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Pro-EU supporters outside the Houses of Parliament in London earlier this month,. Photo : EPA

The classic tactic in politics is to delay making a decision until the last possible moment. But Theresa May is being pushed into making some vital ca(...)

The UK Government is to produce a white paper that is the ‘most significant publication on the EU since the referendum,’ UK Brexit Secretary David Davis has said. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

The UK Government is to produce a white paper that is the “most significant publication on the EU since the referendum”, UK Brexit Secretary David Dav(...)

British prime minister Theresa May said there were  flaws in both  customs models being considered by the government. Photograph: AP

British prime minister Theresa May has invited all Conservative backbench MPs to private Brexit briefings in Downing Street on Tuesday, as she tried t(...)

European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney attend an EU’s general affairs council in Brussels, Belgium on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

The UK must make significant progress on an Irish Border “backstop” agreement by June for EU withdrawal talks to continue, Tánaiste and Minister for F(...)

Dr Graham  Gudgin and Ray Basset claim in “Getting Over the Line: Solutions to the Irish Border” the UK government should pursue the maximum facilitation (max-fac) arrangement – which involves using new technologies – to break through the Brexit impasse. Photograph: Brian O’Leary/RollingNews.ie

A UK/EU free trade agreement and technical solutions to Border crossings would enable the UK to leave the single market and customs union “while prese(...)

Boris Johnson who has attacked proposals for a customs partnership after Brexit as “crazy”. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Boris Johnson has attacked proposals for a customs partnership after Brexit as “crazy” in a major public intervention over the way forward in the exit(...)

Brexit briefing: Michel Barnier was reporting back to the EU27 on his visit to Ireland (above). Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Ireland will be used as a key pressure point at a crucial summit next month to force the UK to clarify its future relationship with the EU, Michel Bar(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster said EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier didn’t understand unionist culture. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier dropped into the Guildhall in Co Derry this week to meet some schoolchildren as part of his visit to the Border reg(...)

EU chief negotiator on Brexit Michel Barnier speaking to journalists in Newry on Monday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, came to the Border again and crossed it but first had to deny that the “backstop” option(...)

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier speaking at the All-Island Civic Forum on Brexit at  the Dundalk Institute of Technology. Photograph:  EPA/Paul McErlane

There is a “real risk” that the EU and UK will fail to agree a deal on Brexit without a solution to avoid a hard border in Ireland, the EU’s chief neg(...)

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