EU referendum

Enter Boris Johnson, eyes on the prize

7 May 2016 9:00 am

After an eight-year detour into municipal government, Boris Johnson has now returned to national politics. The former mayor of London…

We didn’t have a real choice in the 1975 referendum. We do now

7 May 2016 9:00 am

The comparison between the referendum questions — that asked in 1975 and the one which we shall be asked on 23…

Let’s vote ‘in’ to renew the EU, says Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

7 May 2016 9:00 am

From the time of the French revolution, the Catholic Church has always encouraged relationships between nations that draw them together…

In fear we trust: how the Tories became addicted to negativity

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Strange as it may seem, there are still people around David Cameron who regard the Scottish referendum campaign as a…

Portrait of the Week: doctors on strike, President Obama’s Brexit threat

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Home Junior doctors went on strike for two days, refusing to provide even emergency treatment. The 96 Liverpool fans who…

Michael Dobbs’s diary: Talking House of Cards with President Xi

30 April 2016 9:00 am

I’m a lucky man. My novel House of Cards transformed my life, yet I wrote it almost by accident nearly…

Britain’s fight with European law goes back 750 years

30 April 2016 9:00 am

It is no surprise that the laws imposed on the UK by a European parliament in Brussels should so infuriate…

De Gaulle knew it: Britain does not belong in the EU

30 April 2016 9:00 am

‘England in effect is insular, she is maritime, she is linked through her interactions, her markets and her supply lines…

It’s not just Donald Trump, the right is tearing itself apart everywhere

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Is Boris Johnson turning into the thinking man’s Donald Trump? Just like the Donald, he’s got funny hair, charisma, and…

Algy Cluff on Margaret Thatcher, Robert Mugabe and Brexit

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Algy Cluff is the longest-serving oilman in the North Sea. He was one of the first to drill for oil…

A puzzle for President Obama: is it really that British to queue?

30 April 2016 9:00 am

The language that President Barack Obama used was evidence of skulduggery, Nigel Farage declared. ‘The UK is gonna be in…

We want an EU referendum, not a scare-story contest

23 April 2016 9:00 am

So far the campaign for the EU referendum has resembled a contest as to which side can spin the most…

Michael Gove and the bogeymen of Europe

23 April 2016 9:00 am

European bogeymen Michael Gove said ‘remain’ campaigners were spreading tales of bogeymen. But what is a bogeyman? Appropriately enough, the…

The Treasury’s prophecies vs the Sibyl

23 April 2016 9:00 am

The Treasury has announced that an EU exit ‘could leave households £4,300 a year worse off’. Since that only ‘could’ be…

David Cameron is heading for a hollow victory in the EU referendum

23 April 2016 9:00 am

‘Nothing except a battle lost can be half as melancholy as a battle won,’ wrote the Duke of Wellington after…

The ‘leave’ campaign is right not to lay out a plan for Britain’s future

23 April 2016 9:00 am

The ‘remain’ campaign is having some success with the line that the ‘leave’ camp cannot say what Britain outside the…

Warning: the FTSE100 isn’t out of the woods just yet

23 April 2016 9:00 am

When the FTSE100 fell close to 5,500 in February, we all said ‘Mr Bear is back’. On Tuesday the index…

Obama’s Brexit overreach is typical of his arrogance

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Nobody could describe Donald Trump as lacking in self-confidence, but the billionaire egomaniac is emotional jelly compared with King Barack.…

I'm no fan of Obama. But on Brexit, he does speak for America

23 April 2016 9:00 am

You don’t like Barack Obama’s foreign policy? Fine, I don’t either. You are impatient to know who the next president…

Iain Duncan Smith on how to save Conservatism

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Iain Duncan Smith may have lost his job, but he has found a new whisky. It’s called Monkey Shoulder, and…

David Cameron’s plan for a graceful exit all hinges on the EU referendum

16 April 2016 9:00 am

The year 2019 seems a long way away. Whether or not David Cameron can stay in office until then is…

This really isn’t how Robert Mugabe would run a referendum

16 April 2016 9:00 am

It is not what Robert Mugabe would do. Calm down. These are ‘spiv Robert Mugabe antics’, said the Tory backbencher…

Let’s leave the EU and join Germany

16 April 2016 9:00 am

An argument you sometimes hear from those sitting on the Brence (the Brexit fence) is that it’s a pity the…

Pack mentality: it’s amazing what people reveal

My day as a radio tarot reader

16 April 2016 9:00 am

It’s 8.57 on a Friday evening and I’m at home, waiting for an obscure American radio talk show to come…

The great and good urging us to vote ‘in’ have been bought off by Brussels

9 April 2016 9:00 am

A letter appeared in the Independent a few weeks ago signed by various environmentalist grandees — heads of green lobby…