Michel Barnier

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Downing Street meeting: Theresa May greets Mark Rutte; the Dutch PM said the UK’s EU partners needed greater clarity about what she wanted. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

Downing Street has insisted that the UK’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union will specify a time limit for a post-Brexit transition, despite(...)

So where, when the dust has settled, will the UK end up? It will become Canada. It will have a trade relationship with the EU similar to Canada’s. It (...)

Brexit Secretary David Davis leaves Number 10 Downing Street on February 8th. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Even by the standards of party conference season, it was an impressive show of stamina. An afternoon that began for David Davis in the bar of Manchest(...)

A sign, erected by Border Communities Against Brexit, outside Newry, Co Down. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

One senior EU official is very pessimistic. The impasse over legally copperfastening the UK’s no-hard-Border commitment could shortly, single-handedly(...)

Under Britain’s proposal, the UK and the EU would recognise each other’s regulatory and supervisory regimes.

The UK is ready to set out its vision for how it wants financial services to operate after Brexit and favours an ambitious “mutual recognition” of reg(...)

British foreign and commonwealth minister: said leaving the European Union is “not grounds for fear, but hope”. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

Wednesday’s speech on Brexit was, his admirers agreed, a return to form for Boris Johnson after months during which the foreign secretary appeared to (...)

Boris Johnson will say that leaving the EU ‘is not grounds for fear but hope’ in his speech.

Sterling slipped to a five-week low against the euro on Wednesday, as investors turned cautious ahead of a speech on Brexit by Boris Johnson, Britain’(...)

British prime minister Theresa May speaks outside Stormont House in Belfast, following a bilateral meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A comprehensive free trade and customs deal between the UK and European Union was the best way of avoiding problems over the Northern Irish Border aft(...)

A  float satirises Brexit at the Rosenmontag  carnival parade in Duesseldorf on February 12th. Photograph: Thilo Schmuelgen/Reuters

Boris Johnson will on Wednesday make the first of six speeches about Brexit by senior British ministers, as Theresa May prepares to outline her vision(...)

The best outcome from Ireland’s perspective would be the EEA option, where Britain enjoys access to the single market. Photograph: Stephanie LeCoq/EPA

The UK’s departure from the European Union could cause almost as much damage to the Irish economy as the financial crisis of 2008-2009, but over a lon(...)

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