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Spectator Debate: Britain’s future lies outside the EU (with audio)

14 March 2013 22:12

It was a clash of the Euro titans at our latest sell-out Spectator debate: “Britain’s future lies outside the EU”. Nigel…

Scotland's position in europe is weaker than the SNP would have you believe

26 February 2013 20:13

Nicola Sturgeon, arguably the SNP’s most effective asset at present, went to Brussels today to deliver a speech about Scotland’s…

What the government must do to prepare for Romanian and Bulgarian migrants

22 February 2013 17:13

Ministers and MPs are nervous about a mass influx of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants putting the benefit system under strain next year.…

The Myth of the Immigrant Benefit-Moocher, Part Two

19 February 2013 13:24

I am afraid, dear reader, that I have misled you. Yesterday’s post on immigrants and benefit-claimants contained an inaccuracy. I…

Will Nick Clegg take advantage of Britain’s growing EU and immigration anxiety?

18 February 2013 12:41

Today’s Financial Times paints a poor picture for pro-Europeans: half of those polled want to leave the EU and just a third…

Are the Tories united on Europe? Pull the other one.

15 February 2013 14:17

Party unity is one of those things you can measure by the frequency with which the idea is mentioned. The…

Europe Minister won’t give renegotiation specifics

27 January 2013 14:26

There’s ‘no secret plot to get Britain out of the EU’ declared David Lidington on the Sunday Politics. In an…

Boris Johnson next to an ice sculpture representing London 2012 in Davos. Picture: Getty

The view from Davos: Boris Johnson’s economic adviser on infrastructure

26 January 2013 17:29

As the speaker for yesterday’s Davos British business leaders’ lunch, Boris Johnson had the audience in his hand in his…

The view from Davos: Cameron’s mad to talk about leaving the EU

25 January 2013 16:02

‘Cameron’s speech on Europe is badly timed; we must stop this endless European bickering when facing such huge worldwide political…

Every tabloid’s worst nightmare

25 January 2013 12:22

What would George Orwell write about today? asked the Guardian. Here’s our nomination: an EU report that recommends giving the…

The View from 22: Get out of jail free and Cameron’s EU speech

24 January 2013 9:14

How broken is the British criminal justice system? In this week’s View from 22 podcast, Fraser Nelson and Rory Geoghegan, research…

Cameron’s EU referendum pledge makes winning the Battle for Britain more difficult

23 January 2013 12:53

At the risk of seeming parochial, I’d suggest that David Cameron’s long-awaited Europe speech and his endorsement of an In…

The View from 22: Obama, the Pacific president

17 January 2013 8:32

On this week’s View from 22 podcast, the Spectator’s assistant editor Freddy Gray discusses his cover feature on Barack Obama,…

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…