An annual survey of MPs found that 55 percent of Conservative MPs think there are other ways to prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland...

Cabinet ministers have been told Brussels is preparing to give promises about the backstop, saying it will not be permanent and would “only be...

Ska Keller warned the Brexit backstop is “absolutely vital” to protecting European Union interests, and therefore EU leaders cannot back down in...

Martin Howe QC said some MPs wrongly believe Parliament could pass an amendment which would allow Britain to quit the backstop arrangement. The legal...

The Dutch leader told reporters on his arrival in Brussels: “There is nobody in their right mind in the EU who wants to trigger the backstop because...

MPs were scheduled to vote on the Prime Minister’s draft Brexit withdrawal agreement on Tuesday, December 11. But as it looked utterly impossible for...

The need for a Brexit ‘backstop’ – to prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic – was one of the first...

In the key vote of the day the government was found in contempt of Parliament over its refusal to publish the legal advise in full. MPs in the House of...

The former Brexit Secretary demanded the Prime Minister and Cabinet publish in full the legal advice provided by the Attorney General regarding the Irish...

Theresa May told MPs that while a deal was on its way, the Irish border was still a “considerable sticking point.” At last week’s EU council summit,...

“If this scenario were to become a reality, we would be complying with regulations set by a body we were no longer part of and we had no input...

The Brexit backstop has become one of the most contentious elements of negotiations, with no one able to agree on how it’ll work. In theory, the backstop...

Mr Johnson was extremely critical of the Government’s plan not only for a Brexit deal but also the proposed plan for the Irish Backstop. Writing in...

Theresa May is thought to be facing a cabinet revolt (Image: GETTY) The plan, which was discussed by Mrs May’s “war cabinet” of senior ministers...

Reacting to an update provided by the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in the European Parliament, the former Foreign Secretary...

In his weekly column the former foreign secretary has warned that the proposals to deal with the Northern Ireland land border with Ireland will end “in...

In the latest sign Brussels is finally easing up on its hardline stance to Britain, EU officials are re-wording language on the Irish backstop in a bid...

In essence, the backstop deal would be an agreement between the UK and the EU over the customs union. The deal would help to avoid a hard border in Ireland...

Katy Hayward, a leading academic whose recent work focuses on the Irish border, said even the EU’s solution come with a degree of hardening of the...