Brexit

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…

Brexit has at least inspired John le Carré — his thriller on the subject is a cracker

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Since 1903, when Erskine Childers warned of the rising tide of German militarism that preceded the first world war in…

Dear Mary: Do I have a moral duty to allow Brexit chat at supper parties?

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Q. I’ve been having friends to supper for many decades. Although I say it myself, these gatherings have often been…

Boris Johnson’s election threat to wavering Labour MPs

23 October 2019 1:09 am

The key Brexit vote tonight is on the programme motion. The sense is that the government has the votes to…

Let’s be honest about what a second referendum means

22 October 2019 4:30 pm

A second referendum would be a political abomination. And it’s about time more of us said so. We need to…

Tomorrow will be the make-or-break day for Boris Johnson’s Brexit

22 October 2019 7:03 am

The important vote on Tuesday will be on the timetable, or programme motion, for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, the law…

Will MPs block the government’s mad dash to get the Withdrawal Agreement Bill through?

22 October 2019 4:27 am

Appropriately, given the length of time it has taken politicians of all colours to continue putting off taking any sort…

Boris sends three letters to the EU – and says he does NOT want a Brexit extension

20 October 2019 8:12 am

The Prime Minister will today send, but not sign, a letter requesting a Brexit delay till January 31 2020, and will…

Twelve Brexit lessons from today’s drama in the Commons

20 October 2019 3:46 am

Here are the important points about today’s emergency vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal – which turned into a vote on…

Boris Johnson has 72 hours to win over a dozen MPs

20 October 2019 1:36 am

Today was meant to be the day that parliament decided on Brexit. But this parliament will always choose to postpone…

The question for wavering MPs: do they really trust Boris Johnson?

19 October 2019 10:52 pm

Boris Johnson is still pursuing today’s vote as a decisive moment for the Brexit deal, rather than the start of…

The vindication of Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Before the referendum, David Davis thought that the Brexit process would be straightforward. ‘The first calling point of the UK’s…

Portrait of the week: Brexit uncertainty, Turkey in Syria and a Chinese threat

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Home Brexit teetered from uncertainty to uncertainty. Parliament had been summoned to sit on Saturday 19 October to debate what…

Donald Trump is key to Boris Johnson’s survival

19 October 2019 9:00 am

There are so many problems confronting our polity this week that it is almost impossible to write about any of…

A Brexit deal will completely change the electoral landscape

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Expect the unexpected has been the rule in British politics these last few years. But even so, few would have…

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘I am enormously environmentally friendly by driving old Bentleys’

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Jacob Rees-Mogg sits at a mahogany table in his office drinking black coffee from a Spode cup. Across from him…

It’s down to the wire – and Boris only has one chance to survive

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Here is my ideal scenario. Having failed to push through a deal to leave the European Union, either in the…

The real reason Nicola Sturgeon is campaigning against Brexit

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Nicola Sturgeon, who claimed this week that ‘Scotland is rich enough, strong enough and big enough’ to take its place…

The DUP is caught on the horns of a Brexit dilemma

18 October 2019 10:54 pm

There is a magnificent paradox – the Taj Mahal of paradoxes, let’s hope NOT the RMS Titanic of paradoxes –…

It’s time for every Brexiteer to back Boris Johnson’s deal

18 October 2019 6:07 pm

During my years campaigning for Brexit, I’ve bounced around quite a few different organisations in support of the great cause;…

Boris Johnson’s biggest Brexit deal victory

18 October 2019 7:01 am

In order to get anywhere in life, you have to compromise. Redrafting a deal foisted on you with no time…

Boris Johnson ‘very confident’ MPs will back his deal

18 October 2019 4:33 am

Boris Johnson has just given a very upbeat press conference about his Brexit deal, despite the DUP being clear that…

Five ways in which Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is better than Theresa May’s

18 October 2019 3:48 am

Boris Johnson managed to defy his critics today and reach a Brexit deal with the European Union. The new agreement…