Europe

The lies and liars of Brexit

December 11, 2018 10:22 am

The politicians I’ve spent my adult life talking to, writing about and often defending, have failed in their first responsibility: to tell people the truth

May’s delay has made a leadership challenge more likely

December 11, 2018 10:00 am

It has become a received wisdom that the British PM has somehow has stayed the executioner’s axe. Yet the opposite is true

If Brexit is blocked, will it ever be worth voting again?

December 10, 2018 9:59 am

Although we were offered two choices in 2016, only one of those choices was ever ready to be implemented

Why Theresa May has decided to postpone the Brexit vote

December 10, 2018 9:32 am

Pressure from Cabinet ministers appears to have been effective

Emmanuel Macron has succeeded only in uniting his country against him

December 8, 2018 3:35 pm

The gilets jaunes have become his Waterloo

My Saturday in Paris with the gilets jaunes

December 8, 2018 12:38 pm

The gilets jaunes were diverse in age, sex, class and color. We could have been off to a music festival

Steve Bannon goes to war with the Pope

December 7, 2018 1:16 pm

He’s setting up Hogwarts for culture warriors in Italy

The gilets jaunes have become a symbol of resistance worn with pride by the downtrodden

December 6, 2018 2:00 pm

A progressive President has pushed his people too far

Britain is heading towards a soft Brexit or a second referendum

December 6, 2018 11:39 am

If May’s deal is defeated, we’ll enter the most uncertain period in recent British political history

The Special Relationship between the Bushes and the Queen

December 5, 2018 10:23 am

Prince Charles is attending Bush 41’s funeral

Emmanuel Macron has united France against him

December 3, 2018 7:08 am

The French leader is politically tone-deaf

Does Putin intend to go to war with Ukraine?

November 29, 2018 11:59 am

He may have underestimated Petro Poroshenko’s stomach for a fight

The Italian crisis

November 29, 2018 11:33 am

For those who believe in the European project, Brexit is a headache. Italy, on the other hand, is a bloody…

Putin turns up the heat on Ukraine – again

November 27, 2018 11:24 am

Kiev must re-focus the world’s attention on Moscow’s continuing aggression against them

Emmanuel Macron is toxic and Paris is burning

November 26, 2018 7:43 am

The French president’s leadership is undermined by his ever-more radical obnoxiousness

One hundred years after ‘A Nation Fit for Heroes’

November 23, 2018 8:52 am

On November 23, 1918, David Lloyd George put forth a vision of post-war solidarity, in keeping with the sacrifices made in wartime

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Why Boris Johnson would make a good leader (and I wouldn’t)

November 22, 2018 12:36 pm

The only way to change the policy is to change the person

Leo Varadkar has done his absolute best to damage Brexit

November 22, 2018 12:28 pm

The Taoiseach leads a minority government — he has an incentive to make the Brits sweat

Theresa May’s Brexit deal: the legal verdict

November 22, 2018 12:20 pm

The British PM’s plan isn’t bad – it’s atrocious

Asia Bibi and the case that makes a mockery of the UK’s asylum laws

November 18, 2018 11:52 am

Britain let in the man best known for his defense of the fatwa on Salman Rushdie. But Asia Bibi is a bridge too far?

Leading Brexiteers in DC to talk US-UK free trade agreement

November 16, 2018 1:19 pm

As Theresa May’s government crumbles, David Davis and Owen Paterson make their move

The British Conservative Party deserve a lengthy spell in opposition

November 15, 2018 3:12 pm

Brexit is not being done well because it cannot be done well; the surprise remains that it is being done at all

Could Theresa May survive a vote of no confidence?

November 15, 2018 2:50 pm

There is clearly a swell of dissent which will be very difficult for the British PM to stem

Theresa May’s Brexit deal proves one thing: the establishment always wins

November 15, 2018 7:08 am

What we voted for does not matter, because they will not let it happen

I would drink Trump wine if it were available in France

November 13, 2018 12:38 pm

Mr Trump should be warned that the French have a history of responding violently to attempts to open the wine market