Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have both promised to “unite the country” after Brexit. This will of course be impossible, for a simple reason. The referendum didn’t just divide us politically. It divided
Most of us probably decided Aston Martin was by far the coolest car company in the world the first time we saw Honour Blackman climb into James Bond’s DB5 in Goldfinger. But just in case there were still
These days we’ve become wearily accustomed to depictions of Brexit Britain as oppressed by a villainously imperial Europe. Annexed “without permission”, Nigel Farage claimed melodramatically, defending
EU picks first woman to rule Brussels – German minister who called Brexit 'a burst bubble of hollow promises'
EU leaders have nominated two women to Brussels' most important jobs for the first time, picking Ursula von der Leyen, a German defence minister who supports a United States of Europe and an EU army, be
If the next British prime minister was hoping the new president of the European commission would bring fresh thinking on Brexit, the nomination of Germany’s defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, to Jean-Claude
Train companies are encouraging people to switch to e-tickets on the grounds that they are more convenient and better for the environment. But the case of a 72-year-old woman, who bought an e-ticket for
For a country that takes pride in the venerable stability of its democracy, Britain is strangely prone to constitutional improvisations. For example, if the current Conservative party leadership contest
Pensioners to march on BBC offices across Britain in protest against plan to axe licences for over-75s
Pensioners are to march on local BBC offices to protest against the corporation's plans to axe free TV licences for over-75s. The nationwide demonstration, organised by the National Pensioners Convention
After three years and two missed deadlines, we must leave the EU on October 31.” Thus did Boris Johnson launch his campaign for leadership of the Conservative party at a pivotal moment in the UK’s history.