Brexit

What the papers say: The EU is in the grip of chaos

21 November 2017 8:26

Donald Tusk’s jibe that Britain was no longer attempting to have its cake and eat it in Brexit talks was…

What fresh German elections would mean for Brexit and Europe

20 November 2017 21:55

Angela Merkel’s declaration that new elections would be better than a minority government suggests Germany will be heading back to…

For real political chaos, take a look at Germany

20 November 2017 20:23

The female leader of a prominent European country fails to win a majority in an election and then struggles to…

Michel Barnier’s Brexit trade deal warning

20 November 2017 15:55

The furore over the Brexit divorce bill has been such that it is easy to forget that it isn’t the…

Can you distinguish between a bot and a human?

20 November 2017 15:42

We’ve all gone a bit bot-mad in the past few weeks. Automated accounts have invaded our civic life – especially…

Germany’s political crisis puts Merkel’s future in doubt

20 November 2017 13:07

When I had lunch with a senior CDU politician in Düsseldorf on Saturday, there was no sign that Germany’s coalition…

The riddle of Theresa May’s Russia policy

20 November 2017 13:05

It is just a week since Theresa May used her Mansion House speech to launch a broadside on Russia. During…

The collapse of coalition talks in Germany makes a ‘no deal’ Brexit a little more likely

20 November 2017 8:19

The Cabinet is expected to resume talks about Brexit today, reportedly nudging towards a £40 billion offer ahead of a…

The Tory tide is turning against austerity

15 November 2017 13:15

Tom Tugendhat, the Tory MP for Tonbridge sometimes called a rising star, finds himself making front page news today as…

David Davis’s ‘big’ Brexit concession

13 November 2017 17:35

Parliament is back in action today and David Davis kicked the new session off with a bang. In a statement…

Today should be a day of truce in the Brexit war

12 November 2017 13:08

‘Take up our quarrel with the foe’, intones John McCrae’s famous In Flanders Fields. ‘To you from failing hands we throw,…

Since Article 50 was triggered, a no-deal Brexit has been the default

12 November 2017 9:57

Earlier this morning, Paul Mason made a point that you hear quite often: there’s no chance of no deal on Brexit,…

What has France’s anti-Brexit rock star got against Britain?

11 November 2017 10:55

The latest single of Bertrand Cantat, a French pop singer who murdered his girlfriend and who was present in the…

Barnier’s Brexit deadline highlights May’s political weakness

10 November 2017 18:12

Given all the rows in Westminster at the moment, it’s easy to forget that there are Brexit negotiations going on.…

How will Brexit Britain cut emissions – and keep the lights on?

3 November 2017 15:54

Many remarkable things happened immediately after the Brexit referendum. One is often overlooked: The House of Commons adopted the Fifth…

The EU helped bring peace to Ireland. Will violence now return?

2 November 2017 12:59

The 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg is…

If the City can’t replace 75,000 jobs, it has bigger problems than Brexit

1 November 2017 12:56

The wine bars will be spookily empty. The lap-dancing clubs will be abandoned, and Savills will have to start working…

The value of Scotch whisky exports might be on the up – but volume isn’t

30 October 2017 16:25

Scotland’s whisky industry is the UK’s single largest food and drink export, accounting for almost a fifth of Britain’s the…

Labour MP: ‘Better educated’ people voted Remain

29 October 2017 23:17

After the Conservative MP Chris Heaton-Harris was outed last week for writing to universities requesting details of their Brexit syllabus,…

Economic forecasts are almost always wrong – so why do we take them seriously?

29 October 2017 13:33

There is a weird psychology behind economic forecasts. We know they are going to be wrong, because they always are.…

European press on Catalonia: “Suddenly, Brexit doesn’t seem so bad”

28 October 2017 13:01

“Look on the bright side…Brexit no longer seems so serious” Chappatte in Le Temps, Switzerland The events in Catalonia dominate…

The EU needs to ask itself some searching questions about Brexit

28 October 2017 10:30

I have come to Greece in search of sanity over Brexit. Ostensibly it is a symposium to discuss relations between…

Will Britain back Madrid for the sake of Brexit?

27 October 2017 17:57

Theresa May’s official spokesperson has just issued a statement on Catalonia’s declaration of independence that will please Madrid. It makes…

The EU must open trade talks with the UK

26 October 2017 15:58

Let me make it clear at the outset: I was against Brexit. However, I am appalled by the reaction to…

MPs are undermining Britain’s world-class university system

26 October 2017 12:38

The debate about universities in the last few days has been extremely frustrating. Britain has the two best universities in…