EU referendum

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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…


Why a second EU referendum is already looking likely

19 May 2016 16:41

David Cameron wants a ‘definitive’ victory in this referendum, one that will settle the question of Britain’s EU membership for…

Jacob Rees-Mogg And Nigel Farage Speak Out Against The European Arrest Warrant

Brexit: the-stab-in-the-back myth is coming

17 May 2016 15:50

I don’t know if ‘Leave’ supporters will win. With the young abstaining and the old voting in a low-turnout referendum,…

Today’s inflation figures tell us nothing about Brexit. Why does the Treasury pretend otherwise?

17 May 2016 12:16

We’re now at the stage in the EU referendum debate where every announcement is explained in terms of its relationship…


Let’s stop bringing Hitler into the EU debate

17 May 2016 8:48

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get through just a week of political debate on the EU, or indeed…


Which polls are you going to believe?

16 May 2016 18:55

Today’s ICM phone and online polls are a reminder that the polls aren’t going to offer much certainty about the…


Tory unity after the referendum is looking increasingly difficult

16 May 2016 16:33

One of the big questions about the EU referendum campaign is whether the Tory leadership is running its campaign in…

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EU debate takes ludicrous twist as Ken scolds Boris for Hitler comments

16 May 2016 12:51

You know you’ve not necessarily added a great deal to your argument when Ken Livingstone is telling you off for…

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The Brexiteers have brought romance back into politics

16 May 2016 10:25

I recently got round to reading Francis Fukuyama’s famous book The End of History and the Last Man. As well…

G7 Leaders Meet For Summit At Schloss Elmau

Merkel says Brexit would bring “instability” to Europe. A bit like her migrant crisis

15 May 2016 18:58

Each week before June 23, I would like to nominate a ridiculous comment of the week. With the amount of folk…

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The prospect of Brexit is already damaging growth, but Osborne doesn’t care

15 May 2016 8:30

Has the shadow of Brexit already cost us a slice of GDP — and if so, is it a blip…

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Why the Queen won’t be the centre of political attention next week

14 May 2016 10:31

In normal times, the government clears the decks ahead of the Queen’s Speech. It wants to ensure maximum publicity for…

The Spectator podcast: Boris needs you!

14 May 2016 9:51

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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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Immigration: a (belated) response to Andrew Neather

13 May 2016 13:57

A while ago, I promised to write about my response to allegations by Andrew Neather that the government had covered…

The IMF serves up more Project Fear – and it’s working

13 May 2016 13:18

Another day, another warning about the economic bombshell which would follow Brexit. This time it’s the turn of the IMF.…

Is the Brexit campaign ‘morphing into Ukip’?

13 May 2016 8:25

Is the Brexit campaign ‘morphing into Ukip’? That’s what Sir John Major will say he fears is happening later. In…

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The English right’s Putinesque conspiracy theories

12 May 2016 18:08

The right, as well as the left, is home to the kind of flaming conspiracy nut who, in Bertie Wooster’s…

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EU immigration hasn’t hurt jobs or wages. Here’s why:

12 May 2016 14:14

This morning’s national insurance figures have further stoked the debate about immigration, and the extent to which leaving the EU…

Jeremy Corbyn And Alan Johnson Launch The Labour In Battle Bus

Bus battle! Row brewing over Labour’s ‘corporate’ EU bus

12 May 2016 14:10

Throughout the EU referendum campaign, Labour figures have been somewhat underwhelmed by the efforts of their party leader to fight for…

Mark Carney isn’t butting out of the Brexit debate any time soon

12 May 2016 13:21

The Bank of England isn’t going to butt out of the Brexit debate any time soon it seems. Today’s interest…

Grassroots Out Campaigners Hold London Rally

Vote Leave loses its temper over ITV referendum event

12 May 2016 10:38

If the Leave campaign in the EU referendum was resembling Project Grouch a few weeks ago, today it is rather…

The Spectator podcast: Boris needs you!

12 May 2016 7:53

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Watch: George Osborne grilled about his great deception over Brexit

11 May 2016 18:02

The Chancellor gave evidence to the Treasury select committee today, and he was challenged about The Spectator’s analysis of his systematic…

Polls Have Now Closed And Scotland Awaits The Results Of This Historic Referendum

Tory eurosceptics fear government sneakiness on EU postal votes

11 May 2016 18:01

One of the major features of the EU referendum campaign is the suspicion on the part of Tory eurosceptics that…