Brexit

A quick trade deal with the US after Brexit is less likely than we think

22 February 2017 10:02

It is many a Brexiteer’s fantasy: In 2019, shortly after the UK formally leaves the EU, Theresa May welcomes Donald…

What the papers say: Why Sajid Javid needs to listen up to shopkeepers

22 February 2017 8:41

If Britain really is still a nation of shopkeepers, the Government seems to be picking its enemies rather unwisely with its…

The Stop Trump protesters have got their priorities all wrong

21 February 2017 20:03

There’s almost as much talk about ‘virtue-signalling’ these days as there is about ‘fake news’. But one thing that doesn’t…

Mark Carney finally gets it: the real risk is a Brexit boom

21 February 2017 16:00

It is possible that Mark Carney is not quite the last person to notice that the post-Brexit economy is positively…

British food and drink exporters defy the doom-mongers

21 February 2017 15:12

Many farmers, asserted the Earl of Sandwich in a Lords debate last July, were now experiencing ‘regrexit’ – having voted…

What the papers say: The Lords’ Brexit debate is an unwelcome sideshow

21 February 2017 8:43

Peers can continue their Brexit debate in relative peace today without the watchful glare of the Prime Minister gazing over…

The Stop Trump protests are the ultimate virtue signal

20 February 2017 16:56

This afternoon, across Britain, the most pro-establishment demo of modern times will take place. Sure, the Stop Trump protesters gathering…

Could Brexit mean cheaper food? Don’t open the prosecco yet

20 February 2017 8:38

‘Brexit to chop food bills’, said the headline in the Sun on Sunday this weekend. The paper ran some research from the…

What the papers say: Why we’ve ‘had enough’ of Lord Mandelson

20 February 2017 8:27

After Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell returned to urge a revolt against Brexit, only one thing was missing: Peter Mandelson,…

Labour has no alternative

18 February 2017 10:35

In normal times, by-elections are bad for governing parties and good for oppositions. But it is an indicator of how…

Tony Blair is right about Brexit

17 February 2017 15:16

I don’t know about you but if I were to make a speech arguing that democracy should be abandoned, I…

Brexit was a revolt against snobs like Tony Blair

17 February 2017 13:02

The brass neck of Tony Blair. The Brexit vote was ‘based on imperfect knowledge’, says the man who unleashed barbarism…

Tony Blair’s Brexit speech, full transcript

17 February 2017 10:19

I want to be explicit. Yes, the British people voted to leave Europe. And I agree the will of the…

What the papers say: The ‘enemies of the people’ row rumbles on

17 February 2017 8:37

The Article 50 court cases sparked an angry backlash in the newspapers, with the judges involved famously labelled ‘enemies of…

Can Brexit inspire Catalan independence?

16 February 2017 12:57

The increasingly radical Catalonian independence project has been dealt its latest blow this week: on Tuesday, Spain’s constitutional court ruled that…

What the papers say: The good and bad news about Britain’s booming jobs market

16 February 2017 8:41

More Brits then ever are now in work, with the proportion of the working age population in jobs hitting 74.6…

The left are the Tories’ best friends

15 February 2017 12:10

Modern British history is largely a history of Tory rule and misrule. The Tories governed Britain from 1886 until 1905…

The truth behind the Brexit hate crime ‘spike’

15 February 2017 10:21

Britain is in the grip of an epidemic, apparently. An epidemic of hate. New figures, compiled by the Press Association, suggest…

Wanted: Brexiteers for Wife Swap

14 February 2017 13:02

Just in case tensions between Brexiteers and Remain-ers were beginning to die down now that MPs have voted for Article…

What the papers say: Britain’s soaring EU budget bill shows Brexit can’t happen soon enough

14 February 2017 8:43

We’ve heard that Brexit could cost Britain billions in the form of a divorce bill from Brussels. But what is…

John Bercow must be saved from the paroxysms of Parliament’s angry men

13 February 2017 19:36

John Bercow is a curious little poppet. He’s come a long way since his spotty days of undergraduate hangem’n’floggery in the…

What the papers say: The John Bercow row rumbles on

13 February 2017 8:20

John Bercow has insisted that admitting he backed ‘Remain’ in the EU referendum doesn’t compromise his politically neutrality. Some MPs, like Tom…

My sadness at the friends I’ve lost over Brexit

12 February 2017 11:00

Brexit has been as bad as any surge in washing away hitherto strong foundations. I am talking about friendships. I…

Sajid Javid on the green belt, Brexit and his ‘homeless’ childhood

12 February 2017 10:00

Just before Christmas, Sajid Javid performed a ritual he has observed twice a year throughout his adult life: he read…

It’s no surprise that many Brexiteers are feeling anxious

12 February 2017 9:00

Although I started it, I apologise for prolonging an intercolumnar argument. Matthew Parris (4 February) is surely right that many…