European Union

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May says general election will be in 2020

4 September 2016 8:45

Theresa May is on her way to her first G20 summit. But she has still sat down for the traditional…

The inside story of how the Brexit vote was won

2 September 2016 15:29

In the months before the referendum, the ‘Leave’ campaign’s press operation had been in control of the campaign. But in…


Theresa May shows she wants to be defined by more than just Brexit

31 August 2016 11:45

Theresa May welcomed the Cabinet to Chequers with this address, just released by Number 10: ‘Thank you very much for…


Theresa May’s great Brexit brainstorm starts today

31 August 2016 8:05

Summer is over. Or at least as far as Theresa May is concerned it is, as the PM gathers her…

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…

Mark Carney’s referendum ‘uncertainty spike’ exposed as bluster

26 August 2016 12:02

In the runup to the referendum, we heard repeated warnings that, whatever the outcome of the actual vote, the damage…

Today’s net migration figures show the huge task facing Theresa May

25 August 2016 10:30

The good news for the Government is that net migration is down. The bad news? It’s down by so little…

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…

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde Speaks At A News Conference

Economists, not the economy, are the only ones taking a battering from Brexit

18 August 2016 12:46

There are queues outside the money exchanges as we desperately try and swap our worthless pounds for euros. The Red…

Forget the ‘Norway model’. Germany suggests UK could get ‘special’ EU status

17 August 2016 11:18

Britain’s decision to leave the EU sent shockwaves crashing throughout the continent. As Europe struggled to interpret the outcome of…

Will Theresa May finally stick up for EU workers’ rights?

16 August 2016 8:04

Theresa May has somewhat shamefully maintained her reticence over the rights of EU workers to stay in Britain after Brexit.…

Britain’s trade deficit will be a useful Brexit bargaining chip

9 August 2016 11:23

Britain’s trade deficit – the difference between what we import and export – widened in the run-up to Brexit. Figures…

An ode for Theresa May: Spectator poetry competition winners

6 August 2016 9:35

There was a good response to the call for poems on a political theme entitled ‘May day’ but the mood…

If the Lords try to end the Brexit nightmare, it will only end badly

6 August 2016 9:15

We could be heading for a colossal constitutional showdown. Earlier this week, Baroness Wheatcroft told the Times that she and other…

Does Theresa May really welcome global talent? If so, why destabilise EU nationals?

28 July 2016 14:40

After the Brexit vote, we at Index Ventures had been operating under the assumption that the new government would be…

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…

Kicking out EU nationals would be an act of unthinkable self-harm. Why is the PM even considering it?

28 July 2016 11:54

I am still angry at the exaggerations made by the Leave campaign, but even they did not stoop so low…


In defence of EU migrants: a plea to Theresa May

28 July 2016 11:26

During the Brexit debate, there was a wide mainstream consensus that EU nationals living in Britain should not be affected.…


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…


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…


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…


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…