Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe giving a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday. “It doesn’t matter which language you use, we are leaving and we are pleased to be going.” Photograph:  EuropaTV/PA Wire

The former Conservative minister Ann Widdecombe has likened the UK’s departure from the EU to the emancipation of slaves, as she became the first Brex(...)

A file image of a pro-Brexit protester stands behind an EU flag  outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Reuters

The number of EU citizens turning to therapy to cope with their stress and anxiety over Brexit is on the increase, a mental health expert in Britain h(...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage after being elected as an MEP in Southampton on Monday. Photograph:  Hannah McKay/Reuters

The European Parliament elections have exposed Britain as more divided than ever about leaving the European Union, putting pressure on both main parti(...)

Estonia’s prime minister, Juri Ratas, during the swearing-in of the incoming coalition government in Tallinn. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/File Photo/Reuters

Estonia’s controversial new coalition government has been rocked by the resignation of a far-right minister just one day after taking power. Marti Ku(...)

 Guy Verhofstadt: not in favour of the withdrawal negotiations persisting. Photograph: EPA/PATRICK SEEGER

The UK is unlikely to crash out of the European Union, the European Parliament’s chief negotiator on Brexit has said. Speaking on RTÉ, Guy Verhofsta(...)

Olli Kotro, Joerg Meuthen and Matteo Salvini, Italian deputy prime minister, during an international meeting of European right-wing parties, in Milan, on Monday. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

With lofty rhetoric and classic populist messaging, Italy’s Matteo Salvini launched what he called “a vision of Europe for the next 50 years” in Milan(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Prime Minister Theresa May making her statement on Brexit to the House of Commons. Photograph:  PA

MPs at Westminster have voted to take control of Brexit away from Theresa May’s government by staging a series of votes on Wednesday on alternatives i(...)

Hungary’s prime minister Victor Orban estures as he addresses a press conference at the end of a European People’s Party meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels on March 20th. Photograph: by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has hailed his party’s “agreed suspension” from the biggest bloc in the European Parliament as a triumphant comp(...)

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