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Gone to the dogs: greyhound racing faces Brexit challenge

The Star Sports English Greyhound Derby at Towcester on Saturday will, despite its name, be a thoroughly Irish affair with Droopy’s Verve the 6/4 favo(...)

Peace process: President Bill Clinton in Belfast in 1998, flanked by First Minister David Trimble, of the UUP, Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon, of the SDLP. Photograph: Doug Mills/AP

Among its other provisions, the Belfast Agreement, which was signed 20 years ago this week, allows the people of Northern Ireland to identify “as Iris(...)

 British prime minister John Major  and taoiseach Albert Reynolds during a press conference in London in December 1993 following their joint declaration on the North. Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

It’s hard to believe that 20 years have gone by. Looking back I think about the leadership qualities of those involved who helped us get to the point (...)

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 (...)

“I trust the Prime Minister. She has said on so many occasions that she will take us out of the customs union,” Jacob Rees-Mogg said.  

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(...)

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