Europe

boris johnson conservative

‘I’m the most liberal Conservative PM in decades’, Boris tells his cabinet

September 10, 2019 1:41 pm

With parliament not sitting, can Boris Johnson dominate the news agenda for the next five weeks?

constitutional brexit

The three numbers that measure Britain’s constitutional crisis

September 10, 2019 1:20 pm

All the safety valves are failing

trade deal

Would Britain really be first in line for a US trade deal?

September 9, 2019 11:41 am

If Trump wants to ease a trade deficit, his priority would be to continue talks with the European Union

boris johnson opposition

What the opposition pact means for Boris Johnson’s path to an early election

September 6, 2019 2:32 pm

Downing Street is adamant that Johnson will not request a Brexit delay in any shape or form

coups

The Queen can handle coups – she’s been on the receiving end of one

September 5, 2019 9:55 am

In 1987, a colonel overthrew the Fijian government

brexit

Brexit has its risks. But staying in the EU is now unthinkable

September 4, 2019 11:25 pm

Why are we criticizing British politicians when it’s Brussels that’s causing our agonies?

rory stewart

Rory Stewart: am I still a Conservative?

September 4, 2019 11:12 pm

Having resigned from the cabinet only six weeks ago, I may find myself out of what remains of my job in six weeks’ time

boris election

Boris Johnson denied desired election

September 4, 2019 5:31 pm

A snap poll next month remains likely

boris johnson

Boris Johnson’s confusing election stance

September 4, 2019 9:25 am

After losing his majority, what does the British prime minister really want?

saxony

The troubling rise of political violence in Saxony

September 1, 2019 11:54 am

Threats against politicians have become the new normal

liberal brexit

How Boris Johnson can deliver a liberal Brexit

September 1, 2019 11:35 am

To end free movement without carefully working out what follows after shows pretty striking thoughtlessness

boris johnson brexit deal

Might there be a Brexit deal after all?

August 29, 2019 11:47 am

Boris Johnson will spend this fall fighting for his premiership, his political life and his vision for Brexit Britain

boris johnson ultimatum

Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy offers MPs an ultimatum

August 28, 2019 3:32 pm

Ultimately there aren’t enough Members of Parliament prepared to make Corbyn prime minister

hate speech

Trump’s bold defiance of Macron’s hate speech charter

August 28, 2019 11:25 am

Once again he chose the road of greater difficulty, through a terrain of predictable abuse

boris johnson

For better or worse, Boris Johnson is different

August 26, 2019 9:38 am

The British PM has astutely allowed Trump to adopt him as his protégé

emmanuel macron

Emmanuel Macron’s climate change virtue signaling

August 25, 2019 3:15 pm

The French president is addicted to the ecstasy of gratuitous self-righteousness

hong kong

The cosmic combination of Hong Kong, Brexit and the trade war

August 24, 2019 6:20 am

Events could align against Beijing

scotland

Forget Greenland, Donald Trump should buy Scotland

August 23, 2019 1:57 pm

America has no decent soccer teams and substandard healthcare provision, so Scots would feel at home

denmark greenland

Denmark should sell Greenland to the US

August 23, 2019 9:20 am

I would much rather entrust the security of my family to the capable force of the American military than to a rag-tag bunch of smug Danish liberals

deal

It’s time to talk about what no deal Brexit really means

August 22, 2019 9:34 am

Boris Johnson has long been reluctant to entertain the possibility as a likely outcome

iceland

Why Britain, like Iceland, will thrive outside the EU

August 22, 2019 9:19 am

Temporary EEA membership is the best route out of Europe

matteo salvini

Has Matteo Salvini shot himself in the foot?

August 21, 2019 8:27 am

Warring factions on Italy’s left and center could shut his Lega party out of power

savior

Emmanuel Macron could be Boris Johnson’s Brexit savior

August 20, 2019 12:54 pm

Macron could be shown to be acting in Europe’s long term interests by putting an abrupt end to the EU’s Brexit distraction

corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn, not Boris Johnson, is ‘Britain’s Trump’

August 19, 2019 8:38 am

The Labour leader is the torchbearer of British populism

10

How No. 10 Downing Street is taking back control

August 15, 2019 1:24 pm

No. 10’s direct influence extends across every Whitehall department, thanks to Dominic Cummings’s direction of every adviser