Brexit

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…

The BBC’s Brexit coverage is a disgrace

6 October 2019 6:00 pm

Lord Patten, rejected by voters 27 years ago, is the embodiment of a smug un-elected elite. As former chairman of…

Boris Johnson will have to win a majority to get the EU to engage with his Brexit plan

5 October 2019 7:37 pm

The Brexit talks between the UK and the EU are making very little progress. Number 10 say that there is…

What would Margaret Thatcher do about Brexit?

5 October 2019 7:00 pm

‘What would Margaret Thatcher do about Brexit?’ people keep asking me. Why do they think I would know? If I…

An invitation to carry on insulting me and my fellow Brexiteers

5 October 2019 4:30 pm

After appearing on Newsnight last week, an #FBPE-monikered keyboard warrior wrote a much liked comment above my picture that read:…

Will Leave voters forgive a Brexit delay?

5 October 2019 9:00 am

‘It is definitely less than 50 per cent,’ says one Downing Street source when asked about the chances of a…

Brexit grifters are making a killing selling useless advice

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Over the past three years, as we have torturously debated our departure from the European Union, we have heard a…

Did Radio 2 really need to give us four days of the Beatles to celebrate Abbey Road?

5 October 2019 9:00 am

This Changeling Self, Radio 4’s lead drama this week, clearly ought to have gone out in August. It’s set —…

What you can tell about a man from his choice of underwear

5 October 2019 9:00 am

New York It’s Indian summertime and the living is easy. There hasn’t been a cloud above the Bagel for two…

Will mindfulness turn me into a Remainer?

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Mindfulness at our all-inclusive Turkish beach resort began at 11 o’clock. Our mindfulness teacher was a tiny, smiley, flexible-looking woman…

Should I return to the land of my Italian ancestors?

5 October 2019 9:00 am

When I was growing up, my Italian grandfather was my favourite person. He taught me to play a mean game…

Britain is following in the footsteps of Africa’s former failed states

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Kenya   ‘In the past months the people of Uganda have been following with sorrow the alarming economic crisis befalling…

I’ve had my fill of brasseries: Moncks reviewed

5 October 2019 9:00 am

If you review restaurants professionally you would not think Britain wanted to leave the EU. You would think she wanted…