EU

Britain may have lost faith – but Germany still believes in the EU

23 September 2017 10:45

Theresa May’s Florence speech may have been welcomed with cautious optimism by Michel Barnier, but the reaction in Germany has…

Jacob Rees-Mogg sees red

23 September 2017 9:58

Although Theresa May did manage to prevent a revolt breaking out after her speech in Florence yesterday, that’s not to…

This is what Theresa May should say in her Florence speech

21 September 2017 14:04

Tomorrow in Florence, Theresa May needs to make the speech of her life. Britain has a strong hand to play…

Theresa May’s singing birds can only hold the same tune for so long

20 September 2017 12:29

After concerns about the Foreign Secretary’s job security bumped Vince Cable’s keynote leader’s speech at Lib Dem conference off the…

Roger Bootle: A post-Brexit Britain could be ‘more open, less protectionist and more competitive’

19 September 2017 18:35

One of the City’s best-known economists, Roger Bootle, discusses whether a success could be made from Brexit, just over a…

The great Brexit bus delusion

19 September 2017 15:25

I know many Leave voters. Most of my family. Around half of my friends. Lots of the people in the…

Multiculturalism is Europe’s new faith

19 September 2017 12:06

Never mind the terrorists, chaps, London will just keep calm and carry on. We’ll put the kettle on or defy…

Old habits die hard for Russell Brand

18 September 2017 8:01

Oh dear. Although Russell Brand once said he had never voted, and never would, as a result of his ‘absolute indifference and weariness…

Jean-Claude Juncker’s EU expansion plans make a powerful case for Brexit

13 September 2017 16:51

The choice which faced us at the EU referendum has often been presented as lying between the status quo and…

Angela Merkel’s foreign policy proposals should worry Brexiteers

12 September 2017 8:30

With the German election a fortnight away, and Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union enjoying a commanding lead, you might suppose…

Labour MPs rebel as the government’s EU repeal bill wins Commons vote

12 September 2017 1:01

After David Davis warned that MPs opposing the government’s EU repeal bill would be voting for a ‘chaotic’ exit from the…

What can ministers do to calm the EU withdrawal bill row?

7 September 2017 15:51

The EU withdrawal bill debate is winding on, with MPs criticising the ‘power grab’ planned by ministers. There won’t be…

Do we really want restriction on German immigration?

7 September 2017 13:32

At my nearest library recently there was an art exhibition featuring the works of local school children on the subject…

Will the House of Lords rebel against the EU withdrawal bill?

6 September 2017 11:38

Labour’s decision to whip against the EU withdrawal bill might well have more of an impact in the Lords than…

Theresa May could learn a lesson from Angela Merkel’s debate performance

4 September 2017 10:36

Last night’s TV debate between Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz poses a nagging question for British conservatives. No, nothing to…

Britain should pay a Brexit bill – but only on one condition

30 August 2017 11:15

Fifty billion? Seventy-five? In its wilder moments, the FT might even splash on a hundred billion pounds as the minimum…

The government is right to turn its back on the European Court of Justice

23 August 2017 16:48

A key question in the Brexit talks is how any deal between the EU and UK will be upheld. The…

Catalonia’s fight for independence is turning nasty

22 August 2017 12:00

As if the issue of Catalonian secession wasn’t fraught enough, some of its most committed advocates are now arguing that the…

Considering retiring abroad? Don’t forget about your state pension

21 August 2017 17:23

Retiring to a warmer, more exotic, country is something that many of us dream of doing – and sooner, rather…

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…

Spain faces up to Europe’s new terror threat

18 August 2017 8:44

In the early hours of this morning, as police in Barcelona continued to piece together the terrible events on Las Ramblas…

Germany’s booming economy paves the way for another Merkel victory

17 August 2017 12:27

With the German elections now barely a month away, the Bundesrepublik remains beset by worries about terrorism and immigration. Yet,…

France’s terror threat hasn’t gone away

9 August 2017 14:54

The latest attack in France couldn’t have come at a worse time for the government. On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Édouard…

Would you really want to be a farmer in 2017?

8 August 2017 8:00

What does being ‘a farmer’ mean to you? For those that have experienced it, the job – or lifestyle, really…

France is getting fed up with Brigitte Macron

7 August 2017 11:17

Having recently hosted Bono and Rihanna and taken centre stage during Donald Trump’s visit to France, Brigitte Macron now has a…