A videograb shows Britain’s attorney general Geoffrey Cox as he delivers a statement on the government’s legal position on its withdrawal agreement with the EU, in the House of Commons. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s attorney general has told MPs that the Northern Ireland backstop would be as painful for the European Union as for the United Kingdom, makin(...)

Theresa May will try to convince the Commons to back the Brexit deal in a December 11th vote. Photograph: AP

British prime minister Theresa May has told Conservative MPs to “hold their nerve” and back her Brexit deal. Mrs May insisted she would still have a(...)

Prime minister Theresa May with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau at a ceremony in Ottawa. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May has attempted to reassert her authority over Brexit, insisting that her government is united and distancing herself from Boris Johnson’s (...)

The long goodbye: European Council president Donald Tusk with British prime minister Theresa May, June 22nd. Photograph: AP

Talks on Brexit opened this week in Brussels, bringing swift recognition of how complex the Northern Ireland dimension of the negotiations will be. Ca(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker is reportedly more pessimistic about reaching a  Brexit deal with the UK after a dinner with British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: EPA

British prime minister Theresa May wants to negotiate with the EU in secret and thinks Britain should be able to opt in and out of parts of the single(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May will not be at the EU summit in Bratislava this week called to consider the way forward for the bloc post-Brexit. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

EU leaders gather in Bratislava on Friday for a landmark meeting on the future of the European Union following Britain’s shock decision to leave the b(...)