• 28 Nov 2017

    Labour has accused the Government of treating Parliament with contempt in a row over documents setting out the economic impact of Brexit . Earlier this month MPs voted unanimously that ministers should provide all the information to the Brexit Committee. Well, the Government handed over 850 pages of documents but left out some crucial details.…

  • 27 Nov 2017

    Welcome to Dublin where the vexed issue of the future of the Irish border is threatening to scupper the even more vexed issue of Brexit… today Ireland’s foreign minister warned all 27 EU nations agreed that Brexit talks wouldn’t move onto discuss future trading relations until Britain gave further assurances that there wouldn’t be a…

  • 22 Nov 2017

    Brexit and the question of Ireland

    Jeremy Corbyn made a rare PMQs foray into Brexit focusing in his first question on Ireland.

  • 21 Nov 2017

    The Irish Government  said today that Britain will not break the deadlock in the Brexit negotiations simply by offering to pay more money to the EU.

  • 20 Nov 2017

    Henry Newman, director of the Open Europe think tank and a former adviser to the leading Brexiteer Michael Gove, and Labour MP Alison McGovern discuss Brexit.

  • 20 Nov 2017

    The elections watchdog has opened an investigation into the Vote Leave campaign’s spending during the Brexit referendum, and into substantial donations which Vote Leave made to two other pro-Brexit campaign groups. The Electoral Commission said new information had come to light since it last reviewed spending limits earlier this year.  

  • 20 Nov 2017

    Britain’s Brexit bill could be double the amount that Theresa May offered the EU in September. The critical cabinet committee in charge of making the decision has just finished meeting in Downing Street. The EU says without that promise of extra money, the talks won’t move on to the future trading relationship, and the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has also warned Britain…

  • 16 Nov 2017

    We’ve heard a lot in recent weeks about Russia’s alleged involvement in the EU referendum. On Monday, Theresa May said Vladimir Putin’s government was trying to “undermine free societies” and was “planting fake stories” to “sow discord in the West”. Although on Wednesday, the Prime Minister appeared to soften her language. She told parliament: “if…

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Italy’s Finance Minister, Pier Carlo Padoan, is asked what he makes of one of today’s front pages, parading what it called the UK’s “Brexit mutineers”.

  • 13 Nov 2017

    A host of writers, musicians and artists have contributed their own farewells to the EU in a new book, Goodbye Europe. Two of them are the American novelist Lionel Shriver and the author Cathy Rentzenbrink.

  • 10 Nov 2017

    Lord Kerr, the former diplomat who helped draft Article 50, discusses Brexit.  

  • 10 Nov 2017

    So there’s now an exact time and date for the UK’s exit from the EU.  And the Prime Minister says she won’t “tolerate” any attempt to block it. But Lord Kerr, the former diplomat who helped draft Article 50, says the withdrawal process is not irreversible. In Brussels, where the sixth round of talks have been taking place, the EU’s chief…

  • 2 Nov 2017

    Financial analyst Louise Cooper and Rupert Harrison, an economist at investment management firm BlackRock who previously worked as chief of staff to George Osborne when he was the Chancellor, discuss the interest rate rise.  

  • 2 Nov 2017

    Bank of England Governor Mark Carney talks about the decision to raise interest rates, prospects for the economy and Brexit.

  • 2 Nov 2017

    “This is good news,” said the Governor of the Bank England about the decision to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade. From 0.25 to 0.5  percent. Doubled but still to no more than a whisker. So what will that mean for the millions of us with mortgages and credit card debt?