Michel Barnier

Theresa May needs a Brexit back-up plan

4 August 2018 9:34

Since Chequers, the UK has been making a big diplomatic push to try and move the Brexit talks along. As…

Barnier’s dangerous assumption

28 July 2018 10:37

So what happens now Michel Barnier has laid into Theresa May’s customs plan? That’s the question I try and answer…

How much more unpalatable will the EU make this deal?

8 July 2018 13:41

From the flurry of joint op-eds from Cabinet Ministers today, you might be forgiven for thinking that the Chequers deal…

What are Jeremy Corbyn and Michel Barnier up to?

28 February 2018 11:00

The Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport recently investigated claims of Russian interference in the UK electoral process.…

Michel Barnier’s spiky press conference – ‘the transition is not a given’

9 February 2018 13:00

David Davis’s decision to describe a leaked EU paper suggesting Brussels could impose sanctions on Britain in a transition period…

Michel Barnier and David Davis’s ‘very disturbing’ deadlock

12 October 2017 12:19

For all the talk of a new ‘momentum’ to the Brexit talks since Theresa May’s Florence speech, today’s press conference…

David Lammy’s Brexit bashing backfires

4 September 2017 13:40

Bashing Brexit is familiar territory for David Lammy. But Mr S thinks the next time the Labour MP wades in on…

How much pain are Brexiteers prepared to inflict on us?

2 September 2017 9:08

When this magazine endorsed Brexit, it did so in typically trenchant and elegant fashion. ‘Out and into the world’ we…

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…

Michel Barnier plays hardball on Brexit

6 December 2016 11:56

Michel Barnier, the Commission’s Brexit negotiator, has been giving a running commentary on Brexit this morning. Barnier, striking a predictably…