Jacob Rees

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Richard Tice and Tim Martin address the crowd from the bus at Towcester. Photograph: Patrick Freyne

In the carpark of a garden centre in Towcester around 200 people are gathering around a big white bus bearing the legend “Stop the Brexit Betrayal”. T(...)

Alex McMahon and Stefan Paudler with the ‘Brexitometer’, which seeks to divine local opinion.

Standing in the student bar in Wrexham Glyndwr University in the North Wales town, Wrexham for Europe activist Stefan Paudler mans the “Brexitometer”,(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds (centre): ‘I don’t think anyone in unionism today fails to grasp the fact that we do need to work together.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Nigel Dodds has taken his fair share of knocks in his long political career. But the DUP’s Westminster leader now looks set to be a central player in (...)

Barman Chris McCaffrey

One of the more ghoulish comedies around Brexit has involved the performance of certainty. Brexit means Brexit, Theresa May liked to say following the(...)

From left clockwise: Conor McGregor, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Elon Musk and Peter Casey. Photograph: Agencies

The inventor of Krispy Kreme Donuts When the Irish moved entirely to a Krispy Kreme diet, I said that it was short-sighted. As usual, the people of I(...)

The film Threads will be Christmas viewing for all the family in a no-deal Brexit

If Britain crashes out of the EU with no deal this will have consequences for independent import/export operators like Santa Claus, who has hitherto, (...)

Rahul Mandal (centre) is crowned champion by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith (right) Photograph: C4/Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon/PA

The final of The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4, Tuesday) opens, as usual, with near-erotic footage of pastries and flans. Once again, I do not kno(...)

Prince Harry  with Meghan Markle: crack cocaine for Britons who have given up hope of bettering their lot and see sitcom repeats on UK Gold as “rolling news”.   Photograph. Ian Vogler/Reuters

This week was a good week for fans of miniature royals, because the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, announced that they have conceived a(...)

Theresa May dancing in Cape Town. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Those extraordinary videos of Theresa May in South Africa set me thinking, for some strange reason, of the involuntary dancing plagues that afflicted (...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and British prime minister Theresa May. “There is no functioning government in Northern Ireland simply because of the failure to implement the Belfast Agreement and subsequent agreements in its wake.” Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images

This is shaping up as one of the most dangerous times for the Belfast Agreement since it initially bedded down. It would be all too easy to tear it ap(...)

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