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Minister for the cabinet office Michael Gove was giving evidence to the House of Commons committee on the future relationship with the EU, alongside Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost: Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Michael Gove has told MPs that the European Commission has not offered any pushback against Britain’s interpretation of the Northern Ireland protocol’(...)

“The ballad of Little Musgrave is about a man who breaks the social distancing rules.” Photograph: Jonathan Brady/AFP/Getty Images

I cannot be the only one – surely? – who, mid-way through Dominic Cummings’s live press conference on Monday, started humming an old Planxty ballad ab(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s special advisor, Dominic Cummings. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Described as the prime minister’s Rasputin, Dominic Cummings is no stranger to the spotlight. In fact he has made a career out of eschewing the rules (...)

The DUP’s  Jeffrey Donaldson: “We welcome the clarity that this statement brings...”

The British government’s command paper on implementing the Northern Ireland protocol is soaked in the rhetoric of sovereignty that has marked many of (...)

First Minister Arlene Foster welcomed the degree of ‘clarity’ provided by Michael Gove in his House of Commons statement. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

British Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove’s key commitments on the Northern Ireland protocol must be “unmovable foundational positions” for the Bri(...)

Michael Gove: “It remains difficult to reach a mutually beneficial agreement while the EU maintains such an ideological approach,” he told MPs. Video grab: PRU/AFP via Getty Images

The UK has published draft texts of the deal it wants to govern relations with the European Union, seeking recognition of its product standards a(...)

The European Commission’s office in Belfast closed at the end of January when the UK left the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

The EU should re-establish a diplomatic “presence” in Northern Ireland post-Brexit, according to a report by the research initiative The UK in a Chang(...)

NHS England medical director Prof Stephen Powis and UK business secretary Alok Sharma at a remote press conference  inside 10 Downing Street on Sunday to update the nation on the  pandemic. Photograph: Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images

The British government has announced it is to invest a further £84 million (€94 million) in the development of a potential vaccine for coronavirus – i(...)

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: “I’m still determined but I’m not optimistic, given the incomprehension on the British side of the conditions of access to our market.” Photograph: Francois Lenoir/EPA

There was little progress in this week’s round of negotiations on the future trade relationship between Britain and the European Union, leaving chief (...)

Downing Street warned that the EU is at risk of failing to honour commitments it made in the withdrawal agreement.

Britain and the European Union’s talks about their future relationship are stumbling toward the brink, with few signs of progress being made ahead of (...)

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