Articles on Britain in Europe

Brexit as perpetual motion: Why Boris Johnson will never stop fighting the EU (Commentary)

Rafael Loss - 11 September 2020

It is in the British prime minister’s interests to carry on a ‘war with Brussels’, no matter how tired EU leaders already are of the issue.

How the frugal four could grow in number and influence (Commentary)

Catharina Sørensen - 07 September 2020

Brexit has denied Denmark a regular ally in EU negotiations. Copenhagen can find new friends – but it should start the hard yards now. 

Dependent on the 'kindness of strangers’: Britain’s post-Brexit border reality (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 11 August 2020

The UK wants to “take back control” of its borders – but is now finding out the reality of what this means.

A country under the influence: Russian interference in British politics (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 23 July 2020

The UK’s ostensible new “ethical foreign policy” stands up to little scrutiny – not least as the government’s preferred form of Brexit limits chances it will ever enact such a policy.
 

Putting China in its place: Britain prepares to sack Huawei (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 14 July 2020

Whatever good reasons the British government may have to reverse its position on Huawei, the key factor has been a rebellion on its backbenches and a mood of righteous indignation about the behaviour of Xi Jinping’s China.

Britain's role in the world after Brexit - and the pandemic (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 02 June 2020

Covid-19 has made the task confronting the Integrated Review (IR) to reconceive Britain’s role in the world after Brexit – doubly difficult. Now, it is not only Britain which faces a major historical rupture, but quite possibly the world itself.

Those Brexit negotiations: The descent to hell (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 21 May 2020

Britain can step back from the brink of Brexit trade catastrophe – but only if Boris Johnson gives the say-so.

The EU can emerge stronger from the pandemic if Merkel seizes the moment (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 07 April 2020

One member state has become a dictatorship as others spiral into debt. Germany must lead the European Union through the coronavirus crisis

The big squeeze: British foreign policy after Brexit (Commentary)

Nicholas Westcott - 23 March 2020

For Britain, a close security relationship with the EU will be impossible to establish without a close political and economic relationship too.

 

Coronavirus: Britain on the brink (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 20 March 2020

Britain’s Brexiteer government may be relearning the value of expertise – if only slowly.