Daniel Hannan

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April 10th, 1998: taoiseach Bertie Ahern, British prime minister Tony Blair and US senator George Mitchell shaking hands after they signed the historic agreement for peace in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Dan Chung/AFP/Getty Images

Daniel Hannan is one of the most intelligent and sophisticated of the Brexiteers. The longtime Tory member of the European Parliament has a double fir(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at an event in Cork on Monday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Some Brexiteers are risking fragile peace in Northern Ireland by questioning the future of the Belfast Agreement, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. Mr(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson. “Remember Johnson’s policy on cake: he was pro-having it, and pro-eating it.” Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

It’s possible that Brexit – treated strictly as an intellectual concept – is a brilliant idea. However, it was sold with falsehoods and is now being m(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn walks with Labour Party activists as he leaves his home to cast his vote at a polling station at Pakeman Primary School in Islington on June 23, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

The first time I met Jeremy Corbyn he asked me whether I was from the North or South of Ireland. I told him I was from the East of Ireland. Jez looked(...)

British prime minister Theresa May said a Scottish independence referendum would be ’divisive and cause huge economic uncertainty at the worst possible time’. Photograph: PA Wire

On days when you cannot see beyond the sly, shambolic cute hoorism and absence of vision in this little Republic, think of this. Imagine the head-me(...)

Theresa May outside 10 Downing Street. ‘Her 12-point Brexit strategy will not survive its first contact with the enemy.’ Photograph: Reuters/Neil Hall

The best description of our new politics is that the truth is whatever leaders like Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin want it to be. Stuck in old fashi(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney leaves 10 Downing Street in London on Monday. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

In the hours after Britain voted to leave the European Union, there was a hole where political command should have been. David Cameron quit as prime m(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney. Photograph: PA Wire

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has pledged to extend his term in office by one year, defying pro-Brexit campaigners demanding his resignation. (...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England: Leave campaigners have called for his head on a plate, accusing him of “doom-laden” forecasts for the UK’s post-Brexit economy and for politicising his office. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Ardent supporters of Britain’s vote to leave the EU believe they are on the verge of another victory by forcing Mark Carney to resign as governor of (...)

Protesters gather to demostrate against the EU referendum result in Trafalgar Square on Tuesday in London, England. Up to 50,000 people were expected before the event was cancelled due to safety concerns. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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Image of the week It would be wrong to say that the fierce declarations of love by the British public this week for the European Union were reminisce(...)

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