Europe

keir starmer

What would a Keir Starmer Labour party look like?

February 27, 2020 12:13 pm

Expect some strategic ambiguity in the early stages

sinn fein

How Sinn Fein got away with murder

February 27, 2020 11:18 am

One of the great mysteries of Ireland is how a people famous for remembering everything can have forgotten so much

brexit nanny

Le crunch: are the Brexit talks doomed before they begin?

February 26, 2020 11:38 pm

The EU and the UK are set for a bad-tempered first few meetings

coronavirus

How the clever people got coronavirus wrong

February 26, 2020 8:10 am

Of course, stigma is a problem when it comes to viruses. But it is not ‘stigma’ which has left cities in quarantine

islamic extremism

Can Macron halt the rise of Islamic extremism?

February 24, 2020 11:42 am

The French left are ready to accommodate Islamists if they think it will boost their election prospects

sussex

The Queen has crushed Harry’s ‘Sussex Royal’ delusion

February 22, 2020 5:36 am

A harsh Windsor reality has replaced that misguided optimism

varadkar

Leo Varadkar has been hung out to dry by the EU

February 21, 2020 1:04 pm

During the Brexit talks, he was drafted in to do the EU’s dirty work for it

brexit

The Brexit reshuffle: every great office of state is now held by a Leaver

February 20, 2020 8:28 am

The Brexit celebrations on January 31 disguised the fact that, in practical terms, nothing changed the next day

macron

Macron’s British charm offensive is only just getting started

February 19, 2020 3:21 pm

What could a permanent foreign and security alliance between Britain and France look like?

european

The death of the center in European politics

February 14, 2020 11:36 pm

Voters pick candidates precisely because they don’t play by the rules

conservative
boris

Boris wants a 2024 election — and wants to start his building boom now

February 13, 2020 3:53 pm

The Tories must make some progress if they want to win re-election

sinn fein

Beware Sinn Fein’s Trojan horse

February 11, 2020 1:23 pm

The hatred and suspicion of the established political class for Sinn Fein might still outweigh Fianna Fail and Fine Gael’s ancient enmities

populism

The death of populism has been greatly exaggerated

February 9, 2020 7:41 am

There have been setbacks — but populists are consolidating, not retreating

Daniel Kawczynski

Guilt by association at Rome’s National Conservatism Conference

February 7, 2020 12:37 pm

We conservatives need to get our own information and make our own judgments

The attempt to cancel Israel Folau 

February 7, 2020 5:07 am

Israel Folau settled his multi-million dollar grievance with Rugby Australia last December after he was sacked over a social media…

prisons
kill

Wanting to kill us all is madness, not religion

February 6, 2020 10:54 am

If we are serious that these attacks have nothing to do with Islam then let us apply some consistency to this apparent conviction

terror

Terror is the toughest issue facing the Tories

February 6, 2020 12:36 am

The British government knows that if it can’t fix this issue it will be failing in its duty to protect the public

larry sanders

The Larry Sanders show for the British left

February 5, 2020 3:17 pm

A night in London with Bernies actual bro

macron

What Macron wants in the post-Brexit negotiations

February 4, 2020 10:48 am

The French president has a Gaullist view of the world

talks

How the deadlock can be broken in Britain’s trade talks with the EU

February 3, 2020 12:46 pm

The EU view is that any tariff free, quota free trade deal must include ‘robust commitments to ensure a level playing field’

australia-style

Why ‘Australia-style deal’ is the new Brexit buzzword in the UK government

February 2, 2020 12:26 pm

What type of free trade deal does the EU have with Australia? Well, there currently isn’t one

post-brexit

How will post-Brexit Britain find its way in the world?

January 31, 2020 8:39 am

Those who believe Britain can only trade effectively with the nearest markets know little history

Europeanness

Will ‘performative Europeanness’ end on Brexit day?

January 30, 2020 10:36 am

Prior to the 2016 referendum, it’s hard to recall seeing many EU flags in the UK, much less draped around the shoulders of passers-by in the street