European Union

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…

Why Brexit could be a boon for GM crops

27 October 2016 11:29

Genetically modified crops could be grown in England following a split from the European Union. But will it be good for…

What the papers say: May’s Brexit plan and EU leaders’ ‘rudeness’ towards Britain

27 October 2016 9:14

Theresa May was widely praised in yesterday’s papers after the Government backed a third runway at Heathrow. And there are…

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.…

The EU would be mad to start a trade war with Britain. Here’s why

24 October 2016 11:27

So far, the debate over what happens to UK-EU trade after Brexit has been conducted around a rather odd premise:…

Sturgeon’s secessionist fantasy has been rejected by Europe. So why does she ask Theresa May?

24 October 2016 9:27

‘Downing Street says the PM is set to rebuff calls for a flexible Brexit, which would allow parts of the…

Germany, not Wallonia, is to blame for the collapse of EU-Canada trade talks

23 October 2016 12:15

I sometimes wonder if the EU has a death wish – that europhiles like myself, when admitted to the cause,…

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,…

Will Brexit butcher the banks?

16 October 2016 11:33

The financial crisis defines our age. It helps explain everything from the presidential nomination of Donald Trump to Jeremy Corbyn’s…

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…

Is Germany becoming the new sick man of Europe?

11 October 2016 14:48

It’s not going well for Germany at the moment. Their largest bank is on the verge of collapse while their…

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…

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…

A good Brexit is a hard Brexit

8 October 2016 8:17

What you really should have done if you were in Birmingham on Monday this week was skip the not notably…

David Davis: I’m 100 per cent sure EU migrants working in Britain can stay after Brexit

5 October 2016 10:04

Theresa May has gone out of her way to repeatedly reassure people that Brexit means Brexit. But where the Prime…

Theresa May’s love of class politics shows she’s no heir to Blair

2 October 2016 8:57

One of the professional drawbacks of coming from Scotland and then moving to London is that I don’t really know…

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…

Hong Kong offers an exciting vision of a post-Brexit future

24 September 2016 9:00

Since he moved to Hong Kong three years ago, the Rat’s Cantonese has been coming on apace. This has rather…

The Brexit bounce continues – ten forecasters up their predictions for 2016 growth

21 September 2016 12:49

The Brexit bounce continues. HM Treasury has today released forecasts of the economists it follows, as it does every month.…

Brexit U-turns: who is rowing back on their Project Fear warnings?

21 September 2016 12:35

In the run-up to the referendum, we were warned Brexit would unleash misery. George Osborne suggested a vote for Brexit…