EU sources have indicated that  if the British government can get what they want  through other means ‘they’ll accept that the Withdrawal Agreement will not be reopened’. Photograph: PA

Britain could accept legally-binding assurances on the disputed Irish border backstop that would not require reopening of the EU-UK Brexit deal, diplo(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May leaving 10 Downing Street yesterday. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has suffered a humiliating defeat in the House of Commons as MPs rejected her approach to Brexit with dozens of her own backbenchers absta(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  greets Malta’s prime minister Joseph Muscat: former foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said he would accept a deal with a time-limited backstop. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga

Theresa May hopes to convince the House of Commons on Tuesday to give her another fortnight’s grace to keep pushing for changes to the Irish backstop (...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay leaves 10 Downing Street in London. Mr Barclay is due to meet Michel Barnier on Monday. File photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, will meet Britain’s Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay on Monday evening to resume talks. Mr Barnier (...)

Iain Duncan Smith and Theresa Villiers arrive at the cabinet office in Westminster for a meeting of the Alternative Arrangements Working Group to examine the Malthouse compromise. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA

Theresa May will on Tuesday promise to fulfil her pledge to ensure that the Irish Border remains open after Brexit while securing a withdrawal deal th(...)

British prime minister Theresa May has tasked attorney general Geoffrey Cox to formulate proposals to introduce a time limit or a unilateral exit mechanism to the backstop. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May arrives in Northern Ireland on Tuesday as her government is engaged in an elaborate game of make-believe with its own MPs over Brexit and (...)

Britain’s business secretary Greg Clark says the government promised Nissan  its operations would not be hit by Brexit but the car manufacturer has abandoned production plans. Photograph: Toby Melville

Conservative MPs have started at least three days of talks with ministers and officials over “alternative arrangements” to the Northern Ireland backst(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May met Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday. Photograph: Mark Duffy/PA Wire

Theresa May has told MPs that Tuesday night’s vote had set a clear direction for Brexit by making clear that the House of Commons would approve the wi(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

The UK’s attempt to reopen the Brexit negotiations only reinforces the need for a “legally robust” and “workable” backstop, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ha(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May,  with  Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay to her left, in the House of Commons in Westminster on Tuesday night.  Photograph:  UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

Britain is exploring alternative options to the Irish backstop within the Withdrawal Agreement, after parliament voted to order Theresa May to renegot(...)

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