Brexit secretary signals UK will refuse to pay £39bn Brexit bill without trade deal
Shaun Connolly and Richard WheelerBrexit Secretary Dominic Raab has accused the EU of "irresponsibly" ramping up pressure in withdrawal negotiations.
Theresa May is a British politician who has served as the UK’s Prime Minister since 2016. Born in 1956 in Sussex, she initially worked in banking before being elected to Parliament as a member of the Conservative party in the 1997 general election.
Shaun Connolly and Richard WheelerBrexit Secretary Dominic Raab has accused the EU of "irresponsibly" ramping up pressure in withdrawal negotiations.
Andrew WoodcockTheresa May has lashed out at internal Conservative critics of her plans for the...
Ian GrahamBritish Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday called on the European Union to strike a...
Rebecca Black and David YoungThe UK Prime Minister's first visit to the Irish border since the Brexit referendum...
David YoungBritain's Prime Minister will later make her first visit to the border since the Brexit...
Elizabeth Piper Prime Minister Theresa May refused to budge from her position on Brexit yesterday, brushing aside criticism from all corners of the UK parliament and saying her strategy was already being negotiated...
Emily Pennink An ISIL terrorist has been found guilty of a plot to behead British Prime Minister Theresa May in a suicide attack on Downing Street.
Andrew Woodcock, Sam Lister and David Wilcock Boris Johnson has issued a call for Theresa May to tear up her "miserable" plans for close relations with the European Union after Brexit and return to the "glorious vision" of Global Britain which...
Elizabeth Piper and William James Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday her government has begun negotiations with the European Union based on her hard-won Brexit plan, pressing on with a proposal roundly criticised by...
Aoife Moore and David Young The Taoiseach has insisted amendments to the UK Government's Brexit plans are not a cause of panic.
William James British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly avoided a defeat in parliament at the hands of pro-EU politicians from her own party on Tuesday, fending off a rebellion that threatened to worsen a...
Ellie Donnelly Irish exports to Britain have fallen 8pc to €5.5bn in the first five months of this year.
Christopher Hope Conservative Eurosceptics claimed to have killed off UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Chequers plan last night by forcing her to make changes that will leave it "dead on arrival" in Brussels.
Elizabeth Piper and William James Prime Minister Theresa May bowed to pressure from Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party on Monday, accepting their changes to a customs bill that underpins Britain's departure from the European...
Gavin Condon British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday appealed to warring Tory MPs to back her controversial blueprint for Brexit and avoid a disorderly withdrawal from the EU that would damage Britain's...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Theresa May has said that Donald Trump advised her to sue the EU in the Brexit negotiations.
Editorial It has been a good week for those who want to see a soft Brexit with a frictionless border between this republic and Northern Ireland and good relations between the UK and the EU maintained. The authority of the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has been strengthened, notwithstanding the resignations of two Cabinet...
Dan O'Brien Many areas of public and private life involve trade-offs. How cross-border commerce happens is a topical example.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Further protests are to be staged against Donald Trump as his UK visit turns from talks with Theresa May and the Queen to golf at his Turnberry resort.
For 48 hours, Theresa May looked as if she was in control of her government. On Friday, July 6, Britain's embattled leader called all her ministers to the bucolic prime ministerial bolthole at Chequers.
Theresa May has survived the week but her leadership remains under threat following the resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis. As Eurosceptic Tory MPs weigh up their next move, Steven Swinford assesses who is in pole position.
Jeff Mason and William James US President Donald Trump said on Friday he looked forward to finalising a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain, marking an abrupt change from a newspaper interview when he said Prime Minister...
Jeff Mason and William James US President Donald Trump said on Friday he looked forward to finalising a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain, marking an abrupt change from a newspaper interview when he said Prime Minister...
David Wilcock, Andrew Woodcock and Sam Liste Donald Trump has warned Theresa May her Brexit plan could "kill" any UK-US trade deal because Britain would remain so closely aligned to the European Union.
