Brexit Chaos: Theresa May's Days Are Numbered. Now What?

Brexit Chaos: Theresa May's Days Are Numbered. Now What?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 22, 2019

Even if British Prime Minister Theresa May's last attempt to get her much-maligned withdrawal agreement through parliament succeeds, she is unlikely to keep her job. But whoever comes next probably won't manage to defuse the crisis. By Jörg Schindler more...

Brexit Delay: 'Why Would We Extend These Discussions?'

Brexit Delay: 'Why Would We Extend These Discussions?'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 18, 2019

Any Article 50 extension delaying Britain's withdrawal from the EU would come with its own set of problems. There is plenty of disagreement among the remaining 27 EU member states on how long the delay should be. By Peter Müller and Jörg Schindler more...


Ivan Rogers on Brexit: "What Surprises Me Is the Extent of the Mess"

Ivan Rogers on Brexit: "What Surprises Me Is the Extent of the Mess"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 01, 2019

As the UK ambassador to the European Union, Ivan Rogers had a front-row seat as Brexit negotiations got underway. In an interview, he speaks with DER SPIEGEL about the mistakes made in London and the huge challenges that remain. Interview Conducted by Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Interview with Kenneth Clarke on Brexit: 'We Can't Carry On Being So Insane'

Interview with Kenneth Clarke on Brexit: 'We Can't Carry On Being So Insane'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 07, 2019

In an interview, former British government minister Kenneth Clarke, the longest-serving member of the House of Commons, discusses the destructive force of Brexit and the "fanatics" inside his own Conservative Party, who he believes are still seeking revenge against Margaret Thatcher. Interview Conducted By Jörg Schindler more...


Growing Inequality: How Brexit Distracted the UK From Its Real Problems

Growing Inequality: How Brexit Distracted the UK From Its Real Problems

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 25, 2019

While British politicians expend all of their energies on Brexit, the country's already troubling levels of inequality have only gotten worse. This could have dramatic consequences for the UK's lawmakers and for its citizens. By Jörg Schindler more...

'More Work to Do': German Economy Prepares for No-Deal Brexit

'More Work to Do': German Economy Prepares for No-Deal Brexit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 21, 2019

A no-deal Brexit threatens to have a major impact on the European economy. Companies have long since begun making concrete preparations for an eventuality that is looking increasingly likely. By Tim Bartz, Dinah Deckstein, Simon Hage and Peter Müller more...


Irreconcilable Differences: A Divided Britain Faces a No-Deal Brexit

Irreconcilable Differences: A Divided Britain Faces a No-Deal Brexit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 18, 2019

Can Britain still regain control? After weeks of power struggles and an historic parliamentary defeat for the prime minister, it is unclear if the UK can still agree on a Brexit deal. Or whether a no-deal departure has become inevitable. By Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

May's Brexit Debacle: Britain Finally Confronts Reality

May's Brexit Debacle: Britain Finally Confronts Reality

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 17, 2019

Now that British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by parliament, it is time for the European Union to concentrate on preparing for a no-deal Brexit. Because a deal with the UK is not currently possible. A Commentary By Markus Becker more...


Former Brexit Minister David Davis: 'We Should Not Be Afraid of No Deal'

Former Brexit Minister David Davis: 'We Should Not Be Afraid of No Deal'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 11, 2019

In an interview, former British cabinet minister David Davis says he believes the Brexit deal between the EU and Britain will ultimately fail. The politician also expresses doubts about the predicted chaos that could spark. Interview Conducted By Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Opinion: Why There Should Be No Exit from Brexit

Opinion: Why There Should Be No Exit from Brexit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 13, 2018

Brexit has plunged British politics into a state of chaos. Will the country now choose to remain in the European Union? The odds of that happening are rising, but it wouldn't be a good idea -- neither for Britain nor for the EU. A Commentary by Markus Becker more... Comment ]

Isle of Madness: A Series of Miscalculations Has Brought Britain to the Brink

Isle of Madness: A Series of Miscalculations Has Brought Britain to the Brink

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 28, 2018

Brexit was to allow the United Kingdom to reclaim its former glory. Instead, the country's leaders have bumbled their way into catastrophe. Built on a false premise from the start, the UK's move away from the EU has been dominated by mistakes and miscalculations. By Peter Müller and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]