no deal

A guide to the different sorts of chaos looming over Westminster

31 August 2019 17:39

What is going to happen next week in parliament? Most anti-no-deal rebels see it as their last opportunity to block…

Johnson confirms he will prorogue parliament

28 August 2019 10:43

Downing Street has just confirmed that the Prime Minister will be asking the Queen to prorogue parliament ahead of a…

Europe’s politicians should be terrified of a no-deal Brexit

27 August 2019 11:03

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to use ‘all tactics available’ to block a no-deal Brexit. The Labour leader is meeting MPs…

Boris’s nightmare is that the EU accepts his Brexit offer

24 August 2019 6:30

As was to be expected, the EU’s reaction to Boris Johnson’s offer of revisiting the Withdrawal Agreement if the backstop…

Stop thinking Merkel will save us, Dominic Cummings warns

23 August 2019 18:59

Is Boris Johnson more likely to get a Brexit deal after his meetings with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron? The…

France says no deal now the most likely Brexit outcome. But why now?

21 August 2019 17:15

Why would French government officials brief that they think it most likely Britain will leave the European Union without a…

No. 10 hits back in the backstop blame game

20 August 2019 14:51

The stand-off between Downing Street and the European Union over Boris Johnson’s latest proposal for the backstop boils down to…

Jeremy Corbyn’s no-deal plan is unusually smart politics

16 August 2019 18:54

On the surface, Jeremy Corbyn’s pitch to become caretaker prime minister of a government of national unity after overthrowing Boris…

Why Philip Hammond could just be making things easier for Boris Johnson

14 August 2019 13:14

Is Philip Hammond’s intervention today really a problem for Boris Johnson? The former Chancellor comment piece in the Times declares…

The Brexit headache is just beginning

7 April 2019 22:06

Pretty much everyone I meet says they want all the Brexit uncertainty to end, one way or another. But that…

Would the EU reject an Article 50 extension request?

18 March 2019 9:15

Any extension to the Article 50 process would have to be unanimously agreed by the EU 27. This has led…

May offers MPs a vote to prevent no-deal Brexit

26 February 2019 13:28

Faced with the prospect of defeat on an amendment to stop no deal, Theresa May has attempted to stave off…

Sunday shows round-up: A no deal would be ‘potentially devastating’ for Northern Ireland, Blair says

10 February 2019 14:24

Tony Blair – No deal ‘potentially devastating’ for Northern Ireland Sophy Ridge began the morning with a wide-ranging interview with…

Will the public mood on no deal sway the Commons?

5 February 2019 12:57

As Theresa May attempts to reopen negotiations on the terms of the backstop, there is a view in Downing Street…

MPs get cold feet about the Cooper no deal amendment

24 January 2019 17:12

Is a no-deal Brexit about to be taken off the table? This is the expectation in Westminster after Yvette Cooper…

The Spectator Podcast: time to make your own mind up about a no-deal Brexit

11 January 2019 17:27

Lorries backing up in Kent, a Mars bar shortage, and no more Rome city breaks – these are just some…

The government’s no-deal Brexit plans aren’t scary enough to satisfy Remainers

23 August 2018 15:14

The government was always onto a loser whether or not it published the 24 technical notices laying out what would…

Project Fear latest: Brexit means… super-gonorrhoea

30 July 2018 8:59

Oh dear. With Tory MPs and Opposition MPs alike united in their dislike of Theresa May’s Chequers proposals, talk of…

Since Article 50 was triggered, a no-deal Brexit has been the default

12 November 2017 14:57

Jeremy Hunt has told Tory rebels that”if we don’t back Theresa May we will have no Brexit”. It echoes a point…