Brexit

Britain has won the biggest Brexit prize of all

25 December 2020 2:24 am

In the end, the fish were only of symbolic importance. Neither does it matter that much what happens to Scottish…

At last: we have a Brexit deal

24 December 2020 7:17 pm

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen have both confirmed that we have a deal: one with zero tariffs, zero quotas. The…

Is there a Brexit deal?

24 December 2020 7:59 am

Tonight we are still waiting for confirmation that a Brexit deal has been done. But the noises coming out of…

No deal isn't what Paris thinks it is

23 December 2020 8:52 am

The Brexit waiting continues. The negotiators are still talking but, according to one of those close to the negotiations on…

Why Boris Johnson can't solve the UK's crisis

22 December 2020 3:36 am

The Brexit and Covid crises have merged into one. As of today, 21 December, France has blocked trucks from crossing…

No-deal Brexit planning has been a lifesaver

22 December 2020 12:13 am

The port of Dover has been closed down. The Eurotunnel isn’t carrying any freight for a couple of days. The…

Boris now faces a terrible choice over Brexit

21 December 2020 11:53 pm

Ten thousand lorries usually travel through the port of Dover in the run-up to Christmas. Now, Dover is completely shut.…

The case Brexiteers should make for Brexit

19 December 2020 8:00 pm

Why are Brexiteers rubbish at making the economic case for Brexit? On a whole range of things from three pin…

Why Britain chose Brexit

19 December 2020 9:00 am

There was nothing peculiarly British about Brexit

Wallace Arnold: Pity the hard-pressed Snuff Community

19 December 2020 9:00 am

Could it really be 40 years since one was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature? Borne up…

Fishing is now the sole major obstacle to a Brexit deal

18 December 2020 7:04 am

Ursula von der Leyen and Boris Johnson spoke this evening to try and give the negotiations a shove. The statement…

Where is the Conservatives’ post-Brexit agenda?

18 December 2020 2:30 am

What’s the point of Brexit? We are told it is to take back control, but that is a means to…

Is Boris Johnson braced for a Brexit deal?

16 December 2020 10:45 am

Prime Minister’s Questions may have proved a rather dreary affair this week but there was one reply that has become a source…

Emmanuel Macron’s great Brexit gamble

15 December 2020 1:13 am

There is an intriguing pattern in our relationship with European integration. A Frenchman vetoed our attempt to join. A Frenchman…

More Brexit talks are the worst possible outcome for the economy

14 December 2020 12:53 am

Currency speculators at some of the hedge funds in Mayfair may be feeling quietly pleased.Trade experts will be relieved that…

No deal won't 'get Brexit done'

13 December 2020 6:30 pm

Brexit talks between the two sides are deadlocked. Boris Johnson’s latest bid to ‘divide and conquer’ – pledging to visit Paris…

Portrait of the week: Vaccine shots, Brexit stutters and a frosty reception for the royals

12 December 2020 9:00 am

Home The Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine began, rather slowly, to be given to some old people in hospital and health workers.…

The deal-or-no-deal debate is different this time

12 December 2020 9:00 am

When a deadline is missed for Brexit negotiations, it is tempting to think there will be another chance to keep…

How to solve Brexit's ratchet clause problem

11 December 2020 10:19 pm

At the moment, the biggest single obstacle in the Brexit talks is the so-called ‘ratchet clause’. This is what Boris…

If Boris doesn’t blink over Brexit, Starmer becomes unelectable

11 December 2020 7:24 pm

If it’s No Deal, then it will usher in a crisis that will highlight the leader’s negative baggage and remind…

Why Boris Johnson can’t sign the current Brexit deal

11 December 2020 6:02 am

The negotiations are still underway in Brussels. But both the UK and the EU are now talking far more openly…

Does the EU understand what sovereignty really means?

10 December 2020 10:06 pm

The UK never tried to have our constitution written in one big session. We made it up by responding to…

We should not accept Brexit in name only

10 December 2020 1:30 am

Given the seemingly highly technical nature of the current negotiations, members of the public who have normal lives to lead…

Deal or no-deal? The choice is Boris Johnson's

8 December 2020 6:12 pm

If you voted for Brexit, did you think it was a state of pure and perfect national independence, or did…

Can Boris's dash to Brussels secure a Brexit deal?

8 December 2020 6:21 am

The upshot of Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen’s conversation this evening is that the pair will meet in…