Today in audio: Fallon says Putin would ‘Vote leave’

24 May 2016 17:34

Vladimir Putin’s name has popped up again in the Brexit debate. This time, however, it wasn’t the Prime Minister suggesting…

Are we about to see the return of the Kings?

24 May 2016 14:15

With only two months until the Rio Olympics, Brazil’s woes continue, with a minister in the interim government being forced…

Project Fear 2 is a rubbish sequel. But it will still work

24 May 2016 13:17

Sometimes, in this game, it’s tempting to over-complicate things. The lesson of Talleyrand’s death – What did he mean by that? –…

How good government often goes unnoticed and unrewarded

24 May 2016 12:25

What make a good minister? Is it how well they perform at the Dispatch Box in the Commons? Or their…

The lies of meritocratic Britain

24 May 2016 12:06

In England after the Norman Conquest the worst insults you could throw were class insults. So long has feudal prejudice…

So what if Brexit briefly raises the cost of a family holiday, Prime Minister?

24 May 2016 8:18

Nicola Sturgeon urged the Government yesterday to lay off the ‘Project Fear’ strategy and instead focus on spelling out the…

Tony Benn on the 1975 referendum

24 May 2016 7:35

This letter from Tony Benn to his constituents was written in 1975 and published in The Spectator.  In 1975 you…

If Brexit solves the housing crisis, bring it on

23 May 2016 22:30

It is, at times, unclear that George Osborne is aware that the under-30s are voting in this EU referendum. When…

Is the Leave campaign going around in circles?

23 May 2016 22:01

Boris Johnson took in a car factory as part of his day of campaigning for Vote Leave in Yorkshire. The…

Brexit might cause a short-term shock but it won’t be as bad as the Treasury makes out

23 May 2016 17:07

There’s already quite a wide consensus around the basic assumption of the Treasury’s latest report that there would be a…

The Treasury’s Brexit short-term impacts analysis: A bit high, a lot political

23 May 2016 16:46

The Treasury’s analysis of the short-term impact of Brexit offers us two scenarios for the two years following the referendum: a base ‘shock’…

The working-class vote explains the rise of Austria’s far-right

23 May 2016 15:56

So Austria has a new leader. The radical leftist Alexander Van der Bellen, a former Green party leader running as an…

Boris hits back in Brussels banana row. But has he got his facts right this time?

23 May 2016 14:03

Boris has hit back in the row over whether Brussels tells Brits what types of bananas we can eat. Last…

Western liberals who banned Eagles of Death Metal are doing Isis’s dirty work

23 May 2016 13:45

If you want to know how lost Europe is, how thoroughly it has abandoned freedom of speech, get this: two…

There are Tory modernisers supporting Brexit — just ask Steve Hilton

23 May 2016 13:21

Steve Hilton coming out so strongly for Brexit is important for two reasons. First, it is a reminder that the…

On the EU campaign trail with Boris

23 May 2016 13:03

Boris Johnson is on the Vote Leave campaign trail in York this morning, and has just addressed a medium-sized crowd…

Post-referendum, will David Cameron accept that all’s fair in love and war?

23 May 2016 10:28

This weekend’s public spat between David Cameron and Penny Mordaunt about whether Britain can stop the accession of new countries…

The Treasury dishes up more Brexit fearmongering. Will it work?

23 May 2016 7:58

It’s now exactly one month until the EU referendum and the Treasury has marked the moment with another economic warning…

al-Baghdadi, luvvies and affordable housing: the worst predictions of the EU referendum

22 May 2016 9:32

It’s that time of the week again, when I promised to round up the worst contributions to the Brexit debate.…

Europhiles shouldn’t be surprised that Cornwall supports Brexit

22 May 2016 8:21

As a proud Cornishman I was delighted earlier this month to be chatting to a young American fashion designer who…

Facebook is helping the left to eat itself

22 May 2016 7:42

I hate Facebook, mostly because it’s full of other people’s happiness. I appreciate this makes me a terrible person, but…

The Boris, Cameron ruck over EU

21 May 2016 10:25

David Cameron and Boris Johnson are the two biggest beasts in the Tory jungle. But they are currently involved in…

The signs that David Cameron could win another election – if he wanted to

21 May 2016 10:03

Amid all the fun and games of the EU referendum campaign, the polls suggest that economic anxiety is growing, along with…

Even religious polemics can’t inject any life into the Brexit debate

21 May 2016 9:32

Churches are generally ideal venues for public debates. But there’s a slight chance that a speech about the perils of…

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