Brexit

Scotland could become the EU's next great problem

2 March 2021 8:54 pm

It is generally acknowledged, even by diehard Remainers, that the European Union’s handling of Cameron’s attempted renegotiation of the UK’s…

The EU is stepping up its raid on the city of London

26 February 2021 12:27 am

It is not usual for the Governor of the Bank of England to ask permission to make a statement about…

The City is losing its battle with Brussels and Amsterdam

20 February 2021 9:00 am

No sign of progress towards a workable deal with the EU for financial services, on which news is due next…

It is time to make friends with the EU

20 February 2021 9:00 am

On Monday morning, Clément Beaune, Emmanuel Macron’s Europe Minister, clipped out the section of his media interview criticising Britain’s vaccination…

The EU needs to stop punishing Britain for Brexit

19 February 2021 3:01 am

There have always been those on the European side who believe that for the EU project to succeed, Brexit must…

Labour’s damning silence on Brexit

18 February 2021 2:40 am

The Labour party has updated the old metaphysical question: ‘If a tree falls in a forest and no one is…

Biden's rift with Brussels is only set to grow

16 February 2021 1:46 am

It was meant to be a special relationship. After the tumultuous Trump years, President Biden was planning to reset relations…

The Northern Ireland protocol problem

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Ursula von der Leyen now admits that she overreacted in the EU’s vaccine row with the UK. She has spoken…

Von der Leyen has learnt nothing from the EU's vaccine fiasco

11 February 2021 12:58 am

As non-apology apologies go, it was right up there with the best of them. Speaking to MEPs today, the president…

What if Covid had struck in the 1970s?

6 February 2021 9:00 am

We have reached Covid-19’s first anniversary in the UK — and I really think we should do something fitting to…

Vaccine success is a boost for Boris – and the Union

6 February 2021 9:00 am

Imagine for a minute what British politics would be like without a Covid vaccine. The cabinet would be deeply, and…

One year after Brexit, Britain is reaping the benefits of independence

1 February 2021 1:35 am

A year ago today Britain awoke to a rather muted celebration – which seemed to consist largely of a bubble…

Can Spain's faith in the EU survive Covid?

30 January 2021 5:30 pm

According to ancient Moorish legend, when the world was created each land was given five wishes. Spain’s first four wishes…

What’s next for the Special Relationship?

30 January 2021 9:00 am

This is a crucial year for the UK’s two most important relationships. The Anglo-American alliance, our strongest diplomatic and security…

The EU's vaccine opportunism will not be forgotten

30 January 2021 8:03 am

At first, it sounded like empty rage. The European Union had spent all week making wild statements about controlling vaccine…

How the EU vaccine row could escalate

28 January 2021 3:09 am

The EU is now insisting that AstraZeneca use vaccine produced at its UK site to make up for a shortfall in…

The rise of the super pessimist

25 January 2021 5:00 pm

Covid isn’t the only thing to have developed a dangerous strain in the UK; pessimism has also mutated and is…

Will the next generation wonder what the fuss over Brexit was about?

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Robert Tombs’s new book is not long: 165 pages of argument, unadorned by maps or images. But brevity is good,…

Farewell to my dear friend Richard, the very best of us

23 January 2021 9:00 am

I heard the shocking news last week that one of my oldest friends — Richard Edwards — had died suddenly…

British opera companies and orchestras must start investing in native talent

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Brexit and Covid have pushed us out of the common musical market and thrown us back on homegrown sprouts. Good, says Norman Lebrecht

Has Covid killed the EU's dream of open borders?

23 January 2021 4:28 am

‘All non-essential travel should be strongly discouraged both within the country and of course across borders,’ Ursula von der Leyen,…

France's Covid response is a source of national shame

16 January 2021 6:15 pm

France is the only permanent member of the UN Security Council not to have developed a coronavirus vaccine, and it…

We’re starting to see a new foreign policy for Brexit Britain

16 January 2021 9:00 am

What will Brexit Britain do differently? This is going to be the most important question in our politics for the…

Sell bitcoin, buy Tesla

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Which is madder, bitcoin at $41,500 — oops, make that $31,000 on Monday — or Tesla shares at $880 apiece?…

Portrait of the week: New year, new lockdown

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, announced harsher coronavirus restrictions in England, resembling those last March, except that bubbles continued.…