EU referendum

Brexit-bashers like Blair and Branson are the real enemies of the people

23 November 2016 11:00

Here’s a tip for judges, businessmen, peers, politicians and former PMs who don’t like being called ‘enemies of the people’:…

Tory Brexiteers pressure May to quit EU single market and customs union

19 November 2016 10:10

Normally, the Saturday before an autumn statement would be dominated by speculation about what is in it. But, as I…

This is the era of Donald Trump – and of Theresa May

18 November 2016 9:36

Bob Dylan called it pretty much right. When he sang ‘your old road is rapidly ageing’ he was calling time on…

Google’s commitment is good news for Britain. But it doesn’t have much to do with Brexit

16 November 2016 13:50

Google’s decision to employ an extra 3,000 people in London is undoubtedly great news for Britain. But it’s nonsense to try…

Falling inflation marks another nail in the coffin for Project Fear

15 November 2016 15:16

So, another post-Brexit horror story fails to materialise. When the stock market failed to crash and the economy failed to…

What the papers say: The Brexit backlash continues

7 November 2016 8:45

The row over last week’s High Court ruling on Article 50 rumbles on this morning. Theresa May has given her…

Brexit means Brexit. But what does post-Brexit mean?

6 November 2016 11:00

Staring at a brown envelope, my husband said: ‘I’ll deal with that post-breakfast,’ and then laughed as though he had…

Government’s high court defeat sparks election chatter

5 November 2016 10:05

What worries government ministers, as I say in The Sun this morning, is not the actual vote on the Article…

The unhinged backlash to the High Court’s Brexit ruling

4 November 2016 13:50

As a general rule, any day the government loses in court is a good day. So yesterday was an especially…

Europe’s press isn’t happy at the Brexit ruling either

4 November 2016 12:44

Britain’s newspapers aren’t happy at yesterday’s High Court ruling that the government cannot trigger Article 50 without the say-so of Parliament. And the…

What the papers say: The Brexit blockers’ ‘betrayal of democracy’

4 November 2016 9:02

The High Court’s ruling that Parliament should have the final say on pulling the Article 50 trigger has not gone…

The tough fight for democracy has begun

3 November 2016 15:06

This week, national treasure David Attenborough joined the post-Brexit pile-on of the plebs. Should the little people really be trusted to…

Theresa May will only regret it if she doesn’t call an early election

3 November 2016 14:30

Is there anything more absurd than hearing a bunch of Remainers claiming that they have achieved a great victory for…

The Bank of England made a mistake. It should have admitted it

3 November 2016 12:34

The currency has been devalued by more than 30 per cent. Interest rates have been pushed all the way up…

Watch: Will Straw – I don’t know why I got my gong either

1 November 2016 14:25

What did Will Straw do to deserve his gong? It’s a mystery which has baffled many – including Mr. S…

What the papers say: Should Carney stay?

31 October 2016 10:26

Mark Carney’s appointment in 2013 as Governor of the Bank of England was almost universally applauded. Yet more recently Carney…

History won’t look kindly on David Cameron for more reasons than the referendum

30 October 2016 8:00

‘Bad policy.’ ‘No discernible impact on the key outcomes it was supposed to improve.’ ‘Deliberate misrepresentation of the data… a…

Morrissey is right – Brexit really is magnificent

29 October 2016 10:00

Being an out-and-proud Brexiteer, someone who would go to the barricades for Brexit, someone who might even take a bullet…

What the papers say: Nissan’s Brexit boost for Britain

28 October 2016 9:16

Theresa May hailed Nissan’s decision to stay put in Sunderland and build its new Qashqai and X-Trail models at its…

Watch: John McDonnell’s ‘chaotic breakfast’ Brexit gaffe

27 October 2016 13:21

Spare a thought for John McDonnell. The shadow chancellor was up and about early this morning to criticise Theresa May…

The Project Fear backtracking isn’t over yet

26 October 2016 17:33

Another day, another backtracking in the doom-laden predictions of what would happen as a result of a vote for Brexit.…

Jeremy Corbyn lets Theresa May off the hook again at PMQs

26 October 2016 13:18

Today’s PMQs could have been a tricky affair for Theresa May. Her decision on Heathrow has seen one Tory MP…

Is the Guardian’s leaked tape of Theresa May really so shocking?

26 October 2016 11:12

The Guardian’s splash today looks like bad news for the PM. ‘Leaked recording shows Theresa May is ‘ignoring her own…

We should be flattered not threatened by France’s bid to take on the City

22 October 2016 10:05

The French are trying to seduce the British to come and work in Paris. A video hymns the delights of…

Have our thin-skinned times killed off satire for good?

20 October 2016 13:43

Is satire dying? Zoe Williams asks in the Guardian whether the shrinking of permissible speech is killing comedy. To make her point,…