European Union

Theresa May faces an impossible test over Scotland and Brexit

15 July 2016 10:42

For some time now, and especially since September 2014, the SNP administration in Edinburgh has been inspired by a single,…

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Makes Her First Statement As The Country's New Leader

Watch: Home Secretary Amber Rudd on Boris – ‘he isn’t the man you want driving you home’

14 July 2016 9:30

Amber Rudd didn’t pull her punches during the referendum campaign when she aimed her fire at Boris Johnson. During a…

David Cameron Holds The First Cabinet Meeting Since The UK Voted To Leave The EU

Theresa May has just shown she really is serious about Brexit

13 July 2016 22:41

‘Brexit means Brexit’ has been Theresa May’s message since she started running for the Tory leadership. But Brexit could mean…

Second EU referendum petition gets debate go-ahead. But what’s the point?

12 July 2016 15:45

Signing a petition calling for a referendum re-run might seem rather futile after the Brexit vote was done and dusted.…

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Mark Carney clashes with Jacob Rees-Mogg over BoE’s Brexit warnings

12 July 2016 13:12

Jacob Rees-Mogg and Mark Carney’s clash at this morning’s Treasury Committee was a masterclass in passive aggressiveness veiled in pleases…

MEPs tell Brits: Auf wiedersehen et bonne chance

11 July 2016 10:31

‘I am deeply concerned. I am usually quite the optimist but this is probably the first time that I have…

The Great British Trade-off: Why the path to Brexit might be painful

4 July 2016 14:51

So when can the UK start negotiating its own trade agreements? Throughout the campaign and thereafter, Brexiters have made passionate…

It’s time for our warring politicians to wake up to what really matters

3 July 2016 18:34

Well I might as well say publicly what I’ve been saying to everyone who will listen privately for the last…

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The Brexit test

3 July 2016 16:50

Stephen Crabb made a passionate plea this morning for Tories to stop thinking in terms of Remain and Leave when…

Forget the fighting. We’re entering a period of unparalleled opportunity for the Tories

1 July 2016 16:25

Auf wiedersehen, Boris. He’ll be back, like a blond, bloated Voldemort inhabiting another life form – Top Gear host? Archbishop…

Keep an eye on BBC journos injecting their political agendas into the Brexit debate

28 June 2016 11:28

A quick update on the BBC TV News. At ten o clock last night the programme ran a report from…

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Cameron indicates that he wants the UK to stay in the single market

27 June 2016 16:34

David Cameron came to the House of Commons this afternoon to update the House on Brexit. Cameron was greeted by…

Brexit lies are opening up a terrifying new opportunity for the far-right in Britain

27 June 2016 14:54

The Tory leaders of Vote Leave, those supposedly civilised and intelligent men, are creating the conditions for a mass far-right…

How can we reassure other countries that Brexit isn’t a victory for ‘Little Britain’? Howard Drake has the answer

27 June 2016 14:25

Reassuring other countries that Brexit doesn’t mean Britain is hauling up the drawbridge is vital for ensuring the UK continues…

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…

Conservative Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 1

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…