Is the EU to blame for AstraZeneca's vaccine shortage?

27 January 2021 3:00 am

The important difference between AstraZeneca’s relationship with the UK and its relationship with the EU – and the reason it…

Has Covid killed the EU's dream of open borders?

23 January 2021 4:28 am

‘All non-essential travel should be strongly discouraged both within the country and of course across borders,’ Ursula von der Leyen,…

France's Covid response is a source of national shame

16 January 2021 6:15 pm

France is the only permanent member of the UN Security Council not to have developed a coronavirus vaccine, and it…

The EU has botched its vaccination programme

9 January 2021 9:00 am

The EU has botched its vaccination programme

What parking disputes have taught me about Brexit

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Our battle with the EU has given me an insight into the parking disputes outside my house. Or is it…

The EU is taking a gamble with China

3 January 2021 2:38 am

It took Brussels and Beijing seven years to agree an investment deal. A deal that, until its conclusion a few…

Thatcher was completely right about the Euro

1 January 2021 8:52 pm

It was a ‘rush of blood to the head’. Its central bank would prove to be hopelessly ineffective. And cultural…

Britain should now brace itself for a barrage of Brussels red tape

29 December 2020 12:34 am

Should we be worried that the UK didn’t get all that it wanted for financial services in the UK-EU Trade…

Full text: Boris Johnson's Brexit deal speech

25 December 2020 3:09 am

It is four and a half years since the British people voted to take back control of their money, their…

Britain has won the biggest Brexit prize of all

25 December 2020 2:24 am

In the end, the fish were only of symbolic importance. Neither does it matter that much what happens to Scottish…

At last: we have a Brexit deal

24 December 2020 7:17 pm

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen have both confirmed that we have a deal: one with zero tariffs, zero quotas. The…

The case Brexiteers should make for Brexit

19 December 2020 8:00 pm

Why are Brexiteers rubbish at making the economic case for Brexit? On a whole range of things from three pin…

Why Britain chose Brexit

19 December 2020 9:00 am

There was nothing peculiarly British about Brexit

Fishing is now the sole major obstacle to a Brexit deal

18 December 2020 7:04 am

Ursula von der Leyen and Boris Johnson spoke this evening to try and give the negotiations a shove. The statement…

Will Macron start an EU Covid chain reaction?

17 December 2020 9:43 pm

The Elysée palace has just confirmed that French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, after developing symptoms this…

Emmanuel Macron’s great Brexit gamble

15 December 2020 1:13 am

There is an intriguing pattern in our relationship with European integration. A Frenchman vetoed our attempt to join. A Frenchman…

The deal-or-no-deal debate is different this time

12 December 2020 9:00 am

When a deadline is missed for Brexit negotiations, it is tempting to think there will be another chance to keep…

Why Boris Johnson can’t sign the current Brexit deal

11 December 2020 6:02 am

The negotiations are still underway in Brussels. But both the UK and the EU are now talking far more openly…

Does the EU understand what sovereignty really means?

10 December 2020 10:06 pm

The UK never tried to have our constitution written in one big session. We made it up by responding to…

We should not accept Brexit in name only

10 December 2020 1:30 am

Given the seemingly highly technical nature of the current negotiations, members of the public who have normal lives to lead…

Can Boris's dash to Brussels secure a Brexit deal?

8 December 2020 6:21 am

The upshot of Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen’s conversation this evening is that the pair will meet in…

The Visegrád bloc are threatening to tear apart the EU

28 November 2020 7:00 pm

The bad boys of Europe are at it again. The EU has been attempting to tie budget funds to members…

Erdogan’s game: why Turkey has turned against the West

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Why Turkey is severing its links with the West

Covid second wave sparks European parliament bust-up

16 October 2020 1:50 am

The Covid second wave is hitting Europe, so the European parliament has decided not to up sticks from Brussels and decamp…

The biggest obstacle to a Brexit deal

4 September 2020 11:04 pm

Downing Street now thinks that the chances of a Brexit deal are down to 30 or 40 per cent, I…