Brexit

Sunday shows round-up: Borrowing and Brexit

26 November 2017 17:11

Liam Fox: EU trade deal must be settled before Irish border The International Trade Secretary has stated today that no…

Theresa May’s inner Cabinet is considering a role for the ECJ after Brexit

25 November 2017 10:31

‘It’ll be curtains for the process’ if the Brexit talks don’t move on to trade and transition in December, according…

Ireland has punctured Brexiteers’ wishful thinking

24 November 2017 15:14

In his column this week, James Forsyth reports there is ‘mounting anger’ inside the government at the way the Irish…

After Brexit, Britain will still have European cities. Can someone tell the EU?

24 November 2017 7:56

When Britain voted to leave the EU, it didn’t necessarily follow that we’d be kicked out of its European Capital…

The Spectator Podcast: Merkel’s crack-up

23 November 2017 14:55

On this week’s episode, we look at the situation in Germany, and whether Angela Merkel can hold things together. We…

Jeremy Corbyn says the B word during PMQs

22 November 2017 13:20

Jeremy Corbyn rarely talks about Brexit at Prime Minister’s Questions, and it is interesting that he chose today’s session, which…

Stop Funding Hate has a simple aim: political censorship

22 November 2017 10:28

Here’s a law of politics that is about as cast-iron as a law of politics can be: people who hate…

What the papers say: Hammond must beware the danger of playing it safe

22 November 2017 8:24

Philip Hammond’s second Budget of the year will mean that the Chancellor has another ‘bite at a not especially flavoursome…

Watch: David Davis crashes out

21 November 2017 12:00

David Davis has just given a speech on the Brexit transition period – intended to prevent Britain from crashing out…

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…

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

12 November 2017 14:57

Jeremy Hunt has told Tory rebels that”if we don’t back Theresa May we will have no Brexit”. It echoes a point…

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,…

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…