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Geoffrey Cox’s legal verdict deals big blow to May’s revamped deal

12 March 2019 11:32

In a rare interview over the weekend, Attorney General Geoffrey Cox told the Mail on Sunday that he would not…

“The backstop risk is unchanged”: Geoffrey Cox’s full legal advice

12 March 2019 11:08

Geoffrey Cox, the Attorney General, has published his verdict on the EU’s concessions. He reminds us that in his last…

Geoffrey Cox clashes with Channel 4’s Jon Snow

12 March 2019 9:27

It’s here. It’s Brexit day, again. And Channel 4’s Jon Snow and Geoffrey Cox, the Attorney-General, have come to blows…

The New York Times on the parlour game played by Brits

12 March 2019 9:07

While the New York Times has a reputation for being the paper of record in the US, the newspaper has…

The silence from Geoffrey Cox bodes ill for May’s deal

12 March 2019 9:02

The loudest sound this morning is the silence from Geoffrey Cox, the Attorney-General. The test for Theresa May’s discussion with…

Theresa May has failed to guarantee the backstop won’t last forever

12 March 2019 8:50

Those Tory Brexiter MPs who WANT to believe the EU has no desire to trap the UK in the customs…

What Theresa May needs to go right today to avoid another historic defeat

12 March 2019 7:55

In order to turn things around with her Brexit deal, Theresa May needs a domino effect. She needs to somehow…

Full text: Theresa May’s ‘unilateral declaration’ on the Northern Ireland backstop

12 March 2019 7:16

Declaration by Her Majesty’s Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning the Northern Ireland Protocol…

Has May got enough?

11 March 2019 23:33

There was no triumphalism in Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker’s press conference. Nor was there much detail. May talked about…

Brexit breakthrough? Lidington tries to woo MPs with ‘legally binding changes’

11 March 2019 22:44

There’s long been a view among senior Brexiteers that the way the EU and UK would agree a deal would…

The mystery of Tom Watson and the ‘Future Britain Group’ website

11 March 2019 19:17

When seven Labour MPs formally announced that they were leaving the party to form the Independent Group on 18 February,…

The choice voters must be given if there is a second referendum

11 March 2019 18:44

Of all the possible outcomes on Brexit one stands out as more unpleasant, more outrageous, more guaranteed to provoke mass…

There may be a Brexit breakthrough on the backstop

11 March 2019 17:32

There’s increasing chatter in Westminster about a possible Brexit breakthrough. The argument goes that if the Tusk / Juncker letter…

There are no good options left for Theresa May

11 March 2019 15:47

There are no good options left for Theresa May. Barring a remarkable turnaround (and there is more optimism on the…

Watch: Jo Coburn gives Paul Mason the death stare

11 March 2019 14:26

On Friday we saw Will Self and Mark Francois have a huge stare-off on Politics Live. Monday has arrived, and…

Will Theresa May pledge to quit to get her deal through?

11 March 2019 12:16

Forget Brexit (I dare you!). The game now, in the Tory Party, is positioning for the looming leadership election. Because…

MPs have failed on a grand scale over Brexit

11 March 2019 11:45

A Commons defeat for Theresa May’s proposed EU withdrawal agreement this week is priced in. Westminster has shrugged and accepted…

Boris Johnson: leaving on 29 March is the only way to preserve the UK’s self-respect

11 March 2019 9:46

This article is a edited version of Boris Johnson’s speech in parliament today: I myself had sincerely hoped that the…

It’s not video games and porn that’s causing knife crime

10 March 2019 20:07

Diane Abbott knows what’s behind the spate of fatal stabbings plaguing the capital. The shadow Home Secretary told an interviewer…

Women With Balls podcast: the Jess Phillips edition

10 March 2019 16:39

When Jess Phillips first entered parliament in 2015, she quickly made the headlines after she told Diane Abbott to ‘f—…

Sunday Shows Round-up: Sir Keir Starmer – Three month Brexit extension is ‘doable’

10 March 2019 14:02

Jeremy Hunt – We face risk of ‘losing Brexit’ Andrew Marr was joined by the Foreign Secretary ahead of a…

The imperialism of intervening in tax havens’ affairs

10 March 2019 12:00

I am never sure what I think about tax havens. On the one hand, there is something terribly depressing about…

Anna Soubry and the Independent Group don’t make a good fit

10 March 2019 9:00

What does the Independent Group actually stand for? We know what they are against: Brexit and anti-Semitism. But so far the…

The purpose of Article 50 was to make it as hard as possible to leave

10 March 2019 8:24

I read Paul Collier’s article in your 23 February issue, which has just reached me in la France profonde, with…

The secret way to unnerve Jonathan Dimbleby on Any Questions?

10 March 2019 7:00

The departure of Jonathan Dimbleby from Any Questions? is sad for me. I first listened to the programme when the chairman was…