Brexit

Is the EU breaching its UK treaty by failing to protect LGBT rights?

18 June 2021 12:52 am

Has the EU Commission lost any sense of moral value? This week, Hungary, an EU member state, voted to impose…

The EU's debt bondage expansion

17 June 2021 9:21 pm

In the global market for government debt, worth an estimated $92 trillion (£66 trillion), it amounts to little more than a…

Brexit, lockdown and the fracturing of British politics

17 June 2021 8:45 am

Is our society becoming less tolerant and more viscerally tribal? Or is our politics provoking people into committing more angry…

The protocol may be Boris's greatest masterstroke

16 June 2021 4:52 pm

The jibes thrown at Boris Johnson over his unhappiness with the Northern Ireland protocol — based on the obvious observation…

We don't have to swap sovereignty for trade

16 June 2021 7:55 am

A new court will be established with powers over both countries. Labour and product laws will be harmonised. Flags with…

Keir Starmer is alienating both sides in the Brexit debate

15 June 2021 10:32 pm

What is it with Labour and Brexit? An issue that during Theresa May’s premiership looked like it could rip the…

Boris Johnson's Northern Ireland problem

14 June 2021 12:08 am

In an at times grouchy press conference, Boris Johnson tried to calm the row over the Northern Ireland protocol. The…

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Why this G7 summit matters more than most

12 June 2021 9:00 am

It’s risky planning a trip to the British seaside at any time of year. But if the weather forecast is…

It’s time to revisit the Northern Ireland protocol

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Britain has already seen two ‘Brexit days’ — when it formally left the EU on 31 January 2020 and the…

Biden proves that Trump was a true British ally

11 June 2021 8:11 am

Now that Joe Biden has landed, many Brits may now be realising what a stalwart friend you had in Trump. Within minutes…

Joe Biden doesn't understand Northern Ireland

11 June 2021 12:38 am

Even a pessimist could be forgiven for being surprised by Joe ‘I’m Irish’ Biden’s ham-fisted intervention in the ongoing row…

Labour is in last chance saloon

5 June 2021 5:30 pm

If they have any sense – a proposition I will test later – officials from Labour, the Liberal Democrats and…

The DUP has been broken by Brexit

31 May 2021 4:46 pm

Are we witnessing the end of the DUP as the dominant unionist party in Northern Ireland? Tumultuous events in Belfast in…

A brilliant, tense, ragged slice of drama: Waiting for Lefty reviewed

29 May 2021 9:00 am

A Russian Doll is a monologue about Putin’s campaign to swing the Brexit vote in his favour. It stars Rachel…

Who cares who runs the railways? We just want them to run on time

29 May 2021 9:00 am

The long-awaited review of the railways by former British Airways executive Keith Williams chugged past the platform of public debate…

Bloc buster: David Frost on Brexit, Barnier and the backstop

22 May 2021 9:00 am

David Frost on Brexit, Barnier and the backstop

The Australian trade deal is about more than just trade

19 May 2021 8:55 pm

What happens with an Australia trade deal won’t just reveal how serious this country is about free trade but also…

Boris must stand up to farmers – and back the Australia trade deal

18 May 2021 8:47 pm

Farms will be devastated. The countryside will be ruined. And we will all be forced to eat weird food that…

Will the DUP's Edwin Poots win his war on the Northern Ireland protocol?

15 May 2021 3:15 pm

What to make of the triumph of Edwin Poots, the new leader of the Democratic Unionist party, who defeated the…

What Europe could learn from Britain’s new migration system

15 May 2021 9:00 am

While the EU’s former chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has no formal role in devising the bloc’s immigration policy, his…

Who would want to replace Arlene Foster?

29 April 2021 3:06 am

Arlene Foster has announced that she will be standing down as DUP leader on the 28 May and First Minister…

Alan Duncan rants about ‘idiot’ parliamentary colleagues and Britain’s waning influence

24 April 2021 9:00 am

As a budding political apparatchik, my first job out of university was as a junior parliamentary assistant to Alan Duncan…

The collapse of the Brexit scare stories

21 April 2021 3:43 pm

The collapse in UK-EU trade after 1 January was widely reported. What has not been reported nearly as much is…

Spectacular invective: Jonathan Meades lets rip about Boris and Brexit

17 April 2021 9:00 am

The title alludes to Jonathan Meades’s first collection of criticism, Peter Knows What Dick Likes, and to the album by…

Mon dieu! Our French residency permits have arrived

17 April 2021 9:00 am

For EU nationals living in Britain and wanting to legally remain after Brexit, a letter or an email was enough…