Brexit

The EU needs to stop playing politics with law

17 April 2021 8:50 am

The Lugano convention – part of a tapestry of complicated international law agreements ensuring the courts of one country recognise…

The Northern Ireland Protocol is untenable

16 April 2021 11:00 pm

The process that delivered us the Northern Ireland Protocol already seems to have been rewritten in official memory. It suits…

The UK’s vaccine roll-out has ended the Brexit debate

12 April 2021 11:21 pm

The country would remain implacably divided for a generation, with Remain and Leave replacing class and geography as the new…

Can Spain's Europhilism last?

11 April 2021 4:00 pm

‘Suppose a man be carried, whilst fast asleep, into a room where there is a person he longs to see…

Starmer's Labour is following the French Socialists into oblivion

9 April 2021 6:27 pm

Why does Keir Starmer seem set on following the example of the French Socialist party, and leading Labour into electoral…

What should go in the Brexit museum

5 April 2021 3:01 pm

Have you ever wondered what happened to Boris Johnson’s Brexit bus? One might think such a large, controversial item would…

Boris has a trump card in denying Sturgeon an 'illegal' referendum

2 April 2021 4:45 pm

Amidst all the dry economic arguments, one of the more emotive fronts on which the 2016 referendum was fought was…

European nations are reasserting themselves

29 March 2021 10:29 pm

All but the most hardened Remainer will admit that the EU’s vaccine rollout has been poor. Up against the UK’s…

Nigel Farage is destroying his own legacy

27 March 2021 5:30 pm

How’s this for a terrible confession? There has always been a small part of me that admires Nigel Farage. As…

Can Priti Patel’s asylum shake-up help Britain take back control?

26 March 2021 2:54 am

Every Home Secretary is forced to confront the cold political realities of the office. What they set out to deliver…

New poll gives Brexit a shot in the arm

25 March 2021 7:03 pm

On New Years’ Eve former Labour minister Andrew Adonis grandly declared on Twitter: ‘The campaign for Britain to rejoin Europe starts…

Diane Abbott has exposed Keir Starmer's Red Wall dilemma

20 March 2021 6:15 pm

Were Keir Starmer more like Gordon Brown in temperament then by now he’d be throwing his mobile phone at a…

Is Biden turning on Brussels?

18 March 2021 6:16 am

The Joe Biden administration, headed up by a proud son of Ireland, has spent St Patrick’s Day briefing reporters in Washington…

The danger of mocking Nigel Farage

8 March 2021 1:29 am

He’s gone. Again. Even casual watchers of UK politics will be used to Nigel Farage quitting…and then returning.But this time,…

Brexit and gender are off limits for aspiring authors

7 March 2021 5:30 pm

When a small US publisher accepted my first book for young adults, ‘Crosstrack’, it wasn’t long before things went pear…

Barnier and France fear Brexit Britain’s next moves

5 March 2021 10:48 pm

Michel Barnier – still officially the EU’s Brexit taskforce leader – gives few interviews. As a Savoyard and keen mountaineer,…

Are loyalists plotting a return to violence?

5 March 2021 8:21 pm

What are we to make of Loyalist paramilitary groups withdrawing support for the Good Friday Agreement over the invidious trade…

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…