EU referendum

France is now the sick man of Europe

4 June 2016 9:00 am

It is a long time since the term ‘sick man of Europe’ could be applied to Britain. France is now…

The EU hasn’t settled the ‘German question’. It’s reopened it

4 June 2016 9:00 am

‘No one can seriously deny that European integration brought an end to Franco-German conflict and has settled the German question…

In this EU referendum, every vote will be a leap in the dark

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Complaining about the EU referendum campaign has become an integral part of the referendum; even Delia Smith has got in…

Voting in? You have the blood of Spanish bulls on your hands

4 June 2016 9:00 am

We British have always had a strange relationship with animals. We spend £5 billion a year on our pets and…

The first real gaffe of the EU referendum? It’s from Charles Moore

4 June 2016 9:00 am

It was a famous American editor and columnist Michael Kinsley who once defined the political ‘gaffe’ as something that occurs…

Portrait of the week

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Home The government published a Treasury analysis warning that an exit from the EU would plunge Britain into a year-long…

The best guide to being an EU politician – from 1,900 years ago

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Boris Johnson argues that the current European Union is yet another failed attempt to replicate the golden age of a…

The EU referendum has shown us the real David Cameron

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Westminster has a tendency to get ahead of itself. MPs want to discuss the aftermath of an event long before…

If we vote Leave, will Juncker have us shot?

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Obviously there is no such thing as ‘Cameronism’, as there is ‘Thatcherism’; but once upon a time, David Cameron did…

How Leave can win (or at least lose with honour)

28 May 2016 9:00 am

It may be too late. But with only about three weeks before our referendum on EU membership I am itching…

The great EU power trap

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Soon after the date for the EU referendum was set, Timothy Garton Ash published a piece in this magazine under…

What the world looked like after my brain haemorrhage

28 May 2016 9:00 am

When your mind suddenly goes wonky, you may be the one person who doesn’t realise that there is something wrong…

My day as the only Eurosceptic at the finishing school for Europe’s elite

28 May 2016 9:00 am

I was in Paris last week to take part in an EU referendum debate at Sciences Po, a French university…

Sorry, Chancellor, but the economic argument for the EU has not been won. Here’s why

21 May 2016 9:00 am

A Ryanair plane in a Stansted hangar was not the best backdrop for George Osborne’s claim that the economic argument…

300 signatures can be wrong. How about 2 million?

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Name check 306 business people signed a letter to the Daily Telegraph saying that Britain would be better off outside…

Don’t rule out Referendum Two: the Tory ‘Leave’ genie’s out of the bottle

21 May 2016 9:00 am

As the Queen read out her government’s agenda on Wednesday morning, David Cameron could have been forgiven for thinking about…

Why do the vicious Remain campaigners value emotion over reason?

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Like a lot of keen games-players I’m a stickler for the rules. This is not because I’m an especially honourable…

How Nairobi gangsters would vote in the EU referendum

21 May 2016 9:00 am

   Nairobi The gangsters hadn’t heard of Brexit. ‘What is this “Breaks it”?’ they asked my friend hours after kidnapping…

Nicholas Soames’s Twitter account is a miracle (and so is his diet)

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Miracles are not ceased. A few years ago, a kindly educational therapist took pity on John Prescott and set out…

Why Nato is more important than the EU for Britain

14 May 2016 9:00 am

The Leave campaign was right to pour scorn on David Cameron’s warning this week that Brexit could threaten Europe’s military…

Portrait of the week

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, made a speech in the British Museum warning of war if Britain left the…

Brexit is already hurting growth – and George Osborne won’t mind a bit

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Has the shadow of Brexit already cost us a slice of GDP — and if so, is it a blip…

Boris Johnson: Yes, I'd debate Cameron. I'd be a wimp if I didn't

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Boris Johnson is nodding along as he reads Karl Marx. To be more precise, he is standing in the Spectator…

Might Eurovision determine the outcome of the EU referendum?

14 May 2016 9:00 am

You might not think that the Eurovision Song Contest (screened live from Stockholm tonight) could have any connection with how…

Voting Remain is an act of heartless snobbery

14 May 2016 9:00 am

One of the interesting features of the Brexit debate is that it has laid bare a schism in British society…