Brexit

It’s vital we act now to fix the ticking time bomb under our economy

24 June 2017 10:00

The UK economy is not in good shape. We invest a lower proportion of our GDP every year than almost…

13 things we have learnt about Britain since the EU Referendum

23 June 2017 10:00

Happy Independence Day everyone (groan). One year on from that momentous day, here are 13 things we’ve learnt from the…

What the papers say: The Tories are in office but not in power

22 June 2017 8:22

This was a Queen’s Speech to fit the ‘sombre mood of the nation’, says the FT. ‘British politics is in…

Queen’s Speech: the full guide to what’s been scrapped

21 June 2017 12:11

Today’s Queen Speech was supposed to be a moment of crowning glory for Theresa May. Instead, it’s a muted affair, with…

The SNP are guilty of shocking chutzpah in their claims over a Tory ‘stitch up’

21 June 2017 8:45

I have an awkward relationship with the House of Lords. On the one hand, it regularly proves a doughty guardian…

What the papers say: The Queen’s Speech is the Tories’ last chance

21 June 2017 8:19

Today’s Queen Speech will be a muted affair, with Her Majesty dressing down for the opening of a Parliament which will…

The Euro’s badly-needed reform could finally be on the cards

20 June 2017 17:44

Has Germany finally started to shift its position on the future of the Eurozone? Speaking today, at a conference for…

‘Constructive’ Brexit talks get off to a shaky start for David Davis

19 June 2017 19:15

To kick the Brexit negotiations off, David Davis and Michel Barnier exchanged mountain-themed gifts, of a hiking book and walking stick.…

Will Theresa May become Brexit’s scapegoat?

19 June 2017 17:43

Normally in the run-up to a Queen’s Speech, Westminster watchers wonder how radical the Prime Minister feels like being –…

The Tories desperately need new ideas to keep Corbyn out of power

19 June 2017 16:23

Every discussion with a Tory Minister or MP now ends up with a go through of the runners and riders…

It’s time to prepare voters for some tough Brexit compromises

19 June 2017 12:13

Brexit is like life. The journey matters more than the final destination. Instead of fixating on where we will, eventually,…

Sunday shows round-up: Hammond undermines May over Brexit ‘no deal’

18 June 2017 16:49

Philip Hammond – No deal would be ‘a very, very bad outcome’ One day before Brexit negotiations get underway, Philip…

Why is Philip Hammond trying to destabilise his government’s Brexit talks?

18 June 2017 14:51

You can see why Theresa May locked her Chancellor up in a cupboard during the general election campaign. Not only…

Pew poll shows most Europeans want to take back control from Brussels

17 June 2017 16:03

Many in Brussels are anxiously looking out for any sign of what has been termed ‘Brexit contagion’ – the idea…

Why an extended, Brexit transition is now on the cards

17 June 2017 10:40

The Brexit talks start on Monday. Theresa May hoped that they would be beginning with the UK government’s hand strengthened…

Unemployment is at its lowest since 1975. Can someone tell the Tories?

15 June 2017 12:09

British government may not be strong and stable but the economy is still the most formidable job creating machine in…

Embracing liberal Christianity can lead the Lib Dems out of irrelevance

15 June 2017 11:40

In a sense it was the Liberal Democrats who did worst in this odd election. For the point of this…

The future belongs to the Left

15 June 2017 8:36

When I was in my early 20s and quite conservative I assumed I was just an anomaly, someone who develops…

What next for Labour moderates?

14 June 2017 14:42

Normally after an election, the leader of the party that came second comes to the first meeting of their parliamentary…

Philip Hammond’s Brexit plan is the worst of all worlds

14 June 2017 12:42

Had last week’s expected landslide actually occurred Philip Hammond would by now be working on his memoirs. Instead, he is…

Theresa May would be wise to listen to David Cameron

14 June 2017 8:46

Theresa May has few friends at the moment. But while her Christmas card list might be dwindling, her tally of critics…

What is Labour’s policy on Brexit? We’re still no closer to knowing

13 June 2017 16:10

What is Labour’s policy on Brexit? No one has ever really known the answer to this question, and it doesn’t…

Michael Gove signals a shift on the government’s Brexit stance

13 June 2017 9:07

Is Brexit going soft? In the aftermath of the election, some are worried that might be the case. While others…

George Bridges resigns as Brexit minister – has the unravelling begun?

12 June 2017 23:14

The reshuffle might be over, but the government is still changing shape. It has emerged that George Bridges has quit…

Is the UK heading for a soft Brexit? The German press now thinks so

11 June 2017 10:14

Senior figures in Europe have spent the last few days pondering how Theresa May’s bungled election gamble will affect the…