Jeremy Hunt admits Brexit may be delayed to avoid no deal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Foreign secretary says article 50 extension may be necessary if deal agreed close to deadline Follow all the latest on Brexit with our live blog Jeremy Hunt said the Brexit impasse was ‘a very challenging situation’. Photograph: James Veysey/Rex/Shutterstock The foreign secretary, Jeremy Läs mer…

The backstop isn’t just about trade. Is that so hard to understand, Britain? | Dearbhail McDonald

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Northern Ireland The backstop isn’t just about trade. Is that so hard to understand, Britain? Dearbhail McDonald The Good Friday agreement allows people to identify as Irish, British or both. We’re being forced, once again, to choose sides Illustration: Eva Bee. One of Läs mer…

Rare Lucian Freud portrait of Guinness heir goes up for auction

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Lucian Freud Artist’s 1956 painting hung in legendary house in Wicklow mountains for half a century ‘A jewel of a painting’: Lucian Freud’s Head of a Boy. Photograph: Sotheby’s A tender and rarely seen portrait of a boy by Lucian Freud that hung in Läs mer…

Ireland's nurses and midwives begin first day of strikes over pay

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ireland PM rejects demands, saying money needed to mitigate the effects of a no-deal Brexit Nurses and midwives protesting in Dublin on Wednesday. Their union says they work longer hours and receive less money than a decade ago. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters Tens of thousands Läs mer…

Brexit: May goes back to Brussels but EU says nothing has changed

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit MPs pass amendment pledging to replace Irish backstop with ‘alternative arrangements’ How each MP voted – interactive Theresa May leaves the Commons after tense day in parliament during which MPs voted on seven amendments. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images Theresa May was handed a Läs mer…

EU data watchdog raises concerns over Facebook integration

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Irish commission that regulates site requests urgent briefing on platforms merger Facebook says its plan will make it easier to reach friends and family across networks. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian Facebook’s plan to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger could raise Läs mer…

Brexit backstop amendment would give May 'enormous firepower'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Amendment would give PM stronger position in Brussels, Tory MP Graham Brady claims All of the day’s Brexit news – live updates Sir Graham Brady said he was hopeful of ministerial support for his amendment. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images Theresa May would go Läs mer…