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What didn’t happen in 2011

27 December 2011 15:29

In the run-up to every New Year, newspapers and the blogosphere are full of articles about what happened in the…

Who is the British foreign secretary?

20 December 2011 9:43

Officially, of course, the answer to that question is William Hague – who has put in some decent work since…

The latest act in Europe’s comic opera

19 December 2011 22:25

If it was not all so serious, the efforts to save the single currency would be worthy of a comic…

Rudd’s straw man argument about our EU membership

19 December 2011 15:12

As the isolation hysteria over Cameron’s EU veto starts to fade, attention is now shifting to the more existential question…

26 versus 1 — really?

14 December 2011 7:34

Judging from much of the coverage in UK media, you would be forgiven for thinking that Britain is on the…

The government’s Sarkozy problem (and other euro dilemmas)

11 December 2011 15:43

This week’s European Council meeting has been analysed by diplomats and commentators alike, but a number of issues have not…

Clegg blames the Tory Eurosceptics

11 December 2011 10:30

Nick Clegg has just given a quite astonishing interview to Andrew Marr in which he accused David Cameron of being…

Ten myths about Cameron’s EU veto

10 December 2011 18:55

The EU veto that Cameron pulled in the early hours of Thursday morning has been widely misunderstood on all sides.…

The sort of influence we can live without

10 December 2011 16:02

David Cameron’s decision, in the wee hours of Friday morning, to make clear that he would veto the proposed treaty…

Britain and isolation

10 December 2011 13:03

The word ‘isolation’ is used a lot in today’s newspapers, as if Cameron walking away from the ongoing EU implosion…

What Cameron can do next

10 December 2011 10:31

What now? That’s the question. This morning it looks not like 17 versus 10, but like 1 versus 26, which…

A dozen questions for after the Brussels summit

9 December 2011 18:32

Cameron will be depicted in tomorrow’s press as either a Tory Boudicca or an Essex Bulldog (© Tristram Hunt), depending…

Cameron on top — for now

9 December 2011 16:43

Looking at the British political scene today, David Cameron is in a very strong position. His own party has rarely…

Cameron’s ‘No’ leaves Clegg in a tight spot

9 December 2011 15:18

It’s days like this when we should remember that Britain is,officially, the most eurosceptic nation in the EU. Europe may…

What could Cameron have done differently?

9 December 2011 13:23

It is hard not to see the results of last night’s European meeting as the first step towards a fundamentally…

The Merkozy Plan fails to convince

9 December 2011 12:03

A day or so ago, the markets were rising in anticipation of what might be achieved at this Brussels summit.…

A defining moment

9 December 2011 10:27

David Cameron’s use of the veto in the early hours of this morning changes the British political landscape. The first…

Cameron says ‘No’

9 December 2011 7:43

It looks like Britain could be heading for renegotiation with the EU sooner rather than later. The UK, Hungary, Czechs…

Forget the Brussels Summit — here’s how Cameron could challenge EU power at home

8 December 2011 18:01

Much has already been written this week about the negotiating hand that David Cameron should be playing in Brussels over…

Extended version: Our interview with Owen Paterson

8 December 2011 12:58

As promised by Fraser earlier, here is an extended version of James’s interview with Owen Paterson that we posted yesterday: It is…