EU referendum

The Bank of England made a mistake. It should have admitted it

3 November 2016 12:34

The currency has been devalued by more than 30 per cent. Interest rates have been pushed all the way up…

Watch: Will Straw – I don’t know why I got my gong either

1 November 2016 14:25

What did Will Straw do to deserve his gong? It’s a mystery which has baffled many – including Mr. S…

What the papers say: Should Carney stay?

31 October 2016 10:26

Mark Carney’s appointment in 2013 as Governor of the Bank of England was almost universally applauded. Yet more recently Carney…

History won’t look kindly on David Cameron for more reasons than the referendum

30 October 2016 8:00

‘Bad policy.’ ‘No discernible impact on the key outcomes it was supposed to improve.’ ‘Deliberate misrepresentation of the data… a…

Morrissey is right – Brexit really is magnificent

29 October 2016 10:00

Being an out-and-proud Brexiteer, someone who would go to the barricades for Brexit, someone who might even take a bullet…

What the papers say: Nissan’s Brexit boost for Britain

28 October 2016 9:16

Theresa May hailed Nissan’s decision to stay put in Sunderland and build its new Qashqai and X-Trail models at its…

Watch: John McDonnell’s ‘chaotic breakfast’ Brexit gaffe

27 October 2016 13:21

Spare a thought for John McDonnell. The shadow chancellor was up and about early this morning to criticise Theresa May…

The Project Fear backtracking isn’t over yet

26 October 2016 17:33

Another day, another backtracking in the doom-laden predictions of what would happen as a result of a vote for Brexit.…

Jeremy Corbyn lets Theresa May off the hook again at PMQs

26 October 2016 13:18

Today’s PMQs could have been a tricky affair for Theresa May. Her decision on Heathrow has seen one Tory MP…

Is the Guardian’s leaked tape of Theresa May really so shocking?

26 October 2016 11:12

The Guardian’s splash today looks like bad news for the PM. ‘Leaked recording shows Theresa May is ‘ignoring her own…

We should be flattered not threatened by France’s bid to take on the City

22 October 2016 10:05

The French are trying to seduce the British to come and work in Paris. A video hymns the delights of…

Have our thin-skinned times killed off satire for good?

20 October 2016 13:43

Is satire dying? Zoe Williams asks in the Guardian whether the shrinking of permissible speech is killing comedy. To make her point,…

Don’t listen to the doom-mongers: A rise in inflation isn’t some kind of crisis

18 October 2016 12:10

It takes quite a determined Cassandra to see the rise in Consumer Prices Index (CPI) from 0.6 per cent in…

Watch: Emily Thornberry’s calamitous Question Time appearance

14 October 2016 16:49

Emily Thornberry put in a memorable performance on Question Time last night. Unfortunately for the shadow foreign secretary, it was…

What the increase in hate crime really tells us about post-Brexit Britain

14 October 2016 13:01

It’s official: there is 41 per cent more hatred in Britain now than there was before the vote to quit…

Thank goodness ‘Marmitegate’ is over

14 October 2016 9:45

Back in the halcyon days of EU membership, a case for ‘Remain’ was presented upon these very pages. It explored…

Tesco finally meets its match

13 October 2016 12:15

Only in the bizarre, upside-down, post-Brexit referendum world could Tesco try to portray itself as a victim of bullying by…

The battle for Brexit moves to the High Court

13 October 2016 11:14

More than 17 million people voted for Brexit. Yet for some, that mandate isn’t quite enough. Today, the High Court…

Labour asks the Government 170 questions about Brexit. But has no answer on migration

12 October 2016 9:42

Labour wants to ask the Government 170 questions about its plan for Brexit. Yet when it comes to answering questions…

The Treasury’s ‘Hard Brexit’ warning shows Project Fear isn’t over yet

11 October 2016 9:45

Can someone please tell HM Treasury that the referendum is over? During that campaign, it made history by producing a…

What is it with luvvies wanting to be ‘thoroughly European’?

11 October 2016 9:08

There’s always room for one more on the Ship of Fools, and Tom McCarthy has just booked his passage. The…

David Davis, parliamentary poacher turned executive gamekeeper

10 October 2016 18:23

David Davis batted away demands for parliament to be given a vote on the timing of Article 50 or the…

Why are some trying to turn life into one big hate-crime?

10 October 2016 17:14

After voting for Brexit earlier this year did you come over all homophobic? I mean after you did all the…

Why Brexit is just like having a baby

10 October 2016 14:02

Since that moment in the early hours of June 24 when David Dimbleby said ‘The answer is: we’re out’, Brexit…

Theresa May has helped Brexit seem doable

9 October 2016 14:33

People attack the whole business of having an EU referendum, but one of its pluses was that it invited millions…