Ben Riley-Smith and Gordon Rayner Donald Trump has suggested Theresa May is not delivering the Brexit that British people voted for as he warned her against staying too closely tied to the EU.
Donald Trump was booed and jeered as he was helicoptered out of Regent's Park to attend a black-tie dinner with Theresa May.
Press Association US President Donald Trump has said the UK was in turmoil and suggested that his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin would be the easiest of his trip to Europe to see Nato leaders...
Gavin Cordon Senior ministers have rallied round Theresa May as the shock waves triggered by the resignation of Boris Johnson continue to reverberate through the Government.
Andrew Woodcock, Sam Lister and David Wilcock Boris Johnson has dramatically quit as foreign secretary, complaining that Theresa May's plan for Brexit would leave the UK a "colony" of the European Union.
Kevin Doyle The turd has just hit the fan in the UK.
Ralph Riegel Tanaiste Simon Coveney warned that the Government will take its Brexit lead from Prime Minister Theresa May and stressed that it will be "business as usual" despite the high-profile resignation of...
Tommy Wilkes Sterling rallied on Monday as traders bet that the resignation of Britain's Brexit minister would not endanger the prime minister and instead focused on the government's newly-announced plan that...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned from the UK government, days after Prime Minister Theresa May secured the cabinet's backing for her Brexit plan.
Laura Larkin Brexit Secretary David Davis and his junior minister have both dramatically quit within minutes of each other in a major blow to Theresa May that throws her plans for leaving the EU into chaos.
British Prime Minister Theresa May secured a cabinet agreement for her plans to leave the EU, overcoming rifts among her ministers to win support for "a business-friendly" proposal aimed at spurring stalled Brexit talks.
Philip Ryan Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told UK Prime Minister Theresa May he was concerned about the "workability" of the post-Brexit customs proposal she agreed with her cabinet.
Shona Murray The British government has signed up to a Brexit deal that would keep the UK tied to EU rules and regulations indefinitely.
John Downing If there is ever going to be real movement on Brexit, it must happen before this week ends.
Sam Lister A British cabinet minister has refused to rule out extending the UK's transition out of the EU as backbenchers warned Theresa May the deadline must remain intact.
David Hughes EUROPE'S leaders demanded clarity from Theresa May on her plans for a post-Brexit trade deal as their impatience over the British Prime Minister's divided Cabinet became clear.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Sinn Fein leaders have accused the UK Government of playing a game of chicken over the question of the Irish border
Kate Holton Britain has lost the battle to drive cannabis off the streets so it should consider legalising the drug, a former leader of Theresa May's Conservative Party said on Tuesday.
Kevin Doyle Irish officials do not believe there is any risk of the Brexit talks being paused next week - despite concerns over lack of progress on the Border issue.
Stephen Swinford in London Theresa May is facing a showdown with pro-European Tory MPs after the Lords overwhelmingly backed plans to give parliament a "meaningful vote" if no deal is reached with the EU.
Shaun Connolly A leading Tory has branded as "tosh" Theresa May's insistence that a "Brexit dividend" would help boost NHS funding by more than €400m a week.
Andrew Woodcock and David Hughes Theresa May is facing another parliamentary bust-up over her flagship Brexit legislation after a compromise designed to keep critics in her own party on board was denounced as...
John Downing The news from London just might be good for Ireland in the medium term.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Theresa May has seen off a potential defeat over her flagship Brexit bill, after last-minute concessions which could give MPs a bigger say on the final withdrawal agreement and make a "no-deal" exit...
Philip Ryan The Government is becoming deeply frustrated with the tactics of hard Brexit-supporting UK Conservative Party ministers who it believes are seeking to undermine negotiations with the EU on the Northern Ireland border.
The chasm between the position of the Irish Government and the EU on how Brexit affects the Border on this island and the UK government's position is yawning wider than ever. That was highlighted by events last week. Thursday's six-page paper...
Theresa May was under fresh pressure from within the Cabinet after Boris Johnson warned of a Brexit "meltdown" and called for "guts" in exit talks.
