Wednesday, 23 January 2019

French identity crisis won't be fixed by flimsy new treaty with Germany

Two events took place this week that showed that France, while trying gamely to present a new face to the..

By Walter Ellis


Friday, 18 January 2019

Brexit: Time to compromise and go for EEA

Okay … forget about the backstop. Forget about the May Deal. And absolutely definitely, forget about No Deal. It’s time..

By Walter Ellis


Thursday, 17 January 2019

Macron does penance on nationwide listening tour

Suddenly, it’s all about listening. Trickle-down democracy has had its day – at least for the moment. France’s President Macron..

By Walter Ellis


Wednesday, 16 January 2019

David Cameron gives his running commentary on Brexit

There is always something comical about politicians in their running gear. Boris Johnson gives the impression that he’s been kitted..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 14 January 2019

Brexiteers ballsed it up - time for a second referendum

As Britain hurtles, like a burnt-out comet, towards its latest defining moment, when MPs reject the result of two years..

By Walter Ellis


Thursday, 10 January 2019

Weak Macron and fading Merkel in no position to forge further integration

Things are never about what they’re about. On Wednesday evening, The Times ran a story in its online edition about..

By Walter Ellis


Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Chaos is the new order in Macron’s France

France is in a bad place. An important section of the working class, represented by the gilet-jaunes street gangs, has..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 7 January 2019

Boris is a disgrace

When Boris Johnson was Brussels Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, from 1989 to 1994, he denounced the EU in weekly..

By Walter Ellis


Friday, 4 January 2019

Unstable EU could split into its Eastern and Western halves

The European Union is in trouble. Deep trouble. And Brexit, two-and-a-half years on from the 2016 referendum, is arguably the..

By Walter Ellis