Brexit

Brexit has become England’s white whale

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Brexit must happen. Of course it must, for the people have decreed it should and, in this instance, their command…

There’s no going back on Brexit. But liberal policies are the way forward

16 June 2018 9:00 am

This week Brexit reached its Somme. The government has been bogged down in votes on amendments inserted into its Brexit…

To reverse the Daily Mail’s Brexit stance would be editorial suicide

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Awake to the Today programme and ordure being dumped on me by Polly Toynbee while the Mail’s legendary Dame Ann…

Justin Trudeau is far more pointless than Donald Trump

16 June 2018 9:00 am

‘Trudeau or Trump?’ was a choice which Theresa May, with unusually ready wit, evaded in Parliament on Monday. No doubt…

Becoming German has helped me understand Brexit

16 June 2018 9:00 am

My new passport has helped me understand Brexiteers

Why Brexit will never end

16 June 2018 9:00 am

I hate to take issue with a fellow Spectator writer, but Robert Peston’s revelation that a “no deal” Brexit is…

This period of British history is like the first months of the second world war

9 June 2018 9:00 am

A distinguished retired EU diplomat from a small EU member state sends me a thoughtful letter. He complains that Brexit…

Why it is impossible to know whether Brexit really made every household £900 poorer

7 June 2018 12:05 pm

In his recent testimony to MPs, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney made headlines by claiming the Brexit vote had…

Letters: An extra 3 per cent won’t fix the NHS

2 June 2018 9:00 am

What the NHS needs Sir: James Forsyth and Fraser Nelson are right (‘The great Tory health splurge,’ 26 May): an…

What ancient Roman Remainiacs can teach Matthew Parris

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Matthew Parris feels that he has become a genuine Remainiac, and kindly readers, fearing for his mental health, have been…

£350 million for the NHS: How the Brexit bus pledge is coming true

26 May 2018 9:00 am

The Brexit bus pledge has turned the Conservatives into big spenders

Bernard-Henri Lévy: ‘Brexit will not happen’

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Bernard-Henri Lévy on why Brexit must not happen – and why he’s the man to stop it

We need to stop buying into this ‘divided Britain’ narrative

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Amid all the argument in Westminster, everyone can agree on one thing: the country is bitterly divided. The 52:48 divisions…

The eradication of South Georgia’s rats proves we can do anything

19 May 2018 9:00 am

The eradication of South Georgia’s rats is proof that anything can be done

Will LSD cure my Brexit obsession?

19 May 2018 9:00 am

An 87-year-old friend, a former doctor, has been urging me for some while to have a look at the latest…

The Iran deal is a western concession not matched by change on the other side

12 May 2018 9:00 am

The point behind the argument about the Iran nuclear deal goes beyond precise nuclear facts. It is like the row…

Brexit is fast becoming a Tory no-win

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Theresa May’s Brexit dilemma is becoming more acute. Last week, she failed to garner the support of the Brexit inner…

Yes, I know that Brexit is driving me (slightly) mad. But I'll never shut up about it

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Rosé wine is, I know, considered naff. Were you unaware of this you’d fast conclude as much from the incidence…

Why should we give in to EU blackmail over the EU border?

12 May 2018 9:00 am

In deference to public exhaustion, I’ve largely avoided Brexit in this slot. But a columnist’s output ought rightly to echo…

Our great universities are struggling – but not because of Brexit

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Our great institutions are struggling – but not because of Brexit

Interview: what Aussies really think of Brexit (and Corbyn)

12 May 2018 9:00 am

The former Australian High Commissioner on how to do Brexit

Portrait of the week: a new royal baby, more Brexit rows and the Trump-Macron bromance

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Home No. 10 insisted: ‘We will not be staying in the customs union or joining a customs union.’ The undertaking…

Britain was utterly wretched in 1975. No wonder Europe seemed a better bet

28 April 2018 9:00 am

‘I voted to stay in a common market. No one ever mentioned a political union.’ It is the complaint of…

The real reason people voted Leave? They’re fat

28 April 2018 9:00 am

No Leave-Remain spat is complete without a food metaphor

I’m an optimist for trade despite the idiocies of politicians

21 April 2018 9:00 am

I’m proud to be a member of the 661-year-old Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York, having qualified…