Jill Lawless British Prime Minister Theresa May joined survivors, victims' families and emergency workers at a memorial service to mark a year since a deadly vehicle-and-knife attack brought terror to London Bridge.
Kevin Doyle Abortion campaigners in Northern Ireland criticised Sinn Féin for what they see as a double standard in the party's approach to the issue.
David Hughes in London British Prime Minister Theresa May has been warned by Brexiteers she must take a tougher line with Brussels after making "errors" in her EU negotiation strategy.
Benjamin Kentish Britain needs to "face the reality" of Brexit, the EU's chief negotiator has said, as he warned Theresa May a withdrawal deal will not be possible unless she backs down over the future...
Shona Murray Theresa May has done a great job at playing for time in the last year, but sooner or later she'll have to betray someone.
Shona Murray Avoiding a hard Border after Brexit involves more than just an arrangement on customs, the Taoiseach has warned.
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday Britain would leave the EU customs union after Brexit but a source said London was considering a backstop plan that would apply the bloc's external tariffs beyond December 2020.
Andrew Woodcock Theresa May has been branded "weak" by a European Commissioner, amid continuing deadlock over Britain's proposals for customs arrangements after Brexit.
Peter Foster Britain will be unable to leave the European customs union before 2023 ministers have been told, meaning the delay could be exploited by Remainers to thwart Brexit.
Elizabeth Piper and William James in London British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a former banker of South Asian origin as interior minister yesterday, trying to draw a line under an immigration scandal threatening her authority as she negotiates Brexit.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Sajid Javid vowed to make sure people caught up in the Windrush fiasco are treated with "decency and fairness" as he arrived at the Home Office to take up his new job.
Gavin Cordon British Prime Minister Theresa May's government has been rocked by the resignation of a top minister amid claims parliament was misled over targets for removing illegal migrants.
Colm McCarthy The Brexit debate in the British media and the House of Commons this last week has been confusing, particularly the stuff about solving the Irish border problem through UK willingness to stay in...
Ben Riley-Smith US President Donald Trump will meet Britain's Queen Elizabeth and go to Chequers when he visits Britain in July - but he will largely avoid London amid fears of mass protests.
Jon Stone The head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service has privately warned Downing Street that the UK's plan for the border fails to solve the major problems caused by Brexit.
John Downing British MPs heaped pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to change her hardline Brexit stance and keep the UK in a customs union with the European Union after Brexit.
John Downing The Democratic Unionist Party has warned UK Prime Minister Theresa May it will bring down her government if Northern Ireland is forced to stay inside the EU customs union and single market after Brexit.
Gabriela Baczynska The European Union could offer Britain a closer relationship after Brexit if Prime Minister Theresa May decides to stay in the bloc’s customs union, diplomats said.
Kevin Doyle In the next 10 weeks Theresa May will have to decide whether to go hard or go home. European leaders have set a late June deadline for defining Brexit. They don't want chapter and verse, but they...
Kevin Doyle A Brexit awakening by the UK could see Theresa May's attitude towards leaving the customs union soften, the Government believes.
Ailish O'Hora It is quite a scary proposition that as we head for the last stretch in the EU/UK Brexit negotiations, the Border issue appears to be one of the biggest stumbling blocks.
Kevin Doyle Once upon a time in the land of Brexit… All the best fairy tales are filled with colour characters, lots of tension, some plot twists and ultimately a happy ever after.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Fresh doubts have been raised over Theresa May's hopes for a deal on future relations with Europe, after reports that her proposals for the Irish border have been comprehensively rejected in Brussels.
David Hughes The European Union yesterday issued a fresh warning to the UK that a transitional deal after Brexit will not be secured unless the problem of the Irish Border is resolved.
Independent.ie Newsdesk AIR strikes in Syria should act as a warning to Russia over its use of chemical weapons, Theresa May has said.
