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David Cameron's Europe "Strategy" is Going to Fail - Spectator Blogs

14 January 2013 14:45

This is unfortunate, not least because the Prime Minister is a greater realist than many of his erstwhile supporters. They,…

Pickles refuses to disclose government number of Romanians and Bulgarians set to come to UK

13 January 2013 13:59

The Europe debate is raging in the Sunday papers ahead of Cameron’s speech on the matter. There’s mounting concern among…

Lord Heseltine publishes his growth review for Number 10 today. Picture: Getty

The Britain in Europe crowd were wrong then, so why should they be right now?

12 January 2013 11:40

Ed Miliband’s speech to the Fabians is being rather over-shadowed today by Lord Heseltine’s attack on David Cameron’s EU policy;…

EU Shocker: The United States agrees with the British Government! - Spectator Blogs

10 January 2013 12:51

Good grief. Are we supposed to be surprised that senior officials at the US State Department take the view that…

Tory minister says yes to EU and no to immigration to win at 2015

12 December 2012 8:30

David Cameron’s Conservative modernisation agenda is struggling. Several of today’s front pages highlight how traditional Tory issues — immigration and family values…

Scottish Independence and Europe: Who does this Barroso guy think he is? - Spectator Blogs

11 December 2012 12:10

Today’s Think Scotland column takes a gander at the rumpus over an independent Scotland’s accession to the EU. Until recently…

The View from 22 — Britain vs. Germany, kicking the Lib Dems and the BBC 28

15 November 2012 9:19

Are Britain and Germany heading for an almightily clash over the future of the EU? In this week’s Spectator, Christopher…

Britain, Scotland, Norway and Europe: lands of magical Sovereignty-Unicorns - Spectator Blogs

12 November 2012 12:38

Even the cheapest, Poundland crystal ball will tell even a blind observer that Europe is pretty soon going to be…

Is David Cameron struggling to keep up with public opinion on Europe?

5 November 2012 14:52

Over the past two weeks, the government has been desperately trying to harden its position on the European Union to…

UKIP are being taken more seriously but they have got to cut out the unforced errors

4 November 2012 11:47

With UKIP regularly challenging the Liberal Democrats for third place in the polls, the party is now beginning to be…

David Cameron needs to detail EU referendum plans soon to avoid future rebellions

1 November 2012 13:33

‘I thought it would hurt more than it did’ one loyalist minister remarked after last night’s government defeat on the…

The View from 22 — the fight for press freedom and an EU problem for Cameron

1 November 2012 10:02

What effect would any form of statutory regulation have on the press in this country? In this week’s cover feature, Nick…

Government expects to lose EU budget vote

31 October 2012 16:16

While the rebel whips are still rounding up Tory MPs to vote against the government on the EU budget motion,…

PMQs: David Cameron needs to show he has control of EU vote

31 October 2012 11:34

At PMQs today, David Cameron will need to go some distance to meet his backbenchers and head off a government…

Why David Cameron isn’t proposing a cut in the EU budget

29 October 2012 15:40

Cutting the EU budget is a very good idea. Much of it is spent inefficiently and its priorities are all…

The Conservative renegotiation strategy

27 October 2012 9:00

In The Spectator this week, Charles Moore argued that David Cameron — despite his oft-stated desire to renegotiate the terms…

The View from 22 — BBC in crisis, a Major problem for the Conservatives and Lost in Europe

25 October 2012 9:39

What is going to happen next with the BBC Jimmy Salvile saga? In this week’s magazine cover, Rod Liddle blames…

Labour conference: Blank sheets of paper are all the rage on EU policy

1 October 2012 12:22

It’s no secret that the Conservative party is in a bit of a pickle about Europe at the moment, and…

Barroso’s warning

13 November 2011 10:52

José Manuel Barroso’s article in The Observer today is a plea for relevance. When you cut through the usual EU…

The Greek Crisis in a Single Chart

19 October 2011 15:36

There are some – especially on the American left – who give the impression of thinking that if only the…

The Polish Invasion Was A Good Thing

28 September 2011 0:09

It seems typical of Labour’s reaction to being removed from office after 13 frustrating years in power that it should…

Hague says he’s been held back on Europe by the Lib Dems

10 September 2011 8:02

William Hague’s comments in an interview with The Times that the Liberal Democrats are restraining the Tories on Europe will…

Irish Austerity Diet Revealed: Cheese

5 November 2010 19:19

Somehow, I don’t think this kind of government assistance is going to be enough to soothe Irish woes: The Government…

The Malignancy of Ed Balls

8 June 2010 15:28

I’ve only just got round to reading Ed Balls’ piece in the Observer in which he argues that Britain should…