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What the papers say: May’s Brexit plan and EU leaders’ ‘rudeness’ towards Britain

27 October 2016 9:14

Theresa May was widely praised in yesterday’s papers after the Government backed a third runway at Heathrow. And there are…

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European Parliament appoint Guy Verhofstadt as lead Brexit negotiator

8 September 2016 16:50

As the government try to work out what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ really means ahead of triggering Article 50, an announcement today from…

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The Brexit debate has exposed the Establishment

16 June 2016 15:03

Yesterday, on the Thames, in a bizarre battle of political flotillas, we got a glimpse of the elite rage that…

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…

Liam Fox is wrong to suggest that the EU controls the Foreign Office

14 May 2016 9:07

Former Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox told an audience at the Royal United Services Institute last week that the Foreign…

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Watch: Syed Kamall’s rude gesture towards Belgian MEP caught on camera

12 April 2016 15:13

Given that Syed Kamall is backing Brexit, the Conservative MEP has made little secret of his dislike for aspects of the EU…

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Secularism does little to protect us from Islamic extremism

30 March 2016 12:23

You might expect that the murder of Christians would excite particular horror in countries of Christian heritage. Yet almost the…

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How about we ‘defend European values’ by not arresting people who say stupid things?

24 March 2016 17:36

After terrorist outrages like the one in Brussels, our leaders always say the same thing: ‘We must defend European values…

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Want to stand up to terrorism? Then keep calm and carry on

24 March 2016 10:50

As I’m sure is the case with many of you, I’ve been giving serious thought to how best to Stand Up To Terrorism,…

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The Spectator Podcast: Brussels, Tory wars and Brexit feminists

24 March 2016 8:17

This podcast is sponsored by Berry Bros, The Spectator’s house red. In this week’s episode of the Spectator Podcast, Isabel…

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Brussels can deploy all the troops it wants. It won’t solve anything

23 March 2016 13:38

Once again, Europe finds itself reacting to another terrorist attack – this time in Brussels where simultaneous suicide bombers, all who appear…

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The West won’t even defend its own values. How can it be expected to defeat Isis?

23 March 2016 13:24

Here’s a sobering fact for you: yesterday in Brussels, Isis sympathisers killed five times as many civilians in one hour as…

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Politicians should slow down their responses to terror attacks

23 March 2016 9:27

David Cameron has been chairing a Cobra meeting this morning to discuss the UK government’s response to yesterday’s terror attacks…

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A terrorist attack has happened in Europe. Let the standard response begin…

22 March 2016 17:52

Well at least we all know the form by now.  This morning Islamist suicide-bombers struck one of the few European…

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If Brussels feared a terrorist attack, why was its airport security so lax?

22 March 2016 14:58

This morning, we woke up to the terrible news that two bombs had exploded in Brussels airport. Having been through…

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Belgium is, again, fighting the enemy within

22 March 2016 10:47

This morning, Belgium became the latest European country to have suffered a major terrorist attack. The scenes in Brussels serve…

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Watch: Labour MEP stuck in lift in European parliament

4 March 2016 9:44

Brexit campaigners make the argument that the European Union just isn’t working when it comes to Britain’s interests. While some are yet to…

Are there any useful parallels between the EU referendum and religious history?

25 February 2016 13:35

Niall Ferguson got me thinking about this in his Sunday Times piece, in which he rejected the allure of Brexit…

Boris Johnson: Everything about you is phoney

22 February 2016 12:45

Rather rashly, Boris Johnson published The Churchill factor: How one man made history last year. It was without historical merit,…

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Watch: David Cameron hails EU deal as giving ‘special status’ to UK

19 February 2016 22:24

A deal has finally been struck amongst EU leaders in an agreement hailed by David Cameron as giving ‘special status’…

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Will the big political beasts throw their weight behind Cameron?

18 February 2016 14:01

David Cameron heads to Brussels today still not knowing which Tory big beasts he will have supporting him in the…

It’s here: David Cameron’s long-awaited EU deal D-day arrives

18 February 2016 9:26

David Cameron – and the travelling circus of officials and journalists around him – is in Brussels today for that…

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Has Nigel Farage got David Cameron running scared?

15 February 2016 14:16

With Parliament in recess, David Cameron is able to use this week to focus on the upcoming EU referendum. To…

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A warning flag on David Cameron’s Brussels negotiations

1 February 2016 17:47

In the past week, David Cameron has held a number of last-minute talks with EU counterparts in the hope of agreeing…

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Europe podcast special: what would Brexit mean for British business?

10 November 2015 10:55

This podcast was sponsored by King & Wood Mallesons. Would a vote to leave the EU help or hinder British businesses?…