Brexit

By rebalancing Britain’s economy, Brexit is succeeding where George Osborne failed

19 December 2017 11:26

Yet again this morning comes a demonstration of the enormous gulf between gloomy economic forecasts pumped out by those opposed…

What the papers say: May’s Brexit Britain is a fantasy island

19 December 2017 8:43

Theresa May’s Brexit statement in the Commons yesterday ‘told us a great deal about what has happened already,’ says the…

Theresa May must still be prepared to call the EU’s Brexit bluff

18 December 2017 12:34

As the Brexit ‘war cabinet’ meets this morning to discuss what future trading relationship Britain would like with the EU…

What the papers say: The new Brexit divide

18 December 2017 8:28

‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’ is no longer the basis of the divide over Brexit, says the Daily Telegraph. Instead, the new…

Unofficial deadline of mid-January for working out UK’s end-state negotiating position

16 December 2017 10:31

On Monday, the Brexit inner Cabinet will finally have a proper discussion on what kind of trade deal with the…

What the papers say: In praise of the Tory rebels

15 December 2017 8:34

EU leaders look set to formally approve a move on to the next stage in Brexit talks today in Brussels.…

Brexit is becoming a ‘just war’, with predictable consequences

14 December 2017 18:53

Brexit could split the Tory party. So many people wrote articles arguing this before and after David Cameron called the…

Theresa May should have backed down in her Brexit battle with Parliament

14 December 2017 12:39

This morning has brought predictable outrage about Tory ‘traitors’. The Prime Minister has been undermined, Guy Verhofstadt has had his…

Angry Leavers must accept that ‘hard’ Brexit died on election night

14 December 2017 11:56

Some Brexiteers are angry. This is not news. This has been true since about 20 minutes after the referendum result…

What the papers say: Theresa May’s bitter humiliation

14 December 2017 8:29

The government’s defeat in the House of Commons last night amounts to a ‘bitter humiliation’ for ministers, says the Sun.…

The government should have listened to the rebels, not tried to crush them

13 December 2017 19:26

The government has just been defeated in the House of Commons on whether the final Brexit deal will get a…

Let’s hear the good news about Brexit more often

12 December 2017 14:05

In my lifetime, I cannot remember any thing or idea or person getting as bad a press as Brexit has.…

Theresa May’s poll lead still gives the Tories little to cheer about

12 December 2017 11:06

Corbynistas are curiously quiet this morning about the latest YouGov poll, which puts Theresa May narrowly ahead of the Labour…

Watch: Labour’s Brexit single market muddle

11 December 2017 16:04

Working out Labour’s position on the single market is no easy task. Jeremy Corbyn has said Brexit will mean Britain…

Labour discovers that there is no easyBrexit

11 December 2017 15:42

Despite the government reaching its long-awaited milestone of ’sufficient progress’ in the Brexit talks last week, certain key figures on…

Sunday shows round-up: Davis calls for ‘Canada plus plus plus’ trade deal

10 December 2017 17:48

David Davis: May’s EU deal ‘a statement of intent’ The Brexit Secretary David Davis joined Andrew Marr this morning to…

What will the Cabinet decide on Brexit?

9 December 2017 10:36

Now that ‘sufficient progress’ has been achieved, attention shifts to the coming Cabinet discussion on what kind of trade deal…

The government must wake up to the danger of fake news before its too late

9 December 2017 10:00

Fake news has been around for decades. But it was normally the preserve of despotic regimes. Now it’s threatening to…

The great Brexit unsayable

9 December 2017 9:00

On Monday, we held a dinner party in the Cavendish Room at Brooks’s, one of the most beautiful spaces in…

A guide to Parliament’s Brexit tribes

8 December 2017 15:08

There’s relief in No 10 today after Theresa May and Jean Claude Juncker finally reached deal on the Irish border,…

Deal agreed in first stage of Brexit talks

8 December 2017 6:55

Britain and the European Union will progress to the next stage of Brexit talks following a breakthrough in negotiations overnight.…

May’s mistake was embracing the lie that Brexit would be easy

7 December 2017 16:42

Brexit is getting a far easier ride than it deserves. I accept that its promoters live in a world of…

The Spectator Podcast: Carry on Brexit

7 December 2017 14:11

On this week’s episode we’re looking at the Brexit situation as 2017 draws to a close. We’ll also be marvelling…

What the papers say: Labour must clarify its Brexit plan

7 December 2017 8:32

Another day, another Brexit warning: this time it comes from the head of Standard Chartered, who says that Britain’s imminent…

Jeremy Corbyn scores six own-goals in a row at PMQs

6 December 2017 16:26

Ah the joys of political marriages. Theresa May’s pact with the DUP bolstered her at PMQs today, and she delivered…