Brexit

Would Le Pen or Macron be better for Brexit?

29 April 2017 9:00

With Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen through to the final in France, people of a conservative disposition might feel…

If Keir Starmer is Labour’s great hope the party really is in trouble

26 April 2017 8:48

Is Keir Starmer Labour’s great hope? That’s what some longing for the day that Jeremy Corbyn calls it a day…

Watch: Theresa May’s Brexit blunder

25 April 2017 17:24

Theresa May is playing it safe during this election cycle and doing her best to leave the blunders to Labour.…

Labour’s Brexit plan was doomed before Keir Starmer even opened his mouth

25 April 2017 13:59

Brexit comes in all shapes and sizes: hard, soft, clean. Today, Labour added a new type: a ‘reckless Tory Brexit’.…

What does Emmanuel Macron mean for Brexit?

25 April 2017 12:29

It was a badly kept secret in Westminster that very senior figures in the UK government wanted Francois Fillon to…

Tony Blair is the messianic Remainer here to save us from ourselves

24 April 2017 17:22

Here they come, Tony Blair and his tragic chattering-class army. The former PM, whose rictus grin and glottal stops still…

British universities must admit that there are some upsides to Brexit

24 April 2017 15:17

Britain’s universities are finding it hard to look on the bright side of Brexit. One of their big gripes is…

Why Matthew Parris is wrong about a Tory lurch to the right

24 April 2017 15:08

Exaggeration is the political pundits’ stock in trade: nobody built a loyal readership on equivocation. But Matthew Parris’ recent commentary…

Does Brexit mean England can have Englishness?

23 April 2017 19:02

Brexit is often said to be driven by English nationalism. In recent decades England has certainly become a less shy…

This election will be won or lost on the suburban battleground

23 April 2017 12:00

In Westminster, all the general election chatter is about Brexit. Will Tory Remainers turn Lib Dem? Will Labour leavers desert…

The real victims of this snap election? The bankers’ wives

22 April 2017 11:00

The people I feel most sorry for in the wake of Theresa May’s shock announcement are not moderate Labour MPs,…

Those who want a clear Brexit will need to make sure it is in the manifesto

22 April 2017 10:00

Mrs May’s decision to call a snap general election is not very welcome, and I had thought she would think…

Expect the unexpected in Theresa May’s pointless poll

22 April 2017 9:00

A general election is called and in a matter of hours a neutral and unbiased BBC presenter has likened our…

We should jump at the chance to pay off the EU in euros

22 April 2017 8:45

Thirty billion? Fifty billion? Eighty billion, and we have to cover the cost of Jean-Claude Juncker’s martinis for the next…

Jean-Luc Mélenchon is the dark horse in the French election

22 April 2017 8:30

The lovely Dordogne village of St Pompon that is my holiday hide-away has only 350 voters, but is a perfect…

The Tories don’t need silly pledges to scare off Labour in this election

21 April 2017 15:13

We are coming to the end of the first week of an election campaign that few were expecting when this…

Theresa May doesn’t trust enough people for a power ‘circle’. A triangle, maybe

21 April 2017 14:40

The fact that nothing leaked about Mrs May’s snap election tells you much of what you need to know about…

What the papers say: Jeremy Corbyn does pose a threat to the Tories

21 April 2017 8:27

Theresa May is riding high in the polls and there’s much talk of a Tory landslide – but that doesn’t…

What the papers say: The manifesto pledges Theresa May must make

20 April 2017 9:05

The General Election campaign is officially underway – and the newspapers have wasted no time in compiling their wish lists. Here…

There is something grubby about Theresa May’s snap election

20 April 2017 7:31

Since I suggested last July that Theresa May, newly anointed as leader of the Conservative and Unionist party and Prime…

The Tory party should not forget George Osborne’s role in its revival

19 April 2017 14:17

George Osborne’s decision to stand down as an MP is a sign of how impregnable Theresa May’s position is perceived…

Theresa May’s Today interview, full transcript

19 April 2017 9:00

Nick Robinson: You have often presented yourself – you did when you ran for the leadership and to be Prime…

Watch: Paul Mason has doubts about voting Labour

19 April 2017 0:23

With Labour firmly on the back foot over Theresa May’s call for a snap election, many MPs tonight used a meeting…

Could a big Tory victory make a soft Brexit more likely?

18 April 2017 17:27

Whatever happens in the forthcoming general election, no day of social media can ever compete with the dizzying heights of…

What the papers say: How Project Fear failed to materialise

18 April 2017 8:45

Exactly a year ago today, George Osborne was busy unveiling the Treasury’s famously doom-laden analysis about Brexit. Now with his…