British politicians are more than capable of committing blunders, but so too are their continental opposite numbers.
Macron was right to say that while Queen Elizabeth was our Queen, to the world she was The Queen. That this became so wasn’t inevitable. How and why did it happen?
Delivering the right vehicle cannot be premised on the idea that non-EU states are merely satellites of Brussels.
I predicted that he would struggle. Now calls for a Sixth Republic may become louder – and the next President may be a Marxist or Le Pen.
it is almost impossible to disentangle any effect from the much larger shock resulting from pandemic and war.
Last week’s confidence vote leaves the Government right about the Protocol’s operability but less capable of acting to improve it.
Whether or not you want to bin Johnson, it’s important that we give his replacement some serious thought.
It is an essential British interest that Putin’s efforts to split Germany, France and Italy from the front line states fails.
Both countries look set to continue to rub along uneasily, mixing elements of cooperation and competition along the way.
France’s intractable divisions between left, right, and centre were once again highlighted by Sunday’s election.
The European Union has wholly failed to coordinate a European economic strategy that minimises dependence on Russia.
They find themselves wondering what place their nation has within the European Union, and in dealing with Putin.
Next, European policies towards China, both in the EU and in the UK, are likely to come under increased scrutiny.
French leaders have a history of being dovish towards Moscow, and his rivals are having to explain past warmth towards Putin.
Just as its energy dependence on Russia cannot be reversed overnight, decades of drift into quasi-pacifism reflect a deeply embedded outlook.