Michel Barnier

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…

Europe still thinks Britain will come out worse from Brexit. Bless

2 February 2019 9:00 am

In Paris in December, I sat with a journalist friend in a café on the Boulevard Auguste-Blanqui and listened to…

Now May’s talking tough over Brexit, we might actually get somewhere

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Ever since Theresa May declared that ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ she has seemed to be drifting…

Britain has lost control of the Brexit talks

24 March 2018 9:00 am

If Brexit was going to be as easy as some of its advocates had believed, we would not have had…

Back off, Barnier – you don’t need to invent obstacles to Brexit

3 March 2018 9:00 am

There’s an unwritten law governing Boris Johnson in Westminster: every-thing he says or does is a gaffe, or can be…

Michel Barnier (image: Getty)

Lost in translation

21 October 2017 9:00 am

If Michel Barnier and David Davis, in their regular dialogue of the deaf, seem to be inhabiting different mental universes,…

Call Barnier’s bluff

2 September 2017 9:00 am

There is a growing perception that Britain is floundering in its EU negotiations, with a professional team from Brussels running…

The dark clouds threatening Brexit

29 July 2017 9:00 am

It’s summertime and the living is easy… unless you’re a civil servant working on Brexit. Whitehall has recognised that the…

The view from Germany

15 July 2017 9:00 am

 Frankfurt ‘This is not about punishing Great Britain,’ declared Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s interim foreign secretary, on his recent visit to…