Brexit

A Brexit delay could last longer than you think

3 April 2020 6:15 pm

Here’s something Brexiteers might want to keep an eye on. While the country’s attention is welded to the Tesco delivery…

Coronavirus will be a test of trust

21 March 2020 9:00 am

We are in a make-or-break moment for trust, not just in this government but in the British state itself. The…

Revealed: Michel Barnier and France's Brexit stitch-up

14 March 2020 8:01 pm

The glaring difference between the EU and British negotiating goals has been brought into plain sight. In readiness for the…

How British science can flourish after Brexit

14 March 2020 9:00 am

How British science can flourish after Brexit

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Britain must fight the EU’s nanny state urges

4 March 2020 4:05 am

The UK government has given the EU a Brexit deadline of four months. No. 10 is threatening to walk away from the negotiating table…

Le crunch: are the Brexit talks doomed before they begin?

29 February 2020 9:00 am

Two irreconcilable versions of Brexit are about to collide

Marina Lewycka’s The Good, the Bad and the Little Bit Stupid is completely bonkers

29 February 2020 9:00 am

Faced with Marina Lewycka’s new novel, it’s tempting to say that The Good, the Bad and the Little Bit Stupid…

Are we heading for a no-deal Brexit in January 2021?

27 February 2020 10:04 pm

There is a recurring and important phrase in the 36-page document published this morning setting out “the UK’s approach to…

Trade talks between the UK and the EU are heading for a blow-up

22 February 2020 9:01 pm

‘The reality is the talks will blow up shortly’. As I say in the Sun this morning, this is the…

Britain is booming – despite Brexit

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

After the vote for Brexit, it was often said that our departure from the EU was most likely to harm…

The Brexit reshuffle: Every great office of state is now held by a Leaver

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

One of the Tories’ tactical successes has been to push Brexit down the news agenda. But even if it no…

The big Brexit challenge still facing the Tories

21 February 2020 2:55 am

Since the election, Brexit has fallen down the news agenda. But getting this country ready for the end of the…

The EU is in trouble and Ursula Von der Leyen is the wrong person to rescue it

18 February 2020 5:41 pm

Ursula von der Leyen was an unloved choice to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission.…

Boris Johnson’s lead Brexit negotiator sets out his red lines

18 February 2020 10:02 am

What are the UK’s red lines in the upcoming trade talks with the EU? Although Boris Johnson has said publicly…

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…