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Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson  said the deal would allow the UK to ‘take sovereign control of our laws and our national destiny’. File photograph: Tolga Akmen/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s EU trade deal has cleared the House of Commons, as the British government seeks to rush approval through parliament in a single day. (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson will tell MPs the Brexit deal shows how Britain can be “at once European and sovereign”. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

MPs and peers at Westminster are set to back Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal by overwhelming majorities on Wednesday after Conservative hardliners said th(...)

People look at the lights in Irving Street off Leicester Square in a quiet central London as Cvoid-19 case rates rise in all regions of England. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/ PA Wire

Pressure is growing for the toughest coronavirus restrictions to be expanded across Britain in the face of increasing strain on hospitals in England w(...)

The DUP’s eight MPs have said they will vote against the  deal when it is debated in the House of Commons on Wednesday. File photograph:  Justin Tallis / AFP via Getty Images

The speaker of the North’s Assembly is to be asked to recall MLAs from Christmas recess to debate the post-Brexit trade deal agreed between the EU and(...)

The Taoiseach acknowledged the severe impact the outcome of the Brexit negotiations would have on the fishing industry. Photograph: Sander Koning/ANP/AFP

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has conceded that the post-Brexit trade deal between the EU and the UK will have a significant impact on Ireland’s fishing in(...)

A cargo ship in Dublin Port. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Cabinet will meet earlier than scheduled, convening on Monday to discuss the Brexit deal struck on Christmas Eve. It comes as senior political an(...)

Screengrab taken from the twitter feed of @borisjohnson of the prime minister holding up a document on Christmas Eve believed to be the pages of the Brexit deal. Photograph: @borisjohnson/PA Wire

 Boris Johnson has expressed confidence that even the most hardline Brexiteers among Conservative MPs will vote for his Brexit deal when it comes(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: ‘We will be able to set our own standards, to innovate in the way that we want.’ Photograph: PA

European Union member states have started reviewing the trade and co-operation deal agreed with Britain on Christmas Eve as MPs prepare for a return t(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson suggested Britain would be freed from its ‘very dense programme of integration’. Photograph: PA

The last, agonising hours of negotiating the deal almost ruined Christmas for everyone involved but its political reception in Britain has been beyond(...)

With Brexit looming, the growing clamour for a referendum on a united Ireland and calls to close the Border as a consequence of Covid-19, it is not history.

The Government of Ireland Act (1920), which became law 100 years ago today, remains one of the most relevant pieces of legislation ever passed in Iris(...)

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