European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic (centre) arrives at London St Pancras station on Monday. Photograph: Tolga Akmem /AFP

The European Union has agreed to intensify talks on a post-Brexit free trade agreement on the basis of legal texts, a stated British condition for for(...)

 Britain’s chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove speaks during an appearance on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show in London. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/AFP via Getty Images

British and European Union chief Brexit negotiators David Frost and Michel Barnier will speak by phone on Monday to discuss the structure of negotiati(...)

British chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove will attend a meeting of the joint committee for implementing the Northern Ireland protocol, on which his government is threatening to renege. Photograph:  Aaron Chown/PA

British cabinet office minister Michael Gove will be in Brussels on Monday for talks about the Northern Ireland protocol at the start of a week both s(...)

Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Frost: Negotiations with Michel Barnier continue.  Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s decision to give MPs a vote before he breaks international law by reneging on the Brexit withdrawal agreement should be enough to spar(...)

British  prime minister Boris Johnson: he faces a big challenge in the House of Lords where the bill’s Conservative critics include Brexiteers Michael Howard and Norman Lamont.  Photograph: Getty Images

While MPs at Westminster debate a bill that would breach the Brexit withdrawal agreement on Monday, Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost will be in (...)

Britain has refused to withdraw a Bill that would break international law by overturning parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, despite a demand fr(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: he has threatened to abandon negotiations on a free trade agreement with the EU if a deal is not agreed by the middle of next month.   Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

British officials were at pains on Monday to play down the significance of this week’s legislation affecting the Northern Ireland protocol, insisting (...)