EU

Leo Varadkar has been hung out to dry by the EU

21 February 2020 15:07

A year ago, did anyone look like they would come out of Brexit better than Leo Varadkar? Here was a…

In defence of Sadiq Khan’s EU citizenship plan

18 February 2020 15:50

Sadiq Khan has ventured to Brussels today to meet with European Union negotiators. London’s mayor has a plan to convince EU officials…

The EU is in trouble and Ursula Von der Leyen is the wrong person to rescue it

18 February 2020 6:41

Ursula von der Leyen was an unloved choice to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission.…

Full text: Top UK Brexit negotiator David Frost on his plans for an EU trade deal

17 February 2020 22:26

Boris Johnson’s top Brexit negotiator David Frost gave a major speech at ULB Brussels University on Monday evening where he…

Don’t expect the EU to learn any lessons from Brexit

15 February 2020 7:30

I have enjoyed my first fortnight back as a civilian after my temporary stint as an MEP. Along with other…

EU reports SNP to the police over Brexit stunt

10 February 2020 13:46

Oh dear. Nothing seems to be going right for the SNP these days. Not only has Nicola Sturgeon lost her…

The Brexit wrangle shows exactly why we needed to leave in the first place

28 January 2020 11:48

Last Friday marked the signing of the Withdrawal Agreement. I know that some people in our country are still a…

Full text: New EU president says full trade deal not possible by end of 2020

8 January 2020 16:10

The new president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen made a speech to the London School of Economics…

Three ways Britain should refuse to stick to the EU’s rules in trade talks

8 January 2020 13:21

It is hard to imagine there will be much of a meeting of minds. As the new president of the…

Don’t worry, Frans, Britain loves Europe back

27 December 2019 14:20

As a lifelong Europhile, I rather liked the love letter to Britain from Frans Timmermans, vice president of the new…

The Brexit extension waiting game

25 October 2019 13:45

The UK and Brussels are currently engaged in a waiting game – only no one is sure who is waiting…

Boris has compromised, not conquered on Brexit

18 October 2019 14:41

Reflecting on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, I have many questions. Why are people who rejected the possibility of Northern Ireland…

Is a deal really possible?

12 October 2019 10:40

It is one of the most remarkable turnarounds in recent political history. On Wednesday afternoon, the Brexit talks seemed pretty…

Is the EU to blame for football’s daft new handball rule?

21 August 2019 11:48

It’s not often Mr S jumps to the defence of the EU, but he is prepared to make an exception.…

Emmanuel Macron could be Boris Johnson’s Brexit saviour

20 August 2019 11:38

One thing on which Remainers and Brexiteers can agree is that Brexit delayed is Brexit denied. The government continues to…

Why the onus is on the EU to do a Brexit deal

3 August 2019 7:20

In the run-up to the referendum, a common argument against Brexit went like this:  “We should not leave the EU,…

What a May / Corbyn Brexit deal would look like

4 May 2019 10:52

The local election results showed that both main parties are paying a price for the Brexit impasse. This, as I…

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…

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…

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.…