Michael Holden and Guy Faulconbridge BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday she had authorised British forces to conduct precision air-launched cruise missile strikes on Syria to degrade its chemical weapons...
Steven Swinford British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has said the Kremlin "must give answers" after an international watchdog confirmed Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a "high purity" strain...
Independent.ie Newsdesk British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her senior ministers to a special cabinet meeting on Thursday to discuss joining the United States and France in possible military action against Syria after a...
Harry Yorke in London The Conservatives in London have reportedly held secret discussions about a potential breakaway from the national party, amid fears of an electoral wipeout in the local elections next month.
Anders Aslund in Washington British Prime Minister Theresa May's initial response to the attack with a nerve agent in England was old-school.
FarmIreland Team Prime Minister Theresa May has visited Northern Ireland as part of a flying tour of the UK exactly one year ahead of Brexit.
Independent.ie Newsdesk The UK will be a "different" country after Brexit, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said.
European leaders are gathering in Brussels to discuss whether to rubber stamp the Brexit transition deal and clear the way for trade talks.
Shaun Connolly, Sam Lister and Aine Fox Theresa May has hit back at Vladimir Putin's dismissal of the British Government's claim that Russia was responsible for the Salisbury spy poisoning.
Independent.ie Newsdesk A UK data watchdog is to apply for a warrant to search computers and servers used by Cambridge Analytica (CA) amid concerns at Westminster about the firm's activities.
Independent.ie Newsdesk The diplomatic stakes of Britain's showdown with Russia continue to rise as dozens of officials from both sides face expulsion and accusations continue to mount.
Ciaran Moran The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, met with his UK counterpart, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove on Thursday with Brexit high on the...
Kate McCann The leaders of France, Germany, the US and the UK have issued a joint statement blaming Russia for the nerve agent attack in England, as Moscow said it will expel British diplomats in retaliation for Theresa May's action against the Kremlin.
Kate Holton and Paul Sandle Britain's third biggest company Unilever will scrap its London corporate headquarters and make Rotterdam its sole legal home in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's government almost one year...
Shaun Connolly The US has thrown its diplomatic weight behind the UK as Britain braces itself for Russian retaliation after Theresa May hit back at Moscow over the Salisbury nerve agent attack.
Gordan Raynor and Jack Maidment Britain will expel 23 Russian spies as part of its “full and robust response” to the “barbaric” poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, Theresa May announced.
Costas Pitas Britain will expel 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.
Guy Faulconbridge and Michael Holden in London US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed last night that Russia must provide "unambiguous answers" after London gave Moscow until midnight to explain how a Soviet-era nerve weapon was used against a former Russian double agent.
Gordon Raynor in London Theresa May has given Vladimir Putin until midnight tonight to explain the use of a Russian-made nerve agent in the Salisbury attack or face retaliation for "a brazen attempt to murder innocent...
Rob Merrick People crossing the Border would have to register in advance to avoid checks and delays after Brexit under a hugely controversial plan being considered British officials. Anyone without "fast-track...
Rob Merrick PEOPLE crossing the Border would have to register in advance to avoid checks and delays after Brexit under a hugely controversial plan being considered British officials.
Shona Murray and Cormac McQuinn The Taoiseach has rejected a suggestion by British Prime Minister Theresa May that the customs arrangements between the US and Canada could be a model for the post-Brexit Irish Border.
Kevin Doyle Suggestions by British Prime Minister Theresa May that she will enter bilateral discussions with Dublin on resolving the Irish Border question have been rubbished.
Colm McCarthy Theresa May's peroration in London last Friday was her fourth major speech on Brexit since she assumed the office of prime minister in July 2016.
Kevin Doyle The warning signs were all there. Storm clouds gathered as far back as November, but there didn't seem to be a whole lot that the officials could do. Whether it was a status 'Red' situation may not...
Shona Murray British Prime Minister Theresa May delivered her most realistic Brexit speech to date, when she set out "hard facts" about the diminished access Britain will have to European markets.
Shona Murray Theresa May says protecting the Good Friday Agreement was "at the heart" of her "approach" towards Brexit.
