Coffee House

Once an extension is agreed, domestic law won’t take us out of the EU

19 March 2019 14:25

As we wait for the text of Theresa May’s letter requesting an Article 50 extension, it is worth remembering that…

Jeremy Corbyn reveals all at the British Kebab Awards

19 March 2019 11:01

As Westminster descended into chaos last night, with the Speaker’s announcement that he would block Theresa May’s meaningful vote, and…

Why the DUP are worried about Tory succession

19 March 2019 10:57

It is the morning after the Bercow before, and it seems pretty much certain that there won’t be a meaningful…

Why Greek, Italian and Cypriot banks can go to the wall, but German ones can’t

19 March 2019 9:58

It would only encourage irresponsible lending. Deficits would run out of control. The rules of the single currency would be…

Theresa May doesn’t have a Plan B

19 March 2019 9:44

When Theresa May asks the EU’s 27 government heads for a Brexit delay on Thursday, they will reply ‘what’s it…

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Who should we blame for the Christchurch atrocity?

18 March 2019 21:38

A frequent complaint heard from Muslim communities in recent years has been irritation and anger over any suggestion that Muslims –…

Watch: John Bercow lays into Andrea Leadsom

18 March 2019 17:27

Today, the Speaker John Bercow dealt a harsh blow to the government’s Brexit strategy after announcing that he would block…

David Lammy is wrong about white saviours and Comic Relief

18 March 2019 16:54

Comic Relief have reported an £8 million plunge in year-on-year donations following the recent row ignited by Labour MP David…

Has Bercow just destroyed May’s last chance to pass her deal?

18 March 2019 16:51

No. 10’s strategy to win over the DUP and the Brexiteers to Theresa May’s deal in time for a third…

John Bercow is right to block a third vote on May’s deal

18 March 2019 16:32

I don’t know how religiously John Bercow reads Coffee House, but I am pleased that he has taken the advice…

The UK’s legal right to leave the backstop is stronger than you’d think

18 March 2019 15:35

As Sir Stephen Laws QC, Richard Ekins and I explained in a paper published by Policy Exchange this Friday, the…

May should pledge to resign – it’s not too late to save her legacy

18 March 2019 13:56

Allies of Theresa May have long talked about how she wants her legacy to be about more than Brexit. But…

Britain could be heading for a nine-month Brexit delay

18 March 2019 13:45

Nigel Dodds of the DUP has not yet agreed a deal with Theresa May to bring his troop of ten…

Watch: Fiona Onasanya pleads her innocence

18 March 2019 13:41

Where is Fiona Onasanya, and will she fight to remain as an MP? This has been the question on everyone’s…

Is Theresa May being removed?

18 March 2019 13:13

Only last night, it was reported that Tory rebels – including a former cabinet minister – were refusing to back…

Boris Johnson ‘read riot act’ in front of MPs for child abuse comments

18 March 2019 11:18

Boris Johnson was given an angry lecture by a minister in the voting lobbies about his comments that money had…

Would the EU reject an Article 50 extension request?

18 March 2019 9:15

Any extension to the Article 50 process would have to be unanimously agreed by the EU 27. This has led…

The dark extremism of the ‘extremely online’

18 March 2019 7:28

The killing of 49 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, was a very modern massacre. Pacing through the Mosque, the…

May under pressure to set an exit date to get her deal over the line

17 March 2019 23:17

Is this the week Theresa May sets out an exit date for her departure from No. 10? There is hope…

Theresa May’s offer to the DUP

17 March 2019 19:33

The prime minister’s frantic last attempt to persuade Northern Ireland’s DUP to back her third meaningful vote on Tuesday involves…

Sunday shows round-up: Brexit on 29 March is ‘physically impossible’, Hammond says

17 March 2019 14:42

Philip Hammond: Leaving the EU on 29 March ‘now physically impossible’… This morning, the Chancellor sat down with Andrew Marr…

Emmanuel Macron has saved himself from political crisis – for now

17 March 2019 13:38

Back in December, Emmanuel Macron was a man on edge. His poll numbers were spiralling down the toilet; hundreds of…

No matter what terrorists say, Islam and the West are not at war

17 March 2019 11:12

‘Kill Angela Merkel. Kill Erdogan. Kill Sadiq Khan’ were the demands of the white supremacist terrorist who killed 49 innocent…

Why is it only privately educated women who get to lecture people about ‘oppression’?

17 March 2019 8:04

Scarcely a week passes without a privately educated young woman with a successful career in journalism publishing a book about…

Why great minds get Brexit wrong

17 March 2019 7:35

A besetting sin in this process has been over-cleverness. As so often in our history, the ‘stupid’ people are right.…