A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for purpose?
When the prime minister was first informed, his response was: “You keep an eye on it. It will probably go away.”
Recalling Newsnight's coverage, Maitlis said: "It might take our producers five minutes to find 60 economists who feared Brexit and five hours to find a sole voice who espoused it. But by the time we went on air we simply had one of each; we presented this unequal effort to our audience as balance. It wasn't."
No Conservative will dare admit the searingly obvious: Brexit is proving a catastrophe for Britain.
Cummings, Brexit and Russia: Part 1 05/04/2022
The development of Brexit from a fringe movement into a dominant political project coincided chronologically not only with a long period of patient and sustained campaigning and lobbying, and with a lucky sequence of favourable shifts of circumstance and forces, but also with the internal development of one key external force, the politics and ideology of the Putin regime.
The Prime Minister’s reckless disregard for truth is starting to destroy trust among his own party and could soon be his downfall.
Dominic Cummings, the mastermind behind the 2016 U.K. vote to leave the European Union, said it would be a “disaster” if Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspended parts of the Brexit deal over trade in Northern Ireland.
Dominic Cummings claims PM did not grasp what leaving EU trade area meant until after Brexit 12/11/2021
“It wasn’t until October 2020 that he finally understood even vaguely what leaving the customs union meant.”
Ireland's deputy PM has warned governments doing trade deals with the UK that it is a nation that "doesn't necessarily keep its word".
'The message must go out to all countries... that this is a British government that doesn't necessarily keep its word,' Tánaiste Leo Varadkar 13/10/2021
'The message must go out to all countries... that this is a British government that doesn't necessarily keep its word,' Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said in the wake of 'alarming' comments by Boris Johnson's former aide Dominic Cummings.
Boris Johnson never understood what his Withdrawal Agreement with the EU really meant, his former chief adviser has said.
Ex-adviser to PM says flawed Brexit deal was way to ‘whack Corbyn’ and ‘of course’ government can break it.
Boris Johnson chronically confuses culture and economics of affair called Brexit.
Former No 10 adviser pressed for appointment to be hurried through, saying he had ‘ordered it’ from PM.
The London bureau chief for Germany’s public broadcaster reflects on Britain’s government.
Five years on from the Brexit vote, Mark Dayan looks back at the main claims that were made about the NHS before the referendum took place. Which have been proven right and which have proven to be unfounded?
It's been five years since the UK voted to leave the EU. The vote appalled those who saw it as economic self-sabotage. But those in favor of leaving were not swayed by economic arguments — and likely still aren't today.
As part of our special edition looking at five years since the EU referendum, Alastair Campbell looks at the silence of the Leavers.
Great Brexit Con Job 13/04/2021
Get Brexit Done’ has unravelled in a spectacular fashion; a significant knock to the economy, removal of rights and freedoms, more red tape for business and – the most heart-breaking of all – trouble has returned to Northern Ireland. The obvious answer to this foreseeable problem is for the UK to be part of the single market and customs union.
Brexit: the arrogance, stupidity and lies 09/04/2021
In a 1940 essay, George Orwell made a number of what I think were some astute observations about the qualities of the English ruling class. He saw them as patriotic but “impenetrably stupid”. / “What is to be expected of them is not treachery or physical cowardice, but stupidity, unconscious sabotage, an infallible instinct for doing the wrong thing.”
The ex-£140,000-a-year aide also admitted the government had been “swamped by the Brexit problem”, which he said the PM branded a “huge nightmare”.