Shona Murray Theresa May will today say the result of the Brexit referendum was "not a vote for a distant relationship with our neighbours."
Shona Murray British politicians need to give up the notion that they can avoid the tough choices resulting from Brexit, the EU's chief negotiator has said.
Shona Murray The Taoiseach has stressed to UK Prime Minister Theresa May the importance of having the details of a "backstop option" in the EU–UK deal aimed at protecting the invisible border with the North.
Kim Bielenberg The Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg is the sort of chap whose idea of being casual is to wear a tweed jacket and tie at weekends, rather than his normal workaday double-breasted pinstripe suit.
Rob Merrick Brexit will seriously undermine European security unless a new cooperation agreement can be struck quickly with the EU, Theresa May is warned today.
Richard Curran I was driving across the Border early on the morning of December 8 on my way from home north Donegal to Dublin for work. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's voice came on the radio with reassuring tones for...
Shona Murray A plan to sideline UK Brexit Secretary David Davis in favour of Cabinet Secretary David Lidington is being secretly rolled out by British Prime Minister Theresa May, according to sources.
William James British Prime Minister Theresa May left China on Friday with deals worth more than £9.3bn, at the end of a three-trade trade mission where President Xi Jinping pledged to upgrade their "golden era"...
Neil Unmack The British government's latest leak will nudge the country towards a softer Brexit. State papers reportedly show the country will lose in every scenario after it leaves the EU. The upshot looks like a...
Peter Foster, Gordon Rayner and James Crisp British Prime Minister Theresa May will reject the EU's proposed deal on the Brexit transition period and go into battle next week over freedom of movement and so-called "rule taking".
Independent.ie Newsdesk Donald Trump has said he would have negotiated Brexit with a "different" and "tougher" attitude to Theresa May.
Andrew MacAskill The United States would stay in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, also known as TPP, if American negotiators were able to create a better agreement, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday.
Independent.ie Newsdesk A Tory MP promoted in Theresa May's reshuffle has apologised over a blog post suggesting benefit claimants should have vasectomies.
Gilbert Reilhac Leaders of the European Union institutions weighed into a new British debate on whether to hold a second referendum on Brexit by saying on Tuesday that Britons would be welcome to stay in the EU.
Gavin Cordon Theresa May has signalled a radical reshuffle of her government, with up to six senior ministers facing the axe.
David Davis has written to MPs in a last-ditch attempt to avert a Tory revolt and potential Commons defeat for the Government's Brexit legislation.
Colm McCarthy Britain's Cabinet is due to meet this week, 18 months after the referendum, to agree its desired end-point in the Brexit process. The country, and its European neighbours, have been through several years of economic uncertainty and diplomatic turmoil initiated by a group of people who have yet to agree the purpose of the exercise.
Robert Hutton and Thomas Penny The nail-biting finish to the first chapter of Brexit negotiations has left many Conservative lawmakers praising British Prime Minister Theresa May as a winner who had, in the words of one...
Shona Murray IRELAND has secured a deal that ensure Britain will maintain a very close relationship with the EU. If all that is agreed today comes to pass, the UK has essentially committed to a soft Brexit.
Independent.ie Newsdesk and Alan O'Keeffe THE UK will remain "fully aligned" to EU rules supporting Irish cross-border arrangements if no deal can be agreed, negotiators have confirmed.
Theresa May is engaged in a flurry of diplomacy which could continue through the night and has fuelled speculation that a Brexit agreement on plans to maintain a soft Irish border could be edging closer.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Britain will guarantee rights for as yet unborn children who join EU parents after Brexit and accept EU judges' rulings on such rights, according to a draft European Parliament resolution seen by...
Kevin Doyle BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May is to provide the Irish Government with a new text aimed at resolving the impasse on a Brexit deal today.
Kevin Doyle Group Political Editor UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to provide the Irish government with new text aimed at resolving the impasse on a Brexit deal within 24 hours.
