Naomi O'Leary

Naomi O'Leary

Tearing up the rules gets the Brexit deal done

Tearing up the rules gets the Brexit deal done

Boris Johnson’s prior expulsion of the 21 Tory lawmakers was a clear signal that he didn’t need the DUP’s help to seal the deal with Europe

Britain’s paper won’t wash in Brussels

Britain’s paper won’t wash in Brussels

The EU has been gentle with Boris Johnson after he finally put some proposals down on paper this week - but that politesse should not be confused with acceptance

Hard truths in Brussels and London as Brexit clock keeps ticking

Hard truths in Brussels and London as Brexit clock keeps ticking

Uncertainty reigns and preparations for a no-deal Brexit are full steam ahead as events in Westminster alarm continental observers

A long, agonising divorce

A long, agonising divorce

Having politely lost patience and keen to get on with other business, Brussels is quietly planning for no deal while Britain sorts out its ‘dysfunctional family issues’

Parliament shutdown: ‘People were a bit like, what the f*** is this? Is it even legal?’

Parliament shutdown: ‘People were a bit like, what the f*** is this? Is it even legal?’

Boris Johnson’s decision to ‘prorogue’ the British parliament sent shock waves across Europe - not least in the European parliament itself

Wheeler-dealing wins out in fight to shape the EU

Wheeler-dealing wins out in fight to shape the EU

The surprise appointment of the German defence minister to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president will do nothing to reassure those who accuse the EU of being undemocratic and unaccountable