Northern Ireland

The grim politics of the Irish border are far from the bravado of Brexiteers says Stephen Travers, survivor of the Miami Showband massacre, one of the most notorious atrocities of the Troubles. Ahead of a new documentary on the subject, he spoke to TONY EVANS

As Theresa May’s deal falls again, this week marks the week British politics lost the plot, writes JAMES BALL.

The true significance of the other backstop – in Ireland – is often lost in the rhetoric. BARNABY TOWNS reports on what it represents

The territory has barely featured in the endgame deal discussions, but it is about to move to the centre stage, says Marius S. Ostrowski.

The latest talks aimed at breaking the Brexit deadlock over the Northern Ireland backstop have failed to achieve a breakthrough, the European Commission has said.

Young people from Northern Ireland have met with the EU’s chief negotiator in Brussels to plead with him not to sacrifice their future over the crucial days ahead.

An anti-Brexit campaign group in Northern Ireland have unveiled a new billboard at Stormont announcing a protest to take place at the Irish border.

Boris Johnson looked like he’d blown it. But at a critical moment for Brexit, the former foreign secretary is once again being tipped for Downing Street.

Tony Blair has reiterated his warnings on the consequences of a no-deal Brexit, saying it could be “devastating” for the Northern Ireland peace process.

Our growing acceptance of deceit in public life will have disastrous consequences for us all, warns GAVIN ESLER.

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

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

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

Theresa May’s speech in Northern Ireland suffered from a failure in technology as she tried to argue for new technical solutions on the Irish border.

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.

Former Northern Ireland first minister Lord Trimble is threatening to take the government to court over the controversial Brexit backstop.

Few British politicians played a bigger role in the recent history of the Balkans than Lord Ashdown. Following his death in December, his friend DENIS MacSHANE pays tribute

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

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

Representatives from Northern Ireland’s business, farming, trade union, community and voluntary sectors are travelling to Westminster to urge MPs to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

Mock soldiers returned to the Irish border as protesters warned Theresa May not to allow the “nightmare” situation of Brexit to derail Northern Ireland’s hard-won peace.

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

STEVE ANGLESEY’s Brex Factor on Wetherspoon’s boss Tim Martin

Brexit will do nothing for the overlooked parts of the UK, says JOHN KAMPFNER. Instead, it will hurt them the most.

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

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

The political situation in Northern Ireland leaves many unionists unrepresented and Brexit is serving only to heighten this sense of disconnect. PADDY HOEY considers where it might lead

Enough is enough. If Leavers are really convinced about their policy, they must convince us afresh, says Guto Harri, a former aide to leading architect of Brexit Boris Johnson

The New European’s editor-at-large on why January is set to be the biggest month in Brexit since June 2016

STEVE RICHARDS on a year in which events and politics moved so fast that the words of politicians could not keep up with them.

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