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Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit test is designed to fail

26 July 2016 8:37

Nicola Sturgeon still believes in Scottish independence. I know, who knew? That’s the point of the SNP, a party Ms…

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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…

Europol chief rows back on Brexit ‘Project Fear’ warnings

22 July 2016 8:55

Those who acted as the biggest cheerleaders for Project Fear in the run-up to the referendum now have the awkward…

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Theresa May gets a warmer than expected reception in Paris, and a pledge on the border

21 July 2016 20:38

Paris was meant to be the more difficult leg of Theresa May’s first European tour as Prime Minister. But May’s…

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…

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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…

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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…

Theresa May faces an impossible test over Scotland and Brexit

15 July 2016 10:42

For some time now, and especially since September 2014, the SNP administration in Edinburgh has been inspired by a single,…

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Watch: Home Secretary Amber Rudd on Boris – ‘he isn’t the man you want driving you home’

14 July 2016 9:30

Amber Rudd didn’t pull her punches during the referendum campaign when she aimed her fire at Boris Johnson. During a…

David Cameron Holds The First Cabinet Meeting Since The UK Voted To Leave The EU

Theresa May has just shown she really is serious about Brexit

13 July 2016 22:41

‘Brexit means Brexit’ has been Theresa May’s message since she started running for the Tory leadership. But Brexit could mean…

Second EU referendum petition gets debate go-ahead. But what’s the point?

12 July 2016 15:45

Signing a petition calling for a referendum re-run might seem rather futile after the Brexit vote was done and dusted.…

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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…

MEPs tell Brits: Auf wiedersehen et bonne chance

11 July 2016 10:31

‘I am deeply concerned. I am usually quite the optimist but this is probably the first time that I have…

The Great British Trade-off: Why the path to Brexit might be painful

4 July 2016 14:51

So when can the UK start negotiating its own trade agreements? Throughout the campaign and thereafter, Brexiters have made passionate…

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…

Keep an eye on BBC journos injecting their political agendas into the Brexit debate

28 June 2016 11:28

A quick update on the BBC TV News. At ten o clock last night the programme ran a report from…

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Cameron indicates that he wants the UK to stay in the single market

27 June 2016 16:34

David Cameron came to the House of Commons this afternoon to update the House on Brexit. Cameron was greeted by…

Brexit lies are opening up a terrifying new opportunity for the far-right in Britain

27 June 2016 14:54

The Tory leaders of Vote Leave, those supposedly civilised and intelligent men, are creating the conditions for a mass far-right…

How can we reassure other countries that Brexit isn’t a victory for ‘Little Britain’? Howard Drake has the answer

27 June 2016 14:25

Reassuring other countries that Brexit doesn’t mean Britain is hauling up the drawbridge is vital for ensuring the UK continues…

Coffee House shots: Tory turmoil, Jexit and Boris’ bid for No.10

27 June 2016 12:32

As the spate of resignations from the Labour shadow cabinet continues this morning and the rival candidates in the race…

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George Osborne ditches ‘Project Fear’ as he breaks his Brexit silence

27 June 2016 7:55

George Osborne has turned his back on ‘Project Fear’ after finally breaking his Brexit silence. The aim of his speech…

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Set out your Brexit model, Foreign Secretary tells Tory leadership contenders

26 June 2016 11:22

This morning, Philip Hammond has insisted that those running for the Tory leadership explicitly set out how they intend to…

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Jonathan Hill’s resignation is an act of gross irresponsibility

25 June 2016 16:04

The UK’s EU Commissioner, Jonathan Hill, has resigned today saying that he couldn’t carry on as ‘though nothing had happened.’ This strikes me…