Richard Wheeler, Harriet Line, Dan O'Donoghue and Jon Vale Theresa May has been warned no Brexit deal is "reckless and dangerous", as "utterly ruthless" dissident republicans would target border officials.
The Government has won the latest Commons votes over key Brexit legislation, amid warnings that dissident republicans would target border officials if there is no deal.
Kevin Doyle and John Downing Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he believes the British prime minister wants a Brexit deal on the Irish border and is now acting in good faith.
Gavin Cordon, Shaun Connolly and Andrew Woodcock Theresa May has pledged to protect the "constitutional integrity" of the UK in the negotiations to break the deadlock in the Brexit talks over the Irish border.
A Brexit deal giving special status to Northern Ireland could have put the future of the UK in jeopardy, the Scottish Conservative leader has warned.
Kevin Doyle The Irish Government is willing to facilitate a "clarification" being added to the text of a Brexit deal with the UK if it gets Theresa May off the hook with DUP, Independent.ie understands.
Gordon Rayner Theresa May is facing a cabinet revolt after Brexiteers led by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove expressed "genuine fear" the British prime minister is trying to force through a soft Brexit.
Editorial Appeals from the DUP - the 'no surrender' champions of Northern Irish politics - to the Irish Government to stop being unreasonable are jarring. Yesterday, facing the biggest crisis these islands have seen in recent history, Arlene Foster chose not to go to 10 Downing Street to negotiate with the hapless Theresa May, whom she had...
Ben Kentish Security services believe they have foiled a plot to assassinate Theresa May in Downing Street.
The whole of the UK could align its regulations in certain areas with the EU following Brexit, David Davis has suggested.
Arj Singh, Shaun Connolly and Andrew Woodcock David Davis insisted Northern Ireland would not be "left behind" in the single market and customs union after Brexit as Theresa May worked to get withdrawal negotiations back on track.
Colm Kelpie First news of a deal, then suddenly no deal. What is going on?
By Kalyeena Makortoff, Press Association City Reporter Excitement over progress in Brexit talks was short-lived, with the pound giving back gains after a meeting in Brussels broke up without delivering a deal.
Arj Singh, David Young and Shaun Connolly Jean Claude Juncker has held talks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar minutes before meeting Theresa May for key Brexit discussions, amid reports of a major compromise to ensure there is no hard Irish...
Theresa May pulled out at the last minute from a deal to break the Brexit logjam after meeting fierce resistance from the Democratic Unionist Party, Ireland's prime minister has claimed.
Theresa May is set to meet key EU figures for crunch talks which could determine whether she is able to secure a Brexit deal.
Kevin Doyle For one day only, Ireland stands at the centre of Europe. A small nation shouldering great power, which brings with it great responsibility.
Independent.ie Newsdesk ALL four members of the British government's Social Mobility Commission have quit accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of being too fixated on Brexit to improve the prospects of those from...
Dan O'Brien Ireland's strategic objective in the Brexit fiasco is to keep Britain as tightly locked into the European economic and legal order as possible. This is a vital national interest. Achieving it was always going to be one of the greatest foreign policy challenges this State has ever faced. It was made so much harder last January when...
Jody Corcoran Ireland and the European Union have agreed that a new EU-UK treaty will apply the conditions of the single market and customs union to avoid the return of a hard border in Northern Ireland,...
Alastair Reid AN ENGLISH woman has been inundated with tweets and phone calls after Donald Trump mistakenly posted to her instead of Theresa May.
By Georgina Stubbs, Press Association in Amman, Jordan Strictly Come Dancing quarter finalist Debbie McGee has the backing of the Prime Minister as she continues her bid to be crowned this year’s winner.
Georgina Stubbs in Jordan, Andrew Woodcock and Gavin Cordon Theresa May has said countering the far-right is just as important as dealing with the Islamist threat amid a deepening transatlantic row with Donald Trump over extremism.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Donald Trump was "wrong" to retweet videos produced by the "hateful" Britain First organisation, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.
