European Union

Anis Amri’s unchecked passage across Europe is nothing short of a scandal

24 December 2016 13:13

That the Tunisian terrorist who slaughtered 12 people in Berlin on Monday was even in Europe, let alone able to…

Why Leave voters are my heroes of 2016

23 December 2016 13:55

It’s rare that an opinion poll brings a tear to my eye. But this week one did. It was the…

Nicola Sturgeon’s Baldrick moment

21 December 2016 15:00

Yesterday, the Scottish government published its ‘plan’ for life after Brexit. It was, at 60 or so pages, more detailed…

Scotland has nothing to gain from staying in the single market

20 December 2016 9:30

The Scottish economy will be left in ruins. Tens of thousands of people will be thrown out of their jobs.…

A conversation about Brexit

20 December 2016 9:00

Now that almost six months have passed since the EU referendum, might it be time for old enemies to find…

‘Putinites on the web’ are the new ‘Reds under the bed’

15 December 2016 8:30

Wounded Remainers in Britain and the Hillary set in the US love banging on about ‘post-truth politics’. Lies are everywhere,…

Why it’s not true that Brexit is already starting to bite

13 December 2016 12:03

So, the Remoaners have at last got a piece of economic news they can try to crow about – the…

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…

What the papers say: Is time up for the EU?

6 December 2016 8:28

Something is happening across Europe, says the Sun – but EU leaders are still intent on burying their heads in…

Italy is in desperate need of a saviour

5 December 2016 15:35

Matteo Renzi lost his constitutional reform referendum – and his job – for a simple reason: too many Italians from…

Spectator live blog: The Supreme Court’s Brexit hearing, day one

5 December 2016 11:10

Today’s Supreme Court hearing did, for once, live up to its billing as being a ‘landmark case’. The court’s 11 judges –…

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…

Martin Schulz’s return to German politics will make Brexit more bitter

28 November 2016 15:29

Shock news! Hold the (virtual) front page! Martin Schulz, arch bogeyman of every British Brexiteer – and even a few…

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…

This is the era of Donald Trump – and of Theresa May

18 November 2016 9:36

Bob Dylan called it pretty much right. When he sang ‘your old road is rapidly ageing’ he was calling time on…

Google’s commitment is good news for Britain. But it doesn’t have much to do with Brexit

16 November 2016 13:50

Google’s decision to employ an extra 3,000 people in London is undoubtedly great news for Britain. But it’s nonsense to try…

Falling inflation marks another nail in the coffin for Project Fear

15 November 2016 15:16

So, another post-Brexit horror story fails to materialise. When the stock market failed to crash and the economy failed to…

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…

Why doesn’t the Guardian’s fevered hate crime coverage mention Christian victims?

11 November 2016 9:20

One searches in vain on the Guardian website for the name Nissar Hussain. This is odd because the newspaper seems…

What the papers say: The Brexit backlash continues

7 November 2016 8:45

The row over last week’s High Court ruling on Article 50 rumbles on this morning. Theresa May has given her…

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…

The unhinged backlash to the High Court’s Brexit ruling

4 November 2016 13:50

As a general rule, any day the government loses in court is a good day. So yesterday was an especially…

Europe’s press isn’t happy at the Brexit ruling either

4 November 2016 12:44

Britain’s newspapers aren’t happy at yesterday’s High Court ruling that the government cannot trigger Article 50 without the say-so of Parliament. And the…

What the papers say: The Brexit blockers’ ‘betrayal of democracy’

4 November 2016 9:02

The High Court’s ruling that Parliament should have the final say on pulling the Article 50 trigger has not gone…

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…