Remain

Are Remainers brighter than Brexiteers?

14 May 2017 8:00

Are Leavers thicker than Remainers? The short answer is: yes. At least, on average. That’s according to a paper analysing…

Could a big Tory victory make a soft Brexit more likely?

18 April 2017 17:27

Whatever happens in the forthcoming general election, no day of social media can ever compete with the dizzying heights of…

Let’s rein in Brexiteer triumphalism before we all go mad

5 April 2017 16:34

According to archaeologists and all the papers last week, the 11th-century villagers of Wharram Percy, North Yorkshire, used to mutilate…

Remainers must learn from the optimism of the Brexiteers

31 March 2017 10:11

In an age when people pride themselves on their cynicism, it’s almost touching to remember that one of the most…

The Spectator Podcast: A new Europe

30 March 2017 11:33

On this week’s bumper episode, we say farewell to the EU, look at the most high-profile mismatch in boxing history,…

Article 50 letter: full text

29 March 2017 13:01

On 23 June last year, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.  As I have…

Rising inflation isn’t anything to panic about

21 March 2017 11:33

Predictably enough it didn’t take long for the rearguard Remain lobby, and other opponents of the government, to jump on…

John Bercow must be saved from the paroxysms of Parliament’s angry men

13 February 2017 19:36

John Bercow is a curious little poppet. He’s come a long way since his spotty days of undergraduate hangem’n’floggery in the…

It’s no surprise that many Brexiteers are feeling anxious

12 February 2017 9:00

Although I started it, I apologise for prolonging an intercolumnar argument. Matthew Parris (4 February) is surely right that many…

A post-Brexit slump? Here’s the good news about Britain’s economy you didn’t hear

4 January 2017 16:05

The rearguard Remain campaign is now living in a parallel universe. In the past 24 hours we have heard endless…

For the first time in my life, I feel ashamed to be British

29 December 2016 12:00

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 3: Matthew Parris’s article from July,…

Out – and into the world: Why The Spectator backed Brexit

26 December 2016 12:00

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 6: Our leader article from June,…

The six reasons why I voted ‘Remain’ in the referendum

25 December 2016 10:45

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 7: Matthew Parris’s article, written two…

Why Leave voters are my heroes of 2016

23 December 2016 13:55

It’s rare that an opinion poll brings a tear to my eye. But this week one did. It was the…

A conversation about Brexit

20 December 2016 9:00

Now that almost six months have passed since the EU referendum, might it be time for old enemies to find…

Daft celebrity mourners have made 2016 the year of the ‘Tearleader’

19 December 2016 15:27

Despite my ‘difficult’ reputation, I am a cheery cove in real life, all the more so as I get older.…

‘Putinites on the web’ are the new ‘Reds under the bed’

15 December 2016 8:30

Wounded Remainers in Britain and the Hillary set in the US love banging on about ‘post-truth politics’. Lies are everywhere,…

Why it’s not true that Brexit is already starting to bite

13 December 2016 12:03

So, the Remoaners have at last got a piece of economic news they can try to crow about – the…

The seven ways ‘Remain’ could have won the EU referendum

13 December 2016 10:00

Trying to write the first draft of history on the EU referendum and the leadership mess that followed had both…

Eddie Izzard’s Remain spending spree

29 November 2016 17:01

Although Eddie Izzard’s kiss of death is famous throughout Westminster, the comedian-turned-campaigner still manages to bag prominent positions in losing…

Brexit-bashers like Blair and Branson are the real enemies of the people

23 November 2016 11:00

Here’s a tip for judges, businessmen, peers, politicians and former PMs who don’t like being called ‘enemies of the people’:…

Why doesn’t the Guardian’s fevered hate crime coverage mention Christian victims?

11 November 2016 9:20

One searches in vain on the Guardian website for the name Nissar Hussain. This is odd because the newspaper seems…

The unhinged backlash to the High Court’s Brexit ruling

4 November 2016 13:50

As a general rule, any day the government loses in court is a good day. So yesterday was an especially…

Imagine there’s no countries… and therefore no museums

10 September 2016 8:30

I’m not a great optimist about the whole Brexit thing, although my colleagues would mostly disagree. It’s as if we…

David Lammy takes centre stage at the debate against democracy

5 September 2016 19:36

In the EU referendum, Brexit triumphed after 17 million people plumped for Leave while 16 million voted for Remain. This act of…