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Brexit Britain: for the first time Theresa May has told her country that leaving the EU will have costs. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

One of the useful attributes of the European Union is its ability to fudge pretty much any controversial issue. Problems that in the past often led to(...)

Former Labour leader Tony Blair condemned London’s approach to Brexit negotiations as unrealistic.

“No UK prime minister could ever agree to it,” Theresa May told the House of Commons on Wednesday. “I will be making it crystal clear to President [J(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May greets European Council President Donald Tusk at 10 Downing Street in London on March 1st, 2018. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May will on Friday lay out her government’s proposal for Britain’s future relationship with the European Union in what is being billed as her (...)

Tory Eurosceptic MP Jacob Rees-Mogg: said Ireland would be the biggest loser if there was no deal and tariffs were imposed on Irish goods coming into the UK. Photograph: PA   

Theresa May has rejected the EU’s draft legal text, asserting that no British prime minister could agree to it. Answering questions in the House of C(...)

John Major speaking about Brexit at Somerset House in London. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Former British prime minister John Major, whose own premiership was marked by Conservative European Union rebellions, has called for MPs to decide on (...)

Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn, arrives to give a speech on Brexit at the National Transport Design Centre at Coventry University, Britain February 26, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples

“Crunch time is coming for the prime minister,” Keir Starmer, Labour’s Brexit spokesman, tells the BBC’s Andrew Marr. But, then again, when isn’t it? (...)

Emmanuel Macron at the launch of the European Head of States and Governments in Brussels on Friday: parties jumping aboard his new centrist vehicle will have to be unhappy with its current arrangement. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Through a mix of cunning, opportunism and exceptional timing, Emmanuel Macron upended French politics. Could he do the same for the European Union? Th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives for a meeting  in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, February 23rd. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The keenest students of successful politicians are often the successors of their defeated opponents. Tony Blair served his political apprenticeship w(...)

Bill Clinton:  British diplomat Jonathan Powell conceded years later that the president’s  decision to grant Adams a visa-waiver in 1994 was the right thing to do. Photograph: Getty Images

Gerry Adams arrived at Kennedy Airport in New York at 4.30pm on Monday, January 31st, 1994, on Aer Lingus flight 105 from Dublin. Previously denied ac(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg, a backbench MP with the profile of a royal. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

When does Britain’s tolerance of eccentricity cross from generous trait to national Achilles heel? To look at the governing Conservatives, the questi(...)

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