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 Theresa May giving a speech on a no-deal Brexit at a factory in Stoke-on-Trent. Photograph:  Ben Birchall/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has demanded an explanation from prime minister Theresa May after she warned that a no-deal Brexit could spark “ch(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May: met Conservative backbenchers in her office to listen to their concerns about the backstop. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May is considering offering a formal guarantee to MPs that they will be given a vote before Britain enters the Northern Ireland backstop in an(...)

The DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds called on the UK prime minister Theresa May to ‘bin the backstop’.

The DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds called on the UK prime minister Theresa May to “bin the backstop” when he addressed delegates at the party’s annual (...)

Nigel Dodds: “The choice is between this very bad deal and the right deal.” Photographs: The Irish Times

It is time to work for a better Brexit deal which does not undermine the integrity of the United Kingdom, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has said “I u(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster during a Bloomberg  interview at the Conservative Party  conference in Birmingham. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The DUP has warned Theresa May against any Brexit deal that creates a customs or regulatory border down the Irish Sea, threatening to withdraw support(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (R) and deputy leader Nigel Dodds (L) make a statement on College Green in Westminster in London, England. File photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The issues of the Border and “more despicably” the peace process are being used by some to “either thwart Brexit or to mould it in their own way”, the(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster   with the EU’s  chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

The current EU draft Withdrawal Agreement is completely unacceptable, the DUP told the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier on Tuesday. Party leader(...)

UK Brexit secretary David Davis says “there is a fundamental contradiction in the approach the commission is taking”. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The British government has reacted sharply to Michel Barnier’s warning that a transition deal is not a given and his claim that the British negotiatin(...)

Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley  said she firmly believed “an agreement in the coming days, while not certain, is achievable. That remains my focus”. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

A deal to restore the devolved institutions at Stormont is achievable within days, Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley told MPs on Wednesday. Bu(...)

Northern Ireland  has been without a functioning power-sharing Executive and Assembly since it was collapsed in January.  Photograph: AFP

The British government is to bring forward legislation for a budget for Northern Ireland on Monday in the absence of a deal between the DUP and Sinn F(...)

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