Jane Last British Prime Minster Theresa May's former Downing Street Chief of Staff has said Britain needs "to help Ireland's young and inexperienced leader back down from his impossible Brexit...
Independent.ie Newsdesk A UK Cabinet minister has said she disagrees with Donald Trump's tweeted attack on Theresa May, but does not believe it should be allowed to detract from Britain's relationship with America and...
Robert Mendick, Christopher Hope and Nick Allen British Prime Minister Theresa May has issued her first direct condemnation of Donald Trump after he promoted anti-Islamic hate videos posted by a leader of a British far-right group.
The "moment of truth" in Brexit negotiations is approaching and the European Union hopes for agreement on so-called withdrawal issues "in the next few days", Brussels' chief negotiator has said.
Resolving the issue of Northern Ireland's border after leaving the European Union cannot be completed until trade talks with Brussels have progressed, Liam Fox said as Dublin warned it could veto the next stage of Brexit negotiations unless there is movement on the...
Laura Hughes Theresa May has been warned by the DUP that the question of using the Irish Sea as a post-Brexit border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK is "non-negotiable".
Colm McCarthy 'What the hell does your government think it's doing?" a former Conservative minister asked the Irish Times' London correspondent, Denis Staunton, last week. "Do they not know the pressure she'll...
Theresa May has been given 10 days to offer further concessions on issues including the Brexit divorce bill and the complex matter of the Northern Irish border if she wants European Union leaders to agree to trade talks.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Theresa May has called for fresh talks between the Northern Ireland parties to end the deadlock over power-sharing at Stormont.
William James UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced £4bn of spending on research and development and regional growth strategies, setting out plans to help the economy grow after Brexit.
Philip Ryan Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was stonewalled by British Prime Minister Theresa May when he pushed for a special customs deal for Northern Ireland during the crucial Brexit talks in Sweden last week.
By Edd Dracott The Labour Party’s Christmas card has taken a political approach by poking fun at last month’s error-strewn Conservative party conference.
Theresa May has been urged by European Union leaders to spell out how much the UK will pay Brussels in a so-called divorce bill in order to secure progress on trade talks.
By Kalyeena Makortoff, Press Association City Reporter The pound took a hit on Monday amid fears surrounding Theresa May’s future as Prime Minister following weekend reports that she is facing a rebellion from Conservative backbenchers.
Ben Woods The pound has taken a tumble following weekend reports that UK Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a 40-strong rebellion from her Conservative backbenchers.
By Ben Woods, Press Association Chief City Correspondent The pound has taken a tumble following weekend reports that Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a 40-strong rebellion from her Conservative backbenchers.
Guy Faulconbridge British Prime Minister Theresa May should stop "misleading voters" and admit that Brexit can be avoided if Britain decides unilaterally to scrap divorce talks with the European Union, the man who drafted Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty has claimed.
David Hughes and Andrew Woodcock The date of Brexit will be written into law as Theresa May warned Tory rebels that the process of leaving the European Union will not be derailed.
David Davis has insisted he will not accept any solution to the issue of the Ireland-Northern Ireland border that damages the "constitutional and economic integrity of the UK".
Independent.ie Newsdesk UK Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a second reshuffle in a week as she attempts to reassert her authority following Priti Patel's resignation.
David Hughes, Gavin Cordon and Andrew Woodcock Priti Patel has quit her Cabinet role and acknowledged that her "actions fell below the standards of transparency and openness" she had advocated.
Press Association Political Staff UK International Development Secretary Priti Patel has been ordered back to Britain following the disclosure that she held further unauthorised meetings with Israeli politicians during a holiday to...
By Kalyeena Makortoff, Press Association City Reporter The London Stock Exchange “has made a very strong case” for oil giant Saudi Aramco to choose Britain for its expected $2 trillion (£1.5 trillion) flotation, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa...
James Brokenshire has said there is still time to save powersharing in Stormont.
