Brexit

Boris Johnson’s Parliament shutdown isn’t unconstitutional

31 August 2019 12:27 am

Has Boris Johnson done a Charles I and shut down Parliament indefinitely? The headlines this week might lead you to…

The rage against Boris

29 August 2019 11:04 pm

This morning, a petition demanding ‘Do not prorogue Parliament’ is doing the rounds. At the time of writing, more than…

It’s time for Boris Johnson’s opponents to decide what they want

29 August 2019 9:16 pm

Boris Johnson sees method in and admires some of Trump’s apparent madness: not the ‘send them home’ abusive chants about ethnic…

Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy gives MPs a simple choice

29 August 2019 1:07 am

Talking to various figures in Government today, it is clear that Boris Johnson’s team want the choice for MPs to…

Will the no-deal opponents finally get their act together?

28 August 2019 10:07 pm

So what now for the opponents of no deal? Boris Johnson has dramatically called their bluff, and as Mr Steerpike…

Johnson confirms he will prorogue parliament

28 August 2019 7:43 pm

Downing Street has just confirmed that the Prime Minister will be asking the Queen to prorogue parliament ahead of a…

Europe’s politicians should be terrified of a no-deal Brexit

27 August 2019 8:03 pm

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to use ‘all tactics available’ to block a no-deal Brexit. The Labour leader is meeting MPs…

What would George Orwell make of Brexit?

24 August 2019 5:30 pm

In the London Review of Books this month, James Meek wrote a long article about Jacob Rees-Mogg and his ‘curious duality’ in…

To get a deal Boris needs to show (or fake) some humility

24 August 2019 9:00 am

There were many Brexiteers who were urging Boris Johnson to travel to Washington before he went anywhere else, to underline…

Portrait of the week: back to the backstop, PC Harper’s death and the wrong kind of lightning

24 August 2019 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, wrote to Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, saying: ‘The backstop cannot…

Letters: civil servants have ruined our trains

24 August 2019 9:00 am

Travelling in discomfort Sir: I don’t agree with much of what Matthew Parris says these days, but he was spot…

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak (Getty)

Why you can’t let Brexit affect your life

24 August 2019 9:00 am

A couple with a first baby sought my advice: they had accepted a low offer for their cramped London flat…

Why Britain, like Iceland, will thrive outside the EU

24 August 2019 9:00 am

I have no doubt that Britain will thrive after leaving the EU, whether or not it leaves with a deal.…

Stop thinking Merkel will save us, Dominic Cummings warns

24 August 2019 3:59 am

Is Boris Johnson more likely to get a Brexit deal after his meetings with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron? The…

France says no deal now the most likely Brexit outcome. But why now?

22 August 2019 2:15 am

Why would French government officials brief that they think it most likely Britain will leave the European Union without a…

Boris Johnson’s Brexit opponents are playing into his hands

22 August 2019 1:08 am

There is arguably the most important conflict raging in the Tory party since Churchill replaced Chamberlain as PM in 1940.…

A no-deal Brexit isn’t worth the risk

21 August 2019 12:39 am

The heightened rhetoric of the past few days, from talk of collaborators, saboteurs and government of national unity, prompt me…

Emmanuel Macron could be Boris Johnson’s Brexit saviour

20 August 2019 8:38 pm

One thing on which Remainers and Brexiteers can agree is that Brexit delayed is Brexit denied. The government continues to…

Where’s Boris?

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Before Boris Johnson became Prime Minister there was widespread expectation that his government would be chaotic. It was thought that…

Portrait of the week: All-women cabinets, employment growth and more Hong Kong protests

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, proposed an extra 10,000 prison places and the expansion of stop-and-search powers. PC Stuart…

How Boris’s Roman predecessors took back control

17 August 2019 9:00 am

The Tories, allegedly a ‘one-nation’ party, are currently imposing Brexit on a divided nation. As a result, some Tory MPs…

How No. 10 is taking back control

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Every Friday at 6 p.m. government aides are summoned to No. 10 Downing Street for a meeting with Dominic Cummings,…

History holds far fewer lessons for Brexit than both sides think

17 August 2019 9:00 am

How we love bringing history into our political debates. It may seem strange in a country where so little history…

Frank Skinner

‘I’ll miss Brexit when it’s solved’: Frank Skinner interviewed

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Only one thing makes Frank Skinner nervous. ‘Water. Water scares me. I don’t get nervous on stage. Just in swimming…

Alexander Waugh is the Brexit party’s most illustrious candidate

15 August 2019 8:06 pm

At the next General Election, the lucky constituents of Bridgwater and West Somerset will find an illustrious name on their…