Don’t expect the EU to learn any lessons from Brexit

Claire wrote for the Spectator on her experiences of being a member of the European Parliament. She explains how the parliament doesn’t even provide a vehicle to discuss the EU’s problems and potential solutions because it is such a bureaucratic stitch-up. She argues that the EU doesn’t look like it will act to deal with … Read more Don’t expect the EU to learn any lessons from Brexit

The ‘Union Jack issue’ and my time as an MEP

In a final blog post as an MEP for UK in a Changing Europe, Claire discussed her changing attitude to the Union Jack – and the hatred of nationalism and nationalist symbols within the EU. “I am not your average Union Jack waver: raised in Wales, second generation Irish, politically anti-imperialist. It has taken some … Read more The ‘Union Jack issue’ and my time as an MEP

RTÉ – Brexit Republic extra episode with Claire Fox

During Claire’s recent trip to Dublin, Claire joined Colm Ó Mongáin for an extra episode of the Brexit Republic podcast. She spoke about how legislation from the EU represents less a foreign imposition, but more the political elites implementing policy whilst bypassing the scrutiny of their own parliament and nation. Claire praised the energy of … Read more RTÉ – Brexit Republic extra episode with Claire Fox

Remembering my friend Roger Scruton – philosopher, teacher, hero

Claire wrote about her memories of Roger Scruton for Reaction. She begins: Roger Scruton was renowned as hating communism. So how on earth did he form an unlikely liason with me, the publisher of Living Marxism? In turn, why would I become such an admirer of Europe’s leading conservative philosopher? He famously declared that he … Read more Remembering my friend Roger Scruton – philosopher, teacher, hero

My clash with Alastair Campbell convinced me it’s time to hug a remainer

Claire wrote an article for the Spectator following her appearance on BBC Politics Live. She argues that whatever the aggravations of the Brexit debates, it’s time to try to be constructive in the way we discuss politics. She writes: I confess I had butterflies doing the first BBC Politics Live of 2020. It felt like … Read more My clash with Alastair Campbell convinced me it’s time to hug a remainer

Claire on Politics Live

Claire was one of the guests on the BBC’s lunchtime politics discussion show today with Tory MP Stephen Crabb, shadow housing minister Sarah Jones and Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell. They discussed Iran, the Labour Party’s leadership contest and Brexit. Watch the full programme on BBC iPlayer here.

Boris Johnson couldn’t have done it without the Brexit Party

Claire wrote for the Spectator on why she was pleased that the Conservatives won a majority in the election. But she also explains why Boris Johnson should be grateful to the Brexit Party – not just for his election landslide but for the fact that Brexit was back on the agenda at all. The party’s … Read more Boris Johnson couldn’t have done it without the Brexit Party