EU

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…