In our series looking at life after Brexit, the European parliament’s former negotiator Guy Verhofstadt argues that Britain exchanged a Jaguar for a Ford Fiesta in the 2016 referendum.
Guy Verhofstadt says Brexit is to blame for the state of British politics, not Liz Truss [1 min] 22/10/2022
The MEP and former Brexit coordinator was attending an anti-Brexit rally when he made the comments.
From his days stoking anti-European Union sentiment with exaggerated newspaper stories, to his populist campaign leading Britain out of the bloc and reneging on the post-Brexit trade deal he signed, outgoing U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been the bane of Brussels for all so many years.
A new UK premier must start forming partnerships within Europe and ditch the destructive populism that led to Brexit.
To celebrate, the government has published a dossier titled “Benefits of Brexit: how the UK is taking advantage of leaving the EU”. / But four of these alleged benefits aren’t a result of the UK’s departure.
Welsh Government minister slams Boris Johnson as ‘sick, pompous narcissist’ after he compares Brexit to Ukraine 20/03/2022
A Welsh Government minister who has family in Ukraine has slammed Boris Johnson as a “sick, pompous narcissist” after he compared the struggle of the people of Ukraine against invasion to the UK’s vote for Brexit.
Boris Johnson refuses to retract claim that Ukraine’s fight against Russia is like Brexit vote 22/03/2022
Any prospect of prime minister being invited to this week’s EU summit appears to have vanished – but Joe Biden will be there.
‘Negotiating sausages while the world burns’: Brussels can’t move on from Brexit – no matter how hard it tries 23/06/2021
Five years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, the bloc is still tied up in post-Brexit wrangling, reports policy correspondent Jon Stone.
'Less support and fewer opportunities': What the UK’s Erasmus alternative could mean for students 10/03/2021
It was once considered a rite of passage for millions of students who lived, worked, and travelled across Europe - but access to a new British scheme this year hopes to make the Erasmus programme a distant memory.
Guy Verhofstadt on his sadness as the transition period ends, and his optimism for the future.
Dominic Cummings: Damaging legacy of ‘unelected bureaucrat’ will take years to undo, says Guy Verhofstadt 15/11/2020
European Parliament’s former Brexit chief takes aim at departing aide.
Verhofstadt says it would be a ‘hell of a job’ to achieve success using David Frost’s approach,
Guy Verhofstadt’s idea would give continued freedom of movement to those who wanted it.
Poll finds 90% of EU citizens in UK fear discrimination without evidence of rights after Brexit.
Government denies U-turn on giving EU citizens physical proof of right to remain in UK, despite 'new Windrush' fears 17/01/2020
Questions raised about EU chief Guy Verhofstadt - after his claim of a partial climbdown is quickly rebuffed.
EU citizens will not automatically be deported if they fail to sign up to the settled status scheme by the 2021 deadline, Downing Street has said.
EU Brexit spokesman says Britain reassured him about those who do not apply for settled status.
The European Parliament has said it has “grave concerns” over the UK’s treatment of EU citizens after Brexit and has accused Boris Johnson’s government of putting them in jeopardy.
Michel Barnier protests at risk to independent watchdog meant to protect residents’ rights – as prime minister seeks to open trade talks.
European Parliament could block Brexit deal over Boris Johnson's treatment of EU citizens, Guy Verhofstadt says 18/12/2019
Problems with Home Office settlement scheme have raised concerns.
EU Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt: "Time pressure was to our benefit, the new is deal is what we proposed 3 years ago" 18/10/2019
Michel Barnier says 'we're not really in a position where we're able to find an agreement'.
Guy Verhofstadt says Boris Johnson's proposal for an alternative Brexit plan is 'not serious' 03/10/2019
The EU's Brexit Steering Group said it had 'grave concerns' about the proposals, which it said cannot be backed 'in their current form'.
A leading group of MEPs responsible for UK-EU negotiations have "grave concerns" about Boris Johnson's new Brexit proposals.