Brexit deal: EU may threaten ‘to block’ City’s access to its markets

Croatias prime minister, Andrej Plenkovi, hinted at move to ensure level playing field The EU will be unashamedly political and block the City of Londons access to European markets if Boris Johnson tries to exempt the UK from its laws. Croatias prime minister, Andrej Plenkovi, whose country is taking over the presidency of the EU, […]

‘Immature’ No 10 briefings trigger another day of Brexit trouble

Blame game row as Downing Street turns fire on Leo Varadkar and Angela Merkel The first sign of trouble was in the dawn news bulletins. In a condemned on the airwaves as desperate and something to make the government ashamed by the recently departed cabinet minister Amber Rudd, Boris Johnson was on the phone to […]

Mike Pence backs Boris Johnson over Brexit in awkward Dublin visit

US vice-president urges taoiseach and EU to negotiate with UK in good faith The US vice-president and the taoiseach have clashed over Brexit, with Mike Pence urging Leo Varadkar and the EU to work with Boris Johnson to protect the United Kingdoms sovereignty and limit trade chaos. Pence also asked Varadkar to support the US […]

Brussels greets Boris Johnson victory by rejecting Brexit plans

EU restates opposition as Ursula von der Leyen warns of challenging times ahead Boris Johnsons Conservative leader has been greeted in Brussels with a rejection of the incoming British prime ministers Brexit demands and an ominous warning by the newly appointed European commission president about the challenging times ahead. Ursula von der Leyen, who will […]

Michael Bloomberg: Brexit is stupidest thing any country has done besides Trump

Exclusive: Billionaire media mogul says it is hard to understand why a country doing so well wanted to ruin it Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul and former mayor of New York, has said Brexit is the single stupidest thing any country has ever done apart from the election of Donald Trump as US president. […]

EU backing for Irish unity after Brexit is a big deal but its not a solution | Fintan OToole

Europe doesnt mess with national borders, but Brexit is pushing the question of unity faster than we are prepared for, on either side of the border Just before European Union leaders agreed their guidelines for the Brexit negotiations last week, the president of the EU council, allowing Northern Ireland to rejoin the EU if Ireland […]

Spain accused of causing Gibraltar traffic jams amid Brexit tensions

British enclaves deputy leader says Spanish police deliberately causing trouble for motorists on its border with the mainland Gibraltar on Wednesday accused Spain of causing long traffic jams by tightening border controls, saying it was clearly a response to Tensions soared last week when the European Union said Spain should have a veto on extending […]

MPs slam Theresa May over lack of a plan if Brexit talks collapse

PM plans to trigger article 50 within days but all-party parliamentary committee says she is putting national interest at risk Theresa May has been accused by a powerful parliamentary committee of putting the national interest at risk by failing to prepare for the real prospect that two years of Brexit negotiations could end with no […]

David Cameron’s spin doctor writing book about EU referendum

Craig Oliver will publish his book, Unleashing Demons, this autumn, starting from the fateful decision to call a vote on EU membership David Camerons chief spin doctor has signed a publishing deal to write the inside story of the EU referendum campaign, promising to reveal what went on inside No 10 Downing Street during the […]

The future of Europe: new groups, divisions and fault lines

From integrationists calling for a European federation to populists arguing for mass exit, whos who in the debate on the EUs future? In the debate on the future of Europe too often boiled down to more or less Europe new divisions, groups and fault lines are likely to emerge that will reveal differences not just […]