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(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg said the paper sought to address the Border issue from the point of view of the EU’s need to maintain the integrity of the single market.  File photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The Border can remain open after Brexit through the use of technology and by modifying existing arrangements, the European Research Group (ERG) of Co(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond:  “I will argue for a future relationship with the European Union that protects our important supply chains, protects British jobs and protects British business.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Britain’s chancellor Philip Hammond has told MPs he will press the case for a Brexit that prioritises business interests when the cabinet meets at Che(...)

Britain’s former ambassador to the EU Ivan Rogers  has explained how frictionless trade requires regulatory alignment as well as a customs union, describing Theresa May’s decision to rule out  a Norwegian or Swiss model as an act of folly. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

It was standing room only all day (I stood throughout) at a conference in London this week on Brexit and the island of Ireland which saw more than 20 (...)

A mock customs post set up by anti-Brexit campaigners at Ravensdale, Co Louth, last February to highlight concerns about trade. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Irish politicians and diplomats are now finding themselves in an unholy alliance with pro-Brexit ideologues in the UK as they keep insisting that unde(...)

New group includes former ministers Dominic Raab (above), Owen Patterson and Gerard Howarth. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Conservative Eurosceptics have set up a new lobby group to pressure Theresa May to take Britain out of the European single market and end free movemen(...)

At a meeting in Ramsgate one person asked how Britain could prevent EU migrants coming across the Irish Border after Brexit. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The silverware that occupies a huge cabinet in the bar of the Royal Temple Yacht Club in Ramsgate was gleaming in the evening sun as the audience clim(...)

Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers has told the House of Commons the  Provisional IRA’s army council still exists but has ‘a wholly political focus’ and is not involved in directing terrorist activity.

Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers has told the House of Commons that, although the Provisional IRA’s army council still exists, it has “a wh(...)

British environment secretary Owen Patterson complained he was under “cyber-attack” in the run-up to an EU decision on whether to ban insecticides dee(...)