brexit, but want to give Theresa May time to conduct negotiations. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

A crunch vote in which MPs could force Theresa May’s hand on Brexit is set to be delayed until the end of the month or even later, it has emerged. Un(...)

British prime minister Theresa May has tasked attorney general Geoffrey Cox to formulate proposals to introduce a time limit or a unilateral exit mechanism to the backstop. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May arrives in Northern Ireland on Tuesday as her government is engaged in an elaborate game of make-believe with its own MPs over Brexit and (...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: the  official working group is  charged with finding “alternative arrangements” to replace the Northern Ireland backstop. Photograph:  Reuters/Henry Nicholls

Theresa May has appointed three hardline Brexiteers to an official working group charged with finding “alternative arrangements” to replace the North(...)

British prime minister Theresa May addresses MPs following the results of voting on amendments put forward by MPs over the Government’s Brexit deal, in the House of Common.

The Taoiseach was quick to play down the significance of last night’s votes in the House of Commons, echoing Donald Tusk’s assertion that the withdraw(...)

British prime minister Theresa May in the House of Commons on Tuesday for the meaningful vote on her Brexit withdrawal deal. Photograph:  Mark Duffy/UK Parliament

As MPs took their seats to hear the result of the vote on the Brexit deal, chief whip Julian Smith approached Theresa May and whispered in her ear. Sh(...)

Britain’s attorney general Geoffrey Cox reacting as the outcome of a vote on a motion to find Government ministers in contempt of parliament is passed. Photograph: Getty Images

From the Irish viewpoint, the conclusions of the legal advice to the UK government on the Border aspect of the Brexit withdrawal deal are merely a sta(...)

A road sign  on Westminster Bridge in London. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

The UK could become bogged down in “protracted and repeated rounds of negotiations” if it tries to exit a “backstop” customs union with the EU, accord(...)

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