Jacob Rees Mogg

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British prime minister Theresa May  in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

The UK’s attempt to reopen the Brexit negotiations only reinforces the need for a “legally robust” and “workable” backstop, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ha(...)

British prime minister Theresa May arriving at Westminster on Monday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Theresa May has told Conservative MPs that she will seek to replace the Northern Ireland backstop with alternative arrangements to prevent a hard bord(...)

James Dyson’s announcement is more symbolic, and more curious, than any of those shifts

If James Dyson is as enthusiastic about the UK’s prospects when it leaves the European Union as he says he is, he has a funny way of showing it. The b(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg, chairman of the European Research Group (ERG),  speaks above a photograph of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, during a meeting of pro-Brexit think tank the Bruges Group in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The Revenue Commissioners is anticipating a deluge of customs paperwork from traders after Brexit as it accelerates the hiring of staff to prepare for(...)

Brexiteer Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg: “I think the truth is that everybody wants a deal; the prime minister wants a deal, the EU wants a deal, the Irish want a deal.” Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Downing Street is ready to start bilateral talks with Dublin about how to avoid a hard Border in the event of a no-deal Brexit, after Michel Barnier s(...)

Leo Varadkar: some of the 40 things he should know on his 40th – do yoga, avoid cycling, cut out meat, avoid supplements, get reading glasses

Happy Birthday Leo. The Big FOUR O eh? You might have woken up this morning feeling a little glum and middle aged and found yourself staring into an e(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May (centre) sits with members of her cabinet on December 20th Photograph: Adrian Dennis/WPA Pool/Getty

When Theresa May sat down at the end of her last prime minister’s questions of the year on Wednesday, the Conservative benches behind her erupted in a(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: “She won the vote, and therefore I have to accept the result of a democratic vote – similar to what I’ve been saying about the referendum.”   Photograph: EPA/Will Oliver

Tuesday’s extended cabinet meeting was preoccupied with the grim business of planning for a no-deal Brexit, with armed troops on alert and ferries cha(...)

Roused by Brexit to revisit his Northern Irish Protestant roots, Anton Thompson-McCormick took his English boyfriend David Bradford on a cycle alon(...)

Otherworldly villains:  A Boris Johnson impersonator walks alongside Jacob Rees-Mogg. Leavers had a powerful, emotionally resonant issue: immigration. Photograph:  Henry Nicholls

Brexit is the ultimate tragi-comedy – a high-stakes drama that we all know will end badly, with a protagonist (the UK) undone by his own flaws and an (...)

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