Donald Tusk

No. 10 hits back in the backstop blame game

20 August 2019 14:51

The stand-off between Downing Street and the European Union over Boris Johnson’s latest proposal for the backstop boils down to…

The Brexit headache is just beginning

7 April 2019 22:06

Pretty much everyone I meet says they want all the Brexit uncertainty to end, one way or another. But that…

Full text: May’s letter to Donald Tusk requesting a Brexit extension

20 March 2019 12:18

Dear Donald, The UK Government’s policy remains to leave the European Union in an orderly manner on the basis of…

The most revealing part of Tusk’s press conference wasn’t about Brexiteers going to hell

6 February 2019 13:05

Westminster is in a flurry this afternoon over Donald Tusk’s comments at a press conference this morning with Leo Varadkar.…

Donald Tusk rains on Theresa May’s post-conference parade

4 October 2018 16:58

After a better-than-expected conference speech, Theresa May has given her premiership a much needed boost. Only it seems not everyone…

Theresa May’s weakness proves costly in the Brexit negotiations

17 November 2017 17:09

So much for that Friday feeling – Theresa May’s day out at the European social summit has proved a slog. First,…

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…

Donald Tusk steps in to relieve Brexit tensions

4 May 2017 18:14

After the Brexit rows of the last few days, Donald Tusk—the President of the European Council—has intervened and urged everyone…

The real significance of Theresa May’s meeting with Donald Tusk

6 April 2017 16:33

Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, has been in Downing Street this afternoon meeting with Theresa May. The…

The European Council pulls its punches in its draft Brexit plan

31 March 2017 10:49

So we have the first sight of the European Council’s draft negotiating guidelines. They’re much more constructive that we would…

The EU’s Brexit strategy, full text

31 March 2017 9:29

On 29 March 2017, the European Council has received the notification by the United Kingdom of its intention to withdraw…

How to write the perfect break-up letter

30 March 2017 14:16

Yesterday, Sir Tim Barrow placed into Donald Tusk’s hands the letter giving notice the UK will begin divorce proceedings with…

Theresa May’s Article 50 letter strikes the right tone

29 March 2017 13:57

Theresa May is trying to play the role of the great conciliator today. She has avoided any hint of triumphalism…

Theresa May’s full Article 50 speech: ‘A day of celebration for some and disappointment for others’

29 March 2017 13:11

Mr Speaker, Today the Government acts on the democratic will of the British People. And it acts, too, on the clear…

What the papers say: Theresa May pulls the Article 50 trigger

29 March 2017 8:34

Theresa May has put pen to paper on the Article 50 letter that will kick-start the process of Brexit. March…

What does President Trump do to Brexit?

21 January 2017 10:32

With Theresa May expected to head to Washington next week to see President Trump, I have a look at what the…

Will Brexit butcher the banks?

16 October 2016 11:33

The financial crisis defines our age. It helps explain everything from the presidential nomination of Donald Trump to Jeremy Corbyn’s…

That Cameron is out while Juncker has stayed shows us just what’s wrong with the EU

27 June 2016 13:20

According to Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, the Brexit vote was David Cameron’s fault: ‘If someone complains…

Project Fear turn it up to 11: Brexit could spell the end of western civilisation, says Donald Tusk

13 June 2016 12:34

It’s happened. After weeks of Project Fear warnings from the Remain camp — from WW3 to house prices actually falling…

How the migrant crisis could get much worse

29 February 2016 18:43

Angela Merkel gave a defiant interview last night in which she defended her handling of the refugee crisis. She declared,…