Letters to the Editor Any day now Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker will want a suitable Requiem to bury Brexit. If they choose to do it with some ceremony, they could do worse than 'channel' the spirit of Frank...
The European Commission said a newspaper report that Jean-Claude Juncker had disparaged Theresa May's "despondent" demeanour after a dinner last week was a deliberate smear intended to disrupt Brexit negotiations.
Pro-EU MPs have expressed alarm Britain could leave the European Union without any transition period if there is no deal on a new free trade agreement.
Ed Brophy Don't be fooled by appearances. Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron's conciliatory words and smiles for Theresa May count for nothing.
John Downing So, just what did the EU leaders decide over two days in Brussels? Britain wanted talks now on the future EU-UK trade relationship after Brexit. The other 27 leaders insisted three big issues must...
By Taylor Heyman A picture of Theresa May looking supremely lonely at an EU Summit has received the meme-treatment.
Cormac McQuinn British Prime Minister Theresa May has said both the UK and EU agree that there should be no physical infrastructure at the Irish border.
Andrew Woodcock German chancellor Angela Merkel has given an upbeat assessment of Brexit talks, saying that she sees no reason why they should not succeed.
By Francesca Gosling Director and satirist Armando Iannucci has branded the political climate in Britain as already “too silly” to parody.
John Downing British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to offer new ideas on the "unique circumstances" facing the Border region during a 40-minute phone call with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
By Gavin Cordon, Press Association Whitehall Editor Downing Street has expressed renewed concern over the allegations of sexual harassment by the movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Jon Sharman Donald Trump’s planned state visit to the UK has been downgraded to a “working visit”, likely forming part of a multi-country tour, it has been reported.
By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor A number of senior Labour politicians have signed a letter to Theresa May calling for Harvey Weinstein to be stripped of his CBE.
Gavin Cordon Brussels has issued a fresh warning that it is up to the UK to come forward with proposals if it wants to break the deadlock in the stalled Brexit negotiations.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Theresa May will call for flexibility from the European Union over its approach to the Brexit negotiations as she seeks a breakthrough on her push for trade talks.
James Crisp and Kate McCann EU negotiators have "significantly" increased back-room talks with the British Labour Party because they are becoming concerned that Theresa May's administration will collapse before Brexit is complete.
By Kalyeena Makortoff, Press Association City Reporter Sterling fell to a near four-and-a-half week low against the US dollar on Friday, as reports of a Tory plot to topple Theresa May cast fresh doubt over the Prime Minister’s future.
By Nicola Irwin Theresa May’s conference speech was marred by coughing, a prankster and a sign which fell down a letter at a time.
By Ben Woods, Press Association Chief City Correspondent Sterling took a tumble on Friday as reports of a Tory plot to topple Theresa May cast fresh doubt over the Prime Minister’s future.
Helena Horton British Prime Minister Theresa May's keynote speech at the Tory conference descended into chaotic scenes after she struggled to cope with a sore throat and was interrupted by a prankster.
By Grace Rahman It’s safe to say Theresa May suffered through her keynote speech at the end of the Tory conference.
By Grace Rahman Theresa May’s speech at the Tory conference was eventful to say the least.
By Ben Woods, Press Association Chief City Correspondent Shares in utility stocks took a late hammering on Wednesday after Prime Minister Theresa May reignited her plans to enforce a price cap on energy bills.
Theresa May's conference speech teetered on the brink of disaster, as she repeatedly spluttered and coughed and lost her voice - forcing her to apologise.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Theresa May's keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester has been interrupted by comedian Lee Nelson, who handed her a sheet of paper marked P45.
By Alistair Mason It was nothing if not an eventful speech for Theresa May at the Conservative Party Conference.
By Kalyeena Makortoff, Press Association City Reporter Mark Carney has used an introductory speech at the Bank of England’s independence conference to remind leaders about the organisation’s limited influence on the economy, in particular...
Joe Watts European Council President Donald Tusk has warned there isn't "sufficient progress" by the UK in talks to break the Brexit deadlock.
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