Brexit

Don’t expect the EU to learn any lessons from Brexit

15 February 2020 6:30 pm

I have enjoyed my first fortnight back as a civilian after my temporary stint as an MEP. Along with other…

Boris wants a 2024 election – and wants to start his building boom now

15 February 2020 9:00 am

‘The clock is ticking.’ It is surely only a matter of time before Michel Barnier returns to his notorious catchphrase…

A brilliant, unrevivable undertaking: Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt reviewed

15 February 2020 9:00 am

History will record Leopoldstadt as Tom Stoppard’s Schindler’s List. His brilliant tragic-comic play opens in the Jewish quarter of Vienna…

Sajid Javid’s departure doesn’t matter

14 February 2020 11:25 pm

Much of the reaction to Sajid Javid’s departure yesterday, alongside the sacking of several other Cabinet ministers, would have you…

Boris wants a 2024 election – and wants to start his building boom now

14 February 2020 7:53 am

‘The clock is ticking.’ It is surely only a matter of time before Michel Barnier returns to his notorious catchphrase…

Let’s not forget the unintentional heroes of Brexit

8 February 2020 6:30 pm

A week on from Brexit day, it is worth stopping and reflecting on just how Britain’s departure from the EU…

Portrait of the week: Britain leaves the EU, coronavirus evacuations and a great day for Trump

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

Home The United Kingdom quietly left the European Union at 11 p.m. GMT on 31 January. Boris Johnson, the Prime…

The golden age of nightclubs

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

I find myself detached from mainstream culture. It started with the demise of nightclubs like Annabel’s and the arrival of…

Why Australia-style deal is the new Brexit buzzword in government

2 February 2020 10:56 pm

As the second round of Brexit negotiations loom with the EU, there’s already talk of an early bust-up coming up…

The UK has left the EU

1 February 2020 10:36 am

In practical terms, little has changed tonight. Businesses and citizens here will not feel any real difference in the coming…

Philip Pullman is right about the Oxford comma

1 February 2020 9:00 am

It was with regret that I read that Albert, retired King of the Belgians, has finally had to admit, following…

What will the Tories fight about now?

1 February 2020 9:00 am

Now that Britain is out of the European Union, it will be very hard to go back in. In the…

How it all went right: The great Brexit wound has almost healed

1 February 2020 9:00 am

The great Brexit divide seems to have mended since the election

Britain needs to rediscover failure if it wants to prosper

1 February 2020 9:00 am

Britain needs to rediscover trial and error, serendipity and speed

The agony of Brexit – for us Germans

1 February 2020 9:00 am

We Germans have been in denial about Brexit

Ignore the Brexit day party poopers – it’s time to celebrate

1 February 2020 5:03 am

Don’t gloat. Don’t be too triumphalist. Don’t wave your flags too boisterously. Don’t say or do anything that might offend…

The deranged rage against the Brexit 50p coin

28 January 2020 2:43 am

Remoaners are having the mother of all meltdowns. What’s rankled them this time? The Brexit 50p, of course. Yes, they’re…

George Orwell would have been a Brexiteer

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

I’ve been reading a new biography of George Orwell that’s been published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of his…

Boris Johnson won’t dance to the tune of big business on Brexit

24 January 2020 9:02 pm

Now that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill has received royal assent and become law, the UK will leave the EU at…

The delusion of the born-again Brexiteers

19 January 2020 6:00 pm

As 31 January looms, I’ve been thinking about how to bring the country back together again after we’ve left the…

Letters: I was once on Prince Harry’s side. Not any more

18 January 2020 9:00 am

On child care Sir: Your recent editorial deplores, among other things, the cost of child care, to which you attribute…

Why the cabinet reshuffle might not be so radical after all

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Prime ministers are never more powerful than just before a cabinet reshuffle. Ministers fall over themselves to be helpful, hoping…

The delusion of the born-again Brexiteers

18 January 2020 9:00 am

As 31 January looms, I’ve been thinking about how to bring the country back together again after we’ve left the…

Dear Mary: How can I stop other diners eating my chips?

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Q. My husband and I are committed Brexiteers. For many years we have regularly enjoyed friendly bridge evenings with a…

Let Big Ben bong for Brexit day

17 January 2020 7:15 pm

Something deeply embarrassing is happening in our country. It is not entirely clear why, but in an act of extreme…