Brexit

Nicola Sturgeon’s response to Brexit has utterly failed

26 April 2018 8:18

What’s Nicola Sturgeon playing at on Brexit? Quick answer: politics. Longer answer: politics.  The SNP leader has rejected a deal…

David Davis tries to calm fears over a customs union reversal

25 April 2018 11:50

For those Brexiteers worried the government may change its mind on leaving the customs union, David Davis’s appearance in front…

Who is making the case for leaving the customs union?

23 April 2018 13:43

Whole industries will be devastated. There will be thirty mile queues of lorries stretching back from Dover. The price of…

Why Brexiteer ministers are so concerned at the moment

21 April 2018 10:39

Senior Cabinet Brexiteers are more concerned about the project than they have been in some time, I write in The…

The Spectator Podcast: The Wrong Brexit

19 April 2018 14:38

This week we ask why Theresa May is pulling up the drawbridge to Britain, exactly when she should be advertising…

Investing in zero-carbon shipping will only benefit the UK economy

19 April 2018 12:55

The shipping industry contributes around 2% of all global carbon emissions – a figure comparable to the entire CO2 emissions…

The Brexit bounce making a mockery of George Osborne’s Project Fear

17 April 2018 12:56

We are now just two months away from the second anniversary of the Brexit vote and therefore in a position…

Why Theresa May is to blame for the Windrush scandal

17 April 2018 8:06

To see the cruelty of bureaucracy, the injustice that can spring from reducing public life to mere process and human…

Where is Artificial Intelligence taking us?

10 April 2018 16:20

Recently, The Spectator, in association with NatWest, brought together leading entrepreneurs, MPs and technology writers to discuss where Artificial Intelligence…

Labour frontbencher: Labour’s Brexit test is ‘bollocks’

10 April 2018 12:49

Oh dear. Barry Gardiner’s bad day has gone from bad to worse. After a recording emerged of the shadow international trade…

How dare David Davis blame Sinn Fein for the Irish border mess

10 April 2018 11:44

Sweet baby Jesus, is there nobody in the Department for Exiting the European Union who can give David Davis a briefing on…

Morrissey’s reading list

10 April 2018 10:42

Morrissey caused a stir last month when he used a blog post to lambast the Indy for an article –…

The next big Brexit battle: protectionists vs free marketeers

9 April 2018 20:20

Although politicians and pundits have learnt the hard way not to take polls as gospel, the latest Opinium/Independent poll on…

Sunday shows round-up: Christopher Wylie – ‘I want a democratic mandate for Brexit’

8 April 2018 18:19

The former director of research at Cambridge Analytica, the data-mining firm notoriously suspended by Facebook for harvesting details of up…

What Brexit Britain can learn from German Reunification

5 April 2018 8:26

Obscured by the hubbub of rolling news and the cacophony of Twitter, an important anniversary has passed by virtually unnoticed.…

UK investment is at a record high. So why has almost no one reported it?

30 March 2018 12:36

Why is it that whenever some organisation comes up with some half-baked prediction of doom for the UK economy post-Brexit…

Michel Barnier makes easy work of David Davis

29 March 2018 10:08

On Wednesday evening, David Davis left his sick bucket at home and made his way to the Emmanuel Centre in…

David Davis: There’s no deal without a trade deal

28 March 2018 21:14

With a year and a day to go to Brexit, David Davis sat down for an interview with Andrew Neil…

The EU’s petulance is turning its Galileo satellite into a white elephant

26 March 2018 13:28

Moves by the EU to try to stop British armed forces from accessing the Galileo satellite system, and to prevent…

Why no deal preparations must continue

24 March 2018 10:43

Theresa May has had by far her most successful EU Council this week. The terms of the transition deal were…

Cambridge Analytica row moves to Brexit

23 March 2018 17:30

The Cambridge Analytica row looks set to move from the US presidential election to the EU referendum. After Christopher Wylie…

Brexit’s progress is defying the doom-mongers’ predictions

23 March 2018 11:17

That EU leaders have agreed to move to the next stage of Brexit talks and rubber stamp the transition period…

How both Brexit camps are messing up on passports

22 March 2018 11:26

The blue passport has become one of those symbols of Brexit, mocked by Remainers and taken really very seriously by…

British passports being made abroad isn’t a ‘national humiliation’

22 March 2018 11:18

The new British passport being made abroad is a perfect symbol for Brexit Britain. For after we leave the European…

Let’s hear more of the moral case for Brexit

20 March 2018 12:56

How many times over the past few months have some remain supporters tried to tell us that tariffs on imported…