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British cabinet minister Michael Gove, (centre), leaves the third meeting of the EU-UK joint committee at EU headquarters in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

The UK government vowed it would persevere with a controversial Bill containing clauses that would break a deal reached last year with the European Un(...)

Michael Gove meets Vice-President of the European Commission  Maros Sefcovic and EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier  at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: John Thys/EPA.

The European Union and Britain started a decisive week of talks on Monday on a new trade deal and implementing their divorce agreement before national(...)

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(...)

 Michael Gove: he said the permit system would be enforced by police and by number plate recognition. Photograph:  EPA/Neil Hall

Lorry drivers crossing county boundaries into Kent after the end of the Brexit transition period will need a “Kent access permit” or face police actio(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, German minister of foreign affairs Heiko Maas, right, and European High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Pool/EPA

National governments around the European Union increasingly believe that London does not want to reach a deal with the EU that would prevent a crash e(...)

Boris Johnson claims the European Commission has threatened a ‘food blockade’ of Northern Ireland, which is clearly incorrect in the sense of physically preventing goods arriving from Britain. Photograph:  Jessica Taylor/AFP via Getty Images

Blockade is a strong word. Boris Johnson claims the European Commission has threatened a “food blockade” of Northern Ireland, which is clearly i(...)

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(...)

Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, in London last week.  Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Across the European Union, a grim acceptance is taking hold that London may not wish to reach a deal, and that the British government’s actions may ha(...)

Lord David Frost: the UK’s chief Brexit negotiator will be involved in fresh talks this week with  the EU’s team led by  Michel Barnier.  Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA

The UK’s willingness to repudiate parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement has cast a deep shadow over the reopening of the important talks this week (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson said the measures contained in the Internal Market Bill to set aside parts of the Brexit deal were an ‘insurance policy’ he hoped would ‘never be invoked’. Photograph: PA Wire

Boris Johnson’s plan to break international law by reneging on the Brexit withdrawal agreement has survived a backbench rebellion to pass its first st(...)

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