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Britain, Politics

Britain’s leadership crisis comes at the worst possible time

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary leaders. Britain is undoubtedly living in extraordinary times ‒ in about 660 days’ time, ready

Britain, Europe, Politics

Cheer, but not too heartily

Today’s High Court decision, which blocks the government’s plans to negotiate Brexit without a parliamentary vote, should be cheered. The

Britain, Europe, Politics

Referendum thoughts - Part 1

A whole lot of stuff is going on as the UK hurtles towards its date with destiny. This (probably irregular) series

Britain, Politics

Britain’s election makes Brexit threat real

It’s all over – and heads are being scratched in London and Brussels. In London, the feeling is ‘how did

Britain, Europe, Politics

A big six weeks for Britain… and Europe

An extraordinary election approaches, but traditions die hard in the United Kingdom. Today, the 55th parliament of the United Kingdom

Europe, Politics

A trio of troubles in Tusk’s in-tray

The final piece of Europe’s jigsaw is almost in place. On Monday, Donald Tusk, elected by the national leaders at

Britain, Europe, Politics

Talking ourselves out of the EU

Another day, another concession to the Europhobes (it's time to stop beating about the bush - these people are not

Britain, Europe, Politics

700 days to make the European case

In May 2014, people from across Europe will elect the next European Parliament. They probably won’t do so in great

Britain, Europe, Politics

An EU referendum: bad for the UK, and bad for Labour

In Sunday’s Observer, we were told that Ed Miliband is being urged to pledge an ‘in-or-out’ referendum on the UK’s

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