Brexit

Commons defeat looms as peers back ‘meaningful vote’ amendment

18 June 2018 19:19

This time a week ago, Theresa May and her whips were trying to avert a looming Commons defeat on Brexit.…

Brexit exposes the limits of Jeremy Corbyn’s radicalism

18 June 2018 18:50

The left middle class is filled with anger as it sees the right, and, in its terms, the far right,…

Theresa May can’t escape Brexit

16 June 2018 10:33

Next week, Theresa May will announce a massive cash injection for the NHS. As I say in The Sun this…

Brexit row: Remainers point the finger at David Davis

15 June 2018 11:25

How did the government manage to engineer a ‘compromise’ amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill that’s left it in greater…

A political showdown is on the way. Will Theresa May lose?

15 June 2018 9:04

At 3pm yesterday afternoon, the Remainer rebels led by Dominic Grieve thought the government was honouring the PM’s putative commitment…

Government plays divide and rule with Remain rebels

14 June 2018 18:11

Oh dear. Although it was widely accepted that either the Tory Remainers or the Tory Brexiteers would be furious when…

Donald Trump does Brexit, Part 1

14 June 2018 13:31

‘Imagine Trump doing Brexit — what would he do?’ asked the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, at that dinner which was…

Does the tantrum-prone SNP not realise how privileged Scotland is?

13 June 2018 16:32

Jeremy Corbyn had one of his best PMQs ever. Then it all went wrong. His witty use of Boris’s recent…

What did Theresa May promise the Tory rebels?

13 June 2018 16:16

The confusion about what precisely the government promised those Tory MPs attracted to the Grieve amendment hasn’t yet been cleared…

The poor wee SNP

13 June 2018 16:04

Of course it was a “stunt” – the Westminster village’s preferred term for any piece of nonsense that disrupts the…

Paul Dacre’s diary: the Daily Mail will commit editorial suicide if it turns against Brexit

13 June 2018 15:00

Awake to the Today programme and ordure being dumped on me by Polly Toynbee while the Mail’s legendary Dame Ann…

What the Brexiteers do next

13 June 2018 11:59

Although no-one yet knows what the government’s compromise meaningful vote amendment will look like when it returns to the Lords,…

Why Brexit will never end

13 June 2018 7:52

I hate to take issue with a fellow Spectator writer, but Robert Peston’s revelation that a “no deal” Brexit is…

After today’s vote, there is now no chance of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

12 June 2018 19:42

So MPs have (narrowly) rejected the Lords’ amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill, which would (if passed) have given parliament the…

Government avoids defeat on ‘meaningful vote’ – but is this a win?

12 June 2018 18:46

Given this morning’s ministerial resignation, all looked set fair for an afternoon of high drama in the Commons over the…

In defence of ‘no deal’

12 June 2018 11:36

Imagine the industrial levels of brass neck it must require for EU-supporting MPs to present themselves as defenders of parliamentary…

Philip Lee’s resignation shatters Tory Brexit truce

12 June 2018 10:40

Although Theresa May managed to unite her MPs briefly on Monday night and put off a customs union confrontation on…

Tory Remain rebel goes in for the kill

10 June 2018 21:17

Oh dear. It seems that not everyone has taken Theresa May’s appeal for party unity to heart. Although Amber Rudd…

David Davis warns Tories are at risk of 1997-style defeat if Britain is under the backstop in 2022

9 June 2018 11:10

David Davis has, I write in The Sun this morning, warned the Brexit inner Cabinet that if Britain is under…

Brexit, the view from Love Island

9 June 2018 9:19

Theresa May’s cabinet is divided and her MPs increasingly worried over the government’s Brexit plans – or lack thereof. Yet…

Barnier’s reality check adds to May’s Brexit woes

8 June 2018 14:30

Could Brexit talks soon be heading for the ‘meltdown’ that Boris Johnson predicted? Michel Barnier’s press conference just now hardly…

Boris Johnson must learn there is more to life than Brexit

8 June 2018 13:07

I know we’re not supposed to be shocked or even surprised by anything Boris Johnson says any more – “Boris…

Boris Johnson leaked tape: best quotes

7 June 2018 21:14

While David Davis has hogged the headlines recently, Boris Johnson has been slowly losing his cool over Brexit and lost…

Theresa May gives David Davis a backstop concession

7 June 2018 14:20

After a morning of high drama in Westminster, the UK government now has a backstop proposal to put to the…

Will David Davis resign tomorrow? I would not bet against it

6 June 2018 18:34

David Davis, the Brexit secretary of state and arguably the most important minister in this government other than the Prime…