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Chris Patten, Lord Patten of Barnes, being interviewed by  Harry McGee at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Standing under the tower clock in the chilly quadrangle of National University of Ireland, Galway, Chris Patten is being buffeted by two storms. The f(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: Former Labour minister Yvette Cooper and her allies want to block a no-deal Brexit by postponing the March 29th deadline if Mrs May fails to get a deal through parliament. Photograph: PA Wire

When MPs debate Brexit next Tuesday, they will not have a “meaningful vote” on Theresa May’s deal, which they rejected last week by a margin of 230 vo(...)

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan discussed Brexit in London on Wednesday with a number of MPs, including Labour’s Hillary Benn, who chairs the Commons select committee on Brexit. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Britain’s Conservative government has defended the need for secrecy during negotiations to leave the EU, as Labour demanded that a detailed plan shou(...)

The Leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn listens to a speech on the first day of the Labour Party conference, in Liverpool, Britain September 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to give Labour Party members more influence over party policy following his landslide re-election as leader. Mr Corbyn s(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has warned against triggering Article 50, the mechanism that will start Brexit. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Could it be true that some of those who led the Leave campaign so enthusiastically never really thought they would win? And the greater cause they wer(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: said the government would seek to overturn this latest amendment. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

David Cameron’s government will seek to reverse a vote by the House of Lords that would allow 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in Britain’s forthcoming re(...)