Who will be out for Out?

6 February 2016 10:30

The Leave campaigns continue to bicker with each other in increasingly absurd fashion, but it would be wrong to think…

Today in audio: Julian Assange vs Philip Hammond

5 February 2016 16:32

Haven’t had a chance to follow the day’s political events and interviews? Then don’t worry: here, The Spectator, brings you…

Spectator most-read: Trump’s defeat, life in the Royal Navy and ‘racist’ Oxford

5 February 2016 15:54

The Spectator’s fifth most-read article of the week was Nigel Farndale on what life was like on board a warship…

Voila! Cameron's deal, depicted by Morten Morland in the cover of this week's Spectator

Why Cameron needn’t worry about Leave’s nine-point lead – yet

5 February 2016 8:51

Funnily enough, David Cameron’s EU deal hasn’t gone down all that well with voters. The Times this morning gives the…


Draft EU deal waters down Cameron’s migrant plan

2 February 2016 12:00

Donald Tusk’s draft proposals for Britain’s EU renegotiation are out – and the focus is on whether David Cameron has…

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Who will join Mark Pritchard in the reluctant Inners club?

1 February 2016 16:43

Tory MPs have been buzzing today about Mark Pritchard’s announcement that he would be supporting the campaign for Britain to…


Emergency brake breakthrough, claims Downing Street

31 January 2016 22:34

Donald Tusk will not circulate the proposed draft UK/EU deal tomorrow. It had been thought that Tusk would put out…

EU officials find that most of the ‘refugees’ are not refugees. What a mess

30 January 2016 12:03

Even EU officials are now finally admitting that a lot – or, rather, most – of the people we have…


Downing Street expects draft EU deal to disappoint

30 January 2016 10:30

We are only days away from seeing Donald Tusk’s proposed text for the UK/EU deal. The President of the European…

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Three reasons why this Eurosceptic infighting is such a gift to David Cameron

28 January 2016 10:10

There will have been gales of laughter in Downing Street and the In campaign this morning as they read Sam…

Why does EU ‘in’ campaign insist on insulting voters’ intelligence?

28 January 2016 8:17

David Cameron wants to get the European Union referendum over with quickly — and understandably so. Things are still going…

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How many Tory MPs will back staying in the EU?

23 January 2016 10:30

With the government still convinced that there’s a better than 50:50 chance of a deal at the February EU Council…


Is Cameron really happy to let his EU renegotiation timetable slip?

21 January 2016 17:26

What does David Cameron mean when he says, as he did today, that he’s happy to wait a bit longer…

George Weidenfeld with one of the authors he published, Anne Sebba (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty)

George Weidenfeld was one of the great advocates for high European culture

20 January 2016 18:23

I am far abroad at the moment but have just learnt the sad news from home of the death of…

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What’s the hold up with the British Bill of Rights?

16 January 2016 10:27

Before the election, the Tories talked about introducing a British Bill of Rights in their first 100 days in office.…

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How many EU referendums we will end up having?

14 January 2016 18:33

The pre EU referendum skirmishing stepped up a notch today. Chris Grayling became the first member of the Cabinet to…

Conservatives Campaign In The Fourth Week Of The General Election

Which way will Boris and Gove go on Europe?

9 January 2016 10:30

David Cameron might have announced this week that Cabinet Ministers will be allowed to campaign for Out come the EU…

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Cameron: EU referendum campaign needs to be longer than three months

5 January 2016 18:00

In his statement to the Commons this afternoon, David Cameron confirmed that ministers will be free to campaign for Britain…

Prime Minister David Cameron Makes Speech On The UK's Position In Europe

David Cameron will give ministers a free vote on EU referendum

5 January 2016 10:21

As expected, David Cameron is to suspend collective responsibility for ministers who wish to campaign for Britain to leave the…

Conservatives Campaign In The Fourth Week Of The General Election

Boris for Foreign Secretary?

19 December 2015 8:43

David Cameron is warming to the idea of making Boris Johnson Foreign Secretary. As I write in The Sun this…


‘Voters think: Oh Christ, push Europe away from me!’ – David Cameron interview

10 December 2015 6:01

This is an extended version of an interview with the Prime Minister from the Christmas special issue of The Spectator. The last…

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European countries are now united by the war against Isis

4 December 2015 17:22

If anything positive comes out of the Syrian crisis, and I appreciate it’s like looking for silver linings in the Great…


Number 10 admits defeat on EU renegotiation timetable

3 December 2015 15:27

David Cameron has dropped his plans to sign off his renegotiation of Britain’s relationship with Europe at the December European…

U.K. Chancellor Of The Exchequer George Osborne Presents The Autumn Statement

The EU renegotiation is now the biggest obstacle to Osborne making it to Number 10

28 November 2015 10:22

At the start of this week, everyone was wondering how George Osborne was going to get out of trouble on…


Boris shows a hint of Euroscepticism — but he still can’t beat Mary Beard

20 November 2015 21:02

Thank God for Mary Beard. Sure, she’s wrong about Jeremy Corbyn. She was wrong about 9/11. She’s wrong about plenty.…