Comment Of parties and ponies: three lessons of Copeland and Stoke by Denis MacShane | 24.02.2017 By-elections this week sound the death knell for UKIP and the leader of the Labour Party. But how will Theresa May interpret the results? EU citizens scramble to prove UK residence by Luke Lythgoe | 24.02.2017 Despite a nightmarish process and an 85-page form, there was a further spike in EU citizens applying for proof of UK residence last year. Comment Is EU migration falling faster than even ministers want? by Luke Lythgoe | 23.02.2017 We shouldn't read too much into one quarter's figures. But UK will be damaged by an abrupt fall in migrants. Even David Davis realises that. Comment Dutch torn between UK sympathy and EU solidarity by Quentin Peel | 22.02.2017 Populist Geert Wilders won’t win the elections. But his agenda may influence how next government approaches the Brexit negotiations. Mail writer wrongly blames EU not Brexit for shrinkflation by Luke Lythgoe | 22.02.2017 Littlejohn thinks metric measures rather than the plunging pound is the cause of “shrinkflation”. The evidence doesn’t back him up. Comment Brexit promises a nasty chemical reaction by Nigel Haigh | 21.02.2017 We will either have to copy EU chemical rules, meaning loss of control; or our industry will have to comply with two sets of regulations. Comment A one-time expat’s tale: how to control free movement by Stewart Fleming | 21.02.2017 One only has to look at what Belgium does to see that much tighter rules on migration are possible while staying in the EU. Comment BBC is playing it safe by John Wyles | 20.02.2017 Broadcaster is putting foundations under Brexit, rather than dealing with risky analysis about the potentially huge costs of withdrawal. Comment Lords have right and duty to amend Brexit bill by Hugo Dixon | 20.02.2017 Whatever one thinks about parliament’s second chamber, peers clearly have the right to amend the Brexit bill - and ask MPs to think again. Comment Blair is no Bliar about Brexit by Bill Emmott | 17.02.2017 Tony Blair is right that Britons deserve a say on Brexit’s terms. Comment The absent are always in the wrong by David Hannay | 16.02.2017 Theresa May should be attending the Rome Treaty’s 60th anniversary, in Britain’s own interests. Comment May’s idea of connecting EU to US is a bridge to nowhere by John Wyles | 10.02.2017 The PM hopes to retain influence post-Brexit by being a bridge between Trump and Europe. The idea is fanciful.