Reminder: the referendum was about leaving the EU, not blueprints for the future

26 June 2016 17:49

It does seem to me that there’s been a misunderstanding about what, exactly, a referendum is about. It’s not a…

Tom Watson breaks silence over Labour turmoil 

26 June 2016 17:35

Freshly returned from Glastonbury, Tom Watson has spoken out about today’s turmoil in the Labour Party. The Deputy Leader has…

Why is the government missing in action?

26 June 2016 16:43

It is now almost three days since David Cameron announced his resignation. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been in…

The howl against democracy

26 June 2016 16:09

There’s a delicious irony to Remainers’ branding of Leave voters as confused individuals who have simply made a desperate howling…

Brexit won’t hand victory to the SNP. A unionists’ breakdown just might.

26 June 2016 14:09

Over the last few years, Scots have had to get used to Nicola Sturgeon telling them what they think. When…

John McDonnell leads Shadow Cabinet fightback for Corbyn’s survival – ‘he’s going nowhere’

26 June 2016 13:01

The Shadow Cabinet fightback is on. After Hilary Benn appeared on the Andrew Marr Show to set out the reasons for…

The UK that Scotland voted to remain within ‘doesn’t exist anymore’

26 June 2016 12:54

The First Minister gave an interview on Scotland’s position in the UK after Brexit on the Andrew Marr Show this…

Jexit: running tally of Labour frontbench resignations

26 June 2016 11:37

Jeremy Corbyn’s frontbenchers are now resigning one after the other to show that they no longer have confidence in their…

Set out your Brexit model, Foreign Secretary tells Tory leadership contenders

26 June 2016 11:22

This morning, Philip Hammond has insisted that those running for the Tory leadership explicitly set out how they intend to…

Senior Tories push for longer leadership contest

26 June 2016 11:18

The Tory leadership contest is looking decidedly sedate compared with the ructions in the Labour party this morning. But tomorrow…

‘He’s a good and decent man, but he is not a leader’: the Labour coup is on

26 June 2016 10:00

With the sacking of Hilary Benn from the Shadow Cabinet, we have reached open hostilities in the Labour party. The…

Why can’t we have an amicable divorce with the EU?

26 June 2016 9:53

Just when you were beginning to wonder whether we have done the right thing, along comes Jean-Claude Juncker to remind…

Labour’s disintegration begins

26 June 2016 8:56

Will Jeremy Corbyn have a shadow cabinet by the end of the day? By 9am there have already been two departures.…

Lammy Out! Sign my petition to oust David Lammy

26 June 2016 8:38

The petition to demand a second a referendum has now reached 2.8 million signatories. There’s an awful lot of people in…

Jonathan Hill’s resignation is an act of gross irresponsibility

25 June 2016 16:04

The UK’s EU Commissioner, Jonathan Hill, has resigned today saying that he couldn’t carry on as ‘though nothing had happened.’ This strikes me…

Brexit was a harsh political awakening for young people

25 June 2016 14:54

Since Brexit became a reality early on Friday morning, my Facebook feed has been filled with mournful posts written by…

Did referendum rage get the better of David Cameron?

25 June 2016 11:33

I suspect a lot of people who voted out have mixed emotions this weekend, especially given how emotional the debate…

Will Boris, Gove and the Brexit band of brothers run for No 10 together?

25 June 2016 11:27

Westminster is still digesting what happened on Thursday night. But before Britain can turn itself to the big question of…

Unlike the EU, Brexit isn’t a theory

25 June 2016 11:02

In June 1975, I was given the heavy responsibility of writing the Telegraph’s ‘light’ op-ed on the conduct of the…

What are the European – and world – papers saying about Brexit?

25 June 2016 11:00

Brexit is, unsurprisingly, continuing to dominate the front pages of the newspapers overseas for a second day in a row.…

Will Jeremy Corbyn step down as Labour leader?

25 June 2016 9:58

Jeremy Corbyn is giving a speech this morning about Labour’s response to the EU referendum. Rumours have been sweeping the…

It is best not just for Britain but for the EU that we part ways

24 June 2016 16:59

A few thoughts on today’s events. First – it wasn’t working. With each year it was becoming more and more…

What does Brexit mean for Britain's relations with Ireland?

24 June 2016 16:13

The Irish prime minister, Enda Kenny, was quick off the block to react to the referendum result – see his…

Why Brexit is worse for Europe’s economy than it is for ours

24 June 2016 14:14

Share prices in freefall. Pension funds obliterated. A sea of red ink across trading screens. Billions wiped off the value…

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