Europe

Portrait of the week: EU negotiations, genderless babies and Brexit in court

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Home ‘I will uphold the constitution, I will obey the law, but we will come out on 31 October,’ Boris…

David Cameron would be a winner in Ancient Greece

21 September 2019 9:00 am

David Cameron is convinced he was right to call a referendum and to promise to enact it. Justifiably: there was…

Brexit has its risks. But staying in the EU is now unthinkable

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Britain must leave the EU now, for the sake of all we hold dear

Letters: civil servants have ruined our trains

24 August 2019 9:00 am

Travelling in discomfort Sir: I don’t agree with much of what Matthew Parris says these days, but he was spot…

Somebody drawing a border between Britain and Europe in the Channel

Europeans have started to change their minds on Brexit

3 August 2019 9:00 am

The perspective on Brexit is changing

Would no-deal Brexit be a disaster? Probably not – and here’s why

13 July 2019 9:00 am

It needn’t be as bad as people say

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…

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Dear Remainer parliament: you won. Now revoke Article 50 – if you dare

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Dear Remainer parliament. Although we’re the voters who spurned the petition for this very course of action, we the undersigned…

If the EU refuses an extension, voters want a no-deal Brexit. MPs should listen

6 April 2019 9:00 am

One of the many tragedies of Theresa May’s premiership is that, having come up with a coherent policy on how…

How to solve Europe's Nato problem

23 February 2019 9:00 am

There are four major power blocs in the world — the United States, Russia, China and the EU. Of these,…

Europe’s culture clash: Macron vs Salvini is a battle over a continent’s soul

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Macron vs Salvini is a battle over a continent’s soul

Europe still thinks Britain will come out worse from Brexit

2 February 2019 9:00 am

The EU still doesn’t understand Brexit

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Why 1919 wasn’t the year it’s cracked up to be

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Gstaad The funny thing is that I was at school with a man called Ted Widmer, and I recently read…

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