Brexit

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.…

The Brexit deal has left the City to fight for its own future

9 January 2021 9:00 am

‘This Article shall not apply with respect to financial services.’ That’s what it says on page 92 of the EU-UK…

History shouldn’t be used against us

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Can you feel the fascism yet? You ought to by now, more than a week after Britain leaving the EU.…

What parking disputes have taught me about Brexit

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Our battle with the EU has given me an insight into the parking disputes outside my house. Or is it…

Brexit causes food shortages – in France

6 January 2021 4:14 am

Since leaving the EU on 31 December, Britain seems to have somehow avoided the apocalyptic scenarios outlined by those most…

Has Brexit already destroyed Labour’s chances?

2 January 2021 4:41 am

Part of the soap opera appeal of politics comes from the idea that it is a competitive sport based on…

Britain should now brace itself for a barrage of Brussels red tape

29 December 2020 12:34 am

Should we be worried that the UK didn’t get all that it wanted for financial services in the UK-EU Trade…

The small print of Boris's Brexit deal makes for reassuring reading

28 December 2020 2:05 am

The new UK/EU Treaty is needlessly long and turgid in its prose: this document was not drafted by people who…

Full text: Boris Johnson's Brexit deal speech

25 December 2020 3:09 am

It is four and a half years since the British people voted to take back control of their money, their…