Brexit

Donald Tusk’s Brexit warning shows the EU is confident it has the upper hand

26 September 2017 15:17

Only last month, the Government was still keeping up the pretence of being optimistic that Brexit trade talks with the EU could…

Ignoring Brexit to spare Corbyn’s blushes is a price worth paying for some

25 September 2017 14:11

Labour’s Brexit row rumbles on. While the issue won’t be the subject of a vote at the party’s annual gathering,…

The real winner of Germany’s election is Jean-Claude Juncker

25 September 2017 11:47

Even if Germany had Britain’s first-past-the-post electoral system, Angela Merkel would be struggling this morning to form a government. With…

Labour keeps Brexit off the menu at their party conference

24 September 2017 18:11

Brexit has given the Labour party something of a collective headache ever since the referendum. Now, the party is trying…

Sunday shows round-up: Corbyn’s single market dilemma

24 September 2017 16:39

Jeremy Corbyn – We need to ‘look very carefully’ at any future EU trade relationship As the Labour party conference…

Watch: Clive Lewis vs Caroline Flint on racism and migration

24 September 2017 11:15

Labour’s conference only started a few hours ago but already the cracks are starting to show. While the Tories are…

‘Long and vain’: Europe’s press reacts to Theresa May’s Florence speech

23 September 2017 11:15

Following months of tortured negotiation between the UK and the EU, Theresa May delivered her speech in Florence yesterday in an…

Britain may have lost faith – but Germany still believes in the EU

23 September 2017 10:45

Theresa May’s Florence speech may have been welcomed with cautious optimism by Michel Barnier, but the reaction in Germany has…

The big questions Theresa May must answer

23 September 2017 10:39

Theresa May’s speech in Florence was fine as far as it went, I say in The Sun this morning. A…

Jacob Rees-Mogg sees red

23 September 2017 9:58

Although Theresa May did manage to prevent a revolt breaking out after her speech in Florence yesterday, that’s not to…

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…