“What does Brexit mean? Two main options are emerging: the single market option and the free trade option”

Throughout the 19th century the pursuit of power permeated European society

The President of the Republic is intelligent, good-humoured, and likeable, but it’s hard to shake the feeling that his time in office has been disastrous

After the surprising collapse of the dream ticket, the Conservatives must choose a leader who can offer optimism and hope

Cameron’s deal, like the first Mrs Rochester, is an early mistake: it gives away our veto. By leaving the EU, we will regain control of our future  

If immigration is not reduced, the country will be unrecognisable within a few decades. The referendum might end the experiment

During the Second World War, a “perpetual association” between France and the UK was proposed — in effect, the EU Mark I

Five books about Brexit provide nourishing fare for EU contrarians

Brendan Simms’s new book places Britain at the centre of European history in unexpected and stimulating ways