European Union

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…


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…


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…


The Spectator podcast: The Spectator backs Brexit

18 June 2016 9:00

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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…


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…


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…


The Spectator podcast: The Spectator backs Brexit

16 June 2016 7:44

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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…

Scottish Brexit poll shows big drop in support for ‘Remain’

15 June 2016 12:54

‘Remain’ have being having a woeful time in the polls lately, with numerous surveys putting ‘Leave’ ahead. But north of…

Vote Leave’s action plan shows why Brexit wouldn’t be a ‘leap in the dark’

15 June 2016 7:35

What do David Cameron and the likes of Ed Balls and Harriet Harman have in common? The answer: they’ve all…


Coffee House shots: Brexit builds momentum, but can ‘Remain’ fight back?

14 June 2016 17:06

Brexit has continued to build momentum in the EU referendum race with successive polls putting ‘Leave’ ahead. So with nine…

‘Remain’ dodges a hammer blow from the European Court of Justice

14 June 2016 15:31

‘Remain’ might be trailing in the polls, but the campaign can at least be grateful they haven’t been dealt another…


Gordon Brown shows once again he’s learnt nothing from his run-in with Gillian Duffy

13 June 2016 13:50

Gordon Brown’s intervention in the EU referendum debate was meant to be all about putting forward the positive case for…


Can Gordon Brown give the ‘Remain’ camp the boost it so badly needs?

13 June 2016 8:21

As the countdown to the EU referendum debate continues, the momentum appears to have continued to swing towards Brexit: ‘Leave’…

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Going for Boris just makes the Remain side look rattled

11 June 2016 10:35

All sides of the Remain campaign are turning their fire on Boris Johnson at the moment. But these attacks are,…


‘Please don’t go’: Spiegel magazine urges Brits not to leave

10 June 2016 17:48

A week after Angela Merkel intervened in the Brexit debate to say she hopes Britain stays in the EU, Germany’s…