May still doesn’t have the numbers to pass her deal in parliament, and she's still the proud owner of a Brexit deal that neither leavers nor remainers seem to like
Two-thirds of us know the claim we send £350million a week to the EU, and 42% of these still believe it is true, despite it being labelled a ‘misuse of statistics’
15/11/2018 08:57 GMT
It will only be at the moment when parliament debates and votes on whatever is agreed that we will know if Ireland has proved to be the Brexit circle that really couldn’t be squared
05/11/2018 08:37 GMT
For the second time in a row, a summit will end in frustration, with no withdrawal deal being agreed
17/10/2018 16:16 BST
As Conservative Party conference looms, the Prime Minister will face increased dissent from among her own ranks that might further constrain her ability to compromise
21/09/2018 17:23 BST
Opinions about the European Union were fundamentally about people’s identity - and one thing we know about identities is that they do not easily shift
31/01/2018 08:12 GMT
Only 19% of MPs believe the economy will improve in the year ahead
22/01/2018 08:15 GMT
To date, Brexit has been something we debated here in the UK. More specifically, it would seem that Brexit has been something that has been defined solely by the Prime Minister. Now, that's about to change. The triggering of Article 50 transforms a simple, if sometimes opaque, game, into a fantastically complicated one.
30/03/2017 16:35 BST
Merry Brexmas. Who'd have thought, six months on, that we'd be as fascinated, if not more so, with Brexit as we were back in June? The newspapers are obsessed with it. Politicians go on endlessly about it. Social media throbs with it. And yet, and yet, virtually nothing of significance has actually happened. This is phony war - in the age of twitter.
23/12/2016 07:01 GMT
Facts matter in this referendum. Yet politics has always been about feelings and emotion as much as statistics and experience. Why else, for instance, would anti-immigrant sentiment often be highest in those areas with the lowest number of migrants and fly in the face of most, if not all, of the expert studies that have looked at the economic impact of immigration?
17/06/2016 16:46 BST
Never before have so many had to decide on something they knew or cared so little about. The "London bubble" is obsessing about the EU referendum on June 23. Parts of Twitter I see are hyperventilating with excitement over designation, debates, purdah, net costs and benefits, and the like. But the majority of the country could not give a fig.
08/06/2016 16:43 BST
2015 will probably be seen as the year when the terms 'EU' and 'crisis' became inextricably linked. Yet 2016 may prove more challenging still. Chronic instability persists on Europe's frontiers and both the turmoil in the eurozone and the chaos engendered by the arrival of waves of migrants and refugees look set to recur. Moreover, for the first time in its history, the Union faces the prospect of a member state voting to quit its ranks.
06/01/2016 10:26 GMT
David Cameron needs to convince his backbenchers that he has reformed the Union. Research by the think tank Open Europe has suggested that 203 of the 330 Conservative MPs can be characterised as 'swing voters.' That is to say, they are either not particularly interested in the EU or who are waiting until the results of the renegotiation before making up their minds on the referendum.
11/11/2015 10:14 GMT
A couple of weeks in, and the similarities between the Leave and Remain camps are as as striking as the differences. Both are quick to underline their patriotism; both go out of their way to emphasise British strength. No one, not even in the 'remain' camp, seems particularly fond of the European Union. And - perhaps most importantly - both campaigns are profoundly divided.
27/10/2015 09:52 GMT
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