What happens if we have no deal? 15/10/2020
Mr Johnson told his cabinet this week that leaving the EU without a deal should hold “no fear” for Britain, but was he right?
UK PM Boris Johnson had been wildly happy about his new EU exit deal; then he introduced a law undermining both it, and the last round of trade negotiations. Speaking with two former permanent secretaries of the UK’s EU exit department, Matt Ross asks whether Johnson is applying firm leverage – or deliberately sabotaging the trade talks.
Irish Foreign Affairs Minister On Brexit And A Seat On The U.N. Security Council [4 mins] 30/09/2020
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Simon Coveney about the latest developments regarding Britain's exit from the European Union and Ireland's upcoming seat on the U.N. Security Council.
Democratic Congressman says Brexit deal issue in NI ‘goes beyond taxes and tariffs – it is preserving a fairly fragile peace’ [5 mins] 10/09/2020
‘Britain does not break treaties’: EU president quotes Thatcher as she tells Boris Johnson he cannot change Brexit deal 16/09/2020
Ursula von der Leyen says EU will ‘never backtrack’ on withdrawal agreement.
Internal market bill would endanger future trade deals, says Kim Darroch, the former British ambassador to the US.
Simon Coveney: “Sorry, there is no blockade proposed. And that is the type of inflammatory language coming from No 10 which is spin. And not truth" 13/09/2020
Andrew Marr: “Would the EU block goods entering Northern Ireland from Britain?” / Simon Coveney: “Sorry, there is no blockade proposed. And that is the type of inflammatory language coming from No 10 which is spin. And not truth"
"Lots of requests for a step-by-step explanation of Johnson's plans to breach Protocol on Irish border. No problem." - Michael Dougan 13/09/2020
Lots of requests for a step-by-step explanation of Johnson's plans to breach Protocol on Irish border. / No problem. And by the end, you'll understand why this man is totally unfit to hold public office.
Irish Justice Minister says UK's actions over Brexit have 'damaged trust' with Ireland [7 mins] 13/09/2020
Irish Justice Minister Helen McEntee says the UK's actions over Brexit have set talks back and "damaged trust" between Britain and Ireland. / She told Sophy Ridge it is "simply not the case" that the EU has threatened to block food supplies between Northem Ireland and Great Britain and bring in a full scale trade border down the Irish Sea.
'What were they thinking?': No US-UK trade deal if Good Friday Agreement is broken, threatens Pelosi 11/09/2020
Nancy Pelosi has warned the UK there will be "absolutely no chance" of a trade deal with Washington passing Congress should the government override the Brexit withdrawal agreement signed by Boris Johnson.
Sir Jonathan Jones: Top Government lawyer becomes sixth senior Civil Servant to quit, as Boris Johnson plans Brexit deal challenge 08/09/2020
Sir Jonathan Jones, head of the Government’s Legal Service, has resigned reportedly over Boris Johnson’s plans to tweak the Northern Ireland protocol.
Shockwaves felt both sides of Irish divide over plan to renege on withdrawal agreement.
Northern Ireland minister say government cannot be expected to provide businesses with all information 'from day one'.
The New Irish Border Deal - ExplainTrade 24/11/2019
This article is going to try and explain lots of different things which all form part of the ‘what’s going on right now’ picture.
The British government's lack of understanding and overly political approach to post-Brexit trading arrangements in Northern Ireland has left businesses there in the dark, a Westminster committee has claimed.
The increasingly shrill nature of the rhetoric around Brexit is a worrying development that has the potential to do as much damage to Irish-British relations in the longer term as the practical consequences of the process itself.
Britain will spend 705 million pounds on border infrastructure to help keep trade flowing after its transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said on Sunday.
MPs claim failure to implement a robust customs regime in Northern Ireland will lead to international criminals, including drug traffickers, making plans to target a soft border.
Brexit: No light ahead of the tunnel 13/06/2020
On 7 October last year, there was a defining phone call between Boris Johnson and Angel Merkel.
Tánaiste Simon Coveney says a no-deal Brexit is a risk now because the UK is looking for something very different to what was committed to in the Political Declaration [4 mins] 17/05/2020
UK refuses request from Brussels for Northern Ireland presence for second time.
Prime minister expected to press EU leaders to dedicate attention to faltering negotiations.