Article 50

Since Article 50 was triggered, a no-deal Brexit has been the default

12 November 2017 14:57

Jeremy Hunt has told Tory rebels that”if we don’t back Theresa May we will have no Brexit”. It echoes a point…

This is what Theresa May should say in her Florence speech

21 September 2017 14:04

Tomorrow in Florence, Theresa May needs to make the speech of her life. Britain has a strong hand to play…

Brexit is exposing the cowardice of conservatism

4 April 2017 15:36

The decision by Conservative MPs to walk away from the Commons Committee on Exiting the EU is one of the…

Can Anglo-Spanish relations survive Brexit?

4 April 2017 11:44

As the events of the last few days show, the increasingly toxic issue of Gibraltar means the UK’s Article 50 talks with Spain might become more…

The joys of Brexit

2 April 2017 12:00

The thing that got me about the photo-graph which prompted the Daily Mail’s harmless but now infamous headline ‘Never mind…

The EU’s Gibraltar mistake

2 April 2017 10:10

It was quite right for Theresa May to not mention Gibraltar in her Article 50 letter – why should the future of its…

Britain and the EU probably will reach a trade deal. Here’s why

2 April 2017 9:00

Most diplomats in Brussels will tell you that Theresa May has just embarked upon a fool’s errand, that Britain might…

An independent Britain’s top priority: staying friends with the EU

1 April 2017 9:00

On 29 March 2019 the Queen should have a state dinner and invite the European Union’s 27 heads of state…

The European Council pulls its punches in its draft Brexit plan

31 March 2017 10:49

So we have the first sight of the European Council’s draft negotiating guidelines. They’re much more constructive that we would…

Now is not a good time to be making enemies

31 March 2017 10:47

I always thought leaving the EU would be a cause for celebration, but the sight of Donald Tusk accepting the…

Remainers must learn from the optimism of the Brexiteers

31 March 2017 10:11

In an age when people pride themselves on their cynicism, it’s almost touching to remember that one of the most…

The EU’s Brexit strategy, full text

31 March 2017 9:29

On 29 March 2017, the European Council has received the notification by the United Kingdom of its intention to withdraw…

What the papers say: The Great Repeal Bill is the ‘blueprint’ for taking back control

31 March 2017 8:01

The Great Repeal Bill has been unveiled – and Whitehall is already alive with the sound of copying and pasting…

The Great Repeal Bill will bring both continuity and change

30 March 2017 17:45

The Government has set out the White Paper in advance of its proposed Great Repeal Bill.  The Bill is not…

Is the Government heading for trouble with its Great Repeal Bill?

30 March 2017 14:38

Britain’s biggest exercise in copying and pasting has begun in earnest. The Government has published its Great Repeal Bill White…

How to write the perfect break-up letter

30 March 2017 14:16

Yesterday, Sir Tim Barrow placed into Donald Tusk’s hands the letter giving notice the UK will begin divorce proceedings with…

The Spectator Podcast: A new Europe

30 March 2017 11:33

On this week’s bumper episode, we say farewell to the EU, look at the most high-profile mismatch in boxing history,…

What the papers say: Theresa May’s pitch-perfect start to Brexit

30 March 2017 8:39

We’re off! The two year countdown until Brexit has begun. Theresa May’s triggering of Article 50 has been met with…

Jeremy Corbyn looks lost at the despatch box

29 March 2017 14:48

Tactics! At long last. Jeremy Corbyn actually used tactics at today’s PMQs. For the first time ever he divided his…

A generous, globally-minded Brexit could reunite a divided country 

29 March 2017 14:02

Public opinion on Brexit remains evenly balanced, and there’s no point in any Conservative pretending otherwise.  About half the nation…

Theresa May’s Article 50 letter strikes the right tone

29 March 2017 13:57

Theresa May is trying to play the role of the great conciliator today. She has avoided any hint of triumphalism…

Theresa May’s full Article 50 speech: ‘A day of celebration for some and disappointment for others’

29 March 2017 13:11

Mr Speaker, Today the Government acts on the democratic will of the British People. And it acts, too, on the clear…

Article 50 letter: full text

29 March 2017 13:01

On 23 June last year, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.  As I have…

Theresa May triggers Article 50

29 March 2017 12:34

Britain is on its way out of the European Union. In the last few moments, Theresa May stood up in…

The best thing about Brexit? None of it is my fault

29 March 2017 12:34

Brexit Britain fills me with calm. Six weeks on, there’s no point pretending otherwise. Losing is far better than winning.…