EU referendum

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I know that Margaret Thatcher would have fought for Brexit with all her strength. Here’s why

7 February 2016 14:55

To be quite so desperate, quite so early, in the pre-referendum campaign as the In campaigners must be to wheel…

Margaret Thatcher was advised not to publicly support leaving the EU. Photo: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Charles Moore: Sorry, but Margaret Thatcher would not have voted to stay in the EU

7 February 2016 9:37

Margaret Thatcher would have voted to stay in the European Union, her former foreign policy adviser Lord Powell writes in…


Who will be out for Out?

6 February 2016 10:30

The Leave campaigns continue to bicker with each other in increasingly absurd fashion, but it would be wrong to think…

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Labour Leave to split from Vote Leave

5 February 2016 9:47

Following reports of a furious row between Labour Leave and Vote Leave in the Guardian and the Times, I understand…

EU statement: Eurosceptic Tories strikingly civil to Cameron

3 February 2016 14:54

The great confrontation between David Cameron and Eurosceptic Tory backbenchers did not materialise today. Instead, the tone of the questions…

EU draft deal: How the papers have reacted to David Cameron’s reform package

3 February 2016 7:52

David Cameron has done his best to talk up his draft package of reforms with the EU. He said yesterday:…

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Briefing: What is the EU ‘red card’ and will it make any difference at all?

2 February 2016 18:02

The ‘red card’ on proposed EU legislation has been hailed by David Cameron as a breakthrough; the ‘Stronger In’ campaign…

Today in audio: Tuesday 2nd February

2 February 2016 17:11

Haven’t had a chance to follow the day’s political events and interviews? Then don’t worry: here, The Spectator, brings you…


David Cameron’s draft EU Deal: full text

2 February 2016 11:45

The following document has been released by the European Commission: The Heads of State or Government of the 28 EU Member States…

Eurosceptics get themselves in a tangle over EU red card

2 February 2016 11:06

The Eurosceptic campaign – already divided between two camps – seems to have got itself into another tangle over the…


Britain’s new EU relationship to be revealed: but is it that different?

2 February 2016 8:55

Today at 11am we will find out what Britain’s new relationship with the EU will look like. Downing Street insists…

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Who will join Mark Pritchard in the reluctant Inners club?

1 February 2016 16:43

Tory MPs have been buzzing today about Mark Pritchard’s announcement that he would be supporting the campaign for Britain to…

EU referendum: A third of MPs could still back Brexit

1 February 2016 16:25

How many MPs will come out for Brexit? After hearing endless best guesses, we got rather fed up, and used…


Emergency brake breakthrough, claims Downing Street

31 January 2016 22:34

Donald Tusk will not circulate the proposed draft UK/EU deal tomorrow. It had been thought that Tusk would put out…

David Cameron Meets President of The European Council Donald Tusk

Cameron seeks to beef up ’emergency brake’ as eurosceptics fight each other

31 January 2016 20:31

David Cameron and Donald Tusk have been discussing Britain’s beef with the European Union over a dinner of beef this…


Downing Street expects draft EU deal to disappoint

30 January 2016 10:30

We are only days away from seeing Donald Tusk’s proposed text for the UK/EU deal. The President of the European…

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With an 18-point lead in the latest poll, momentum is with the EU ‘in’ campaign. 

29 January 2016 17:59

Why is David Cameron having such trouble persuading Jean-Claude Juncker to give in to his minimal demands for EU reform?…

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The evidence shows that EU membership boosts our economy

29 January 2016 17:13

The Spectator is the latest publication to wade into the argument about facts in the EU referendum debate. As a…

David Cameron’s EU renegotiation headache as pressure mounts to get a deal

29 January 2016 16:45

David Cameron gave all the appearances of being in a bullish mood as he said negotiations so far over Britain’s…


Merging the various Out campaigns is not the biggest challenge, winning is

29 January 2016 9:43

What could be worse, from a Eurosceptic perspective, than multiple Out campaigns? One Out campaign that can’t win. Those Eurosceptics…

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Three reasons why this Eurosceptic infighting is such a gift to David Cameron

28 January 2016 10:10

There will have been gales of laughter in Downing Street and the In campaign this morning as they read Sam…

Why does EU ‘in’ campaign insist on insulting voters’ intelligence?

28 January 2016 8:17

David Cameron wants to get the European Union referendum over with quickly — and understandably so. Things are still going…

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Eurosceptics to push Cameron on EU renegotiation in Commons debate

27 January 2016 11:43

It’s fair to say that David Cameron’s answer to John Baron at last week’s Prime Minister’s Questions, in which the…

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How many Tory MPs will back staying in the EU?

23 January 2016 10:30

With the government still convinced that there’s a better than 50:50 chance of a deal at the February EU Council…

Is David Cameron feeling the heat over his EU renegotiation?

22 January 2016 17:20

As David Cameron continued his charm offensive in Europe today on a visit to the Czech Republic, are there signs…