Priti Patel

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‘Mass migration from the East has given the public fresh bogeymen to fret over; compared with the discrimination these people face, the Irish jokes I encounter almost feel like progress.’

Ireland is spoiling Brexit. The Irish Government’s insistence on a border backstop arrangement has caused everything from confusion to anger among Eng(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald called for a Border poll as part of the Government’s no-deal Brexit planning.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Does Sinn Féin really believe Irish unification could be months away? If so, its behaviour does not add up. In the Dáil this Tuesday, party president(...)

A large mural depicting the EU flag being chipped away and attributed to the artist Banksy is seen at the Port of Dover. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Any British obstruction of Irish hauliers travelling to and from Europe through the UK could lead to retaliatory restrictions on British traffic in Eu(...)

Priti Patel: “Let’s take back control of borders, laws and  money.”

Conservative MP Priti Patel has said her comments about Britain preventing food imports to Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been “taken o(...)

If there is major disruption across the UK at ports such as Dover and  Holyhead, this is bound to lead to some delays and disruption to products entering Ireland in the case of a no-deal Brexit. Photograph: Getty Images

Leaked British government papers claim the Republic could face food shortages and a 7 per cent drop in gross domestic product (GDP) if the UK leaves t(...)

Tory MP Priti Patel’s food shortage comments were criticised by EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan.

EU commissioner for agriculture Phil Hogan has criticised a Tory MP’s threat to use possible post-Brexit food shortages in Ireland as leverage to secu(...)

“This is not what we voted for”: Conservative Party politician Boris Johnson. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Boris Johnson has denounced Theresa May’s Chequers plan as “a cheat” that would fuel populist extremism and leave Britain manacled to Brussels indefin(...)

The UK Electoral Commission looked into claims that the DUP, led by Arlene Foster, failed to declare joint spending with other EU referendum campaigners. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

An inquiry into allegations surrounding the DUP’s receipt of political donations in the run-up to the UK Brexit referendum is unable to proceed, the U(...)

An old British passport and a burgundy UK passport in the EU format. The planned new post-Brexit blue passport is seen by  Brexiteers see as a symbol of the UK’s regained independence. Photograph:  PA Wire

Theresa May’s government has ruled out reversing its decision to commission a European firm to print Britain’s blue passports, a move condemned by lea(...)

An Oxfam store in London, as the charity faced crisis talks with the British government on Monday. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Oxfam’s deputy chief executive in Britain has resigned over the charity’s handling of a sex scandal involving the hiring of prostitutes by aid workers(...)

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