Jacob Rees Mogg

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Historian Michael Laffan (left) with Michael Portillo  at  Kings Hall Belfast. Partition 1921 is to be broadcast on RTÉ One at 9.30pm on Monday, June 14th.

Nobody tunes into one of Michael Portillo’s Irish documentaries expecting to be bowled over by the sensational reporting. As with his films about the (...)

 England’s Maro Itoje. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

There are still pedants out there – I might even be one myself – who regret that the original meaning of “decimate” is no longer much called for in ev(...)

Many social media users have mocked Leave.EU’s move and accused it of hypocrisy

Leave.EU, a pro-Brexit campaign bankrolled by UKIP backer Arron Banks, has migrated its registered office for its website to Waterford so that it can (...)

Coast guards hand out bottles of water to lorry drivers parked on the M20 in Kent after the Port of Dover was closed. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

When Boris Johnson had his “excellent conversation” with Emmanuel Macron on Monday afternoon, they agreed to try to sort out the chaos at the border c(...)

European Union negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty

The UK and the European Union are in a race to conclude talks by the end of the week, after which implementation of any accord in time to avoid disrup(...)

House Ways and Means committee chairman Richard Neal said he hoped that the British government ‘upholds the rule of law and delivers on the commitments it made during Brexit negotiations’. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

The long-standing links between Ireland and the US came to the fore this week, as the latest development in the Brexit negotiations made waves statesi(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: “Brexit”, he told the Tory party conference in 2017,  “is Magna Carta . . it’s Waterloo, it’s Agincourt, it’s Crécy. We win all these things”. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

One of the reasons psychoanalysts deserve their fees is that they have to listen to other people’s dreams. “Tell a dream, lose a reader,” Henry Jame(...)

Boris Johnson: will not seek an extension to the transition period but he does want a deal with the EU. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

At the end of its second week back from recess, when Jacob Rees-Mogg put a stop to remote voting and promised a return to business as usual, the Palac(...)

Marcus Rashford has turned his attentions towards helping his loca community during the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph:  Oil Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

Who knew that Greater Manchester had a sheriff? And how many of us would have guessed, if pushed for an answer, that his name is Eamonn O’Neal? And if(...)

Members of UK Parliament queue outside the House of Commons in Westminster as they wait to vote on the future of proceedings, amid a row over how Commons business can take place safely. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

MPs who are shielding because of coronavirus will be able to take part in debates remotely but will no longer be able to vote without being present at(...)

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