EU referendum

Brexit won’t mean more expensive flights for Brits. Here’s why.

1 March 2016 9:09

We’ve been warned that Brexit could spell the end of cheap travel. But is it really true that Britain voting…

U.K. Government's Business And Energy Minister Matt Hancock Interview

MPs blast ‘sordid’ document ban for pro-Brexit ministers

29 February 2016 17:52

Even if there has been no mistake at all in the guidance to civil servants about what documents they can…

David Cameron Chairs The Weekly Cabinet Meeting

Iain Duncan Smith: Brexit would be a ‘stride into the light’

28 February 2016 12:36

The papers report today that many Conservatives are furious with the way David Cameron is conducting the referendum campaign. MPs…

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Can Cameron and Boris keep a lid on it?

27 February 2016 10:30

David Cameron’s slap down of Boris Johnson on Monday was one of the most brutal, and personal, that I’ve seen…

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Why will no one in the cabinet admit to being a Europhile?

27 February 2016 8:00

One of the oddest features of the cabinet majority for staying in the EU is that almost no one in…

European Leaders Gather In Brussels For EU Crunch Summit

Cameron dismisses second referendum idea as ‘complete fiction’

26 February 2016 15:19

Has David Cameron settled on a strategy for dealing with his opponents in the EU referendum? The Prime Minister was…

Michael Howard: why it’s time to leave the EU

26 February 2016 8:17

Michael Howard has said he believes Britain should leave the EU. The former Conservative leader said David Cameron’s attempts to…


Who will watch for BBC bias in the EU referendum campaign?

26 February 2016 7:00

It is wearisome work, but I hope the ‘leave’ campaign is carefully monitoring the BBC’s coverage of the referendum. On Monday,…

David Cameron and Martin Schulz (Getty images).

The European Parliament: a sword of Damocles hanging over Cameron

25 February 2016 14:22

David Cameron had a tough time trying to convince his European counterparts at the European Council; but hopefully he will…

Are there any useful parallels between the EU referendum and religious history?

25 February 2016 13:35

Niall Ferguson got me thinking about this in his Sunday Times piece, in which he rejected the allure of Brexit…

Lord Owen: ‘Now is the time to vote to leave the EU’

25 February 2016 9:05

The vision of a European Common Market was a good one when in 1962 membership was first envisaged for the…

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Big business backing the ‘In’ campaign shows us what’s wrong with the EU

24 February 2016 21:25

So, FTSE 100 company bosses have come out in favour of staying in the EU – even if, as Ed…

Jeremy Corbyn Visits The North East

Why Jeremy Corbyn is the ‘out’ campaign’s secret weapon

24 February 2016 14:29

Europe has opened up an unbridgeable chasm in the Conservative party. Labour remains, near as dammit, united. On the EU…

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Michael Gove attacks EU reforms as ‘not legally binding’

24 February 2016 8:45

Michael Gove’s BBC interview, in which he disagrees with his Prime Minister over whether his renegotiation deal is indeed legally…


Undecided Tory MPs feel the pressure over EU referendum

23 February 2016 17:42

The number of Tory MPs who have yet to declare what their stance is in the EU referendum is dwindling.…

The BBC isn’t much help for navigating through the Tory EU wars

23 February 2016 13:46

Trying to navigate your way through the internecine wars in the Conservative Party over the referendum? Please allow the BBC’s…

European Leaders Gather In Brussels For EU Crunch Summit

Tories are approaching the referendum in the wrong way

23 February 2016 8:50

David Cameron’s rather pointed digs at Boris Johnson in the Commons yesterday surprised his own MPs, who had thought that…


Hilary Benn and Alan Johnson cheer up Labour MPs

22 February 2016 20:11

Jeremy Corbyn was still stuck in the Commons chamber when the Labour Party held its weekly meeting this evening. He…

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A selfish politician like Boris is better than one who believes they are guided by destiny

22 February 2016 19:31

Poor Boris. Subjected to both the BBC PM programme’s satire and an evisceration by Nick Cohen right here. I just…


Boris Johnson is a mixture of principle and opportunism, just like every politician

22 February 2016 18:47

Boris Johnson is a slippery fish, but I don’t think Nick Cohen quite captures him in his blog post earlier…

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Cameron fights back: his full statement on the EU deal

22 February 2016 16:50

I have spent the last nine months setting out the four areas where we need reform and meeting with all 27…


Cameron takes aim at Boris in pointed Commons statement

22 February 2016 16:27

The main difference between David Cameron’s statement to MPs on his EU deal and the two statements he has already…

Boris Johnson: Everything about you is phoney

22 February 2016 12:45

Rather rashly, Boris Johnson published The Churchill factor: How one man made history last year. It was without historical merit,…


Has Cameron scored an own goal? EU referendum clashes with ‘Independence Day’

22 February 2016 9:42

David Cameron’s decision to hold the EU referendum on 23 June has already caused upset in some camps. While the…


Cameron faces tricky day in the House of Commons over EU deal

22 February 2016 8:57

David Cameron faces MPs today after returning from Brussels with his European Union reform deal. At 3.30 in the Commons,…