EU referendum

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Do our spies really depend on the EU?

8 May 2016 14:49

Sir John Sawers, an ex-MI6 chief, insisted to Andrew Marr earlier that No10 did not put him up writing today’s…

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We didn’t have a real choice in the 1975 referendum. We do now

8 May 2016 8:00

The comparison between the referendum questions — that asked in 1975 and the one which we shall be asked on 23…

Donald Trump backs Brexit

6 May 2016 0:00

Donald Trump has waded into the EU referendum debate tonight, saying he thinks that Britain is better off walking away…

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Charles de Gaulle knew it: Britain does not belong in the EU

1 May 2016 7:19

‘England in effect is insular, she is maritime, she is linked through her interactions, her markets and her supply lines…


The FT has become the Daily Mail of the Europhile elite

27 April 2016 21:52

An enjoyable aspect of the EU referendum campaign is the nervous condition of the Financial Times. Unable to maintain its…

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OECD says Brexit would cut immigration by 84,000 a year

27 April 2016 17:04

We should assume that today’s OECD report on Brexit was intended to frighten Britain into voting to remain in the EU.…

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Obama warns of countries who ‘use trade as a weapon’. Like USA over Brexit?

25 April 2016 18:25

President Obama has taken his European tour to Germany, where he touted the ‘indisputable’ benefits of an EU-US free-trade pact. Speaking…

EU Referendum - Signage And Symbols

Is it possible to be both pro-EU and patriotic?

25 April 2016 15:21

It’s safe to say that last week was a good one for the Remain camp, thanks in large part to the endorsement from…

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Theresa May has revealed she is a reluctant member of the In campaign

25 April 2016 13:52

One of the worst kept secrets at Westminster is that Theresa May has a distinctly low opinion of Boris Johnson.…

Boris Johnson Leads 48Hour Brexit Blitz Of Campaigning

Is the Leave campaign turning into Project Grouch?

25 April 2016 13:48

Monday mornings are miserable enough as it is, but this morning the Leave campaign decided to treat us to the…

President Obama Meets With David Cameron At Downing Street

Brexiters shouldn’t knock Obama too hard. Most Brits still like him

24 April 2016 8:30

I suppose it’s inevitable that Brexiters will angrily reject Obama’s intervention, especially his line about Britain being left ‘at the…

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Number 10 might be more confident than ever of EU referendum victory, but they’re still trying to load the debate dice

23 April 2016 10:00

Downing Street is more confident than it has ever been that the EU referendum will be won. It is not…

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Will Dutch politicians choose to serve Brussels or their citizens?

23 April 2016 9:03

The Netherlands was one of the six original founders of the European Union. We, the Dutch, have always been internationally…

The Spectator podcast: Obama’s Brexit overreach

23 April 2016 8:30

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or click here for our RSS feed.…

President Obama Meets With David Cameron At Downing Street

Obama’s threat: vote for Brexit and the USA will put you at the ‘back of the queue’

22 April 2016 17:53

David Cameron and Barack Obama arrived at the Foreign Office for their press conference today with two clear aims. The…

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There’s nothing ‘racist’ about Boris Johnson’s Obama comments

22 April 2016 17:39

Nick Cohen is predictably over-the-top in his response to Boris Johnson’s piece about President Obama’s intervention in the Brexit debate…

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Boris Johnson’s attack on Barack Obama belongs in the gutter

22 April 2016 14:58

Boris Johnson is a former editor of this newspaper, and as such has the right to be treated with a…

Recording Results

The Government is running an unfair referendum – and I’ve seen it all before

22 April 2016 14:52

The Government spent over £9m on a pro-EU leaflet to be distributed to every household before the official campaign began, backed…

Coffee House Podcast: Barack Obama’s Brexit intervention

22 April 2016 12:33

Barack Obama has waded into the Brexit debate but should he be lecturing us about the EU referendum? On this…


Who is Barack Obama to lecture anyone on foreign policy?

22 April 2016 8:49

Nobody could describe Donald Trump as lacking in self-confidence, but the billionaire egomaniac is emotional jelly compared with King Barack.…

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Yes, Obama may be deeply annoying. But on Europe, he's right

22 April 2016 8:16

You don’t like Barack Obama’s foreign policy? Fine, I don’t either. You are impatient to know who the next president…

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Swedes tell Britain: if you leave the EU, we’ll follow

21 April 2016 10:44

If Britain were to leave the European Union, would it survive? Britain is one of the least enthusiastic members of the EU,…

The Spectator podcast: Obama’s Brexit overreach

21 April 2016 7:54

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or click here for our RSS feed.…

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Brexit forecasting is futile – and both sides should just admit it

20 April 2016 14:16

The most striking thing about the Treasury’s forecast of the impact of Brexit is the relative modesty of its claim…

President Obama And Prime Minister Cameron Meet At The White House

Leave campaigners brace themselves for ‘In’ onslaught

20 April 2016 11:07

If the number of foreign politicians and international organisations that the government is enlisting in the campaign to stay in…