Brexit

I was a Remainer – but I now want no deal

21 September 2019 9:00 am

When I told two neighbours that I had become a no-deal Brexiter they physically recoiled from me. ‘You can’t.’ ‘But…

Do I need planning permission to fly a Union Flag on my house? [Photo: coldsnowstorm]

What Brexiteers can teach Remoaners about good manners

21 September 2019 9:00 am

‘If we are going to Westminster to riot,’ I told my Brexit-voting friends over dinner at the Thai restaurant at…

‘Stuff the backstop – we need a book stop.’

Book stop

19 September 2019 1:00 pm

Sides

19 September 2019 1:00 pm

Revealed: The Brexit deal Boris Johnson wants

18 September 2019 2:45 am

The shape of the Brexit fix that Boris Johnson wants from the EU’s 27 leaders is now clear. Here it is: In…

Boris Johnson’s frosty reception in Luxembourg

17 September 2019 2:00 am

Is Boris Johnson approaching a Brexit breakthrough? That’s the question being asked among Conservative MPs after there appeared to be…

Lib Dems are the real Brexit extremists

16 September 2019 10:04 pm

The Lib Dems are now the most extremist party in the UK. They might not look like extremists, being made…

Is Jeremy Corbyn preparing to purge moderate Labour MPs?

16 September 2019 9:03 pm

Ahead of the looming general election, moderate Labour MPs are understandably upset by an instruction they say the party has given to…

We are facing the biggest test of British democracy since 1939

15 September 2019 11:47 pm

It is almost 11 years to the minute since we reached the eye of the banking-crisis storm. And even though…

Why the UK hasn’t presented any specific, backstop proposal to the EU

14 September 2019 7:37 pm

The EU side regularly points out that the UK government hasn’t presented any detailed proposals on what it wants to…

Britain’s jobs miracle proves there is no reason to fear technology

14 September 2019 9:00 am

Another week, another set of economic figures that suggest the country is showing remarkable resilience while politics implodes. Rather than…

Will turning the Tories into the pro-Leave party pay off for Boris?

14 September 2019 9:00 am

An election might still be months away, but the parties have already made their big strategic choices. The Tories and…

Blow for Boris as parliament may return early

11 September 2019 9:48 pm

The Court of Session’s verdict that prorogation is unlawful is a major headache for Boris Johnson. It makes the Supreme…

Labour will not endorse Remain in a general election

11 September 2019 7:52 am

Very important breaking news. Which is that trade unions, in their TULO meeting with Jeremy Corbyn, have tonight endorsed the…

The three numbers that measure Britain’s constitutional crisis

11 September 2019 12:22 am

Here in a few numbers is the measure of the catastrophic mess we are in; caused by failing to resolve…

How much collateral damage can the Tory party take?

9 September 2019 10:00 pm

Amber Rudd’s resignation has clearly been a blow to the government, but it wasn’t a huge surprise that she went…

Portrait of the week: Brexit gets complicated

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Home The government was defeated by 328 to 301 on a motion to take over the business of the House,…

Brexit has its risks. But staying in the EU is now unthinkable

7 September 2019 9:00 am

This is one of the most crucial weeks in modern British history. We have a prime minister and cabinet who…

The Queen can handle coups – she’s been on the receiving end of one

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Supplies of Brexit invective are now almost exhausted. While the Prime Minister is denounced for denouncing Remainers as ‘collaborators’, his…

Gatekeeper anxiety: a new disease for our times

7 September 2019 9:00 am

A general election looms, the outcome could go almost any way and those who normally offer themselves as experts are…

Why 80 per cent of young people in this Macedonian town have turned to posting ‘fake news’

7 September 2019 9:00 am

It’s such a relief to turn on the radio and hear the voice of Neil MacGregor. That reasoned authority, his…

How it feels to be the only Brexiteers in the village

7 September 2019 9:00 am

We are the only Brexiteers in the village. That, at least, is how it feels. Out they come, the far…

The political pact that could save Brexit

7 September 2019 9:00 am

If there is to be an election before we leave the European Union, some kind of non-aggression pact between the…

Remainers may regret not backing an October general election

6 September 2019 10:46 pm

So there goes the reputation of Boris Johnson’s henchmen as cunning operators. It has been a bad week for Dominic…

Ex-Tory rebels threaten to stand as Conservatives in election

5 September 2019 3:32 am

Rebel ex-Tory MPs are complaining of ‘unconstitutional’ treatment by their party and are planning to stand at the next election…