European Union

What the papers say: Is time up for the EU?

6 December 2016 8:28

Something is happening across Europe, says the Sun – but EU leaders are still intent on burying their heads in…

Beppe Grillo, leader of the Five Star Movement, speaks at a rally in Rome

Italy is in desperate need of a saviour

5 December 2016 15:35

Matteo Renzi lost his constitutional reform referendum – and his job – for a simple reason: too many Italians from…

Spectator live blog: The Supreme Court’s Brexit hearing, day one

5 December 2016 11:10

Today’s Supreme Court hearing did, for once, live up to its billing as being a ‘landmark case’. The court’s 11 judges –…

Eurozone Debt Crisis - General Imagery

Austria and Italian voters could plunge the EU into crisis

3 December 2016 10:31

Voters in Austria and Italy head to the polls tomorrow and could plunge the EU into a political and economic…

Martin Schulz’s return to German politics will make Brexit more bitter

28 November 2016 15:29

Shock news! Hold the (virtual) front page! Martin Schulz, arch bogeyman of every British Brexiteer – and even a few…


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…


Theresa May now has some Trumps in her Brexit negotiating hand

12 November 2016 10:05

Britain’s position heading into its Brexit talks is far stronger than it was a week ago, I argue in The…

Why doesn’t the Guardian’s fevered hate crime coverage mention Christian victims?

11 November 2016 9:20

One searches in vain on the Guardian website for the name Nissar Hussain. This is odd because the newspaper seems…

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…

Theresa May Leaves Downing Street For Prime Minister Questions

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…

Nigel Farage has spoken out against the High Court's Article 50 ruling

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…

Fund manager Gina Miller, who brought the Brexit High Court case, speaks after yesterday's decision

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 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…

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…


Why Brexit could be a boon for GM crops

27 October 2016 11:29

Genetically modified crops could be grown in England following a split from the European Union. But will it be good for…

What the papers say: May’s Brexit plan and EU leaders’ ‘rudeness’ towards Britain

27 October 2016 9:14

Theresa May was widely praised in yesterday’s papers after the Government backed a third runway at Heathrow. And there are…

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.…

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…


Germany, not Wallonia, is to blame for the collapse of EU-Canada trade talks

23 October 2016 12:15

I sometimes wonder if the EU has a death wish – that europhiles like myself, when admitted to the cause,…