European Union

brexit nanny

Britain must fight the EU’s nanny state urges

March 3, 2020 12:05 pm

Brexit means the world of regulation is about to face drastic changes

barnier

Frost vs Barnier: who will triumph in the Brexit trade talks?

February 28, 2020 12:57 pm

For the moment they are on opposing pathway

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

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

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

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

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While the issue of Europe no longer splits the party, it could be superseded by an even older Tory fault-line: free trade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

withdrawal

Boris Johnson passes EU withdrawal agreement bill with huge majority

December 20, 2019 10:45 am

Britain is set to leave the EU on January 31

british empire

The EU is the true successor of the British Empire

November 16, 2019 10:02 am

January 31 should finally bring to a close Britain’s involvement in colonial delusion

germany berlin

Berlin on the brink

November 11, 2019 11:57 am

Germany’s economic ills could have far-reaching effects

nigel farage

Dear Nigel Farage: don’t become the man who reversed the referendum result

November 7, 2019 11:13 am

At this point, to hold out for a ‘clean’ exit that’s never going to happen is to embrace defeat

brexit deal

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal has changed everything

October 24, 2019 9:49 am

Now all the Tories need is an election

boris

Boris Johnson’s Halloween deadline drifts further away

October 22, 2019 6:06 pm

British Members of Parliament voted against the government’s program motion to push the Withdrawal Agreement Bill through the House of Commons at breakneck speed – at 308 to 322

brexit deal

Why Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is soothing the Conservatives

October 21, 2019 12:33 pm

As for the public reaction, the initial signs are promising

boris johnson

Boris Johnson has 72 hours to win over 12 MPs

October 19, 2019 11:51 am

This Saturday has been an anti-climax

jean-claude juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker finds a path to Brexit

October 17, 2019 10:49 am

The chances of Boris Johnson passing a deal have risen significantly

this deal eu

The EU might tell MPs: it’s this deal or no deal

October 17, 2019 10:37 am

The British government might have an ace up its sleeve

boris brexit options

Boris Johnson’s humiliating Brexit options

October 15, 2019 11:29 am

He faces a choice that will see him embarrassed – or worse – whatever he does

varadkar

Johnson and Varadkar: Brexit is not over yet

October 10, 2019 5:20 pm

‘Both continue to believe that a deal is in everybody’s interest. They agreed that they could see a pathway to a possible deal’