By far the most jaw-dropping revelation so far to have emerged in the extracts from David Cameron’s memoirs was buried in his account of the build-up to the Brexit referendum. Recalling his efforts...
Simon NixonThe most jaw-dropping revelation in David Cameron’s memoirs is an implicit admission that he didn’t understand how the EU works. Nor did May and nor does Johnson. Something has gone deeply awry with the British state. My latest.
Simon NixonFirst the government lied about the Yellowhammer no deal papers leaked last month, then they tried to water them down, now they have decided they are still too alarming to be officially published. Outrageous.
Exclusive: leaked report says at present there is no deliverable alternative to the backstop
Simon NixonFurther evidence that this really is a new government in every respect. Johnson and co are finding out things for the first time that anyone who has been engaging seriously with the detail of Brexit understood years ago. Shameful.
Finally, the truth is starting to seep out. Ever since Theresa May proclaimed in her Lancaster House speech that “no deal is better than a bad deal”, the government’s approach towards Brexit has...
Simon NixonThe truth about no deal Brexit is finally starting to dribble out but it may already be too late. My latest on why business needs to speak out if there is to be any chance of stopping the Tories driving Britain over the cliff.
In The Art of The Deal Donald Trump argued that the secret of success was to “play to people’s fantasies”. The trick, he wrote, is to present the biggest and most spectacular version of your...
Simon NixonAll roads now lead to a confirmatory referendum - compelling column by @RSylvesterTimes. Baffling how Theresa May couldn’t see this months ago. The longer it is delayed, surely the more likely Remains wins.
Simon NixonAll EU deals are struck at the very last minute, invariably when the populist charlatans whose impossible promises caused the crisis accept reality and capitulate. The ERG approaching its Syriza moment? ft.com/content/44530d… via @financialtimes