British politicians are negotiating as if it were 410 AD, and still the Roman province of Britannia, asking permission to leave instead of flourishing a mandate to do so.
David Cameron’s intervention in 2015, at the height of the refugee crisis, shows how a humane but firm approach to migration can work.
To progress the talks, and to move on as a nation, we need imaginative ways to cut through bitter divisions.
Merkel is threatened. Macron is outraged. Brussels is paralysed. And all three trends are taken by their opponents as signs that they are winning.
The Republican base which is so staunchly loyal to its president shows no sign of wavering over an issue that candidate Trump was persistently vocal about.
The German Chancellor faces a rebellion from her Bavarian allies on the question of immigration – and is pleading for more time before the EU summit.
Michael McManus uses the theatre to explore the potential for an anti-immigrant party to break away not from the Tories, but from Labour.
The President is often taken literally but not seriously, whereas he should be taken seriously but not literally.
Despite talk of the negotiations getting bogged down, the French president seems to understand that the process is about politics more than legal complexity.
To listen to some commentators a few weeks ago, you’d have thought it was only EU membership – not shared interests and values – that brings allies together.
At a time when austerity continues, we need to be explain that we are not wasting taxpayers’ money on a grand delusion that we can create prosperity.
Merkel has appalled her own followers by making sweeping concessions to the Social Democrats.
Law and Justice’s agenda is being wildly misunderstood – or misrepresented – by its critics and enjoys the strong support of the voters.
The EU bureaucracy, with its supranational claims, is a godsend to him. But he is more pragmatic than he looks. He does not want a Hungary without allies.
If both of the main parties remain locked together in an unpopular pact, it creates more space in which new challengers can grow.