Article 50

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…

Jean-Claude Juncker is the worst thing about being a Remainer

25 March 2017 12:00

The best thing about being a Remainer is obviously the dinner parties, where we all sit around being incredibly well-heeled…

Jacob Rees-Mogg leads the celebrations at Article 50 party: ‘to the Brexit heroes of Islington!’

21 March 2017 11:30

Was it a case of fate or a helpful tip off from No 10 that meant Brexit Central‘s Brexit party…

What the papers say: Jean-Claude Juncker’s ‘deluded’ Brexit punishment talk

21 March 2017 9:34

Finally, we have a date: March 29th will see Theresa May trigger Article 50 and set the Brexit train in…

How quickly can a reciprocal rights deal be done for UK and EU citizens?

20 March 2017 15:18

The EU has been adamant that there will be no negotiation with the UK without formal notification that Britain is leaving. But…

Theresa May will trigger Article 50 next week

20 March 2017 11:57

The wait is over. Almost. Theresa May will trigger Article 50 – the first formal step in Britain’s departure from the…

Theresa May must call an election immediately

16 March 2017 16:23

Each day, I can see more clearly a pivotal line from Theresa May’s future biography: ‘Ultimately, her downfall can be…

The Corbynistas abandon Corbyn

14 March 2017 15:41

Last night Jeremy Corbyn gathered with thousands of supporters on Parliament Square to protest against the government’s failure to guarantee…

MPs reject Article 50 Lords amendments

13 March 2017 18:59

The government has successfully defeated the two Lords amendments to its Article 50 bill. MPs voted down the first amendment, committing…

Beware the cult of Brexit

13 March 2017 15:21

In their frequent moments of self-congratulation, conservatives describe themselves as level-headed and practical people. If there were a scintilla of…

Guy Verhofstadt is playing politics with his ‘special arrangement’ offer to Brits

10 March 2017 13:02

Guy Verhofstadt thinks Brexit is a ‘disaster’, a ‘tragedy’ and a ‘catastrophe’. That verdict, from the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator,…

Government suffers its second Article 50 defeat in the Lords

7 March 2017 20:31

Tonight the government suffered its second Article 50 bill defeat in the House of Lords. Peers backed an amendment calling for a…

A Parliament veto on Brexit would guarantee a stinker of a deal

7 March 2017 9:23

Theresa May is warning Tory rebels that if Parliament gets a meaningful vote on Brexit, the European Union will be…

What the papers say: Why amending the Brexit bill would be a mistake

7 March 2017 8:24

Remember David Cameron’s renegotiation with Brussels in the run-up to the referendum? There’s a good chance you’ve probably forgotten; after…

In defence of Lord Heseltine

5 March 2017 9:00

Lord Heseltine has been denounced because he says he will vote against the government over Brexit in the House of…

Carry on Major: real democrats don’t shout down Europhiles

4 March 2017 9:00

As Prime Minister, John Major was intolerant of opposition from within the Conservative party over the EU — memorably calling…

What the papers say: Why the Commons should listen to the Lords

3 March 2017 8:42

Peers haven’t made themselves popular by voting for an amendment to the Government’s Article 50 bill. They’ve been called ‘contemptible’,…

What the papers say: The Lords’ ‘insidious plot to thwart democracy’

2 March 2017 8:29

When the House of Lords voted against the Government’s Brexit bill last night, peers won’t have been expecting much in the…

Will the Government’s Article 50 bill survive its big test in the Lords?

28 February 2017 17:22

The Government is getting worried. So far, the passage of the Article 50 bill through Parliament has been relatively smooth.…