Brexit

Will the next generation wonder what the fuss over Brexit was about?

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Robert Tombs’s new book is not long: 165 pages of argument, unadorned by maps or images. But brevity is good,…

Farewell to my dear friend Richard, the very best of us

23 January 2021 9:00 am

I heard the shocking news last week that one of my oldest friends — Richard Edwards — had died suddenly…

British opera companies and orchestras must start investing in native talent

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Brexit and Covid have pushed us out of the common musical market and thrown us back on homegrown sprouts. Good, says Norman Lebrecht

France's Covid response is a source of national shame

16 January 2021 6:15 pm

France is the only permanent member of the UN Security Council not to have developed a coronavirus vaccine, and it…

We’re starting to see a new foreign policy for Brexit Britain

16 January 2021 9:00 am

What will Brexit Britain do differently? This is going to be the most important question in our politics for the…

Sell bitcoin, buy Tesla

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Which is madder, bitcoin at $41,500 — oops, make that $31,000 on Monday — or Tesla shares at $880 apiece?…

Portrait of the week: New year, new lockdown

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, announced harsher coronavirus restrictions in England, resembling those last March, except that bubbles continued.…

The Brexit deal has left the City to fight for its own future

9 January 2021 9:00 am

‘This Article shall not apply with respect to financial services.’ That’s what it says on page 92 of the EU-UK…

History shouldn’t be used against us

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Can you feel the fascism yet? You ought to by now, more than a week after Britain leaving the EU.…

What parking disputes have taught me about Brexit

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Our battle with the EU has given me an insight into the parking disputes outside my house. Or is it…

Brexit causes food shortages – in France

6 January 2021 4:14 am

Since leaving the EU on 31 December, Britain seems to have somehow avoided the apocalyptic scenarios outlined by those most…

Has Brexit already destroyed Labour’s chances?

2 January 2021 4:41 am

Part of the soap opera appeal of politics comes from the idea that it is a competitive sport based on…

Britain should now brace itself for a barrage of Brussels red tape

29 December 2020 12:34 am

Should we be worried that the UK didn’t get all that it wanted for financial services in the UK-EU Trade…

The small print of Boris's Brexit deal makes for reassuring reading

28 December 2020 2:05 am

The new UK/EU Treaty is needlessly long and turgid in its prose: this document was not drafted by people who…

Full text: Boris Johnson's Brexit deal speech

25 December 2020 3:09 am

It is four and a half years since the British people voted to take back control of their money, their…

Britain has won the biggest Brexit prize of all

25 December 2020 2:24 am

In the end, the fish were only of symbolic importance. Neither does it matter that much what happens to Scottish…

At last: we have a Brexit deal

24 December 2020 7:17 pm

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen have both confirmed that we have a deal: one with zero tariffs, zero quotas. The…

Is there a Brexit deal?

24 December 2020 7:59 am

Tonight we are still waiting for confirmation that a Brexit deal has been done. But the noises coming out of…

No deal isn't what Paris thinks it is

23 December 2020 8:52 am

The Brexit waiting continues. The negotiators are still talking but, according to one of those close to the negotiations on…

Why Boris Johnson can't solve the UK's crisis

22 December 2020 3:36 am

The Brexit and Covid crises have merged into one. As of today, 21 December, France has blocked trucks from crossing…

No-deal Brexit planning has been a lifesaver

22 December 2020 12:13 am

The port of Dover has been closed down. The Eurotunnel isn’t carrying any freight for a couple of days. The…

Boris now faces a terrible choice over Brexit

21 December 2020 11:53 pm

Ten thousand lorries usually travel through the port of Dover in the run-up to Christmas. Now, Dover is completely shut.…

The case Brexiteers should make for Brexit

19 December 2020 8:00 pm

Why are Brexiteers rubbish at making the economic case for Brexit? On a whole range of things from three pin…

Why Britain chose Brexit

19 December 2020 9:00 am

There was nothing peculiarly British about Brexit

Wallace Arnold: Pity the hard-pressed Snuff Community

19 December 2020 9:00 am

Could it really be 40 years since one was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature? Borne up…