Brexit

The Spectator Podcast: Revolution!

12 July 2018 12:40

Is Brexit going in circles? With the resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson – and widespread unhappiness at the…

Theresa May heads into uncharted waters

12 July 2018 12:21

The single most important fact in British politics, I say in the magazine this week, is that Theresa May does…

What happened to the Brexit exodus of foreign students?

12 July 2018 12:13

Brexit will, of course, lead to a crash in the number of foreign students coming to racist, xenophobic Britain. We…

Donald Trump does Brexit

12 July 2018 11:40

PART I President Donald Trump is less than impressed with Theresa May’s Brexit plan, it seems. ‘I’m not sure that’s…

Can Theresa May count?

11 July 2018 11:44

It’s day four of the Brexiteer rebellion and Theresa May appears to have shored up her position… for now. The…

Theresa May’s Brexit plan won’t work

11 July 2018 10:48

The referendum result was initially recognised by the British Government as a decision to take back control of money, laws,…

Boris is gone. What now for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe?

10 July 2018 15:06

What’s one woman’s life worth as the great battles about Brexit rage? Nothing at all, apparently, as Boris Johnson’s indifference…

Theresa May’s weakness is a virtue

10 July 2018 14:07

Something rather remarkable happened yesterday: Theresa May had a good day. This counts as news and is itself testament to…

Watch: Evan Davis taken to task over Brexit bias

10 July 2018 11:54

Brexit supporters are used to getting a hard time when they appear on TV, but enough was enough for Iain…

Tories – and Brits – are warming to immigration

10 July 2018 11:37

In the dark, foggy night that is the Brexit debate, immigration is the dog that has not yet barked. The…

The Remainers are in charge now

10 July 2018 11:06

There has been a Remainer coup. Remainers now inhabit virtually all of the highest offices in the land. Overnight, adherents…

Only a second referendum can save us from Jeremy Corbyn

10 July 2018 8:33

It would be easy to dismiss the Independent Commission on Referendums as a branch of the lobby trying to overturn…

What Jeremy Hunt got right – and wrong – as Health Secretary

9 July 2018 21:37

You couldn’t get a stronger contrast between the new Foreign Secretary and his predecessor. Jeremy Hunt is a minister who…

What happened when Theresa May met with her MPs

9 July 2018 19:31

Having lost two of her most senior Cabinet Ministers, Theresa May went to address her MPs in a stuffy, hot…

We don’t know where Brexiteers are going now. And neither do they

9 July 2018 19:12

In happier days when Britain was not on the brink of disintegration, David Davis told me a story about the…

The EU is now in control of Britain’s Brexit destiny

9 July 2018 18:39

The list of things about the European Commission that many people at Westminster don’t understand is long. My favourite is…

Boris Johnson’s resignation letter, full text

9 July 2018 18:21

Dear Theresa It is more than two years since the British people voted to leave the European Union on an…

The British government is in crisis, again. Enter Trump, stage right, again

9 July 2018 17:03

Trump says he likes things ‘nice and complicated’ – well, in that case, he couldn’t be coming to Britain at…

The Tory Brexiters’ ultimatum to Theresa May

9 July 2018 16:28

With the resignations in the past 24 hours of two of Theresa May’s four most senior ministers – Boris Johnson…

Theresa May’s troublemakers resign. What now for the PM?

9 July 2018 15:56

In the past 24 hours, Theresa May has lost two of the Cabinet ministers who have caused her the most…

Boris Johnson resigns as Foreign Secretary

9 July 2018 15:03

Boris Johnson has resigned. The Foreign Secretary becomes the second senior Cabinet Minister to quit over the deal agreed at…

Dominic Raab’s appointment is a smart move by Theresa May

9 July 2018 14:33

The appointment of Dominic Raab as Brexit Secretary to replace David Davis is very smart politics by the prime minister.…

Watch: Steve Baker savages Theresa May’s Brexit plan

9 July 2018 11:54

Theresa May’s nightmare Monday morning is going from bad to worse. Steve Baker, who followed David Davis out of the exit…

Why No 10 made Dominic Raab Brexit Secretary

9 July 2018 10:49

Dominic Raab has this morning been appointed as David Davis’s successor as Brexit Secretary. Raab moves from his role as…

There’s nothing principled about David Davis’s resignation

9 July 2018 10:31

David Davis has walked away. It’s what he does best. DDexit was inevitable from the moment he was appointed Brexit…