Europe

Why do the British have such terrible taste in voices?

12 May 2017 12:58

When it comes to voices, the words of the apocryphal Times headline come to mind: ‘Fog in the Channel; Continent cut…

Erdogan keeps winning because his opponents never learn

17 April 2017 10:48

Istanbul President Erdogan hardly swept to victory yesterday. But with 51 per cent of the electorate turning out in favour…

Remainers must learn from the optimism of the Brexiteers

31 March 2017 10:11

In an age when people pride themselves on their cynicism, it’s almost touching to remember that one of the most…

Berlusconi is back – and his eurozone idea isn’t completely barmy

1 March 2017 13:15

A potentially significant moment in the travails of the EU was lost in the drama of John Major’s (re-)intervention into…

The House of Commons votes for Brexit

8 February 2017 20:33

The drink will be flowing in the government whips’ office tonight. For the Brexit Bill has passed through the Commons…

Don’t bet on Trump putting a stop to the hounding of British banks

5 February 2017 9:00

President Donald Trump is demolishing his predecessor’s legacy as fast as he can sign executive orders, but one thing for…

My pick for the pious political hypocrite of the week award

1 February 2017 12:10

I would like to propose Labour MP Tulip Siddiq as the winner of the pious political hypocrite of the week…

A US / UK free trade deal is the big prize for Theresa May

28 January 2017 10:40

Theresa May’s team will be basking this morning in the write-ups of her successful visit to Washington. As I say…

Why the Germans are so worried about the Trump administration

23 January 2017 18:31

One of the advantages for Theresa May in being the first foreign leader to visit the Trump White House is…

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…

Trump Team preparing US / UK trade deal

14 January 2017 10:33

Boris Johnson returned from the US this week boasting that the UK was now ‘first in line’ for a trade…

Leak suggests EU will seek ‘special’ deal to access the City post-Brexit

13 January 2017 22:12

The Guardian has a very significant story on its front page tomorrow. It has obtained notes of a meeting that…

The other lesson that Theresa May must learn from Cameron’s failed EU negotiation

7 January 2017 10:31

Theresa May has clearly learnt one lesson from David Cameron’s failed negotiation with the EU. As I write in The…

How the Catholic Church created democracy

24 December 2016 12:00

Going to spend Christmas with relatives you don’t really like? Well, you can thank God you only have to see…

Islamofascism and appeasement are the biggest dangers facing the West

22 December 2016 17:28

The appeasers, apologists and ‘useful idiots’ have been out in force over the festive season, busily lighting candles, declaring ‘Ich Bin…

Labour has even bigger problems than Jeremy Corbyn these days

10 December 2016 10:38

Want proof of how bad things are for Labour? Jeremy Corbyn and his disastrous leadership is not even its biggest…

Austria and Italian voters could plunge the EU into crisis

3 December 2016 10:31

Voters in Austria and Italy head to the polls tomorrow and could plunge the EU into a political and economic…

Tory Brexiteers pressure May to quit EU single market and customs union

19 November 2016 10:10

Normally, the Saturday before an autumn statement would be dominated by speculation about what is in it. But, as I…

Theresa May now has some Trumps in her Brexit negotiating hand

12 November 2016 10:05

Britain’s position heading into its Brexit talks is far stronger than it was a week ago, I argue in The…

Government’s high court defeat sparks election chatter

5 November 2016 10:05

What worries government ministers, as I say in The Sun this morning, is not the actual vote on the Article…

Spain’s political deadlock finally ends

4 November 2016 11:38

After nearly a year of bickering and stalling, Spanish politicians have finally formed their country’s new government. Mariano Rajoy, leader of…

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…

May’s Brexit offering

1 October 2016 22:47

Theresa May’s biggest conference dilemma was what to say about Brexit. She doesn’t want to trigger Article 50 yet, or…

May will have to say more on what Brexit means — and soon

1 October 2016 10:31

Theresa May will receive a rapturous reception from Tory activists tomorrow. She is not just their new leader, but—as I…

Theresa May: We have selection in state schools already, selection by house price

7 September 2016 21:00

Theresa May received the traditional desk banging reception when she addressed the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers. May pleased Tory…