A lament for the UK and the US

11 May 2019 9:00 am

New York   Here’s a question for you: if your wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, toy boy even, lied repeatedly to…


It’s vital to keep good relations with our EU allies – and we need a leader who’s up to the challenge

13 April 2019 9:00 am

The European Union’s official goal — an ever-closer union of people — remains its single most attractive feature. Our continent…


A general election is now Brexit’s last best chance

13 April 2019 9:00 am

It’s been even more humiliating second time round. The United Kingdom has again been reduced to asking the European Union…


My advice to Leavers: go for a second referendum – you might just win

13 April 2019 9:00 am

My first encounter with a plan to hold not one but two referendums on Britain’s European Union membership happened more…

The builder boyfriend and I have left the EU – and it’s great

6 April 2019 9:00 am

After all that waiting and arguing, I must say I thoroughly enjoyed leaving the EU. The builder boyfriend and I…

As an ex-Brexit minister I can tell you – May’s ‘plan’ was built on sand

30 March 2019 9:00 am

The list of Brexit failures is a long one – but the buck stops with No. 10

I’m back in New York: the city that’s perennially offended

23 March 2019 9:00 am

New York   Goodbye, snow-capped peaks; hello, swampy brown East River. So long, fresh alpine air; greetings to choking diesel…

Europeans can’t understand the existential drive behind the British wish to leave the EU

9 February 2019 9:00 am

The EU may not understand Brexit, but it needs a deal too

Neil MacGregor shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron a model of the new Humboldt Forum. Photo: Carsten Koall / Getty Images

Neil MacGregor’s intense, impassioned new radio programme is shamelessly anti-Brexit

12 January 2019 9:00 am

I suspect that whether or not you admire Neil MacGregor’s latest series for Radio 4, As Others See Us (produced…

Could the vote on the Brexit deal set a record for a government defeat in the Commons?

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Big defeats Could the vote on the Brexit deal set a record for a government defeat in the Commons? Aside…

May’s legacy: her Brexit deal could crush the Tories

24 November 2018 9:00 am

The PM will leave the Tory party more divided over Europe than ever

Anger? Yes. But in another country, leaving the EU would mean bloodshed

24 November 2018 9:00 am

What is really dividing Britain?

May’s Brexit deal: the legal verdict

24 November 2018 9:00 am

We will be bound as vassals to the EU indefinitely

May's deal proves one thing: the establishment always wins

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Peasants’ Revolts tend not to work out too well in this country, for the peasants. I suppose that is why…

History will judge UK ministers harshly for the Irish backstop

10 November 2018 9:00 am

We may or may not hear news soon of a settlement of the Irish border issue that will allow Brexit…

Is Emmanuel Macron having a meltdown?

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Emmanuel Macron is becoming isolated in both France and the EU

Divide and rule: how the EU used Ireland to take control of Brexit

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Thanks to her own incompetence, Theresa May now faces an impossible choice

A Greek tragedy: how the EU is destroying a country

6 October 2018 9:00 am

The country is being slowly destroyed by the EU’s intransigence

All by herself: Theresa May and the politics of isolation

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Theresa May now finds herself horribly isolated

Portrait of the week: Tories against Brexit, the Salisbury poisoning and Sweden’s election

15 September 2018 9:00 am

Home Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, was said to want to throw a lifeline to Theresa May, the…

‘A Voluptuary under the horrors of Digestion’, 1792, by James Gillray

From ancient Egyptian smut to dissent-by-currency: I object at the British Museum reviewed

8 September 2018 9:00 am

Ian Hislop’s potted history of dissent at the British Museum shows that the impulse to do a two-finger salute is universal, says Tom Slater

Now May’s talking tough over Brexit, we might actually get somewhere

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Ever since Theresa May declared that ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ she has seemed to be drifting…

May’s Brexit plan has failed. She needs a new one – and fast

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Handling Brexit was never going to be easy for Theresa May, given that the Tories have been fighting a civil…

The sense of betrayal feeds the demand for a no-deal Brexit. Watch this space

21 July 2018 9:00 am

The collapse of Mrs May’s Chequers plan, followed by Tuesday’s failure of the Tory Remainers to defeat the government, creates…

Brexit is in chaos. It’s time to delay it – then stop it

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Omissions can be as instructive as inclusions. I noted a curious example in a column Nick Timothy wrote last month…