European Union

Coffee House shots: Tory turmoil, Jexit and Boris’ bid for No.10

27 June 2016 12:32

As the spate of resignations from the Labour shadow cabinet continues this morning and the rival candidates in the race…

Bank Of England Governor Mark Carney And U.K. Chancellor Of The Exchequer Speak At Annual Mansion House Dinner

George Osborne ditches ‘Project Fear’ as he breaks his Brexit silence

27 June 2016 7:55

George Osborne has turned his back on ‘Project Fear’ after finally breaking his Brexit silence. The aim of his speech…

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Set out your Brexit model, Foreign Secretary tells Tory leadership contenders

26 June 2016 11:22

This morning, Philip Hammond has insisted that those running for the Tory leadership explicitly set out how they intend to…

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Jonathan Hill’s resignation is an act of gross irresponsibility

25 June 2016 16:04

The UK’s EU Commissioner, Jonathan Hill, has resigned today saying that he couldn’t carry on as ‘though nothing had happened.’ This strikes me…

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Will Boris, Gove and the Brexit band of brothers run for No 10 together?

25 June 2016 11:27

Westminster is still digesting what happened on Thursday night. But before Britain can turn itself to the big question of…

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What are the European – and world – papers saying about Brexit?

25 June 2016 11:00

Brexit is, unsurprisingly, continuing to dominate the front pages of the newspapers overseas for a second day in a row.…

Why Brexit is worse for Europe’s economy than it is for ours

24 June 2016 14:14

Share prices in freefall. Pension funds obliterated. A sea of red ink across trading screens. Billions wiped off the value…

Coffee House Shots: The final countdown

22 June 2016 17:28

There are now only hours until the polls open in the EU referendum. But the campaigning has continued today right…

The Spectator’s Guide to EU Referendum day (and night)

22 June 2016 12:24

Britain goes to the polls tomorrow for the most important vote in a generation, as the country decides whether it…

The PM boils his entire referendum campaign into a single word. But will it convince voters?

22 June 2016 8:53

David Cameron has boiled down his entire EU referendum campaign into a single word: together. The Prime Minister made one…

Would a narrow win for ‘Leave’ be useful in getting a better post-Brexit deal?

22 June 2016 8:02

In less than 24 hours, the polling booths will finally open. We’ve seen today the now familiar raft of letters…

Victoria Beckham: ‘The Euro-bureaucrats are destroying every bit of national identity’

21 June 2016 14:25

Victoria Beckham has said today she wants Britain to remain a member of the European Union. But ‘Posh Spice’ hasn’t…

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David Beckham backs ‘Remain’. But his reasons why don’t make any sense

21 June 2016 12:30

To be fair to David Beckham, he is at least slightly higher profile than some of the other ‘stars’ from…

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Steve Hilton claims PM was told net migration target is ‘impossible’ whilst we’re in the EU

21 June 2016 7:49

So long as the economy was at the top of the agenda, ‘Remain’ will have felt safe in the knowledge…

Baroness Warsi defects to ‘Remain’: ‘Leave aren’t the kind of people I’d get on a night bus with’

20 June 2016 7:42

Baroness Warsi hasn’t always been one to help out the Prime Minister when he’s in a spot of bother. But…

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Corbyn’s immigration honesty creates a problem for Remain

19 June 2016 11:08

Jeremy Corbyn went on The Marr Show this morning to talk about Jo Cox’s tragic death and the EU referendum.…

David Cameron and Boris Johnson visit to Newark

Boris makes it clear he isn’t interested in a coup against David Cameron

18 June 2016 10:31

The murder of Jo Cox was a moment that leaves you numb; an MP paying the ultimate price for the…

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The Spectator podcast: The Spectator backs Brexit

18 June 2016 9:00

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

Mark Carney uses interest rate decision to put the boot in over Brexit again

16 June 2016 12:36

The Bank of England’s decision to keep interest rates pegged at 0.5 per cent won’t surprise anyone. What is more…

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Don’t panic! Turkey won’t be joining the EU anytime soon

16 June 2016 12:19

The Leave campaign sees the EU-Turkey accession talks as a reason to drum up fears about migration. In fact, it…

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Leave six points ahead in latest phone poll

16 June 2016 9:36

Fraser Nelson and Nick Cohen discuss The Spectator’s decision to back Brexit: The Ipsos MORI phone poll released this morning…

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Bank of England Brexit bust-up shows the referendum campaign is getting nastier

16 June 2016 9:21

With a week to go until the referendum, nerves are running high in both the ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ campaigns. This…

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The Spectator podcast: The Spectator backs Brexit

16 June 2016 7:44

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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Gove wouldn’t support Osborne’s ‘punishment Budget’

15 June 2016 20:27

One consequence of David Cameron’s refusal to take part in any ‘Blue on Blue’ debates is that he and Michael…

Coffee House shots: Osborne’s Brexit budget

15 June 2016 16:47

George Osborne has angered Tory MPs today by suggesting a vote to leave the European Union could trigger a series…