Brexit

Is my euroscepticism partly down to a delayed teenage rebellion?

23 September 2017 9:30

On Tuesday, for the first — and undoubtedly last — time in my life, I found myself mounting the platform…

The Brexiteers own optimism just as Remainers claim reason

23 September 2017 8:30

On Brexit bias, tone has become almost as important as argument. I notice that cheerfulness can grate on some, who…

A Brexit transition deal could make things worse

22 September 2017 15:28

As the sort of treacherous, Britain-hating invertebrate who betrayed his Queen and country by voting Remain and still doesn’t believe…

Theresa May’s Florence speech on Brexit, full text

22 September 2017 15:10

It’s good to be here in this great city of Florence today at a critical time in the evolution of…

What the papers say: Theresa May needs to show more Brexit optimism

22 September 2017 8:31

Theresa May’s Brexit pitch today will deliver to the EU ‘divorce terms that she hopes it can’t refuse’, says the…

The Cabinet’s Brexit negotiation

21 September 2017 18:52

Theresa May will give her Brexit speech in Florence today safe in the knowledge that she finally has the full…

The Spectator Podcast: Brexit Wars

21 September 2017 15:24

On this week’s Spectator Podcast we look at the final Brexit war amongst the Conservatives. We also discuss the maverick politician…

When is the best time to exit the London property market?

21 September 2017 15:15

Owning a property in Central London is a dream for some, but a burden for others – if you are…

This is what Theresa May should say in her Florence speech

21 September 2017 14:04

Tomorrow in Florence, Theresa May needs to make the speech of her life. Britain has a strong hand to play…

Forget hard or soft. What we need is a quick Brexit

21 September 2017 10:29

Should the exit bill be €20bn or €40bn? Should the trade deal be the ‘Swiss-plus’ or ‘Canada-lite’? Should our negotiating…

What the papers say: May must mean what she says on a Brexit no deal

21 September 2017 8:34

Ahead of tomorrow’s Brexit speech in Florence, the Sun has some advice for the Prime Minister: show that you’re prepared…

The political nature of statistics

20 September 2017 17:42

Sir David Norgrove, the chairman of the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA), is an honourable man. When he publicly rebuked Boris…

Theresa May’s singing birds can only hold the same tune for so long

20 September 2017 12:29

After concerns about the Foreign Secretary’s job security bumped Vince Cable’s keynote leader’s speech at Lib Dem conference off the…

What the papers say: Tory Brexit infighting could hand Corbyn victory

20 September 2017 9:08

Boris Johnson’s Brexit intervention ‘is a dismal reflection on Theresa May’s position’, says the Times. But worse than that, this…

Roger Bootle: A post-Brexit Britain could be ‘more open, less protectionist and more competitive’

19 September 2017 18:35

One of the City’s best-known economists, Roger Bootle, discusses whether a success could be made from Brexit, just over a…

Vince Cable’s conference speech, full text

19 September 2017 15:42

It is with a real sense of pride that I stand before you as leader of the Liberal Democrats. First…

The great Brexit bus delusion

19 September 2017 15:25

I know many Leave voters. Most of my family. Around half of my friends. Lots of the people in the…

What the papers say: Boris is speaking for the majority of Brits

19 September 2017 8:32

Boris Johnson has come in for plenty of criticism since setting out his Brexit blueprint in a 4,000 word article…

Ryanair’s chaos prediction is coming true – but Brexit isn’t to blame

18 September 2017 16:56

So, the worst has happened, just as Ryanair said it would. The budget airline has had to cancel thousands of flights…

The biggest Cabinet Brexit split

18 September 2017 10:54

The Cabinet remains divided on one of the most fundamental Brexit questions. Everyone in the Cabinet does accept that Britain…

What the papers say: Boris’s ‘naked pitch’ for the top job

18 September 2017 8:33

Has Boris Johnson launched a military coup? Based on ‘some of the chatter coming out of the Westminster Bubble’, you’d…

Old habits die hard for Russell Brand

18 September 2017 8:01

Oh dear. Although Russell Brand once said he had never voted, and never would, as a result of his ‘absolute indifference and weariness…

Brexit poses fresh problems for Welsh devolution

17 September 2017 10:00

Twenty years ago Wales (barely) said Yes to devolution. Despite a Welsh Assembly being supported by the wildly popular new…

Banksy’s Brexit mural has helped halt Dover’s decline

17 September 2017 9:00

When people come to Dover, it’s usually to pass through. The magnificent castle on the cliffs may be a tourist…

London is still the world’s pre-eminent financial centre – for now

17 September 2017 8:30

Should we place faith in a survey, conducted in June but published this week, that says London is still the…