Europe

merkel eu presidency

Germany’s EU presidency could make or break the union

July 3, 2020 11:48 am

Member states interpret the union differently

mutates

What happens when coronavirus mutates?

July 3, 2020 11:34 am

Mutations arise as the virus replicates and new, slightly imperfect, copies are made of the genetic material

battle of britain

The Battle of Britain was closer than it should have been

July 2, 2020 11:07 am

The Germans’ ­numerical ascendancy began to make itself felt by the end of the summer of 1940

rewire

Mission impossible: Boris’s attempt to rewire the British government

July 2, 2020 10:00 am

The state has failed the COVID stress test

keir starmer

In his first 100 days, Keir Starmer has reshaped Labour

July 2, 2020 12:00 am

After years of factional battles, the aim of the new operation is to make Labour seem sensible and decent

roosevelt

If Boris wants to channel Roosevelt, he should end lockdown

July 1, 2020 11:47 pm

As a species we must stop cowering and havering. Let’s be prudent but let us also be a little brave

huawei

The case for a UK Huawei U-turn is growing

July 1, 2020 8:21 am

COVID-19 has changed everything

herd immunity

Is COVID herd immunity closer than we think?

June 30, 2020 9:17 am

A Swedish study found that 30 percent of blood donors had an immune response to COVID-19 in their T cells

roosevelt

Boris’s Roosevelt remedy isn’t what Britain needs

June 29, 2020 11:38 am

If there is a lesson to be learned from the 1930s, it should be a British one

covid

Was COVID with us long before anyone realized?

June 29, 2020 9:47 am

New research suggests the virus was lurking in Europe even before it was identified in China

micheal martin

Meet Micheál Martin, Ireland’s new Taoiseach

June 28, 2020 12:48 pm

The sense that no matter what the government, things would remain the same made for dull politics, but gave Ireland a certain psychological stability

macron

Macron has 500 days to save himself

June 26, 2020 11:49 am

Should we admire his courage in the face of such grinding adversity?

biden brexit britain

Why Biden might be better for Brexit Britain

June 24, 2020 11:59 pm

A Biden foreign policy would be based far more on the idea of cooperation between like-minded democracies

controversy paradox

How come the less something is a problem, the more people talk about it?

June 24, 2020 11:25 pm

The ‘controversy paradox’ behind Britain’s protests

bond

The EU’s new bond isn’t as solid as it seems

June 24, 2020 10:57 am

You are relying on Greece, Portugal and Italy to come up with the cash

germany

Trump is right to pick a fight with Germany

June 22, 2020 11:56 am

Under Angela Merkel’s long reign, Germany has arguably turned into a destabilizing influence

clement attlee

Cancel Clement Attlee, too

June 21, 2020 9:41 am

Unlike Churchill, he had not been a consistent opponent of Nazism or appeasement before the war

app

Does Germany’s track and trace app actually work?

June 19, 2020 4:07 pm

At least 12 million Germans must have the app — and activate it on their phones — for it to work

slavery

Did slavery really make Britain rich?

June 19, 2020 12:27 pm

If anything, the slave trade functioned largely to heighten inequality

macron

Is Macron Boris’s best friend now?

June 18, 2020 12:25 pm

The French president discovered an unaccustomed brevity and praised the British without restraint

uk-us trade deal

Could British farmers block a UK-US trade deal?

June 18, 2020 11:00 am

The biggest obstacle to an agreement remains agriculture

brexit deal

Is a Brexit deal within reach?

June 18, 2020 12:39 am

The British side is, privately, far more optimistic than it has been at any previous point in the negotiation

government

Britain’s government can’t handle COVID or Black Lives Matter, either

June 17, 2020 11:47 pm

There has been flip-flopping on policy almost every day of the week

hooligans

Why ‘hooligans’ want to defend statues

June 17, 2020 11:33 pm

It is always folly to read too much politics into the behavior of British soccer lads

de gaulle

Macron is trying to bathe in de Gaulle’s glory. It won’t work

June 17, 2020 9:43 am

Politicians should be wary about instrumentalizing history for their own ends