Beware of Greeks Playing Games

Have Syriza's negotiations failed as spectacularly as many claim?

Underrated: Hugh Gaitskell

The Eurosceptic Labour leader who died young but deserved to be Prime Minister

Having One’s Cake and Eating It

The Greeks do not — indeed cannot — pay their debts and yet they do not want to leave the euro. Something has got to give

Belonging with Britain

‘Maybe the British stance is not born out of an insular stubbornness-it may, on the contrary, re-invigorate the European idea itself'

On Europe, Nothing Less than Treaty Change will do

David Cameron says he ‘gets the message' of the EU elections. But only a fundamental renegotiation will restore trust in the PM

What is the EU’s True Cost?

The must be clearer information on the cost of Britain's EU membership

Letting The Right Ones In

'How hospitable will Germans be now that travel restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians have been lifted?'

A Gross Violation

Last month the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe declared that male circumcision is a “violation of the physical integrity of children”. This is clear anti-religious prejudice

Crying Wolf And Playing Chicken

David Runciman’s history of democracy occasionally succumbs to a Tocquevillian penchant for paradox, but his argument is brilliantly and convincingly delivered

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"