Europe

brexit deal

Is a Brexit deal now off the table?

October 7, 2019 11:38 am

There is little expectation that the two sides will enter ‘the tunnel’ anytime soon

kiev ukraine aid

Wait, what aid are we actually sending to Ukraine?

October 4, 2019 3:42 pm

‘Aid’ is a strangely euphemistic term to describe high-powered anti-tank missiles, grenade launchers, and sniper rifles

Foreign takeover bids prove Brexit Britain is flourishing

October 3, 2019 2:11 pm

You can buy a British company without having to face the kind of political opposition you would in France, Germany, Japan or, increasingly, the US

delay

Will Leave voters forgive a Brexit delay?

October 3, 2019 12:16 pm

Get ready for the most consequential general election in a generation

Prince Harry’s misguided attack on the press

October 3, 2019 2:30 am

The media should be free to comment on what is, at best, a privileged lack of self-awareness and at worst barefaced hypocrisy

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Please America, take Meghan Markle back

October 2, 2019 11:41 am

She has dragged across the Atlantic a garbage truck full of the most emetic US wokeness

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Boris Johnson is more like Bill Clinton than Donald Trump

October 2, 2019 9:12 am

If you have skeletons in your cupboard, make sure there are plenty of them to rattle around – so that it becomes hard for any of them to stand out

brexit voters betrayed

Brexit voters do feel betrayed. So why can’t Boris say so?

September 27, 2019 10:16 am

This is an explicit effort to criminalize political opinion

supreme court

Is the UK heading towards a US-style Supreme Court?

September 27, 2019 9:42 am

Brits should get used to the phrase ‘judicial activism’ because we are going to be hearing a lot more of it

jacques chirac

Jacques Chirac leaves behind a limited legacy

September 27, 2019 7:51 am

The French president had a checkered and contradictory political career

michael gove

‘Cameron was a bloody good prime minister’: Michael Gove interviewed

September 26, 2019 9:45 am

The no-deal minister on Boris, a second referendum and an ‘inevitable’ election

queen

Robert Hardman: My private encounter with David Cameron and the Queen

September 26, 2019 9:04 am

The appetite for all things royal seems insatiable

trudeau

Justin Trudeau is not a racist – but he is a fool

September 26, 2019 8:53 am

The sense that he is a puerile fraud has shaken up the electoral calculus

chamber opposition

The torture chamber: how opposition politicians plan to humiliate Boris Johnson

September 26, 2019 8:37 am

Without a Tory majority, the British prime minister’s tormentors are the ones holding the power

election

Boris Johnson’s route to election success

September 26, 2019 8:23 am

Boris will pitch himself as the man determined to deliver Brexit regardless of the obstacles put in his way

british supreme court

The British Supreme Court’s decision is a constitutional outrage

September 24, 2019 11:10 am

Brexit has exposed huge cracks in the UK constitution which urgently need fixing

norway

Does Norway have a far-right problem?

September 23, 2019 11:06 am

If all white men resent their marginalization in Norwegian society, why do only a tiny fraction of them become white supremacists?

eu

The EU has failed again to strike a free trade deal

September 23, 2019 4:58 am

Why the UK should follow the Chilean model

cameron

I’m sorry because I failed: An interview with David Cameron

September 19, 2019 9:40 am

The former British PM on the referendum, failure and the physics of politics

courts

Judgment day: the danger of courts taking over British politics

September 19, 2019 9:26 am

Over-mighty judges are bad for democracy

cameron

David Cameron is more authentic than Boris Johnson

September 18, 2019 11:46 pm

The former PM never quite shook off the burden of privilege

brexit deal

Why there’s still a chance of a Brexit deal

September 18, 2019 11:34 pm

The mood appears to be shifting in key European capitals

juncker

Johnson and Juncker agree to step up talks – but no backstop solution proposed

September 16, 2019 11:40 am

The British government believes it has one shot to present concrete proposals to Brussels

liberal democrats

The Liberal Democrats are the real Brexit extremists

September 16, 2019 11:20 am

If you want to cancel the votes of millions of people, you are not a moderate

brexit backstop

Why the UK hasn’t presented any specific backstop proposal to the EU

September 15, 2019 11:39 am

The Brexit secretary says the EU need to adjust their position on checks on Ireland