Nigel Dodds

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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn during prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP/Getty Images

For most of the debate on Labour’s motion of no confidence in the British government, the green benches were largely empty as backbenchers delivered d(...)

“Border Roads – 1990-1994”. Photograph: Tony O’Shea

The Border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has been the issue that has bedevilled the Brexit negotiations, one that has overshado(...)

Prime minister Theresa May told MPs that history would judge them harshly if they failed to deliver on the result of the 2016 referendum.  Photograph:  PA Wire

A no-deal Brexit would make a united Ireland and the break-up of the United Kingdom more likely, Theresa May has told MPs ahead of Tuesday’s vote on t(...)

 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(...)

A copy of the letter send by European Council president Donald Tusk and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to Theresa May on Monday. Photograph:  Yves Herman/Illustration/Reuters

Theresa May has welcomed the letter from Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk as offering “valuable new clarifications and assurances” about the Brexit(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May on the BBC’s “The Andrew Marr Show”: said she would work to secure further assurances from EU leaders on the backstop to assuage members of her Conservative Party and the DUP. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout

A formal exchange of letters between the EU and the UK, stipulating that the Northern Ireland backstop will be temporary and superseded by a comprehen(...)

Competition between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for the accolade of being the most responsible political party intensified in December as Theresa May struggled to secure a ‘soft’ Brexit at Westminster. Micheál Martin agreed to prop up Leo Varadkar’s minority Government for a further year and contrasted political chaos in London to rational behaviour in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The prospect of a hard Brexit and falling economic growth has generated Government plans to protect Irish consumers and producers from shortages and d(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds: “Hypocrisy of those espousing the current withdrawal agreement with its trap of a backstop has been completely exposed.”

The Government’s contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit demonstrated that the demands for a backstop to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland are a(...)

Jo Churchill MP urges Commons speaker John Bercow to look at a video clip of Jeremy Corbyn as education secretary Damian Hinds, Andrew Stephenson MP, Mike Freer MP and health secretary Matt Hancock look on, on Wednesday. Photograph: UK Parliament/Mark Duffy/PA Wire

The DUP has warned Theresa May she must secure changes to the withdrawal agreement rather than reassurances about its meaning if she is to win its sup(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Theresa May’s 200-117 victory in Wednesday’s confidence vote was clear enough to be decisive but close enough to ensure that she will continue to face(...)

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