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Deal discussed by Johnson and Varadkar

Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar have met to discuss the prime minister’s current Brexit proposals.

EU decision on UK Brexit proposals due this week, French president says

French president Emmanuel Macron has told prime minister Boris Johnson that the EU will decide by the end of this week whether the UK’s recent proposals can lead to a new Brexit deal.

Government unveils Brexit plans

The UK government has published its proposals to the EU for a new Brexit deal, including its alternative solution to the controversial Irish backstop.

Government shares confidential Brexit plans with EU

Following the announcement from the Finnish prime minister, Antti Rinne, that the UK had 12 days to set out their Brexit plans, the government has announced they have shared confidential documents with the EU which “reflect the ideas the UK has put forward.

No-deal Brexit would be shared “failure”, prime minister says

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that a no-deal Brexit would be a “failure” for which both the British and Irish governments would be culpable.

New withdrawal agreement must offer more than no backstop, Brexiteers warn

Pro-Brexit Conservative MPs have warned the prime minister that a new withdrawal agreement with the EU may still fail to pass through Parliament if it only manages to remove the controversial Irish backstop.

ERG will continue to vote down withdrawal agreement, Mark Francois warns

Prime minister Boris Johnson has been told by the European Research Group of Conservative MPs that around sixty backbench Conservative Brexiteers will vote down a withdrawal agreement even if the Irish backstop is removed.

Northern Ireland business experts refuse to endorse no-deal Brexit

Government efforts to find a solution to the Irish border issue have suffered a setback after its Northern Irish business advisers asked for changes to internal documents relating to potential alternative arrangements.

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