Brexit

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…

Does Boris believe in Brexit?

5 January 2022 11:00 pm

For once, yesterday’s Downing Street press conference included a worthwhile question, and not of the ‘why aren’t you locking us…

How well is Brexit going?

5 January 2022 12:00 am

Twelve months after a comprehensive trade deal was signed with the EU, where are we now? How has the UK…

Banana republic Britain and the curse of reverse exceptionalism

29 December 2021 6:15 pm

A day did not go by on social media in 2021 without some high-profile performative outrage about Boris Johnson and…

It's not too late for Boris Johnson

18 December 2021 9:00 am

It is two years since Boris Johnson achieved one of the most remarkable election victories in modern history. The large…

Shell's Dutch departure is a vote of confidence in Brexit Britain

16 November 2021 2:44 am

The City was meant to be hollowed out. Shortages would cripple the economy. And major multinationals would move their headquarters,…

Has JP Morgan changed its tune on Brexit Britain?

10 November 2021 2:08 am

Supermarket shelves are bare. There may not be enough turkeys for Christmas. Wages and prices are rising. And the government…

France is too Catholic to forgive Britain for Brexit

27 October 2021 5:00 pm

Former Chancellor Nigel Lawson famously said that the National Health Service is the nearest thing we British have to a…

Macron’s pointless fish war

26 October 2021 8:59 am

During the now virtually forgotten cod wars between Iceland and the United Kingdom from 1958 to 1976, the diminutive foreign…

Cummings throws a spanner in the Brexit works

13 October 2021 11:45 pm

Is Dominic Cummings about to derail the government’s plans for a new Northern Ireland protocol? That’s the concern inside government as Boris…

David Frost's protocol diplomacy

13 October 2021 12:03 am

As a general rule in post-Brexit politics, when David Frost makes a public intervention on the Northern Ireland protocol, it…

Boris’s hostage to fortune

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Most prime ministers would be worried about supply chain shortages. But as became increasingly clear at the Tory party conference…

Priti Patel strikes a bullish tone

6 October 2021 1:45 am

The theme of Priti Patel’s party conference speech this afternoon was very much ‘large and in charge’. She devoted much…

No, Biden didn't just snub Brexit Britain

22 September 2021 11:54 pm

For European Union enthusiasts, the ‘trade deal with America’ has joined ‘£350 million pledge on a bus’ as one of…

Will Scottish independence really be 'Brexit times ten'?

18 September 2021 4:00 pm

Scottish civil servants are to start work on a ‘detailed prospectus’ for independence so the Scottish government can hold another…

A tale of refugees from ‘Brexit Britain’

11 September 2021 9:00 am

In the New Year I was introduced to a couple who had fled Britain impulsively on New Year’s Eve with…

When will the DUP realise the truth about the Tory Brexit strategy?

8 September 2021 11:27 pm

Are the Tories serious about getting rid of the troublesome Northern Ireland Protocol? The latest extension to the so-called grace period –…

France's provocateur is coming to London

3 September 2021 7:34 am

Five years ago, London’s affluent French poured their dosh into the campaign of Emmanuel Macron. This time around, supporters of…

Lucy Ellmann is angry about everything, especially men

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Is Lucy Ellmann serious? On the one hand, yes, very. The novel she published before this collection of essays was…

How Boris can save Northern Ireland

28 July 2021 11:24 pm

Over the past few weeks and months, there has been plenty of focus on the Northern Ireland Brexit Protocol, and…

Boris's Brexit deal isn’t worth sacrificing Northern Ireland for

21 July 2021 11:43 pm

There will be chaos at the borders. Food will run out at the supermarkets. Travellers will face long queues, and…

Keir Starmer's fundamental problem

17 July 2021 4:05 pm

Half a century ago, Willie Whitelaw accused Harold Wilson of ‘going around the country stirring up apathy’. I can think…

The EU's Brexit bill doesn't add up

16 July 2021 9:16 pm

A dozen hospitals. A hundred million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and a lot more of the Oxford one. Or…