Article 50

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.…

A great day for British democracy

29 March 2017 12:10

Today is a great day for British democracy. One of the greatest ever, in fact. Tune out Project Fear, with…

History teaches us that Brexit will be okay in the end. Probably.

29 March 2017 11:35

Happy Brexit Day everyone. I guess we’ll be okay in the long term. March 29th is the bloodiest day in…

What the papers say: Theresa May pulls the Article 50 trigger

29 March 2017 8:34

Theresa May has put pen to paper on the Article 50 letter that will kick-start the process of Brexit. March…

How Britain and the EU can both benefit from Article 50

28 March 2017 14:35

Theresa May doesn’t do drama. She regards order as both a political and personal virtue. And this goes a long…

What the papers say: The perks – and pitfalls – of Brexit

28 March 2017 8:40

The clock is ticking. At 12.30pm tomorrow, Theresa May will be on her feet in the Commons declaring that Article…

What the papers say: Are tech companies doing enough to tackle terror?

27 March 2017 8:41

Amber Rudd has vowed to ‘call time’ on tech companies who are giving terrorists ‘a place to hide’. The Home…

The Brexit bellwether will be the health of our car industry

26 March 2017 11:00

As I’ve said before, the bellwether of post-Brexit prosperity will be the health of the UK car industry, rather than…

How both Britain and the EU might claim victory in the Brexit talks

26 March 2017 9:00

Theresa May doesn’t do drama. She regards order as both a political and personal virtue. And this goes a long…