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FT columnist Simon Kuper argues that loquacious posturing, so essential at the university debating society, is still the fuel that propels Brexit and Johnson. File photograph: Getty

If Boris Johnson is the answer, what the hell is the question? Perplexed? Who isn’t? Not for the first time over the past few months, the revealed nat(...)

Sabine Weyand, deputy negotiator for the EU. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Getty

Brussels has said a vote by UK MPs to block a no-deal Brexit in any circumstances is a meaningless move, with one senior EU negotiator describing it a(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker during a news conference in Strasbourg on Monday. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Theresa May on Monday night accepted from the EU a package of assurances, including enhanced legal commitments on the backstop, that she said would al(...)

Anti-Brexit posters displayed in Newry on the Northern Ireland Border. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The UK government has announced that a special group has been established to look at alternatives to the proposed backstop plan to avoid a hard Irish (...)

EU beret vs Union Jack cape: let the battle commence. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Image of the week: Choose your player The anti-Brexit protester in her telltale beret comes face-to-face with the Union Jack flag-turned-cape of the (...)

British prime minister Theresa May arriving at Westminster on Monday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Theresa May has told Conservative MPs that she will seek to replace the Northern Ireland backstop with alternative arrangements to prevent a hard bord(...)

Where next? Theresa May and Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Pressure finds weaknesses and cracks; that is its nature. And there is no doubt that the Irish Government is under pressure as the continuing inabilit(...)

Dogs with leads bearing European Union  flags are pictured as anti-Brexit demonstrators protest outside the entrance to Downing Street in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

When UK Brexit negotiators rejected proposals for a Northern Ireland-only customs arrangement backstop in favour of a deal that would involve continue(...)

Brittish prime minister Theresa May at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in London, on Monday. If a Brexit solution is found, she must win the approval first of her cabinet and later of parliament. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

After a week of speculation about an emergency cabinet meeting to approve a Brexit deal, Theresa May’s ministers will meet as usual on Tuesday morning(...)

The bare-bones customs union for Britain would mean that regulatory checks would still be necessary at cross-channel ports like Dover and Calais, but London would not be able to set its own tariffs

Theresa May’s phone call with Leo Varadkar on Monday was, according to Downing Street, an opportunity to “take stock” of the state of Brexit negotiati(...)

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