Archive Document: Queen Outed Herself as a Fan of the EU

Archive Document: Queen Outed Herself as a Fan of the EU

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 17, 2019

Does Britain's future lie in Europe? In 1988, long before the prospect of Brexit, the queen spoke about the issue with a German diplomat. A document viewed by DER SPIEGEL shows that she held a very clear view. By Klaus Wiegrefe more...

Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage: 'We Want Fundamental Political Change'

Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage: 'We Want Fundamental Political Change'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 16, 2019

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is leading in the British polls ahead of the European Parliament elections. In an interview, the former UKIP front man talks about upending the UK political system and how he plans to do it. Interview Conducted by Jörg Schindler more...


Call to Order: The British Parliament in the Age of Brexit

Call to Order: The British Parliament in the Age of Brexit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 12, 2019

The Brexit spectacle has plunged Britain into a deep crisis and turned the country's political leaders into laughing stocks. Justifiably? A closer look at the House of Commons reveals that it may be too early to pass judgment. By Jörg Schindler and Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

UK in Disarray : Amid Brexit Chaos, Theresa May's Conservative Party Implodes

UK in Disarray : Amid Brexit Chaos, Theresa May's Conservative Party Implodes

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 05, 2019

The Conservative Party was once seen as Europe's best-oiled political machine. But Brexit and Theresa May have turned it into a smoldering wreck. Now, the party faces the dire prospect of EU elections. By Jörg Schindler more...


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...