Brexit

Blackmail and kisses: the Brexit week

1 September 2017 17:39

It’s been a busy week for Brexit, with David Davis and Michel Barnier going head-to-head in Brussels, and Theresa May and…

Where will the real trouble come from on the EU Withdrawal Bill?

1 September 2017 16:33

Things may be rather awkward for David Davis in Brussels at the moment, but at least he doesn’t need to…

Are those talking down our chances of prospering post-Brexit ever going to stop?

1 September 2017 11:53

On Tuesday, the FT lead with a confident headline: May’s Hopes for Tokyo Dashed as Japanese Hold Back of Trade…

Neither May nor Corbyn will fight the next election

31 August 2017 9:48

I’ve been arguing since June that it is at least possible that Theresa May could remain in office longer than…

Theresa May’s vow to fight the next election changes nothing

31 August 2017 8:21

Theresa May’s ability to survive the summer has emboldened her to stay on in Downing Street and fight the next…

Britain should pay a Brexit bill – but only on one condition

30 August 2017 11:15

Fifty billion? Seventy-five? In its wilder moments, the FT might even splash on a hundred billion pounds as the minimum…

What the papers say: Europe’s leaders must wake up to Juncker’s games

30 August 2017 8:46

Jean-Claude Juncker is a ‘preposterous oaf’, according to the Sun. The paper says that, particularly on this side of the Channel,…

What the papers say: The time for a Brexit transition is running out

29 August 2017 8:36

Is the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier actually serious about doing his job, wonders the Sun. In its editorial,…

Debunking the ‘Brexodus’ myth

28 August 2017 11:59

A new word has entered the lexicon – Brexodus – to reflect the claim that Europeans are leaving in droves…

The truth about Brexit? One professor’s guess is no better than another’s

28 August 2017 8:30

Removing all trade and tariff barriers as part of a hard Brexit would generate ‘a £135 billion annual boost to…

On Brexit, Labour and the Tories are closer than either would like to admit

27 August 2017 16:28

For months, Labour has been moving ever closer to the Tory position on Brexit while pretending that it isn’t. First,…

Brexit is irrelevant to the gravest problems facing Britain

25 August 2017 8:30

One entirely foreseeable consequence of Brexit is that although it is irrelevant to the gravest problems facing the nation, the…

Brexit means taking back responsibility

24 August 2017 18:52

Say what you like about the Tories but cutting immigration by 100,000 in a single day is impressive. To think…

What the papers say: Theresa May shows she is for turning

24 August 2017 8:19

In any deal, says the Sun, ‘no party should agree to the rules being set by the other side’. So…

The government is right to turn its back on the European Court of Justice

23 August 2017 16:48

A key question in the Brexit talks is how any deal between the EU and UK will be upheld. The…

Theresa May’s ‘no deal’ bravado is a thing of the past

23 August 2017 15:44

A transitional period that offers businesses some time, and some certainty.  A financial settlement including a one-off severance payment and…

Is Theresa May preparing to cross her Brexit ‘red line’?

23 August 2017 8:49

Theresa May could not have been any clearer: the UK is leaving the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice…

Revealed: Guy Verhofstadt’s well-paid side jobs

22 August 2017 16:42

Guy Verhofstadt is a busy man. As well as his day job in the European parliament, Verhofstadt has the task…

From Greece with love

22 August 2017 11:24

Since Britain voted to leave the EU, the decision has been met with derision and mockery by many foreign media…

What the papers say: Britain’s Brexit trump cards

22 August 2017 8:17

The EU holds all the ‘trump cards’ in Brexit talks. Or at least that’s what some ‘Remainers’ would have you…

Al Gore says Brexit was caused by… climate change

21 August 2017 16:55

There are plenty of theories about what led to the Brexit vote. Now, Al Gore, has a new one to add…

Seven cards the government can play in Brexit trade talks

21 August 2017 15:23

Theresa May says ‘a positive and constructive partnership’ with the EU after Brexit is the target. Beneath the jargon, the…

Britain – not Brussels – is doing all the innovative thinking on Brexit

21 August 2017 14:48

We will be hopelessly out-witted by wily Brussels negotiators. We are unprepared for the scale of the task. We are…

What the papers say: A Brexit trade deal is in everyone’s interests

21 August 2017 8:40

‘It is vital for our future prosperity’, says the Sun, ‘that we cut a trade deal with Brussels’. David Davis…

The Brexit referendum joins Iraq and Suez on my list of political disasters

19 August 2017 9:00

To the Business School at the University of Edinburgh to be interviewed on the theme of ‘Great Political Disasters’. Main…