EU referendum

Theresa May’s passion isn’t yet matched by her policies

4 October 2016 9:40

Theresa May has done enough, for now, to put Brexit into its box. The Prime Minister hasn’t offered up much,…

Philip Hammond’s Brexit scepticism is alive and well

3 October 2016 9:28

In the run-up to the referendum, Philip Hammond was one of those warning of the dire consequences of a vote…

Coffee House Shots: Theresa May’s big Brexit speech

2 October 2016 18:15

The Conservative party conference has started and Theresa May has kick-started this year’s gathering with her big speech on Brexit.…

Conservative party conference, day one: The Spectator guide

2 October 2016 8:00

The opening day of party conferences can often be a dull affair – not so at the Conservative’s annual gathering…

Conservative Party annual conference 2015

May will have to say more on what Brexit means — and soon

1 October 2016 10:31

Theresa May will receive a rapturous reception from Tory activists tomorrow. She is not just their new leader, but—as I…

Hong Kong offers an exciting vision of a post-Brexit future

24 September 2016 9:00

Since he moved to Hong Kong three years ago, the Rat’s Cantonese has been coming on apace. This has rather…

The V&A’s director is an accidental Bremoaner hero

24 September 2016 8:30

When I read that Martin Roth, the director of the V&A, was resigning from his job because of Brexit, I…


Is Boris worrying that Brexit will never happen?

23 September 2016 10:13

Theresa May has made one thing clear: Brexit mean Brexit. But when will the Prime Minister actually pull the trigger…


The Brexit bounce continues – ten forecasters up their predictions for 2016 growth

21 September 2016 12:49

The Brexit bounce continues. HM Treasury has today released forecasts of the economists it follows, as it does every month.…


Brexit U-turns: who is rowing back on their Project Fear warnings?

21 September 2016 12:35

In the run-up to the referendum, we were warned Brexit would unleash misery. George Osborne suggested a vote for Brexit…


Will Donald Trump have the last laugh?

19 September 2016 15:44

‘I am getting nervous. But it’s not because Trump is good. It’s because people are stupid’. So said the (usually)…

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Mark Carney has a shot at redemption tomorrow. Will he take it?

14 September 2016 11:50

There are not many predictions that are safe to make in the financial markets. M&S’s results will always be disappointing…

Nicola Sturgeon has promised to ‘protect Scotland's place in Europe’. Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Another poll shows that Brexit hasn’t changed Scottish appetite for independence

13 September 2016 12:34

Throughout the EU referendum campaign, we heard that Brexit would not only sink the UK economy but destroy the Union…

The Spectator podcast: The Brexit bounce

10 September 2016 9:56

On the morning of the 24th June, Britain woke to find its stock market shattered and its pound pummelled. It…

Martin Roth, the director of the V&A (Photo: Getty)

Imagine there’s no countries… and therefore no museums

10 September 2016 8:30

I’m not a great optimist about the whole Brexit thing, although my colleagues would mostly disagree. It’s as if we…

The Spectator podcast: The Brexit bounce

8 September 2016 9:43

On the morning of the 24th June, Britain woke to find its stock market shattered and its pound pummelled. It…

Let’s not overhype a free trade deal with Australia

7 September 2016 8:34

The best thing to say about the UK kicking off preliminary trade talks with Australia is that they’re a start. In…

Sturgeon takes another tiny step towards Scottish independence

6 September 2016 16:21

It has become one of those journalistic clichés to talk about ‘firing the starting gun’ in politics. There has been some debate…

Thousands of people take to the streets in a series of 'March for Europe' rallies in protest against the Brexit vote (Photo: Getty)

Democracy is hanging by a thread in this country

6 September 2016 16:06

Democracy is hanging by a thread in this country. At the start of this year, if someone had told you…


Wasn’t the ‘March for Europe’ supposed to be about tolerance?

6 September 2016 10:42

‘Get back to the 1930s, you f***ing fascists’ was one of the more printable insults screamed at the small group…

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Some clues as to what David Davis means by Brexit

5 September 2016 19:12

David Davis has just finished his first statement to the Commons on the process for the UK exiting the European…


Theresa May’s honeymoon period comes to an end

5 September 2016 12:33

The Prime Minister and her colleagues are very slowly starting to reveal what they think they mean when they say…


Is May dropping the ‘Leave’ campaign’s immigration policy?

5 September 2016 7:53

‘Brexit means Brexit’, Theresa May has repeatedly reassured us. But it seems Brexit might not mean an introduction of a…

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May says general election will be in 2020

4 September 2016 8:45

Theresa May is on her way to her first G20 summit. But she has still sat down for the traditional…

The inside story of how the Brexit vote was won

2 September 2016 15:29

In the months before the referendum, the ‘Leave’ campaign’s press operation had been in control of the campaign. But in…