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The European Commission's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (C) points towards the north as he is accompanied by Irish Foreign Affairs Minister, Charlie Flanagan (R) as they walk along the border separating Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic known as Concession Road on May 12, 2017 in Monaghan, Ireland.

Why Theresa May will almost certainly break her promise to avoid a hard Brexit border in Ireland

The Irish border issue barely featured in the EU referendum campaign, but it has rapidly become one of the most difficult issues in Brexit talks.
Brexit Secretary David Davis.

Report: The UK is considering opening its borders and abandoning all customs checks after Brexit

The UK government is reportedly considering a 'Throw Open the Borders option' if Britain leaves the EU with no deal.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with regional female entrepreneurs ahead of the upcoming International Women's Day during his visit to the Samara bakery and confectionery factory in Samara, Russia March 7, 2018.

Putin believes the UK is weak because of Brexit, according to Lithuanian minister

Russian president Vladimir Putin is testing the UK a time of isolation and weakness owing to Brexit, according to Lithuania’s foreign minister.

JD Wetherspoon boss threatens to stop selling prosecco and champagne in post-Brexit trade war

"In almost all cases there are suitable, and often excellent, alternatives to EU products available elsewhere," he said in a shareholder update.

Chris Grayling insists a hard Brexit will not mean increased border checks

The transport secretary said Britain's borders will continue to function just as they do now after Britain leaves the EU.
US President Donald Trump (L) chats with Russia's President Vladimir Putin as they attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017.

Putin is thought to be testing how isolated Britain is after Brexit — and he won’t like the results

Russia may be attempting to establish whether Britain's European allies will support retaliation, or 'simply send their best wishes.'
migration vehicles pass parked lorries on the M20 motorway, which leads from London to the Channel Tunnel terminal at Ashford and the Ferry Terminal at Dover, in southern England, Britain July 31, 2015.

The government is hiding its Brexit plans by making firms sign secretive ‘gagging agreements’

Labour MP Chuka Umunna described the report as a 'shocking and very serious development.'
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russia claimed that Britain is taking action against it to distract people from how Brexit is going

Sergei Lavrov said that UK promises to expel 23 Russian diplomats are a distraction play.
Brexit Secretary David Davis.

David Davis accepts that the Brexit transition will end in December 2020

The Brexit Secretary suggested the UK government will give in to the EU's demand for a 20-month transition period.

Brexit will damage NHS funding, increase waiting times, and worsen staff shortages, report says

Brexit could damage NHS funding, increase hospital waiting times, and worsen staffing shortages, according to a new report.