Germany turns against EU-Turkey deal

9 August 2016 16:05

Is the tide in Germany turning against Turkey? It certainly seems to be. A poll today shows a majority of Germans…

Britain Reacts To The EU Referendum Result

The Brexit tourist boom to Britain is on

8 August 2016 15:40

We were warned during the referendum run-up that Brexit could be a disaster for tourism. Much of the Project Fear…


The European Commission chooses not to play Brexit games

2 August 2016 12:50

Jonathan Hill’s post-referendum resignation as the UK’s EU Commissioner was a deeply regrettable act. Even after the referendum, the UK…

Is Theresa May using Hinkley Point to hold the French hostage over Brexit?

1 August 2016 15:32

Plans to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset suffered a surprise setback on Friday after…

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

Decision time approaches for Theresa May

30 July 2016 10:35

Parliament is off for the summer, and the exodus to the beaches has begun. But Theresa May isn’t heading off…

Theresa May’s EU migrant stance is a chilling reminder of how nasty the Tories are

28 July 2016 13:45

There may be confusion about the role of EU immigrants in Westminster, but there’s none in Scotland. Our message is…

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If Trump wins, Europeans will have to grow up

26 July 2016 18:02

As many people have pointed out, if someone had awoken from a coma after 30 years and learned that one…


Jean-Claude Juncker comes out fighting over Brexit

26 July 2016 8:00

Although Theresa May has repeatedly assured us that ‘Brexit means Brexit’, we’re still no closer to finding out what that actually…

Special police officers secure a street near the house where a Syrian man lived before the explosion in Ansbach (AP)

Terror is the new normal for Germany and France

25 July 2016 13:30

Update: This piece was written yesterday and so is already out of date. This morning two armed men entered a church near Rouen during…


‘Stupid English people’ to blame for Brexit, says Alan Cumming

24 July 2016 16:03

In last month’s EU referendum, pundits and politicians were left surprised when Brexit triumphed with 52 per cent of the vote.…

Inflation is up. But don’t panic, it’s nothing to do with Brexit

19 July 2016 12:15

Inflation is up: between May and June it jumped from 0.3 per cent to 0.5 per cent. But before the…


Labour’s dismal showing gives Sajid Javid a gentler first day in the job

18 July 2016 16:13

Theresa May’s new government gets to work today, and first to face the heat of the Chamber was the Communities…


Boris’s EU summit debut shows why he is the perfect pick for Foreign Secretary

18 July 2016 10:26

After a bit of initial drama involving an emergency plane landing, Boris Johnson is in Brussels. There’s been a lot…

CDU Holds Federal Party Congress

Is Jean-Claude Juncker the ‘Sepp Blatter of the EU’?

16 July 2016 8:00

A friend, himself a Remainer, describes Jean-Claude Juncker to me as ‘the Sepp Blatter of the EU’. It is a…

Is Theresa May rowing back on ‘Brexit means Brexit’?

15 July 2016 16:52

Theresa May has told us repeatedly that ‘Brexit means Brexit’ and Philip Hammond has been at it too: just in…

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Mark Carney clashes with Jacob Rees-Mogg over BoE’s Brexit warnings

12 July 2016 13:12

Jacob Rees-Mogg and Mark Carney’s clash at this morning’s Treasury Committee was a masterclass in passive aggressiveness veiled in pleases…

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The question for Stephen Crabb, can you go toe to toe with Vladimir Putin?

4 July 2016 21:09

The Tory leadership hopefuls all appeared before a packed out 1922 hustings tonight. First up was Michael Gove. His pitch…


Ukip leadership: runners and riders

4 July 2016 12:05

Today Nigel Farage has announced that he will be standing down as Ukip leader. Farage has pledged not to ‘unresign’ this…


Nigel Farage’s full resignation speech

4 July 2016 12:04

I’m aware that not everybody in this country is happy. Indeed, a lot of young people have been wound up…

It’s time for our warring politicians to wake up to what really matters

3 July 2016 18:34

Well I might as well say publicly what I’ve been saying to everyone who will listen privately for the last…

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The Brexit test

3 July 2016 16:50

Stephen Crabb made a passionate plea this morning for Tories to stop thinking in terms of Remain and Leave when…

Forget the fighting. We’re entering a period of unparalleled opportunity for the Tories

1 July 2016 16:25

Auf wiedersehen, Boris. He’ll be back, like a blond, bloated Voldemort inhabiting another life form – Top Gear host? Archbishop…


Sarah Vine’s media warning fails to hold true

1 July 2016 13:06

At times this week it has seemed as though Sarah Vine will soon be running the country — that is,…

Political Leaders Vote In The EU Referendum

Sarah Vine reveals the Gove household reaction to Brexit: ‘you were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off’

29 June 2016 11:53

Since Leave triumphed in the EU referendum, there have been growing concerns that the Brexiteers were not suitably prepared for…


Why we need a second referendum – on the EEA

29 June 2016 11:43

Roger Scruton once observed, in his astute way, how important national feeling was to democracy: ‘Democracy is a form of…