EU referendum

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The week in EU deceptions

29 May 2016 14:36

This has been another fine week for EU deceits, lies and misrepresentations. The chutzpah of the week award must go…

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How Vote Leave plan to persuade the electorate that there are real risks to staying in the EU

28 May 2016 10:31

The IN campaign’s plan for victory in this EU referendum is relatively simple.  ‘Do you want the status quo or…


Vote Leave’s £50 million question

27 May 2016 10:01

If you ask most people if they wanted to win £50 million, the answer would be: where do I sign…

Purdah could give the Brexit campaign the boost it so badly needs

27 May 2016 8:15

If you’ve become fed-up with half-baked Treasury statistics, the start of the purdah period is welcome news. The ban on…

Alex Salmond Of The SNP Casts His Vote As The UK Goes To The Polls

Immigration dominates first BBC EU debate

26 May 2016 21:51

The Lincoln-Douglas debate it was not, but we have just had the first prime time TV debate of this EU…


Cameron’s biggest challenge will come after the EU referendum

26 May 2016 13:03

The one thing that can be said with certainty about what will happen at Westminster post-referendum is that David Cameron…


Brexit odds – live updates on percentage chance of UK leaving the EU

26 May 2016 7:56

With opinion polls showing dazzling range – from Leave being 4 points ahead to Remain 13 points ahead – it’s…

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PMQs: After a strong start, Angela Eagle lost her way

25 May 2016 13:09

It was George Osborne v Angela Eagle at PMQs today, with David Cameron at the G7 in Japan. Eagle, who…

Hilton: Brexit would be the crowning achievement of Tory modernisation

25 May 2016 0:01

In a speech to Policy Exchange today, Steve Hilton—David Cameron’s former senior adviser—will make the case that ‘any intellectual rigorous…

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…

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…

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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…

Boris Johnson Delivers Stump Speech For The Vote Leave Referendum Campaign

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…

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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’…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

In places like St Ives – which used to have the largest fishing fleet on the north coast – there are now estimated to be only 30 to 35 fishermen left.

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…

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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 bookmakers are giving up on the chances of Brexit

21 May 2016 8:30

The EU referendum is only weeks away and while the pollsters aren’t offering much certainty about the result, on the betting…

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Government accepts rebel amendment on Queen’s Speech to stave off defeat

19 May 2016 17:39

So Number 10 has yielded and decided to stave off the Queen’s Speech rebellion by accepting the rebel amendment to…