European Union

The Cincinnati zoo backlash shows how democracy is just a step away from mob rule

2 June 2016 20:48

Here’s a really heart warming story, about a young criminal and all-round bad guy who became a dad and turned…

Boris Johnson Delivers Stump Speech For The Vote Leave Referendum Campaign

Why the opinion polls still matter

1 June 2016 18:03

This EU referendum is a particularly difficult contest to poll and after the general election we all should be wary…

Every pro-EU argument boils down to not being able to trust the ‘plebs’

1 June 2016 12:07

We all know that the Remain camp has peddled the politics of fear. But what is the object of their…

Boris ignores some basic points when he argues Brexit would cut fuel prices

31 May 2016 8:43

Would Brexit mean cheaper fuel bills for Brits? That’s the claim made by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove today, who…

Post-Brexit Britain could cut net migration by 100,000 a year. Here’s how

30 May 2016 13:41

The absence of an outline of a post-exit immigration regime is a serious gap in the Referendum debate. That need…

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How Vote Leave plan to persuade the electorate that there are real risks to staying in the EU

28 May 2016 10:31

The IN campaign’s plan for victory in this EU referendum is relatively simple.  ‘Do you want the status quo or…

The Spectator podcast: Brexit, and the return of political lying

28 May 2016 9:29

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

The Spectator poll: Are You In or Out? Bob Geldof, Tim Rice & Joey Essex have their say

27 May 2016 15:30

The Spectator’s EU Poll asked a fairly random group of well-known people how they’d vote in the EU referendum, and…

Money

Vote Leave’s £50 million question

27 May 2016 10:01

If you ask most people if they wanted to win £50 million, the answer would be: where do I sign…

Purdah could give the Brexit campaign the boost it so badly needs

27 May 2016 8:15

If you’ve become fed-up with half-baked Treasury statistics, the start of the purdah period is welcome news. The ban on…

Alex Salmond Of The SNP Casts His Vote As The UK Goes To The Polls

Immigration dominates first BBC EU debate

26 May 2016 21:51

The Lincoln-Douglas debate it was not, but we have just had the first prime time TV debate of this EU…

The Spectator podcast: Brexit, and the return of political lying

26 May 2016 8:00

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

Hilton: Brexit would be the crowning achievement of Tory modernisation

25 May 2016 0:01

In a speech to Policy Exchange today, Steve Hilton—David Cameron’s former senior adviser—will make the case that ‘any intellectual rigorous…

Today in audio: Fallon says Putin would ‘Vote leave’

24 May 2016 17:34

Vladimir Putin’s name has popped up again in the Brexit debate. This time, however, it wasn’t the Prime Minister suggesting…

Smith

Catholic bishops split over Brexit as Archbishop accuses Osborne of ‘ludicrous’ scaremongering

23 May 2016 17:57

Archbishop Peter Smith, the Catholic Archbishop of Southwark – whose diocese covers all of London south of the Thames – has…

Boris hits back in Brussels banana row. But has he got his facts right this time?

23 May 2016 14:03

Boris has hit back in the row over whether Brussels tells Brits what types of bananas we can eat. Last…

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…

Brexit

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…

teh queen

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.…