Brexit

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…

The EU might tell MPs: it’s this deal or no deal

17 October 2019 8:58 pm

Both the UK government and the EU are now saying that a Brexit deal has been done. There is both…

What Extinction Rebellion and the People’s Vote campaign have in common

16 October 2019 6:14 pm

Extinction Rebellion (XR) has announced it will finish its ‘Autumn Uprising’ earlier than planned in order to make way for…

Is hate crime really on the rise?

16 October 2019 4:28 am

The Guardian ran a story on its website today headlined: ‘Hate crimes doubled in England and Wales in five years.’…

Can ministers really hold their nerve on Brexit this week?

14 October 2019 6:39 am

Boris Johnson is now in what’s known in cricket as the ‘Nervous Nineties’, when a batsman becomes so anxious about…

If Boris does a Brexit deal, it will be because of the ‘Surrender Act’

13 October 2019 10:04 pm

Will he strike a deal with the EU allowing Britain to leave this month? Will he compromise on the Irish…

Is a deal really possible?

12 October 2019 8:40 pm

It is one of the most remarkable turnarounds in recent political history. On Wednesday afternoon, the Brexit talks seemed pretty…

Portrait of the week: Brexit approaches, Extinction Rebellion protests and Donald Trump tweets

12 October 2019 9:00 am

Home After a telephone conversation between Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, a Downing Street…

There’s no deal – so what next?

12 October 2019 9:00 am

There will be no last-minute deal. The talks between the UK and the EU have effectively broken down. It isn’t…

Brexit party voters will decide Boris Johnson’s fate

11 October 2019 11:00 pm

The fate of Boris Johnson’s premiership will be determined by Nigel Farage and the Brexit party. Even if a Brexit…

Tories fret over further election delay

10 October 2019 2:48 am

Members of the One Nation caucus of Conservative MPs met with Boris Johnson this afternoon over concerns the party could…

Thwarting Brexit probably won’t stop Brexit

8 October 2019 5:00 pm

What if they succeed in thwarting Brexit? The odds seem weighted against Boris Johnson delivering his do-or-die (-in-a-ditch) promise to…

Can Boris Johnson survive if he breaks his Brexit promise?

8 October 2019 2:26 am

It gives me no pleasure to report this of my former Daily Telegraph colleague, but some people who know Boris…

Why Boris Johnson’s Brexit offer is probably dead

7 October 2019 9:11 pm

The word habitually used by EU negotiators to characterise Boris Johnson’s Brexit offer is “uncertainty”. They talk of “uncertainty” about how the…