Articles on Nick Witney

Britain sets sail – into the dark (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 06 February 2020

The odds that the UK and the EU will reach full, or even much, agreement within the breakneck timetable imposed by London do not look good.

Brexit eve: The slow burn begins (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 30 January 2020

Democratic backsliding and constitutional crises could await if the wheels come off Boris Johnson’s Brexit bandwagon.

 

Control issues: The UK’s defence procurement woes (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 14 January 2020

The UK Ministry of Defence has shown a chronic lack of decision discipline, sometimes undermining its role in joint European projects.

Boris’s revenge: The coming assault on Britain’s democracy (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 16 December 2019

Boris Johnson could prove to be more Trump than Trump. But he may yet face resistance to turning Britain into “Singapore-on-Thames”

Another NATO summit train wreck? Here’s hoping (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 02 December 2019

NATO leaders should put the US security guarantee at the heart of this week’s summit. The fractious meeting that results could even be a good thing for Europe.

A hard Brexit looms (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 21 October 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson seems to have the momentum to get his Brexit deal over the line – and to follow up with a general election triumph while the electorate are still sighing with relief.

There’s only one way to “just get it done” (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 07 October 2019

The UK’s European partners should grant it another extension in the Brexit negotiations. The horror show of the last three years has deflated much of the public’s belief in British exceptionalism.

European defence and the new Commission (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 30 September 2019

A new directorate-general for defence and space has a chance to make a difference, but only if it plays nice in the sandbox 

Nothing to see here: Europe and the INF treaty (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 05 August 2019

Europeans have responded to the death of the INF treaty with seeming indifference - and are expressing their reluctance to accept that nuclear issues are back on the agenda

Fighting words: The risks of loose talk about a “European army” (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 20 November 2018

'European army' is an empty phrase; what is actually needed is less talk and more action - more concrete projects to integrate defence efforts while avoiding careless talk