EU referendum


A bitter culture war has begun in Britain

23 June 2016 16:51

I wrote a while back that the UK referendum wouldn’t be at all bitter or divisive, and I think it’s…


Ten handy phrases for bluffing your way through referendum night

23 June 2016 16:47

Alright folks, this is the big one. It’s EU Referendum Night, and bluffers everywhere have been training hard. We’ve all been…


Andrew Cooper bizarrely sets bar for Cameron: win referendum by 10 points

23 June 2016 16:25

In last year’s general election, Andrew Cooper was left red-faced after his firm Populus’s final ‘prediction‘ of a 0.5 per cent chance of…

Political Leaders Vote In The EU Referendum

The EU may well survive today’s vote — but the left won’t

23 June 2016 14:57

If you’ve heard a whirring noise in the background of today’s momentous vote, don’t worry: it’s just Tony Benn turning…

Bookmakers odds: chance of Brexit plunges to all-time low of 15 per cent

23 June 2016 12:03

As Britain goes to the polls to vote on the EU Referendum, the odds on Brexit are plummeting – to…


A Remain vote won’t reform the EU – but a Leave vote might

23 June 2016 10:46

So the great day is here. Those of us who wish to vote ‘Leave’ will be heading to the polls…


Why all the certainty about the referendum result?

22 June 2016 17:54

Right at the start of this campaign, a senior figure at Vote Leave told me that if they were level…

Coffee House Shots: The final countdown

22 June 2016 17:28

There are now only hours until the polls open in the EU referendum. But the campaigning has continued today right…

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Spare a thought for the proud Brits denied tomorrow’s vote

22 June 2016 15:46

I live in Italy at the heart of the European Union and have witnessed first hand how the euro has…

BBC Hosts EU Debate At Wembley Arena

Boris Johnson’s closing speech was the defining moment of the campaign

22 June 2016 14:46

For me, last night provided the defining moment of the campaign. I was in the audience of 6,000 or so…


What next for Ukip after the EU referendum?

22 June 2016 13:41

For someone who has spent his whole life building up to the referendum, Nigel Farage has had a rather patchy…

FTSE Continues To Fall Amid Growing Concerns Over Recession

If Brexit is the result, start buying the market

22 June 2016 12:40

It is four o’clock on Friday morning. The early returns suggest Leave is edging ahead. You’ve just seen a tweet…

The Spectator’s Guide to EU Referendum day (and night)

22 June 2016 12:24

Britain goes to the polls tomorrow for the most important vote in a generation, as the country decides whether it…


Is it a case of Tim-Nice-But-Dim for Remain?

22 June 2016 11:53

Another day, another Brexit poll. This time YouGov claim to have discovered what a name can tell you about someone’s voting tendency. If…

The PM boils his entire referendum campaign into a single word. But will it convince voters?

22 June 2016 8:53

David Cameron has boiled down his entire EU referendum campaign into a single word: together. The Prime Minister made one…

Would a narrow win for ‘Leave’ be useful in getting a better post-Brexit deal?

22 June 2016 8:02

In less than 24 hours, the polling booths will finally open. We’ve seen today the now familiar raft of letters…


Highlights: EU referendum Wembley debate

21 June 2016 18:24

Boris Johnson, for Leave, and his successor as London Mayor Sadiq Khan, for Remain, were among six panellists who took part in…


Coffee House shots: Who will triumph in tonight’s final TV showdown?

21 June 2016 16:57

As many as eight million people are expected to tune into tonight’s BBC Brexit debate, where Boris Johnson, Sadiq Khan…


Take it from a divorcee: Brexit will cost you dear

21 June 2016 14:50

I suppose there are such things as amicable divorces. Mine wasn’t. Like the First World War, it was fought for…

Victoria Beckham: ‘The Euro-bureaucrats are destroying every bit of national identity’

21 June 2016 14:25

Victoria Beckham has said today she wants Britain to remain a member of the European Union. But ‘Posh Spice’ hasn’t…

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David Cameron uses Downing Street to say ‘Brits don’t quit’

21 June 2016 14:22

David Cameron has just given a rather bizarre statement in Downing Street pleading with voters to back Remain on Thursday.…

The Prime Minister And Chancellor Join Forces For The Remain Campaign

What if we vote Remain… then still have a recession?

21 June 2016 10:18

A vote to leave the EU would cause economic Armageddon. We know because David Cameron and George Osborne have told…


Steve Hilton claims PM was told net migration target is ‘impossible’ whilst we’re in the EU

21 June 2016 7:49

So long as the economy was at the top of the agenda, ‘Remain’ will have felt safe in the knowledge…

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Remain have revealed their own hateful prejudices

20 June 2016 18:13

Who is really poisoning public debate? Who is it that has turned what ought to have been a smart and…

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Frexit and Italexit? Support for the EU dwindles in France and Italy

20 June 2016 18:06

Various freak political events—the unexpected Tory election victory, the rise of Ukip—have conspired to allow Britain to hold its referendum…