Merkel’s plan shames Cameron’s fear

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German chancellor is getting it right while UK PM misreads the national mood

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Corbyn spoils the holiday for Cameron

The fissures in British politics reach well beyond the spectacle of Labour’s leadership race

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The Calais migrants are Europe’s shame

Asylum seekers must be offered legitimate routes to settlement if they are not to cross the Channel

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Corbyn and Trump are two of a kind

The plutocrat and the self-styled tribune of the people are both in the business of politics as protest

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Answer to Greek question

The 1989 blueprint for the euro emphasised responsibility and solidarity would sit side by side

Three cheers for a flawed Iran deal

Nuclear agreement should be applauded as alternatives were worse

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Europe will pay the price for Greece

The rest of the EU should take no pleasure in Tsipras’s discomfort

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Greece should vote for the rule of law

There remains a conviction that the future belongs to the EU’s model of shared sovereignty

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A third runway at Heathrow will never fly

You need not be a cynic to suspect policy-based evidence-making

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Britain would not survive Brexit

It is understood in Berlin that Cameron cannot return from negotiations admitting defeat

Merkel’s big reason to hold on to Greece

People close to the chancellor say she is prepared to see Athens tumble out of the euro

Middle East peace needs UN resolution

Since 1967 the assumption has been that only the US could broker a ceasefire

An offer that Greece should not refuse

It is evident Tsipras cannot deliver. Pain is unavoidable with or without default

Now China starts to make the rules

Xi’s project is about expanding and securing maritime routes to the Middle East and Europe

How politics will seal the fate of Greece

Can Europe really allow Athens to fall into the arms of Moscow?

The mistake that could trigger Brexit

If Britain is to vote for staying in the EU, the argument must turn to the merits of engagement

An ever more fragile union

This election may go down as a collision of resurgent Scottish, and resentful English, nationalism

Broken parties that may break Britain

The surge in SNP support has not overturned the outcome of September’s referendum

From Magna Carta to muddle

The UK has much to boast about — if it can modernise its politics

US and China’s frosty future

Washington is giving up on Beijing becoming a stakeholder in the present global order

ABOUT PHILIP

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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