Brexit

Remain’s last stand: the collapse of the anti-Brexit campaign

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Ever since the referendum, the two strongest political forces in Britain have been Leave and Remain. Loyalty to political parties…

How a PR guru hijacked the People’s Vote campaign

23 November 2019 9:00 am

I have enough self-awareness to know that the public are unlikely to care too much about a spat between a…

Sunday shows round-up: Jeremy Corbyn- There will be a great deal of movement

18 November 2019 3:43 am

Jeremy Corbyn – ‘I want a close relationship’ with the EU The Labour leader was Andrew Marr’s chief guest of…

The Troubles with Brexit

17 November 2019 6:00 pm

At times, it can be hard to avoid the preachy style of reviewing that talks to readers in the tone…

The five groups of voters the Tories are targeting

16 November 2019 9:00 am

Tory MPs used to think they could rely on telltale signs while out on the campaign trail — a detached…

Nigel Farage has given Tories the perfect campaign message

12 November 2019 2:33 am

It would obviously have been better for the Tories if Nigel Farage had announced that the Brexit party was standing…

Nigel Farage’s Brexit party u-turn still isn’t enough

12 November 2019 12:20 am

Nigel Farage says his party will stand aside in all 317 seats the Tories won in 2017. This drastic u-turn in…

Portrait of the week: Bercow steps down, Hoyle steps up and an election begins

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Home Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Labour MP for Chorley and deputy Speaker since 2010, was elected Speaker by the Commons.…

Labour thinks that its trump card is Trump

9 November 2019 9:00 am

On Wednesday morning, I was hoisted into the air of Whitehall on a cherry-picker. A century ago the proto-Cenotaph appeared…

Dear Nigel: Don’t become the man who reversed the referendum result

9 November 2019 9:00 am

 Dear Nigel Believe it or not, I’ve been your defender. I’ve often told Americans,  ‘Sure, he comes across as a…

The Lib Dems’ £50bn ‘Remain bonus’ is nonsense

6 November 2019 12:09 am

The schools will all get new books. The hospitals will all be rebuilt. Long-suffering public sector workers will finally get…

Brexiteers shouldn’t vote for the Brexit party

2 November 2019 6:00 pm

The only person ever elected for the Brexit party’s predecessor, Ukip, at a General Election, I really can’t see the…

Letters: What would be the point of a second referendum?

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Another referendum? Sir: Matthew Parris’s article ‘What question should a second referendum ask?’ (26 October) occasioned a wry smile from me…

‘The only place I can’t get my plays on is Britain’: Sir Peter Brook interviewed

2 November 2019 9:00 am

‘Everyone of us knows we deserve to be punished,’ says the frail old man before me in a hotel café.…

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Why the left wants a political advertising ban

2 November 2019 1:45 am

An easy, crowd-pleasing opinion column would maintain that banning political adverts from social media platforms is wrong because it implies…

Why a Tory-Brexit party pact isn’t likely

31 October 2019 10:04 pm

Nigel Farage’s European election-winning machine is the guest that has not yet turned up to the 2019 general election party. This…

Boris Johnson rallies Tory MPs as Commons backs snap election

30 October 2019 8:14 am

The House of Commons has just voted by 438 to 20 for a 12 December election. Given that amendments on extending…

SNP and LibDems join forces to pursue 9 December election

27 October 2019 8:14 am

The Scottish National Party and Lib Dems have joined forces to attempt to force a general election in early December,…

What is Boris Johnson’s plan?

26 October 2019 8:36 pm

As Boris Johnson laid out his plan at political Cabinet on Thursday, it quickly became apparent how much of it…

Portrait of the week: More Brexit chaos, royal complaints and Syrian fighting

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Home The Commons voted by 329 to 299 for a Brexit Withdrawal Bill but then stymied progress by defeating a…

Should we be blaming Balliol, rather than Eton, for our political woes?

26 October 2019 9:00 am

In our house, the biggest source of tension is that I think there is an important difference between deferring a…

Letters: David Cameron’s real referendum mistake

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Cameron’s fatal error Sir: Jo Johnson’s otherwise informative review of David Cameron’s For the Record (Books, 12 October) suggests Cameron’s…

The question a second referendum must ask

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Mostly I stay confident the Prime Minister’s team are playing a weak hand badly, but my confidence does occasionally falter.…

Even in New York they’re going nuts over Brexit

26 October 2019 9:00 am

At the New Yorker Festival party in mid-October, my astute colleague hardly needed the caution. But you know how at…

Caroline Flint: why I’m backing this Brexit deal

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Nothing in Caroline Flint’s CV would have marked her out as someone who would end up marshalling 19 of her…