Arlene Foster

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

MICHAEL WHITE on the dark forces that circle as the hunt continues for a way out.

Theresa May might have got her Brexit agreement passed the EU27 but there seems little chance of her having the numbers to get it through parliament.

The Irish border represents Brexit’s most intractable problem. But, as PADDY HOEY explains, the real issue is not about the technicalities of trade, but the more profound issue of identity it raises.

A fresh rift looks set to scupper Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Michael White on the increasingly hopeless manoeuvres from all sides as they realise the finish line is near.

STEVE ANGLESEY on Nigel Farage, Priti Patel, and crowns another Brexiteer of the Week.

A series of catastrophic missteps by Theresa May, Arlene Foster and others look like condemning Britain to the very worst possible outcome in the Brexit negotiations. JANE MERRICK reports

MICHAEL WHITE on the looming conclusion for Brexit’s ring a ring o’roses and why we’re all about to fall down

David Davis has urged Brexiteers in the cabinet to force Theresa May to dump her bid to strike a deal with the EU.

Theresa May is facing a mass walk out of her cabinet over Brexit negotiations.

The PM is gambling on an appeal to Labour but she could still get her cards from the Tories

Hardcore Brexiteers have vowed they will not budge on the prime minister’s Chequers plan.

“To at least half the nation, a 2022 festival would celebrate national self-immolation.”

Northern Ireland could be plunged into darkness following a no-deal Brexit, government officials have warned.

Labour leader flounders as zealots keep of agenda on left and right

This week Andrew Adonis discusses whether Ireland could be Europe’s new liberal icon.

Peace in Northern Ireland is still not a done deal, says Andrew Adonis, and Brexit poses its gravest threat

Northern Ireland might be about to bear the brunt of Brexit but new government figures suggest that the region will be woefully unprepared for it.

Brexit legislation will return to the House of Lords today with reports suggesting peers will seek to give Parliament a final say on any deal struck with Brussels.

MICHAEL WHITE on the transitional deal and the problems that still remain over the Irish border

Here is a selection of some of the best quotes from an extraordinary year in politics.

The border issue may have been fudged for now, but when it comes to Ireland, much else has become abundantly clear, says DEIRDRE HEENAN.

The Prime Minister is doomed even if she survives yet another self-created crisis, writes reader Daniel Hunt.

Brexit negotiations will move on to trade talks after the European Commission agreed “sufficient progress” had been made.

The DUP have slammed the brakes on Brexit leaving Theresa May red-faced during crunch talks in Brussels.

Dublin has intensified the pressure on Number 10 declaring Brexit will not progress until an agreement about the border is struck.

Old bigotries dissolve, but they are quickly replaced by new ones if the vacuum is only filled by economic failure and inequality, by uncertainty compounded by weak leadership.

The A of austerity, plus the B of Brexit may be heading to the C of a crashing economy, but there is still time to change things.

The Brexit vote has divided us in a new way between the Optimists and the Pessimists. Just to complicate things, both tendencies exist in both Remain and Leave.

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