Portrait of the week: Moment of truth for Theresa May’s Brexit deal

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, defended a 500-page technical draft of the agreement on withdrawal from the European Union.…

Not so fast Monsieur Pompidou: The Queen in Paris in 1972

Elizabeth, the Eurosceptic queen

15 September 2018 9:00 am

The 1972 state visit to mark our entry into Europe was a tricky affair

Macron vs Salvini: the ideological battle for Europe’s future

8 September 2018 9:00 am

An ideological battle for Europe’s future is under way

Brexit means Boris

4 August 2018 9:00 am

I hate to say it, but we need him

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

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…

Why British radio plays can't compete with those from the Continent

7 April 2018 9:00 am

To Herne Bay in Kent for the UK International Radio Drama Festival: 50 plays from 17 countries in 15 languages…

East vs West: the new battle for Europe

27 January 2018 9:00 am

Democracy isn’t dying on the Continent. It’s changing

Radio 3 offers a refreshing antidote to the current conversations about Europe

16 December 2017 9:00 am

The season of Advent, for most children, means anticipation, gleeful waiting, the counting down of days. But after a certain…

Crying wolf on the far right in Europe

28 October 2017 9:00 am

This book is an exercise in crying wolf that utterly fails to prove its main thesis: that Europe is abandoning…

The BBC Proms broadcast a piece of gloriously subversive new music – without realising it

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Sir James MacMillan’s European Requiem, performed at the Proms on Sunday, isn’t about Brexit. The composer had to make this…

Daniel Barenboim’s Proms Brexit sermon was just poor conduct

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Daniel Barenboim ruined an exquisite Prom with a Brexit sermon

A Sudanese immigrant in the infamous Calais Jungle, which was razed last year

The public vs the politicians

1 July 2017 9:00 am

The Project 28 poll is yet another reminder of the big issues the EU is failing to tackle, says Douglas Murray

What Europe thinks

1 July 2017 9:00 am

  Details of the Project 28 poll   28,000 respondents from 28 EU countries (1,000 per country) Phone interviews EU28…

A youngster in Madrid walks past graffiti which reads: ‘We want to work. Let the businessmen who have become rich with our work pay for the crisis’

Spain’s lost generation

1 July 2017 9:00 am

GDP may be growing fast – but the country’s youth still feel like a lost generation, says Mark Nayler

What Europeans really think of the EU

1 July 2017 9:00 am

A new poll suggests most Europeans want to stay in the EU – however reluctantly. Ross Clark finds out why

Some 80 per cent of Poles say they want to stay in the European Union

What Brexit means to Poland

1 July 2017 9:00 am

Britain was Poland’s biggest ally in the anti-federalist cause. So what happens now, asks Annabelle Chapman

The wonder of Japan

25 February 2017 9:00 am

From my chalet high up above the village, I look up at the immense, glistening mountain range of the Alps,…

Inflation creeps back in, like the forgotten whiff of cigarette smoke

14 January 2017 9:00 am

From supermarkets to superyacht builders, sales figures are remarkably buoyant: consumer debt may be rising too, but no one can…

Global radio is now available at the swipe of a fingernail – yet it all sounds the same

7 January 2017 9:00 am

A new website,, lets us browse radio stations across the globe. Nothing new about that. That’s been a key…

How Algeria could destroy the EU

3 December 2016 9:00 am

When Algeria’s elderly, unwell president dies, the Islamists will try to seize power, and Europe will face another refugee crisis

Nostalgia and nationalism: an erzatz castle to symbolise the new Germany

15 October 2016 9:00 am

William Cook on the rebuilding of the Berliner Schloss

First Brexit became thinkable. Now it becomes doable

8 October 2016 9:00 am

 Birmingham Checking in to my hotel room on the 18th floor, for the Conservative party conference here, I opened the…

If we have to put the clocks back, here’s how we should do it

8 October 2016 9:00 am

We already drive on the left, give road distances in miles and drink pints. So one good feature of Brexit…

Now, finally, we can have a real debate about immigration

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Calm is slowly returning to the debate about Britain and Europe. The shrillness of the referendum campaign, and the hysteria…