Brexit

My Covid risk assessment

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Classes of people at moderate risk from Covid-19. Addenda to current NHS guidelines. Those at risk from coronavirus now include…

Has Spitting Image ever been funny?

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Thank you, Spitting Image, for the nostalgia trip! Your new series on BritBox has rekindled with almost Proustian fidelity those…

The generosity of French doctors

24 October 2020 9:00 am

My last NHS scan showed a shadow on a rib. The scan report couldn’t decide between a new cancer metastasis…

Only a ‘good’ Brexit can stop Scottish independence

17 October 2020 9:00 am

Only a ‘good’ Brexit can stop Scottish independence

How to stop trawling from trashing the North Sea

10 October 2020 9:00 am

How to stop trawlers from trashing the North Sea

Opposites attract: Just Like You, by Nick Hornby, reviewed

3 October 2020 9:00 am

Babysitters are having a literary moment. Following Kiley Reid’s debut Such a Fun Age, Nick Hornby is the latest author…

What’s the real reason behind Joe Biden’s Brexit threats?

19 September 2020 7:14 pm

Is Donald Trump taking the Democrats’ line on Brexit and the Irish border? We might think so from the Financial…

The Japan trade deal shows how desperate we are for investment

19 September 2020 9:00 am

A small cheer for Liz Truss’s treaty with Japan. It is, says the official press release, ‘the UK’s first major…

Wrecking the Brexit talks won’t help our fishermen

12 September 2020 9:00 am

‘Every country has a political problem with its fishermen,’ wrote Peter Walker, the Conservative minister who negotiated the first effective…

What on earth has happened to Simon Schama: The Romantics and Us reviewed

12 September 2020 9:00 am

‘You may think our modern world was born yesterday,’ said Simon Schama at the beginning of The Romantics and Us.…

Who would risk being a government adviser?

12 September 2020 9:00 am

Poor Tony Abbott. It would seem being prime minister of Australia doesn’t bring you to the attention of the British…

The trouble with ‘taking back control’

5 September 2020 9:00 am

I sympathised with Leave voters who yearned to ‘take back control’ of British borders. After all, if being a country…

The biggest obstacle to a Brexit deal

4 September 2020 11:04 pm

Downing Street now thinks that the chances of a Brexit deal are down to 30 or 40 per cent, I…

Has Downing Street calculated the real cost of quarantine?

22 August 2020 9:00 am

Doing the math, as the Americans say, became this column’s theme after I abandoned another planned trip to France. Seven…

Portrait of the week: Local lockdowns, busy beaches and an explosion in Beirut

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Home Some 2.7 million people in Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire and West Yorkshire, where many Muslims live, were…

New fault lines are appearing in the EU

25 July 2020 9:00 am

Anyone who imagined that the departure of Britain would make for more harmonious EU summits in future will have been…

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Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

23 July 2020 1:52 pm

There’s only one person who’ll be genuinely pleased with the UK Intelligence and Security Committee’s Russia report, finally revealed on…

Coronavirus has exposed the EU’s greatest flaw

12 July 2020 4:00 pm

Politics begins and ends with sovereignty: the duty and right to make the legitimate final decision. We have seen this…

This ‘revolution’ isn’t what it looks like

4 July 2020 9:00 am

This is no leftist revolution

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Nigel Farage: Trump is taking us back to more traditional alliances

26 June 2020 7:07 am

Our Washington editor Amber Athey interviewed Nigel Farage, founder of the UK Brexit party, for a Steamboat Institute livestream. We’ve…

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Why Biden might be better for Brexit Britain

25 June 2020 1:59 pm

At the best of times, US presidential elections require the British government to walk a tightrope. In 1992, a Tory…

Is a Brexit deal within reach?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Trade talks between the UK and the EU are in a better place than they have been at any point…

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Could British farmers block a UK-US trade deal – and what does it mean for Oz?

19 June 2020 1:00 am

Will the UK agree a trade deal with the US? Such an agreement has long been cited by Leave campaigners…

Some 80 per cent of Poles say they want to stay in the European Union

The European Union may never have its ‘Hamilton moment’

13 June 2020 4:45 pm

The European Union has always been quintessentially risk averse. What a surprise therefore to see it jeopardising its very existence…

'Global Britain' should learn from New Zealand's mistakes

11 June 2020 11:00 pm

One of the greatest prizes from Brexit is the opportunity to make the Global Britain aspiration a reality. Included is…