Europe

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

germans

The agony of Brexit — for us Germans

January 30, 2020 10:21 am

We never thought Britain would actually leave us stranded and alone

huawei

The most sinister thing about Huawei may be how clean it is

January 30, 2020 10:10 am

If you were China’s top spymaster, the last thing you’d do right now is order Huawei to up its game and channel more intelligence

failure

Britain needs to rediscover failure if it wants to prosper

January 30, 2020 9:43 am

We should have the courage to take risks on new ventures that may not guarantee a return

social

Brexit ruined our social lives. Can we now kiss and make up?

January 30, 2020 9:32 am

Remainers’ anger has subsided, but this is an uneasy peace

tories

What will the Tories fight about now?

January 30, 2020 9:21 am

While the issue of Europe no longer splits the party, it could be superseded by an even older Tory fault-line: free trade

brexit

How it all went right: the great Brexit wound has almost healed

January 30, 2020 12:06 am

It didn’t take a generation – it took about two weeks

huawei

The West’s failure to create a Huawei alternative

January 29, 2020 7:42 am

Britain has accepted a massive security risk in return for Chinese 5G. How should America respond?

brexit

After Brexit

January 29, 2020 6:09 am

A US-Britain trade deal would be a boon for Boris Johnson and Donald Trump