Mark Francois

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Deputy chairman of the European Research Group (ERG) Mark Francois. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty

The European Research Group (ERG) of eurosceptic Conservative MPs has called on Boris Johnson to scrap the Northern Ireland protocol and replace it wi(...)

Annie Lynch, 79, from Dublin is administered the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as the first person to receive it in Ireland, at St James’s Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: EPA/MARC O’SULLIVAN / POOL

The landmass now known as Britain first disconnected from the Continent between 6000 and 5500 BC. Popular, if not populist, descriptions of what happe(...)

A member of the British delegation loads a soup cauldron into a van outside the UK mission to the EU in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph:  Virginia Mayo/AP Photo

After gloomy briefings from both sides on Tuesday about the prospects of a post-Brexit deal by Christmas, Wednesday morning saw a dramatic upswing in(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson. Consequences are merely boring details to the Brexiteers. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Last autumn, the British government spent £46 million (€50.6m) on its largest propaganda campaign since the second World War. Its aim was to prepare t(...)

Britain’s lead Brexit negotiator David Frost in Brussels in Monday. The UK government has moved Mr Frost to a new role as national security adviser, which he will take up at the end of August. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

The UK has turned up the pressure dial on Brexit talks as negotiators begin their first face-to-face talks in Brussels since February to try to break (...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: has not ruled out trading fishing rights for concessions in other areas post-Brexit. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas

Boris Johnson has rejected Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s assertion that Britain may need to seek an extension to its post-Brexit transition period beyond D(...)

Big Ben: campaigners want its bell to chime for the first time since restoration work began in 2017 to mark Britain’s departure from the EU on January 31st. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

An online fundraising campaign seeking to have Big Ben ring to welcome in Brexit at 11pm on January 31st has raised more than £150,000 (€175,000). St(...)

Border relic: a former customs hut in Co Louth. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

In the wake of the Brexit referendum, the Irish Border, or the UK Border in Ireland, or Britain’s Border with the EU (it has many names), realised tha(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson told parliament ‘we have already moved quite some way’. Photograph: EPA

Boris Johnson is planning a tour of European capitals at the weekend in an attempt to win support for his Brexit proposal, as he signalled that he is (...)

Not laughing: Arlene Foster. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

There were few enough laughs at Manchester’s Comedy Store on Monday when Arlene Foster joined Conservative Brexiteers John Redwood and Mark Francois a(...)

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