04 December 2018

The Attorney General confirmed what was obvious from the Withdrawal Agreement: there is no unilateral exit from the Irish backstop. All the possible exit routes all have problems, says Jill Rutter.

30 November 2018

The Government’s economic assessment of Brexit paints a rosy picture of Theresa May’s proposed deal, says Alex Stojanovic.

30 November 2018

The UK Government hopes to agree a future security partnership with the EU before the end of the Brexit transition period. Lewis Lloyd says on policing and criminal justice this looks unlikely – and the UK has already accepted it will not get what it wants.

28 November 2018

MPs, including the Prime Minister, should take the Government’s Brexit economic analysis seriously rather than downplay or obfuscate its implications, argues Gemma Tetlow.

27 November 2018

The European Commission is investing time and effort into a bilateral relationship with Australia. Jill Rutter says that they are not leaving a lot of room for ‘Global Britain’.

27 November 2018

The Prime Minister has framed the meaningful vote as a choice between her deal, no deal, and no Brexit. Alex Stojanovic argues that the Government's economic analysis must reflect that choice.

27 November 2018

The National Audit Office says the planning of government spending risks being “trapped in a cycle of short-termism”. Martin Wheatley says next year’s Spending Review must bring this to an end.

21 November 2018

Amber Rudd – the new Work and Pensions Secretary – wants to sort out Universal Credit. Emma Norris says she will have to start by reversing the defensive response to honest criticism of the project.

21 November 2018

Last-minute concessions have become a feature of this parliament. Alice Lilly argues that the Government’s whole legislative programme is vulnerable, and lays out the future battle lines.

14 November 2018

The Prime Minister is concluding her withdrawal deal. Many find it unappealing, but Jill Rutter asks if there was ever a better option on the table given where we were starting from.

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