The threat of a no-deal Brexit

More than a year after the referendum, the UK cabinet is bickering and the country is still divided, while the EU27 are unanimous and inflexible. A deal looks elusive. How nasty will the talks turn? Here’s the best of this week’s comment and analysis

In a feverish atmosphere, Britain should avoid undue brinkmanship

It is fanciful to suppose the UK could survive without a favourable deal with the EU

What the UK could have done to minimise the damage

Failure is often a precondition to subsequent agreement, but the talks could break down

Their search for ‘saboteurs’ endangers their cause, giving off a whiff of desperation

If the prime minister removes the chancellor, it would add to her list of bad decisions

More from this Series

Brussels fights with bureaucracy and unanimity, to the UK’s bluster and division

The British should realise that their quarrelling is beside the point

A debate about what should Britain’s strategy be to get the best deal

The UK prime minister will face calls to walk out of talks

Leading Leave campaigners hatch a clever strategy to keep Britain trading

Britain leaving without a deal is a likelihood — but there are alternatives