The fundamental mistake of the Brexiteers domestically is that they have mistaken a moral argument for a political one.
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Garvan Walshe: By picking von der Leyen, the EU has ensured that Remain would lose a second referendum
The ‘remain and reform’ mantra was implausible to begin with, but the choice of new EU Commission President fatally undermines it.
We should make it clear that further attempts to encroach on Hong Kong’s freedoms and rule of law would have consequences for China.
The United States’ weakened capabilities and frayed alliances both play in Tehran’s favour at a crucial and sensitive time.
Garvan Walshe: The Queen dragged into party politics. Or an election that risks a Marxist Government. Make your choice, hard Brexiteers.
Incrementalism might be the only way through Brexit. Gove appears to be toying with this very idea.
They’ve taken the central political technique of this form of populism — promising to spend other people’s money — and privatised it.
The Partido Popular shifted far enough from the centre to lose votes on its left, while legitimising a competitor to its right.
Turkey’s strongman is far from all-powerful, and he is risking an almighty backlash.
It would be a hazardous balancing act, but he has a slight edge over his opponents.
Garvan Walshe: Extension. A short one would serve no purpose. A longer one would bring Brexit’s reverse.
Honourable countries face up to the consequences of their actions. They don’t, like dilatory schoolboys late with their essays, simply ask for more time.
Garvan Walshe: Assailed by police, polls and a triumvirate of ex-generals, can Netanyahu hold on to power?
The odds are stacking ever higher against the man who has dominated his country’s politics for years.
The man his critics call the ‘Viktator’ has two new policies – one a gimmick, one deeply sinister.
A wise US president with a clever plan would be able to reduce the risks. But this one may well squander the opportunity for a peaceful return to democracy.
Why should the EU offer any more to an inconstant departing member, which can’t be relied on to deliver ratification of any agreement?
This autocratic thuggery is happening less than two hours’ flight away. We must not turn a blind eye to it.