European Union

The Treasury dishes up more Brexit fearmongering. Will it work?

23 May 2016 7:58

It’s now exactly one month until the EU referendum and the Treasury has marked the moment with another economic warning…

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The Boris, Cameron ruck over EU

21 May 2016 10:25

David Cameron and Boris Johnson are the two biggest beasts in the Tory jungle. But they are currently involved in…

The bookmakers are giving up on the chances of Brexit

21 May 2016 8:30

The EU referendum is only weeks away and while the pollsters aren’t offering much certainty about the result, on the betting…

This luvvies’ letter warning against Brexit isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

20 May 2016 8:22

Politicians from across the spectrum have had their say on Brexit. So, too, have various business leaders. Spy chiefs have…

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Which polls are you going to believe?

16 May 2016 18:55

Today’s ICM phone and online polls are a reminder that the polls aren’t going to offer much certainty about the…

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Why the Queen won’t be the centre of political attention next week

14 May 2016 10:31

In normal times, the government clears the decks ahead of the Queen’s Speech. It wants to ensure maximum publicity for…

Is the Brexit campaign ‘morphing into Ukip’?

13 May 2016 8:25

Is the Brexit campaign ‘morphing into Ukip’? That’s what Sir John Major will say he fears is happening later. In…

Mark Carney isn’t butting out of the Brexit debate any time soon

12 May 2016 13:21

The Bank of England isn’t going to butt out of the Brexit debate any time soon it seems. Today’s interest…

In the EU debate about control, today’s NI migrant stats are particularly toxic

12 May 2016 10:42

Statistics revealing the number of foreign workers in the UK are an age-old headache for the Government of the day.…

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Britain is selling less to Europe but the EU is still hugely important

10 May 2016 16:39

Britain’s trade deficit – the gap between what the UK imports and exports – is now at its biggest since…

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IDS’s claim about Germany’s hidden EU renegotiation role is hugely damaging for ‘Remain’

10 May 2016 8:03

Yesterday, David Cameron was all talk of ensuring peace in our time and preventing world war three by staying in…

Today in audio: Boris vs Dave

9 May 2016 16:56

With the May elections over, the EU referendum campaign is now in full swing. David Cameron started the day warning…

The Spectator podcast: Erdogan’s Europe

6 May 2016 16:54

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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Watch: The Spectator’s Brexit debate

28 April 2016 15:54

In the largest event in The Spectator’s 188-year history, 2,200 people packed into the Palladium this week to watch our…

Coffee House shots: What’s next for the Brexit campaign?

25 April 2016 12:33

The EU referendum rumbles ever closer but after a bad week for the leave campaign following Barack Obama’s controversial intervention…

Did Stephen King write the In campaign’s script?

19 April 2016 12:16

One of the most striking things about the debate on Britain’s future relationship with Europe is that the case for…

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The danger of Michael Gove’s vague optimism

19 April 2016 9:23

After yesterday’s furore over Treasury warnings about exactly what Brexit will cost British families, today it’s Michael Gove’s turn to…

Today in audio: Osborne slammed over ‘absurd’ Brexit warning

18 April 2016 17:19

George Osborne’s warning over what Brexit will cost the UK economy has dominated the headlines for much of the day.…

The Coffee House podcast: George Osborne’s Brexit warning

18 April 2016 12:15

George Osborne has warned today that Brexit will cost each household in the UK around £4,500. The Chancellor also said…

G7 Leaders Meet For Summit At Schloss Elmau

Boris v Barack on Brexit

16 April 2016 10:55

The US President flies into town next week to wish the Queen a happy 90th birthday and to encourage Britain…

Why Obama’s Brexit intervention will matter whether we like it or not

15 April 2016 8:42

It now looks likely that Barack Obama’s visit to London next week will see the President calling on Britain to…

David Cameron defends £9m spend on EU leaflets

7 April 2016 13:25

David Cameron has defended the £9m government leaflet promoting the EU as ‘money well spent’ and ‘necessary’, as the Tory…

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

George Osborne should have gone to the Foreign Office after the election

19 March 2016 10:10

Imagine how different politics would be now if George Osborne had moved to the Foreign Office after the election. He…

U.K. Chancellor Of The Exchequer George Osborne Delivers 2015 Spring Budget

Don’t expect Budget fireworks from George Osborne

12 March 2016 10:00

Don’t expect ‘fireworks’ from the Budget one of Osborne’s closest political allies told me this week. Ahead of the Budget…

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Can Boris do as effective a job for Out as Cameron is doing for In?

5 March 2016 10:00

Pro-Brexit Tory Cabinet Minister would, I suspect, not be complaining about the government’s referendum campaign tactics if they didn’t fear…