Parliament Is Skeptical About Boris’s Brexit Deal
Still, if the new agreement fails to gain approval, the public may not blame Johnson at the polls.
Will Brexit Stumble Over Northern Ireland Again?
The Democratic Unionist Party’s statement on the latest deal with the European Union.
Scotland Could Leave the United Kingdom Over Brexit—and Green Energy
The debate over how to best marshal the country's alternative energy sources may affect a new independence referendum.
Brexit Means Britain Needs a Constitution
British citizens will no longer be covered by EU law, and courts won’t have the power to protect minorities from the will of the parliamentary majority. Only a codified constitution can ensure basic rights.
Johnson Shifts His Political Calculations on Brexit
The prime minister now expects there will be a delay, but he thinks voters will reward him at the polls for trying.
The Labour Party Can’t Govern Itself, Much Less Britain
If you thought the Tories were a mess, you should have seen Labour's annual conference.
In Europe, Nativism and Nationalism May Be Reaching Their Limits
But in the United States, they show no signs of abatement.
Now It’s Really ‘Do or Die’ for Boris Johnson
Following a high court ruling that his suspension of Parliament was unlawful, the lame-duck British prime minister will have to confront a hostile Commons.
The British Bill That Slows a Hasty Brexit
Parliament delivers a blow to Boris Johnson’s power grab.
Boris Johnson’s Make-Believe Brexit Negotiations
He hasn’t just been rejected by Parliament—the British prime minister doesn’t even have a full team talking to Brussels anymore.
Britain Can’t Afford the Queen’s Weakness Anymore
In times of crisis, political legitimacy inevitably depends on practical power.
Shutting Down Parliament Is Worse Than a Coup. It’s a Mistake.
If Boris Johnson is hoping to pressure Europe to accept his preferred Brexit outcome, he has badly miscalculated.
The Queen Can’t Do Anything About Brexit
The suspension of Parliament is outrageous—but it’s all Boris Johnson’s fault.
King Johnson vs. Parliament
By proroguing Parliament at a crucial moment, Britain’s prime minister is following in the footsteps of King Charles I. The result won’t be as bloody, but it will do violence to the country’s democratic institutions.
Boris Throws a Brick Through Parliament’s Window
The prime minister’s statement about proroguing the United Kingdom’s legislative assembly.