Brexit

The Northern Ireland Protocol: the real fight is yet to come

28 June 2022 7:23 pm

Last night’s vote on the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill didn’t turn into an open revolt from Tory MPs – but…

What shape is the Treasury in now?

18 June 2022 9:00 am

Don’t bring a bottle. Your chances of finding a party in full swing down those chilly corridors are close to…

The EU never understood Northern Ireland

14 June 2022 4:15 pm

At the heart of the crisis over the Protocol is its failure to deliver on its own stated aims. To…

Changing the Northern Ireland Protocol won't break the law

13 June 2022 11:15 pm

The UK is about to publish a bill that will override parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol. We are doing…

The Northern Ireland Protocol is a problem Boris created

13 June 2022 9:20 pm

If Boris Johnson was elected on a single slogan, it was ‘Get Brexit done’. He then claimed it was done…

The next Brexit battle is here

13 June 2022 6:45 pm

The government will today reveal its plans to unilaterally rewrite parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Depending on who you…

Sheila Hancock takes pride in her irascibility

11 June 2022 9:00 am

This book begins with Sheila Hancock wondering why she is being offered a damehood. I must say I slightly wondered…

The problem with Macron’s vision for Europe

14 May 2022 9:00 am

The Ukraine crisis has transformed international affairs, forcing countries the world over to rethink their alliances and interests. New patterns…

EU: normal disservice resumes

30 April 2022 9:00 am

In the past few months, relations between the UK and the EU have been the best they have been since…

Brexit’s potential is beginning to be realised

30 April 2022 9:00 am

The purpose of Brexit was to strengthen Britain’s ties with both the world beyond Europe and with Europe itself, but…

Miss Brexit? Another bust-up is looming

29 April 2022 1:52 am

In the past few months, relations between the UK and the EU have been the best they have been since…

The Northern Ireland elections could break the Union

20 April 2022 12:40 am

Belfast, Northern Ireland Phillip Brett was just nine years old the night a neighbour called to say his brother, Gavin,…

How Britain was misled over Europe for 60 years

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Just as one is inclined to believe Carlyle’s point that the history of the world is but the biography of…

Has the past decade blunted our sense of the duty of care?

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Modern British history can be divided into two parts: before Covid and after. That is the central pillar of this…

Boris’s Brexit-Ukraine comparison was a mistake

22 March 2022 4:00 am

After years of post-Brexit rancour,the last few weeks have been a striking display of European (not just EU) unity. Britain…

A must-see for Westminster obsessives: Riverside Studios' Bloody Difficult Women reviewed

19 March 2022 9:00 am

Bloody Difficult Women is a documentary drama by the popular journalist Tim Walker, which looks at the similarities between Gina…

Russia had nothing to do with Brexit

17 March 2022 2:20 am

In light of Russia’s abhorrent invasion of Ukraine, certain corners of the internet have become obsessed – yet again – with Russia’s supposed…

David Frost's solution to cool UK-EU relations

16 March 2022 5:40 am

Since David Frost quit the government in December over its political direction, he has not said that much about the…

Will Westminster ever fix the Northern Ireland protocol?

16 March 2022 2:20 am

Last night’s spat between the Foreign Office and the Treasury was hardly reassuring for Unionists. If you missed it, a…

The party’s finally over for Nigel Farage

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Nigel Farage was never even an MP, but Michael Crick argues convincingly that he is one of the top five…

The abandoned revolution: has the government given up on Brexit?

29 January 2022 9:00 am

Has the government lost interest in Brexit?

Boris's Brexit bonanza

27 January 2022 10:00 pm

Tory whips are working overtime to win round waverers as Boris Johnson struggles to rescue his flailing premiership. Among the arguments being…

Road to Reform: is Richard Tice’s party a threat to the Tories?

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Is Richard Tice’s party a threat to the Tories?

Robert Harris on Boris Johnson, cancel culture and rehabilitating Chamberlain

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Nigel Jones talks to the writer Robert Harris about Blair, Johnson and Polanski, cancel culture and his quest to rehabilitate Neville Chamberlain

The problem with rewilding

6 January 2022 10:30 pm

The government has gone wild. Under new plans, just announced by Environment Secretary George Eustice, farmers and landowners in England could…