Theresa May and Brexit

As the Brexit saga twists and turns, this week the ECJ rules the UK can unilaterally revoke Article 50, Theresa May delays a parliamentary vote but hangs on to her job. The Irish backstop remains a riddle. Here’s the best of our opinion and analysis

What are the options for the UK from a law and policy perspective?

Fanatics seek to impose a highly disruptive experiment on their fellow citizens

UK prime minister has a chance but may not seize it

Brexit strategy vote delayed, confidence vote in her leadership and a Brussels rebuff

PM survives crucial vote but confirms the impression of a zombie leader 

The Tories’ delirium over the EU has destroyed three prime ministers and imperils the party 

More from this Series

UK prime minister still faces an uphill struggle to sell her Brexit deal to sceptical colleagues

The immediate impact of the ECJ’s judgment will be political, not legal

Assumptions that no-deal exit risks have receded may be misguided

The backstop is awful and a purgatory in which the union does not want to end up

The time for seeking alternative approaches elapsed a long ago

London and Paris are both experiencing chaos but one has the edge as a relocation choice

Postponing the ‘meaningful’ parliamentary vote makes a chaotic no-deal exit more likely

The campaign for a new referendum on leaving the EU is gathering pace

Even if the rebels prevail, the Brexit fundamentals remain the same