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Sammy Wilson: DUP want to give due diligence to what has been said. Photo: Liam McBurney

DUP’s Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson has said Theresa May’s assurances on the Irish backstop fall short of what she herself has promised. Speaking to (...)

Britain’s attorney general Geoffrey Cox outside of Downing Street in London on February 26th. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters/File

Geoffrey Cox was back in the House of Commons on Thursday for a mid-morning performance that owed as much to his am-dram experience in the Cambridge F(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds (centre): ‘I don’t think anyone in unionism today fails to grasp the fact that we do need to work together.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Nigel Dodds has taken his fair share of knocks in his long political career. But the DUP’s Westminster leader now looks set to be a central player in (...)

 Democratic Unionist Party MP for East Antrim Sammy Wilson.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/The Irish Times

Putting a time limit on the Northern Ireland backstop would have the effect of removing it from the withdrawal agreement, the DUP’s Brexit spokesman h(...)

Sammy Wilson: ‘The current Taoiseach has set relations back by years.’ Photograph: Liam McBurney/The Irish Times

DUP Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson has accused Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of behaving “in an abominable way”. He said the Taoiseach had made empty threat(...)

European Council President Donald Tusk should also have known that nobody outdoes the DUP when it comes to fire and brimstone. Photograph: Getty Images

Everybody got a little hot under the collar this week as European Council president Donald Tusk became the latest to let his frustration with the Unit(...)

EU Council President Donald Tusk and  Leo Varadkar gesture as they give statements after a meeting at the European Council headquarters. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

To Hell and Back . . . Theresa May travels to Brussels on Thursday to meet EU leaders including president of the European Council Donald Tusk. His co(...)

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry speaking  in the House of Commons. She called  for Brexit to be postponed beyond March 29th. Photograph:   House of Commons/PA Wire

Brexiteers have reacted with anger at Donald Tusk’s musing about the place in hell reserved for those who advocated leaving the EU without having a pl(...)

Prime Minister Theresa May (right) leaves Stormont after talks on Brexit with party leaders on the second day of her visit to Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May heard two emphatic and opposing positions when she met the North’s five main parties on Wednesday – that the backst(...)

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(...)

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