Brexit

Paul Dacre’s diary: the Daily Mail will commit editorial suicide if it turns against Brexit

13 June 2018 15:00

Awake to the Today programme and ordure being dumped on me by Polly Toynbee while the Mail’s legendary Dame Ann…

What the Brexiteers do next

13 June 2018 11:59

Although no-one yet knows what the government’s compromise meaningful vote amendment will look like when it returns to the Lords,…

Why Brexit will never end

13 June 2018 7:52

I hate to take issue with a fellow Spectator writer, but Robert Peston’s revelation that a “no deal” Brexit is…

After today’s vote, there is now no chance of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

12 June 2018 19:42

So MPs have (narrowly) rejected the Lords’ amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill, which would (if passed) have given parliament the…

Government avoids defeat on ‘meaningful vote’ – but is this a win?

12 June 2018 18:46

Given this morning’s ministerial resignation, all looked set fair for an afternoon of high drama in the Commons over the…

In defence of ‘no deal’

12 June 2018 11:36

Imagine the industrial levels of brass neck it must require for EU-supporting MPs to present themselves as defenders of parliamentary…

Philip Lee’s resignation shatters Tory Brexit truce

12 June 2018 10:40

Although Theresa May managed to unite her MPs briefly on Monday night and put off a customs union confrontation on…

Tory Remain rebel goes in for the kill

10 June 2018 21:17

Oh dear. It seems that not everyone has taken Theresa May’s appeal for party unity to heart. Although Amber Rudd…

David Davis warns Tories are at risk of 1997-style defeat if Britain is under the backstop in 2022

9 June 2018 11:10

David Davis has, I write in The Sun this morning, warned the Brexit inner Cabinet that if Britain is under…

Brexit, the view from Love Island

9 June 2018 9:19

Theresa May’s cabinet is divided and her MPs increasingly worried over the government’s Brexit plans – or lack thereof. Yet…

Barnier’s reality check adds to May’s Brexit woes

8 June 2018 14:30

Could Brexit talks soon be heading for the ‘meltdown’ that Boris Johnson predicted? Michel Barnier’s press conference just now hardly…

Boris Johnson must learn there is more to life than Brexit

8 June 2018 13:07

I know we’re not supposed to be shocked or even surprised by anything Boris Johnson says any more – “Boris…

Boris Johnson leaked tape: best quotes

7 June 2018 21:14

While David Davis has hogged the headlines recently, Boris Johnson has been slowly losing his cool over Brexit and lost…

Theresa May gives David Davis a backstop concession

7 June 2018 14:20

After a morning of high drama in Westminster, the UK government now has a backstop proposal to put to the…

Will David Davis resign tomorrow? I would not bet against it

6 June 2018 18:34

David Davis, the Brexit secretary of state and arguably the most important minister in this government other than the Prime…

Watch: Labour’s Brexit strategy gets picked apart

6 June 2018 13:47

Boris Johnson’s critics happily queued up to take a pop at the Foreign Secretary when he said his position on…

Why the Brexit backstop is causing trouble

6 June 2018 12:09

The government’s proposal for a UK-wide backstop will not contain an end date. This, as the Times’ Sam Coates points out,…

A Very English Coup d’Etat

6 June 2018 7:41

They say that the devil is in the detail – and that is certainly the case with the government’s Brexit…

Can the EU withdrawal bill survive its return to the Commons?

4 June 2018 16:20

Put June 12th in your diary, for that’s when the EU withdrawal bill will return to the House of Commons.…

Sadiq Khan’s Brexit stance isn’t ‘brave’

4 June 2018 15:23

It’s always good to remind Sadiq Khan that Brexit is more popular in London than he is. Khan loves to…

Will Sajid Javid force Theresa May’s hand on immigration?

3 June 2018 16:57

Sajid Javid is losing no time establishing his personal authority as Home Secretary and making the case for change. I…

The Brexit myth that must be busted

3 June 2018 9:00

A neat but delusional mythology appears to be gaining currency (see, for example, Lloyd Evans’s interview with Bernard-Henri Lévy) that…

How to fix the BBC’s Brexit bias

2 June 2018 9:00

Starbucks will close all its outlets for four working hours to train its staff out of ‘unconscious bias’, a decision…

What’s the New York Times’s problem with Britain?

1 June 2018 18:46

When Mark Thompson, a Briton, took over as CEO of the New York Times in November 2012, he was under…

The Spectator Podcast: the people vs the EU

31 May 2018 13:11

This week, the new Italian coalition’s proposed government was blocked by the Italian President, giving EU grandees in Brussels a…