The EU would be mad to start a trade war with Britain. Here’s why

24 October 2016 11:27

So far, the debate over what happens to UK-EU trade after Brexit has been conducted around a rather odd premise:…

Sturgeon’s secessionist fantasy has been rejected by Europe. So why does she ask Theresa May?

24 October 2016 9:27

‘Downing Street says the PM is set to rebuff calls for a flexible Brexit, which would allow parts of the…


Arron Banks revisits old wounds

22 October 2016 10:00

During the EU referendum, there was a fierce contest between Vote Leave and Grassroots Out over which would win the…

Labour asks the Government 170 questions about Brexit. But has no answer on migration

12 October 2016 9:42

Labour wants to ask the Government 170 questions about its plan for Brexit. Yet when it comes to answering questions…

Edinburgh Zoo's Sir Nils Olav has an official knighthood from the Norwegian King's Guard

Norway never said ‘nei’ to Liam Fox

11 October 2016 20:19

Being half-Norwegian, I can rarely find anyone in Westminster to discuss the Norwegian papers with. But Monday’s front page of…

Is Germany becoming the new sick man of Europe?

11 October 2016 14:48

It’s not going well for Germany at the moment. Their largest bank is on the verge of collapse while their…

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David Davis, parliamentary poacher turned executive gamekeeper

10 October 2016 18:23

David Davis batted away demands for parliament to be given a vote on the timing of Article 50 or the…

Why Brexit is just like having a baby

10 October 2016 14:02

Since that moment in the early hours of June 24 when David Dimbleby said ‘The answer is: we’re out’, Brexit…

How Boris and Britain can help Africa to thrive again

8 October 2016 10:46

It’s almost 60 years since Ghana became independent from Britain. The world celebrated as the sun began to set on…

Full text: David Davis’s conference speech

2 October 2016 15:59

Ladies and gentlemen, on the 23rd of June the British people voted for change. And this is going to be…

Meet the German business giant who is excited about Brexit

1 October 2016 16:01

Mathias Döpfner, the extremely tall, extremely intelligent head of Axel Springer, is unusual in the generally conformist German business elite…

Owen Smith MP Poses For Leadership Campaign Pictures

This Labour leadership contest has represented an intellectual surrender to Corbynism

24 September 2016 9:05

The Labour leadership result isn’t announced until 11.45am today. But whatever the result—and no one seems in much doubt what…

Hong Kong offers an exciting vision of a post-Brexit future

24 September 2016 9:00

Since he moved to Hong Kong three years ago, the Rat’s Cantonese has been coming on apace. This has rather…


Is Boris worrying that Brexit will never happen?

23 September 2016 10:13

Theresa May has made one thing clear: Brexit mean Brexit. But when will the Prime Minister actually pull the trigger…


The Brexit bounce continues – ten forecasters up their predictions for 2016 growth

21 September 2016 12:49

The Brexit bounce continues. HM Treasury has today released forecasts of the economists it follows, as it does every month.…

Liam Fox is giving a speech on the economy to the IEA today. Picture: Getty

Liam Fox confirms that Britain now has a nationalist government

11 September 2016 13:42

Unlike the boss, I thought Liam Fox’s comments on fat and lazy British businesses that could be exporting more but aren’t because, well, an…

Wetherspoon’s boss is right to mock doomster economists over Brexit

9 September 2016 17:32

In the referendum run-up, we were inundated with warnings and messages of doom and gloom about the untold damage Brexit…

Spain's acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy

Spain’s political freeze starts to bite

8 September 2016 14:07

The circus of Spanish politics shows no signs of stopping. For now, the country is managing to weather this eight…

Theresa May Succeeds David Cameron As The UK's New Prime Minister

Theresa May: We have selection in state schools already, selection by house price

7 September 2016 21:00

Theresa May received the traditional desk banging reception when she addressed the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers. May pleased Tory…

Theresa May at the G20 Summit (Getty).

What we learnt about Brexit from Theresa May today

7 September 2016 15:57

Theresa May began her statement on the G20 by talking about Brexit. She insisted that she wasn’t going to give…


Theresa May’s honeymoon period comes to an end

5 September 2016 12:33

The Prime Minister and her colleagues are very slowly starting to reveal what they think they mean when they say…

Apple’s Irish tax bill is bad news for free-market liberals

30 August 2016 16:53

So the European Commission has today released its much-delayed iTax. This time, it’s not an Apple innovation but a ruling…

Who’s at the ‘back of the queue’ now, Obama?

30 August 2016 15:44

Wasn’t it one of the ‘Remain’ campaign’s big arguments that leaving the EU would deprive us of the ‘clout’ we…

Britain hits back over French threat to scrap Calais ‘jungle’

30 August 2016 8:20

It’s no surprise that demands from French politicians to scrap the Le Touquet deal and shift the migrant ‘jungle’ from…

Brexit won’t finish the EU, insist Merkel, Hollande and Renzi

23 August 2016 8:15

It’s no surprise that Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi chose to host a press conference with Angela Merkel and Francois…