British prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip leave after attending a church service near her Maidenhead constituency, in England. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Theresa May’s government will next week seek to step up negotiations with the European Union over the Northern Ireland backstop, after MPs reject(...)

EU sources have indicated that  if the British government can get what they want  through other means ‘they’ll accept that the Withdrawal Agreement will not be reopened’. Photograph: PA

Britain could accept legally-binding assurances on the disputed Irish border backstop that would not require reopening of the EU-UK Brexit deal, diplo(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that, ‘deal or no deal’, the UK government had made a commitment and there was an obligation on the EU to ‘find a way of avoiding physical infrastructure on this island’. File photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that it was “incredible” that the UK parliament had allowed Brexit to “come to this” and warned against talk of “a game of(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and finance minister Olaf Scholz. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Some EU finance ministers have given short shrift to proposals from the European Commission to end unanimity voting on taxation. The ministers, meeti(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn signs a letter he has written to prime minister Theresa May laying out Labour’s five Brexit demands before she went to Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Europhile Labour MPs have rounded on their party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, after he offered to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal in exchange for signific(...)

Many observers had assumed that it had come from the Taoiseach, but Jean-Claude Juncker said it was sent by an Irish citizen

The woman who sent a card to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker thanking him for his support for Ireland in the Brexit negotiations sai(...)

British prime minister Theresa May speaks to the press at the European Council headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May has insisted she will deliver Brexit on time. Speaking after a series of meetings with EU officials in Brussels, M(...)

EU Council President Donald Tusk and  Leo Varadkar gesture as they give statements after a meeting at the European Council headquarters. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

To Hell and Back . . . Theresa May travels to Brussels on Thursday to meet EU leaders including president of the European Council Donald Tusk. His co(...)

 EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

We are in clutching-at-straws mode here, with barely 50 days to go to a “hard” British departure. And so on Monday, when there was a hint that the Eu(...)

Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar and European Council president Donald Tusk during a statement following their meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo/Francisco Seco

Theresa May travels to Brussels on Thursday to ask for legally binding changes to the withdrawal agreement she agreed last year to ensure that Britain(...)

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