Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: “The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. That means we are leaving the single market and the customs union.” Photograph: AFP

Leaving the European Union with no deal would reduce economic growth in Northern Ireland by 12 per cent over 15 years, according to a leaked British g(...)

Scottish first minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon arriving at the main Glasgow counting centre in Scotland in the early hours of Friday. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

The Scottish National Party went into this general election with losses predicted from their record 56-seat haul in 2015, but even the nationalists’ f(...)

Time limit on “Henry VIII clauses”? Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

On Wednesday, Theresa May was compared with Elizabeth I. On Thursday, it was the Virgin Queen’s father, Henry VIII. In preparation for Brexit, the UK (...)

Brexit minister David Davis: Donald Tusk, EC president,  said it was  illusion for anyone to think they could have the EU cake and eat it. “I propose a simple experiment. Buy a cake, eat it, and see if it is still there on the plate.” Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

When it comes to the Brexit negotiations, “having cake and eating it” is not the official policy, a cabinet minister has said, in reference to a handw(...)

 Stephen Gethins told an SDLP Brexit forum in Belfast the decision of the majority in Northern Ireland and Scotland to stay in the EU must be respected as much as the decision of those in England and Wales to quit. File photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland and Northern Ireland must be fully represented and consulted in all and any negotiations ahead of any formal move to take the UK out of the E(...)