Articles on Britain in Europe

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.

 

The end of the EU’s Brexit bounce (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 24 February 2020

After years of watching the United Kingdom muddle through a political crisis while enjoying an unprecedented level of unity among themselves, Europeans now must prepare for darker days.

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.

 

Why the UK will try to remain close to the EU (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 27 January 2020

Having defeated both UKIP and Labour, the Conservatives can afford to be a little more moderate on Brexit.

Britain voted for independence, but it has achieved isolation (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 20 January 2020

The irony of recent British neo-poodleism is that the UK needs an EU trade deal much more than it needs a US trade deal.

Europe and China after Brexit: The 5G question (Commentary)

Janka Oertel - 19 December 2019

A decision looms for Britain on 5G and Huawei. London’s choice will signal whether it wishes to stay close to Europe when dealing with Beijing – or to go its own way.

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”