Comment How May can get Brexit negotiations off to good start by David Hannay | 09.01.2017 Give parliament time to debate her plan, make clear there’ll be no unilateral move against EU citizens and accentuate the positive. Comment A Japan-UK alliance for open trade? by Bill Emmott | 16.12.2016 The Japan-EU talks on a EPA/FTA offer a great opportunity for the UK and Japan to promote open trade and clarify Brexit Comment How about the Ukraine model? by Michael Emerson | 16.12.2016 EU deal with Ukraine contains many features that could interest UK: no free movement, but cooperation on foreign policy, crime and science. Comment Britain’s very own “stab-in-the-back” by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 15.12.2016 Brexiters are beginning to blame Remainers for their own policy failings. We must not let them. Comment How EU leaders should handle Brexit by Hugo Dixon | 15.12.2016 Excluding Theresa May from today’s summit dinner was a mistake - albeit understandable. EU needs to keep calm and play the long game. Comment Hammond is right; the UK needs a transitional deal by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 14.12.2016 If we leave the EU with no trade deal in place, the economic damage will be immense. There has to be time after Brexit to reach a new arrangement with Europe. Comment Ireland given a sober warning over Brexit by Bruce Clark | 13.12.2016 Brexiters promised Northern Ireland greater autonomy in the world economy. But the House of Lords is clear that the opposite is happening. Comment Can we change our mind after triggering Article 50? by Hugo Dixon | 13.12.2016 This is one of the most important questions about the Brexit process. A case being filed in the Irish High Court could provide the answer. Comment An election is just what the judges want by Bill Emmott | 12.12.2016 The Mail on Sunday doesn’t get it. If the Supreme Court decides only Parliament can trigger Brexit, a snap general election would be the judges’ friend, not enemy. Comment How to stop EU citizens being treated like pawns by Hugo Dixon | 12.12.2016 Theresa May mustn’t just guarantee rights of EU citizens living here. She must also deal with the nitty-gritty of figuring out who can stay. Comment Government grilled in Supreme Court Brexit hearing by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 09.12.2016 The government will need to be proved right in every argument to proceed as it wishes. Its lawyers received something of a grilling. Comment UK should expect no Brexit favours from France’s Fillon... by Paul Taylor | 09.12.2016 The centre-right French presidential frontrunner wants a quick divorce that puts Britain firmly outside the EU single market.