The UK’s chief Brexit negotiator, David Frost, at Downing Street on Friday, as the EU demands Britain abandon plans to override key elements of the Withdrawal Agreement. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

For all that the British government’s announcement of its plans to break international law this week were shocking, they were also not unexpected. Lo(...)

Louth TD Declan Breathnach, centre, at a protest outside Government Buildings in 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Border county TD has dismissed a UK think tank’s proposed alternatives to replace the contentious Brexit backstop after attending the group’s “round(...)

House of Commons speaker John Bercow is pictured during a debate on a series of indicative proposals tabled in an attempt to find consensus among MPs on Brexit. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire.

British prime minister Theresa May could bring her Brexit deal back to the House of Commons this week after MPs last night rejected four other options(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip arrive for a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency on Sunday. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

The UK would accept a possible extension to its post-Brexit transition period with the European Union if the bloc drops its demand for an Irish backst(...)

Ruptures aplenty: David Davis (left) is no longer Brexit secretary, and Boris Johnson (centre) is no longer foreign secretary, in Theresa May’s cabinet. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/AFP/Getty Images

Around 3pm on Monday afternoon, the foreign ministers of 13 European countries were waiting in the neo-classical splendour of Lancaster House for the (...)

Britain’s former foreign secretary Boris Johnson: his many critics will question his motives in stepping down, pointing to his long history of political opportunism and self-interest. Photograph: Toby Melville

Three days after Theresa May appeared to stamp her authority on her cabinet, two of her most senior ministers have resigned, destabilising British pol(...)

David Davis  resigned while Dominic Raab replaced his position in the cabinet. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty Images

UK Brexit secretary David Davis resigned on Sunday night, plunging the British government into crisis. His resignation was swiftly followed by that o(...)

The  chief executive of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs told the House of Commons treasury committee there were about 200m consignments going into the EU in 2016, with a similar number coming from the EU, suggesting a cost of about £13bn. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

  The customs option favoured by Brexiteers in Theresa May’s cabinet could cost businesses up to £20 billion a year and take years to implement, (...)