Any Brexit deal that applies to Northern Ireland will also cover the rest of the UK, David Davis has promised in an urgent bid to reassure the Democrat Unionist party on whom the government relies for votes.
Brexit-backing Conservative MPs have lined up to echo the warning of Democratic Unionist party leader, Arlene Foster, that “any form of regulatory divergence” between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK would be an unacceptable concession in Brexit negotiations.
The British government appears to have bowed to the Republic of Ireland’s demand that Northern Ireland will stay aligned with key EU laws and regulations after Brexit so as to ensure that a hard border does not return to the island.
Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker were forced to admit it was not possible to strike a Brexit deal on Monday after a frantic day of negotiations came to a halt because Northern Ireland’s DUP had not yet been signed up.
The president says his former national security adviser's life had been "destroyed" because of the lie.
The Irish government is not immediately ready to approve Brexit talks moving on to the next phase although progress has been made, an Irish minister said at the start of a crucial day for the negotiation process.
2017 has been a reasonably good year for the Liberal Democrats, but could it be about to get better?
Theresa May and the Irish government have failed to reach a deal on the crucial Brexit issue of the Northern Ireland border ahead of a crunch meeting on Monday lunchtime with the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker.
David Cameron’s hopes of restricting EU migrants’ access to welfare could be realised, but only until someone has been resident for six months, as part of a package of reforms already being drawn up inside the European commission.
The Sun has stepped up its battle with Buckingham Palace over its report about the Queen’s alleged Euroscepticism by claiming it knows more than it has published, while David Cameron has ruled out an official inquiry.
Andrea Leadsom has set out her vision for the leadership of the Conservative party, insisting EU nationals in Britain will not be “bargaining chips” but that freedom of movement will end.
The shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry, has intervened in the Labour leadership race, criticising the party’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, and accusing senior figures of attempting to “put the party’s members back in their box”.
Oh dear. First, trouble over the government’s pension “reforms” and bank regulation, now over its short-lived triumph over Google’s tax bill. It’s been a bad few days for cocky George Osborne, further indication that his hopes of succeeding David Cameron as prime minister are just that.
A poll of British and German companies operating in the UK has found that almost a third would consider moving jobs out of the country following a vote to leave the European Union.
The former Labour leader Neil Kinnock has accused Jeremy Corbyn of showing “ignorance, lack of concern, or willingness to let the Tory Brexiters run amok” after the EU referendum, as he endorsed Owen Smith for leadership of the party.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is playing a political blinder. In footballing terms, he's scored a hat-trick before half-time and his team look on the way to a famous victory.
UKIP met a bitter end in June, but there are signs that the party could make a come-back.
David Davis has said the chances of Britain crashing out of the EU without a trade deal have dropped dramatically as a result of last week’s breakthrough on the principles of a Brexit divorce agreement.
Keir Starmer has said Labour is prepared to consider ongoing payments to the EU and accept the “easy movement” of workers in order to secure the benefits of the single market and customs union.