European Union

Britain’s Brexit team must call Barnier’s bluff

2 September 2017 9:00 am

There is a growing perception that Britain is floundering in its EU negotiations, with a professional team from Brussels running…

Stop playing chicken with Britain’s free-trade future

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Besides being important in themselves, the trade talks between Britain and the United States which began this week are symbolic…

The dark clouds that threaten Brexit

29 July 2017 9:00 am

It’s summertime and the living is easy… unless you’re a civil servant working on Brexit. Whitehall has recognised that the…

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

The myth of Britain’s decline

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Britain is a strong and wealthy nation. Let’s behave like one

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…

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…

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…

How will the EU cope without Britain?

15 April 2017 9:00 am

Many EU officials would like to present the Brexit negotiations as a case of one nervous member, weak at the…

Tell me to shop in pounds and ounces? I’m 40 and it feels like a punishment

8 April 2017 9:00 am

According to archaeologists and all the papers last week, the 11th-century villagers of Wharram Percy, North Yorkshire, used to mutilate…

Britain invokes Article 50 to begin Brexit: the countdown begins

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, wrote a letter to Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, with formal…

An independent Britain's top priority: staying friends with the EU

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Leaving the EU is the signal for a new form of cooperation with Europe

How both Britain and the EU might claim victory in the Brexit talks

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May doesn’t do drama. She regards order as both a political and personal virtue. And this goes a long…

Theresa May is fighting a war on two fronts - any mistakes could be fatal

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May is fighting a war on two fronts, and there is no room for mistakes

Carry on Major: real democrats don't shout down Europhiles

4 March 2017 9:00 am

As Prime Minister, John Major was intolerant of opposition from within the Conservative party over the EU — memorably calling…

Theresa May watches the House of Lords debate Brexit

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, sat on the steps of the throne, as a privy counsellor, watching the Lords…

I love Brighton’s rail chaos: it’s the perfect excuse not to go to London

25 February 2017 9:00 am

More than 20 years ago, I left my fast life in London for a rather more relaxed one in Brighton…

As lettuce grows scarce, who’s growing our fruit and veg

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Special forces Cathedral constables at York Minister got back their powers of arrest, which they had held from the 13th…

The right way to do Brexit: positive – but tough

21 January 2017 9:00 am

From the start of the European Union referendum campaign, competing visions of Brexit have been advocated. To Nigel Farage, the…

Donald Trump's quite right to be confused about the EU's presidents

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump was gushing about one European leader in his Times interview this week. But it was the wrong one.…

Theresa May has taken control – this is a Brexit plan the EU can't stop

21 January 2017 9:00 am

‘No negotiation without notification’ has been the EU’s mantra since 24 June last year. Its leaders have been determined that…

Theresa May is the most left-wing Tory Prime Minister for 40 years

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Curbs on executive pay, restrictions on foreign takeovers and workers on boards. Not Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for Britain, but ideas…

The only mystery about Sir Ivan Rogers is why he was still in his job

7 January 2017 9:00 am

The wonder about Sir Ivan Rogers’s resignation as Britain’s ambassador to the EU is that he was still in the…