The Master of Reinvention
Despite a shambolic handling of the coronavirus crisis, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has largely maintained his popularity.
Wanted: A British Model
Negotiating the future relationship with Britain is going to be difficult for the EU. Time pressure is acute, interests diverge, and the UK’s Brexiteers …
Europe by Numbers: A Very British Election
By winning 365 of the 650 parliamentary seats, Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have changed Britain’s political landscape for the next five years, possibly for the …
The Johnson Maneuver
Boris Johnson appears to have painted the United Kingdom—and himself—into a corner. A no-deal Brexit and an election loom.
Close-Up: Nicola Sturgeon
As Brexit looms, Scotland’s first minister may have another opportunity to make the case for leaving the United Kingdom.
A Reprieve from Disaster
The EU27 have granted the UK an extra two weeks to decide what it wants to do about Brexit.
Bercow Bombshell Creates Even More Brexit Drama
Britain descends into constitutional chaos as the Speaker blocks another vote on May’s twice-defeated deal.
Brexit: Will May’s Gamble Pay Off?
With British politics disintegration, a Brexit delay is becoming more likely.
“Why Are You Still Here?”
The UK and the US are taking their time leaving the EU and the Paris climate accords respectively.
Uniting the Kingdom
For Theresa May the UK snap election comes with little political risk, and potentially significant rewards.
Charging at Windmills
Threatening war against Spain over the future of Gibraltar, the Brexiteers’ inflated self-regard has seeped into the military sphere.
The Trump Trap
Theresa May has unwisely hitched her wagon to the new US president.
Theresa May performs a reversal.
With the United Kingdom running ever more adrift, some are turning the spotlight on Switzerland and its relationship with the EU.
Words Don’t Come Easy: “Brexit”
It began life as a variant of Grexit. Fours years on and a referendum later, the term is still devoid of meaning.
David Cameron’s EU deal is more than it seems.