Nigel Dodds

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European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier rejected an arrangement that applies to the whole of the United Kingdom. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Downing Street has said Britain will never accept a backstop that applies only to Northern Ireland, following EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier’s rej(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: Labour’s shadow Northern Ireland secretary Tony Lloyd said the proposal was no more than a temporary measure which was an inadequate response to the issue of the Border. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Getty Images

Theresa May’s plan to keep Britain aligned with the EU customs union after the end of a post-Brexit transition period has run into resistance from Con(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: “Allowing her Brexiteers off the leash might have seemed like a harmless way to occupy the bored and potentially restless.” Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The DUP is now publicly panicking over Brexit. Last week, as the British government’s plan for a customs partnership with Europe following Brexit fel(...)

Independent  Lady Sylvia Hermon: “In my lifetime I never thought that I would see a Border poll and I am now convinced that I probably will see a Border poll.” Photograph:   Stephen Davison

A unionist MP in Northern Ireland has said she is convinced a Border poll on Irish unity will happen as a result of Brexit. In a rare interview, Inde(...)

Britain’s shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer: “Legal certainty is now needed.” Photograph: Darren Staples

Theresa May has told MPs that a “backstop” arrangement to avoid a hard border in Ireland will be part of Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the Europ(...)

Arlene Foster: in her persistence in her denial of a deal with Sinn Féin she has all the gravitas of an angry rabbit in the headlights

Whoever briefed against Arlene Foster this week has a mischievous sense of timing. The DUP leader was meeting Michael Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit n(...)

Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond: Deal on financial services is “very much in our mutual interest”. Photography: Stefan Rousseau/Pool

The British government has played down the significance of the European Union’s latest draft negotiating guidelines, which reject Theresa May’s propos(...)

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(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds with party leader Arlene Foster,  outside the Palace of Westminster in London earlier this week. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

It is “highly unlikely” that the Northern Executive and Assembly will be restored soon, the DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has stated. Mr Dodds said o(...)

Mary Lou McDonald:  said she feared Northern Ireland was entering a period of “drift” and “entrenchment”. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin accepted it could not persuade the DUP to sign up to same-sex marriage in the North, and last week’s draft agreement between the two parties(...)

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