David Cameron campaigning on the day before the June 2016 referendum (Getty)

Letters: Britain needs HS2

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Moaning minnie MPs Sir: I was recently quoted in the Sun newspaper in a story about how MPs were reacting…

Brexit failure will cost the Tories – whoever their leader is

20 April 2019 9:00 am

One of the oddities of this parliament has been that, despite everything, the government has remained ahead in the polls…

Are you ‘culture compliant’?

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Here’s a quick quiz to jolly up your Easter. 1. Lucy Noble, artistic director of the Royal Albert Hall, thinks…

It’s not anti-Irish to criticise Leo Varadkar

20 April 2019 9:00 am

The relationship between the UK and the Republic of Ireland has ‘reached a hunger-strike low’, says a new study by…

Who is the busiest Tory leadership candidate of them all?

18 April 2019 2:08 am

Tory MPs agree that Theresa May’s days in Downing Street are numbered, but when it comes to picking her replacement…


17 April 2019 1:00 pm

‘Enough about Fleabag — let’s talk about Brexit.’


17 April 2019 1:00 pm

How Britain can make life difficult for the EU during the Brexit extension

15 April 2019 6:00 pm

It is not good form for the British to be awkward and obstructive. The art of the compromise was the…

Which way will Corbyn go on Brexit?

13 April 2019 7:37 pm

In September, Labour conference will impose on Jeremy Corbyn a policy of backing a second referendum in all circumstances. So,…

Brexit need not tear the Tories apart. Here’s why

13 April 2019 6:00 pm

The political dysfunction in Parliament seems to be rubbing off on much of our commentariat. Many have concluded that the…

Portrait of the week: Brexit flextension, the demise of Debenhams and a real shower in the Commons

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, wrote to Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, asking for an extension…

David Cameron campaigning on the day before the June 2016 referendum (Getty)

Letters: Of course Brexit is David Cameron’s fault

13 April 2019 9:00 am

All Cameron’s fault Sir: In this time of febrile political speculation, there can have been few more arresting subject headings…


A general election is now Brexit’s last best chance

13 April 2019 9:00 am

It’s been even more humiliating second time round. The United Kingdom has again been reduced to asking the European Union…


My advice to Leavers: go for a second referendum – you might just win

13 April 2019 9:00 am

My first encounter with a plan to hold not one but two referendums on Britain’s European Union membership happened more…


Dear Remainer parliament: you won. Now revoke Article 50 – if you dare

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Dear Remainer parliament. Although we’re the voters who spurned the petition for this very course of action, we the undersigned…


Germany’s economy is crashing – but its fall may help save us

13 April 2019 9:00 am

This is no time for schadenfreude — but take comfort from the fact that the UK isn’t built like Germany.…

Emmanuel Macron has united his country – against him

13 April 2019 9:00 am

 Montpellier An embattled, incompetent leader distrusted and disliked by a vast majority of voters. A wobbly economy that might be…


Our moaning MPs say they’re suffering. What about the rest of us?

13 April 2019 9:00 am

A famous actor looks tearfully into the camera. It is Michael Sheen, or possibly Ewan McGregor. His voice cracks as…

Theresa May’s Brexit strategy is brewing trouble within her party

10 April 2019 2:50 am

The Commons has voted by 420 to 110 to approve Theresa May’s decision to ask for an extension to the…

EU officials and Brexiteers share a similar concern over Brexit

10 April 2019 1:13 am

Rumours continue to circulate that if a long extension were to be granted by the European Union, it could be flexible.…

Britain’s Brexit fate is now in Emmanuel Macron’s hands

9 April 2019 3:30 am

Our Brexit fate is in the hands of France’s president Macron – which is “not a wholly comfortable state of…

Could Theresa May cancel Brexit?

8 April 2019 7:26 pm

Is the de facto Brexit default now revoking Article 50 this week rather than a no-deal Brexit on 12 April?…

Could Brexit lead to Frexit?

8 April 2019 6:00 pm

Struggling to understand the ways of the French, the francophile Winston Churchill reflected whimsically in 1942: ‘The Almighty in His…

Are both May and Corbyn prepared to risk splitting their parties?

6 April 2019 8:47 pm

The irony of the stalemate in the cross-party Brexit talks is that Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are not that…

If the EU refuses an extension, voters want a no-deal Brexit. MPs should listen

6 April 2019 9:00 am

One of the many tragedies of Theresa May’s premiership is that, having come up with a coherent policy on how…