As the government announces plans to pull its diplomats out of all non-essential EU meetings, Georgina Wright argues that the UK should make the most of being part of EU institutions – from knowing what new policy is on the agenda to who is working on it – while it still can.
The prime minister is looking for a way to dump the backstop and avoid a no-deal Brexit. He could opt for a ‘standstill agreement’ – but even that presents big problems for both the UK and the EU, writes Georgina Wright.
The prime minister is on the final leg of his “awesome foursome” tour. He says his priority is to restore power sharing in Northern Ireland – but his Brexit strategy means he will end up imposing direct rule.