Brexit

Sunday shows round-up: Guy Verhofstadt – A trade deal will not be agreed before Brexit

18 February 2018 17:20

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s chief representative in the Brexit negotiations, sat down with Andrew Marr to discuss at length…

There’s a Brexit deal to be done on security

17 February 2018 10:46

Theresa May was pushing at an open door in her Munich speech when she warned against ‘rigid institutional restrictions’ harming…

Brexit Britain could do with some cricket diplomacy

17 February 2018 8:30

Peter Oborne, The Spectator’s associate editor, is something of a legend in Pakistan — as least among the defence establishment…

What the papers say: Boris has been rumbled

15 February 2018 8:16

Boris Johnson painted Brexit as a source of ‘hope not fear’ in his speech yesterday. The Foreign Secretary said that…

A tale of two Brexits

14 February 2018 16:10

At one point during Boris Johnson’s speech today he asked the audience: ‘We all want to make Britain less insular,…

Boris’s Brexit vision is an answer to a non-existent problem

14 February 2018 14:51

The thing to understand about Brexit and Remain voters is that Brexit is only part of the problem. Many Remainers…

‘Old Boris’ is back

14 February 2018 12:47

Boris Johnson has been down in the mouth in recent months. The ‘old Boris’ appeared to have been worn down…

Full text: Boris Johnson’s Brexit speech

14 February 2018 11:44

The other day a woman pitched up in my surgery in a state of indignation. The ostensible cause was broadband…

Can long-term forecasters answer these questions?

12 February 2018 17:33

I find it difficult to believe some in the media are taking these latest economic forecasts for 15 years outside…

Europeans are Britain’s new minority

12 February 2018 13:08

If you ran the marketing department of a progressive organisation, which wanted to advertise its inclusiveness, how would you do…

Andrea Leadsom receives anti-Brexit death threat

12 February 2018 13:03

Boris Johnson will have his work cut out on Wednesday when he attempts to give a speech uniting Remainers and…

Where the Brexit inner Cabinet is heading

10 February 2018 10:34

There have been two meetings of the Brexit inner Cabinet this week. But as I say in The Sun this…

Is Carney’s growth forecast anything to get excited about?

8 February 2018 15:45

It is really worth bothering with Mark Carney’s upgrading of the Bank of England’s growth forecast for 2018 from 1.5…

May’s indecision is not helping Tory Brexit tensions

7 February 2018 11:35

After PMQs today, Theresa May will rush back to Downing Street to chair a meeting of the Brexit inner Cabinet.…

What the papers say: A customs union is the least worst Brexit option

7 February 2018 8:41

Theresa May has been condemned for her failure to stick up for the NHS during her conversation with Donald Trump…

80-year-old pensioner receives anti-Brexit death threat

5 February 2018 18:01

Here we go. There’s been a lot of talk in recent months of the vicious rhetoric coming from Brexiteers –…

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s criticism of the Treasury doesn’t go far enough

5 February 2018 12:35

Treasury civil servants have been getting indignant about the suggestion by Jacob Rees-Mogg that their reports have been biased in…

‘Divide and rule’ is a dangerous game for a Prime Minister with no majority

5 February 2018 9:20

It’s crunch week for Theresa May. The Prime Minister is under pressure to finally decide what the government’s negotiating position…

Sunday shows round-up: Amber Rudd defends civil service

4 February 2018 17:00

Amber Rudd: ‘I have complete confidence’ in the civil service The Home Secretary has defended the civil service after recent…

The best way to avoid a Tory split? Decisive leadership

3 February 2018 12:34

At political Cabinet this week, the chief whip warned ministers how difficult it was to hold the Tory party together,…

Germans – not Brits – are the ones who keep mentioning the war

3 February 2018 10:00

The German ambassador, Peter Ammon, leaves Britain this month and retires after a distinguished diplomatic career as Berlin’s man in…

Darkest Hour is superb Brexit propaganda

3 February 2018 9:00

After I wrote that I would not be going to see Darkest Hour, so many people told me I should…

The toxic politics of ‘soft Brexit’

2 February 2018 13:55

The management principle that in static organisations, people are promoted to their level of incompetence reveals the government’s two most…

The Spectator Podcast: Lead or go

1 February 2018 16:32

On this week’s episode we’re wondering whether Theresa May can weather this latest storm, speaking to a robot expert (and…

Julian Smith finds Brexit diplomacy a piece of cake

31 January 2018 18:08

Julian Smith has his work cut out as Chief Whip. As well as trying to stop Tory MPs firing off…