• 6 Jun 2018

    Tempers fraying over Brexit meeting summary

    Theresa May has sent her Brexit sub-Committee ministers a summary of what they agreed at their last meeting last month. Problem is, a few of those Cabinet ministers don’t think this note does summarise the position agreed at Cabinet.

  • 15 Dec 2017

    For once, some Brexit news which Theresa May can put under the Christmas tree. European leaders have given the green light for the Brexit negotiations to continue to their second stage. But at the Brussels summit, they warned that the next phase of talks would be more difficult than the first. And they said Britain…

  • 14 Dec 2017

    Despite her first parliamentary defeat last night, Theresa May insisted today that her government is still on course to deliver Brexit. Tonight she is in Brussels having dinner with EU leaders. Tomorrow they are due to declare that negotiations can move on to stage two and begin discussion on our future trading arrangements. But will…

  • 29 Nov 2017

    Britain’s Brexit divorce bill could be almost £50bn. Theresa May insisted today that negotiations are still going on, but it looks like that is what Britain could promise to pay the EU in order to move the talks on to the crucial question of future trading arrangements. The pressure is on for a deal to be…

  • 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…

  • 19 Oct 2017

    Joining us from Brussels is the Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan to debate the issue of EU citizens in the UK.

  • 19 Oct 2017

    Europe’s leaders put on a show of friendship and support for Theresa May at the European summit in Brussels this afternoon. But underneath the bonhomie, the tough message remains the same – cough up.

  • 18 Oct 2017

    Tomorrow Theresa May sets off for her second trip in a week to Brussels, where she will address EU leaders on Brexit. In the Commons today she insisted the option of walking away without a deal must remain on the table. But her visit comes as her government’s EU withdrawal bill, which transfers EU legislation…

  • 9 Oct 2017

    Theresa May has told MPs that the government is preparing for every eventuality in the Brexit negotiations. She published two white papers this afternoon on new customs and trade arrangements that would allow Britain to operate as an “independent trading nation”.  But as British and European officials start another round of negotiations in Brussels, both…

  • 17 Jul 2017

    Brexit Secretary David Davis has insisted it’s time to “get down to work” as Britain began the second round of  negotiations in Brussels. But he only stayed at the talks for a couple of hours, without apparently taking any notes. Theresa May is to warn ministers to stop leaking the contents of Cabinet discussions, after…

  • 19 Jun 2017

    Brexit negotiations begin – has Brussels won round one?

    The contrast between the suave and immaculately turned out Michel Barnier and our own David Davis at the Brussels press conference this evening was striking. Mr Davis looked like he might have run up several flights of stairs and crawled through some hedges on his way to the event.

  • 13 Jul 2015

    EU hopes what Alexis agreed, Athens will enact

    Juncker and Merkel saying early today they are confident Athens will do as it is told and as its own leader has negotiated, but the scale of the Greek PM’s U-turn remains breath-taking.

  • 23 Jun 2015

    EU renegotiation: what next and who matters

    If David Cameron demands a lot of time from leaders at this week’s EU summit, he risks looking like someone knocking on the door asking for milk when the neighbours’ house is on fire.

  • 29 Jul 2014

    More Russian sanctions – but will they hurt?

    The EU has been locked in talks over more sanctions on Russia. They should include an assessment of how badly the City could be hit by restrictions on Russian banks seeking capital.