A Brexit myth of Brussels (mis)rule

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Good or bad, imaginative or dull, the important decisions have been taken at home

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Brexiters have bet the bank on anger

The goal was always to harness the myriad grievances of voters to revolt against Brussels

Asia risks repeating Europe’s errors

The handling by China and the US of North Korea is an important test and opportunity

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Trump would tear up the Pax Americana

He is proposing to dismantle the global architecture established by the US after the war

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Millennials would bear the cost of Brexit

The paradox is that those most likely to be affected are the least likely to vote on June 23

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Brexit may break Britain’s Tory party

The Leave campaign has opted for invective over rational argument

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Why Brexit crowd wants to silence Obama

The notion that there is a choice to be made between the Channel and the Atlantic is flawed

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US politics closes door on free trade

Without America, momentum will be lost. The danger will be of a slide into outright protectionism

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Trump tears up the boundaries of politics

The Republican candidate has cast aside the idea that public service can serve a moral purpose

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Fatalism taints the Obama doctrine

To observe that the US cannot solve every problem should not be to conclude it is powerless

Trump has friends across the Atlantic

Populists replace argument with blame, facts with prejudice

The Valley should step out of the cloud

As custodians of the digital future, they believe this higher calling should grant them immunity

Why Boris Johnson is wrong about Brexit

How does a sovereign country make itself more sovereign by declaring itself, well, sovereign?

Putin bombs and the west blinks

Even as Europeans accuse Moscow of wanting the break-up of the EU, they flirt with easing sanctions

The sun sets on the petrodollar age

The drop in oil price adds a twist to the forces driving fragmentation and conflict

Admit it, Europe needs Britain

To suggest that an ‘out’ vote would see Eurosceptics rise up elsewhere is probably an exaggeration

Hard-headed humanity can save Merkel

European leaders need to show that they have regained command of events

Interests battle emotion in Brexit issue

The in-out choice is between being a maker or a taker of the rules

Poland’s threat to European solidarity

Democracy, as often happens with authoritarians, is being redefined as the will of the majority

Saudi-Iran paradox that haunts the west

Riyadh is viewed as a close ally and vital collaborator in the fight against jihadism


Philip Stephens Philip Stephens is a commentator and author. He is associate editor of the Financial Times where as chief political commentator he writes twice-weekly columns on global and British affairs.

He joined the Financial Times in 1983 after working as a correspondent for Reuters in Brussels and has been the FT’s Economics Editor, Political Editor and Editor of the UK edition. He was educated at Wimbledon College and at Oxford university.

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