Brussels

Barnier offers May a non-concession on the backstop

8 March 2019 17:00

After weeks of speculation, Michel Barnier has finally revealed the concession Brussels is willing to grant Theresa May on the…

Matteo Salvini is doing Brussels a favour with his harsh migration policy

9 January 2019 11:56

Matteo Salvini, Italy’s deputy prime minister and interior minister, is one of the most controversial politicians in Europe. The 45-year…

How the EU is fighting back against populism

4 September 2018 11:18

There aren’t many EU politicians with a high profile, but Federica Mogherini, the former Italian foreign minister and, since 2014, the…

Michel Barnier attempts to reassert his Brexit red lines

2 August 2018 17:01

This morning a number of reports in the papers prompted talk of a small breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations. Among…

Michel Barnier’s pointed questions suggest no deal

20 July 2018 14:51

Michel Barnier’s press conference responding to the UK government’s Brexit white paper will have been music to the ears of…

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…

The Brexit betrayal bandwagon is growing

2 August 2017 8:17

It may not be this week. It may not be Boris Johnson. But eventually a minister will break with this…

What the papers say: Theresa May hits back against Brussels

4 May 2017 8:46

Theresa May’s missive to Brussels delivered on the steps of Downing Street had a simple message: keep out of our…

Theresa May pulls no punches in her attack on the European Commission

3 May 2017 16:25

Theresa May has kicked off the Tory general election campaign with a remarkably punchy statement in Downing Street. She accused…

Tintin is an EU hero - but is Captain Haddock on Britain's side?

21 March 2017 16:42

Blistering barnacles! Thundering typhoons! What dastardly double-dealing! To bolster their puny team of pen-pushing, quota-quoting civil servants, those fiendish Brussels…

Guy Verhofstadt is playing politics with his ‘special arrangement’ offer to Brits

10 March 2017 13:02

Guy Verhofstadt thinks Brexit is a ‘disaster’, a ‘tragedy’ and a ‘catastrophe’. That verdict, from the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator,…

Europe is still struggling to face up to the terror threat

5 January 2017 17:12

Europe’s unpreparedness to deal with the terrorist threat it is now facing is highlighted in two reports today. The Wall…

What the papers say: May’s Brexit plan and EU leaders’ ‘rudeness’ towards Britain

27 October 2016 9:14

Theresa May was widely praised in yesterday’s papers after the Government backed a third runway at Heathrow. And there are…

European Parliament appoint Guy Verhofstadt as lead Brexit negotiator

8 September 2016 16:50

As the government try to work out what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ really means ahead of triggering Article 50, an announcement today from…

The Brexit debate has exposed the Establishment

16 June 2016 15:03

Yesterday, on the Thames, in a bizarre battle of political flotillas, we got a glimpse of the elite rage that…

Boris hits back in Brussels banana row. But has he got his facts right this time?

23 May 2016 14:03

Boris has hit back in the row over whether Brussels tells Brits what types of bananas we can eat. Last…

Liam Fox is wrong to suggest that the EU controls the Foreign Office

14 May 2016 9:07

Former Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox told an audience at the Royal United Services Institute last week that the Foreign…

Watch: Syed Kamall’s rude gesture towards Belgian MEP caught on camera

12 April 2016 15:13

Given that Syed Kamall is backing Brexit, the Conservative MEP has made little secret of his dislike for aspects of the EU…

Secularism does little to protect us from Islamic extremism

30 March 2016 12:23

You might expect that the murder of Christians would excite particular horror in countries of Christian heritage. Yet almost the…

How about we ‘defend European values’ by not arresting people who say stupid things?

24 March 2016 17:36

After terrorist outrages like the one in Brussels, our leaders always say the same thing: ‘We must defend European values…