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Border fears: “It would be a lot better to have an actual proper conversation now rather than wait until the 11th hour when we are in the worst possible situation.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government needs to open up and discuss a plan B to the Brexit backstop, according to the chair of the technical group behind proposed alternative(...)

Former British Conservative minister Greg Hands co-chairman of the Alternative Arrangements Commission, pictured in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A former British Conservative minister backing “alternative arrangements” to the contentious “backstop”after Brexit believes they could form the basis(...)

‘I don’t get up in the morning hoping that people will love me,’ Andrew Bailey replied when asked whether it was better to be feared than liked or loved. Photograph: Reuters

The bookies’ favourite as the next governor of the Bank of England managed to withstand a grilling from MPs on Tuesday without doing too much harm to (...)

London Letter

 Talks between the British government and the Labour Party have fallen into a familiar pattern, with each meeting followed by a moderately optimi(...)

  Jeremy Corbyn: the SNP’s leader at Westminster, Ian Blackford, has accused the Labour leader of conspiring with “a Tory-led Brexit shambles”. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn has fought off an attempt to change Labour’s policy on Brexit by committing the party to a second referendum in all circumstances. The r(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker are pictured during a  news conference in Strasbourg on Monday. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters.

British prime minister Theresa May says she has secured “legally binding changes” to the Brexit withdrawal agreement and the Northern Ireland backstop(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: the  official working group is  charged with finding “alternative arrangements” to replace the Northern Ireland backstop. Photograph:  Reuters/Henry Nicholls

Theresa May has appointed three hardline Brexiteers to an official working group charged with finding “alternative arrangements” to replace the North(...)

Goldman Sachs warned it could cut jobs if the United Kingdom crashes out of the bloc without an agreement in two months’ time. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British lawmakers launched an inquiry on Friday to plot the best way forward for finance after Brexit as Goldman Sachs warned it could cut jobs if th(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: to win opposition votes, she will have to move towards a softer Brexit. Photograph: Henry Nicholls

Halfway through his catalogue of Theresa May’s inadequacies at the end of Wednesday’s no-confidence debate, Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson identifi(...)

British prime minister Theresa May in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Under a future amendment MPs could attempt to make a no-deal Brexit illegal. Photograph: EPA/Parliamentary handout

Tuesday’s crushing defeat in the House of Commons leaves Theresa May’s Brexit deal hanging by the most delicate of threads with just 10 weeks to go be(...)

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