Brexit

Forget ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ — what we need is an open Brexit

24 June 2017 9:00 am

The unexpected outcome of the general election has led some to hope that a weakened government will be forced to…

These candlelit vigils symbolise mourning for the dead, and for a civilisation

24 June 2017 9:00 am

How much longer can it go on? Deaths caused by terrorism are always followed now by candlelit vigils, a minute’s…

When temperatures rise, so does the nation’s temper

24 June 2017 9:00 am

The summer heat brings out the worst in everyone

Sky Atlantic’s Riviera is fine if all you want is the TV equivalent of a computer screensaver

24 June 2017 9:00 am

‘Riviera is the new Night Manager,’ I read somewhere. No, it’s not. Riviera (Sky Atlantic, Thursday) is the new Eldorado…

The writers of the Guardian’s ‘Brexit Shorts’ have swallowed Project Fear

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Earlier this week the Guardian launched ‘Brexit Shorts’, a series of monologues written by Britain’s ‘leading playwrights’ about the aftermath…

Evgeny Kissin in 1993

‘The Western establishment is betraying its values’: Evgeny Kissin interview

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The great, enigmatic pianist has always divided critics. He talks to Damian Thompson about his heretical opinions on Horowitz, Israel and Brexit

The Tories’ real problem is that they are now seen as reckless gamblers

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The opposition wants to raze your house to the ground. No, bear with me. Analogy. They say they’ll pull it…

Theresa May thought she didn't need business. She should think again

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Take no notice of the resilience of the FTSE100 index, which, having reached record pre-election highs, shed barely 100 points…

Alt-hate: Who knew the left had so much venom?

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Who knew the left had so much venom?

Why hasn't the Remain dog barked in this election?

10 June 2017 9:00 am

The hopes of those who want Britain to stay in the EU have been dashed by this election. There has…

Post-truth? It’s pure nonsense

10 June 2017 9:00 am

It’s not difficult to spot a big fat lie

In the digital age, you might expect the paper diary to be dying – not so

10 June 2017 9:00 am

By chance on Saturday morning, I tuned into Radio 4 and heard Professor Clare Brant talking on Saturday Live about…

Brexit is an opportunity for the UK-based car industry to change up a gear

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The UK car industry reinvented itself in the 1980s. Brexit offers it the opportunity to do so again, says Matthew Lynn

Stocks to watch — automotive shares that may prosper post-Brexit

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The challenge of finding undervalued, publicly quoted enterprises with interesting prospects in the automotive sector is, as Matthew Lynn says,…

Who were the 2 per cent of Ukip supporters who did not vote Leave?

13 May 2017 9:00 am

God forbid Irish police investigated Stephen Fry over a complaint of blasphemy, which is no longer a criminal offence in…

The economy isn’t all roses, but that’s no reason not to vote for Theresa May

13 May 2017 9:00 am

As the election campaign goes into full swing, we hear surprisingly little about the state of the UK economy —…

The prodigal daughter: Ellie Kendrick as Clover in The Levelling

A painterly exercise in grim atmospherics: The Levelling reviewed

13 May 2017 9:00 am

There are bigger entities landing at your local multiplex this week. An ancient indestructible franchise is re-re-(re-)booted in Alien: Covenant.…

Magical thinking isn’t a political position

13 May 2017 9:00 am

I’m due to debate the philosopher A.C. Grayling on Saturday about whether there should be a second EU referendum on…

Britain must get ready to walk away from Brexit negotiations

6 May 2017 9:00 am

If elections were decided on voter enthusiasm rather than on plain numbers, Marine Le Pen would win this weekend’s battle…

When Jean-Claude Juncker found out how ‘bloody difficult’ Theresa May can be

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Home Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, told Theresa May after dinner with her on 26 April, ‘I’m…

Diane’s grey matter and Labour’s sticky votes

6 May 2017 9:00 am

I awoke the other morning to hear Diane Abbott’s brains leaking out of her ears and all over the carpet…

Labour’s election strategy – vote for us and watch us lose

6 May 2017 9:00 am

The crapness of Corbyn’s Labour is a phenomenon. It fascinates me. Frankly, it does my head in. For there is…

Why Theresa May should make binding shareholder votes on pay a manifesto promise

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Will executive pay pop up in Theresa May’s manifesto? An objective of her snap election is to secure a larger…

The EU leaders’ tactics are intended to affect our general election

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s main Brexit negotiator, tweeted on Monday: ‘Any #Brexit deal requires a strong & stable understanding…

The case against a second Scottish referendum

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Aid is not the answer Bill Gates says he is a huge fan of capitalism and trade (Save Aid!, 22…