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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…

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Briefing: What is the EU ‘red card’ and will it make any difference at all?

2 February 2016 18:02

The ‘red card’ on proposed EU legislation has been hailed by David Cameron as a breakthrough; the ‘Stronger In’ campaign…

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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…

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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…

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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Eurosceptics to push Cameron on EU renegotiation in Commons debate

27 January 2016 11:43

It’s fair to say that David Cameron’s answer to John Baron at last week’s Prime Minister’s Questions, in which the…

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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…

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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…

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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 hints EU renegotiation timetable could slip again if necessary

7 January 2016 18:07

Could David Cameron have to delay his European renegotiation still further? In his press conference today with Hungarian Prime Minister…

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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…

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The EU plan to seize control of national borders

11 December 2015 18:09

When the EU is in crisis, the Commission’s answer is, inevitably, more Europe. So, its response to the migrant crisis…

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OBR suggests Cameron’s benefits row with EU leaders is a bit pointless

8 December 2015 16:47

What if David Cameron does win his fight – staged or otherwise – with European leaders to block benefits for…

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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…

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Lords votes to give 16 and 17 year-olds the vote in the EU referendum

18 November 2015 19:24

The House of Lords has tonight voted to give 16 and 17 year olds the vote in the EU referendum.…

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Cameron rekindles collective responsibility row with EU comments

28 October 2015 17:08

David Cameron’s decision to make it clear that he is definitely not ruling out Brexit by saying that ‘people need…

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How Stella Creasy helped boost Bernard Jenkin’s Eurosceptic cause

26 October 2015 16:25

Although Stella Creasy has proved to be one of the most vocal pro-European politicians, the Labour MP may have unwittingly…

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Jean-Claude Juncker accused of saying that the UK doesn’t need the EU

14 October 2015 16:33

The ‘Out’ campaign in the EU referendum has seized on comments made by Jean-Claude Juncker where he appears to say…

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Cameron’s impossible dilemma

7 September 2015 15:38

If you spot the Prime Minister squirming and wriggling on the Syrian refugee issue, there’s a very simple explanation. The…

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George Osborne: Britain must work with France to build a trade relationship with the EU

29 July 2015 8:41

George Osborne has revealed the aim of Britain’s EU renegotiation: to move our relationship back towards a trading partnership. The…

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Barack offers David some assistance to keep Britain in the EU

24 July 2015 9:02

Barack Obama has given his perennial reminder that Britain should stay in the European Union. In an interview with the BBC,…

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Have the Greeks just blinked?

9 July 2015 23:36

The Syriza-led Greek government has just submitted a new set of proposals to their creditors. It appears to shift Greece…

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Merkel strikes an uncompromising tone as the ECB tightens the squeeze on the Greek banks

6 July 2015 19:15

François Hollande and Angela Merkel have both given brief statements to the media ahead of their dinner this evening. Hollande…

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Greece says No, will Germany now try and kick it out of the Euro?

5 July 2015 23:28

Greece has voted No in the referendum and resoundingly so. With more than 90 percent of the votes counted, No…