Anti-Brexit demonstrators gather outside the Houses of Parliament in London last week. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Many a headline in recent days has proclaimed the arrival of soft Brexit. That’s because the semantic game at the heart of Brexit is now focused on th(...)

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg: engaging in a tactic to try to blame somebody else for the consequences of Brexit.  Photograph: PA

In the long-running British TV show Call My Bluff , one team of “celebrity” contestants presents an obscure word and gives three competing definitions(...)

Ocean’s 8: one of the big summer movies

The Graham Norton Show Friday, BBC One, 10.45pm Tonight it’s all about the all-female Ocean’s 8 crime caper. On the sofa are Hollywood star Sandra Bul(...)

 Jacob Rees-Mogg: The European Parliament is not, he claims, “a serious parliament” or a proper democratic forum because it doesn’t represent a single people. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Theresa May has spent much of this week struggling to reconcile the two ends of her party over Brexit, shuttling between former attorney general Domin(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Britain should not do anything that risks security or damages the Irish economy. Photograph: PA Wire

The European Union could ignore its own rules if it wants to avoid a hard border in Ireland after Brexit and simply agree not to create one in any cir(...)

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg is a prominent hardliner on Brexit. Photograph: PA Wire

Somerset Capital Management (SCM), a London investment firm co-owned by prominent Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg, has launched a new investment vehicl(...)

A file image  Phillip Lee who resigned as Justice minister on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP

British prime minister Theresa May has suffered a ministerial resignation ahead of crunch Commons votes on Brexit, with Phillip Lee hitting out at the(...)

Tracey Ullman as Michael Gove on Tracey Ullman Breaks the News. Photograph: BBC

The Graham Norton Show Friday, BBC One, 23.05pm The guests on Graham’s sofa are Ethan Hawke, who stars in First Reformed, Toni Collette, starring in(...)

Conservative MP and Brexit-supporter Jacob Rees-Mogg: “Planning for no deal ought to be an essential part of the negotiations strategy.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Downing Street has criticised EU negotiators for “negative anonymous briefings” after an official in Brussels suggested that Britain was “chasing a fa(...)

Conservative MP and leading supporter of Brexit Jacob Rees-Mogg. “Rees-Mogg’s nonsense can travel halfway around the world before the fact-checkers have got their boots on”. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Debate over the wisdom of using a referendum to rule on a complicated issue has a very different tone on each side of the Irish Sea. Former chancellor(...)

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