Ireland

Ireland’s prime minister Leo Varadkar has said anyone hoping that EU solidarity with Ireland will falter on the Brexit border backstop is “in for a nasty surprise”.

It’s time to march in the final race, writes ANDREW ADONIS.

GARTH CARTWRIGHT talks to Horace Panter of the ska pioneers about the band’s astonishing new album, politics and painting.

As Sergio Parisse takes part in perhaps his last Six Nations, RICHARD LUCK pays tribute to a sporting great who found himself in a team of also-rans, and wonders what might have been.

Taking Scotland and Northern Ireland out of the EU against their wishes is political vandalism, writes RACHEL JOHNSON.

By picking a fight with Ireland, the UK might turn one of its closest allies against it, writes BONNIE GREER.

Irish premier Leo Varadkar has said he will not be negotiating Brexit when he meets Theresa May for dinner in Dublin tonight.

A no-deal Brexit using WTO rules would be disastrous and Brexiteers claiming otherwise are engaging in make-believe, writes ANDREW ADONIS.

After an appearance on The Last Leg, ALASTAIR CAMPBELL credits the man behind his withering insult aimed at Nigel Farage.

The UK government is barrelling down the Brexit motorway while ignoring the no-deal shaped brick wall in front of it, writes MICHAEL WHITE.

If Jeremy Corbyn helps Theresa May to deliver Brexit, voters will never forgive him, writes MATT KELLY.

Theresa May will visit Northern Ireland to deliver a speech that will attempt to reassure the people there that she “will find a way to deliver Brexit” that honours commitments including avoiding a hard border with Ireland.

Twenty years since the shooting stopped in the Balkans, Denis MacShane asks if the region can yet move on from its bloody history

The UK can learn from New Zealand on how a second referendum can re-boot democracy, says MATT QVORTRUP.

How the killing of Tory MP Airey Neave still reverberates today, by his biographer, the veteran political reporter Paul Routledge.

Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney has said there are no “alternative arrangements” to replace the backstop in any Brexit deal.

Theresa May is likely lose the next big Commons vote. ANDREW ADONIS believes a People’s Vote remains the most likely outcome.

Nigel Farage has claimed that Ireland would leave the European Union - despite polling showing overwhelming support for its membership.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has accused PM Theresa May and her government of being “in complete denial” over further negotiations with the EU.

Backbench Brexiteer MP Andrea Jenkyns has admitted that the Government has made a mess of Brexit but that they are stuck with PM Theresa May.

Ireland has ruled out allowing a time limit on the Irish backstop or allowing the UK to unilaterally withdraw, calling it a threat to the island’s increasingly fragile Good Friday peace process.

Readers will know ANDREW ADONIS is not one for giving Theresa May praise but on this occasion he has.

Mitch Benn provides a handy guide on how to tackle the most common arguments supporting Brexit.

“They made a godawful mess, a mess of which only a handful seem to understand even the most basic of elements.”

#83: Lola Montez, dancer and adventuress. February 17, 1821 - January 17, 1861

As things begin to fall apart Bonnie Greer looks back at the late great writers who will define the next 12 months.

Boris Johnson left an Irish interviewer baffled as he answered a question on Ireland’s concerns by talking about how much cheese the UK imports.

Even at this late stage, Brexiteers are projecting their own dreams onto their failing enterprise, in the knowledge they will escape the blame. John Kampfner reports.

All of this talk of the Blitz spirit is nonsense, Britain won’t cope with the inconvenience of a no-deal Brexit, says Rachel Johnson

Andrew Adonis explains how the prime minister lost touch with reality.

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