EU referendum

Portrait of the week

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Home The Government decided after all to retain the rules preventing ministers and their departments from publishing campaign material, ‘with…

Ten myths about Brexit

27 June 2015 9:00 am

  1. Leaving the EU would hurt the UK’s ability to trade with it.   The fearmonger’s favourite argument. But…

Portrait of the week

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Home Talha Asmal, aged 17, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, died in a suicide bomb attack on forces near an oil…

Charles Moore’s notes: The anti-EU camp need to be sure what No means

20 June 2015 9:00 am

It is natural to assume that, if a majority votes No in the referendum on Britain’s EU membership, we shall…

Cameron’s EU referendum tactics make Harold Wilson look clever

13 June 2015 9:00 am

David Cameron is now facing the biggest challenge of his leadership: how to renegotiate Britain’s membership of the EU without…

The last Europe vote, 40 years on

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Forty years on The forthcoming EU referendum has rekindled memories of the in-out Common Market referendum of 1975. But it…

Peter Oborne’s diary: My Pakistan cricket tour, and what the ‘no’ campaign needs

6 June 2015 9:00 am

For the first time since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team six years ago, a Test match side…

There’s no date yet for an EU referendum. But the ‘yes’ campaign has started

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Forty years ago this week, Britain voted to remain part of the European Community. That remains the only direct vote…

Portrait of the week

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Home A Bill to enable a referendum on whether voters wanted Britain to ‘remain’ in the European Union figured in…

Cunard – a triumph of steam-age privatisation

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Steam privatisation Cunard celebrated its 175th birthday by sailing three liners down the Mersey. The formation of the Cunard Line…

Like every referendum ever, this EU vote will solve nothing

30 May 2015 9:00 am

I suppose, if you could look deep into the mind of somebody who was passionately keen that Britain should leave…

Why Viktor Orban could be David Cameron’s new best friend

30 May 2015 9:00 am

The Spanish, in their local elections, just elected a bunch of radicals who oppose the austerity needed to keep Spain…

Nigel Farage cannot lead the Out campaign

23 May 2015 9:00 am

When I was asked to write this article I intended to start by saying that Nigel Farage had to choose…

Cameron is the only leader who can deliver an EU referendum. Why is he ashamed to say so?

25 April 2015 9:00 am

The election campaign is becoming increasingly dominated by a small party whose raison d’être is to preach independence from membership…

Zac Goldsmith: How my dad saved Britain

28 February 2015 9:00 am

In recent weeks Ed Balls has been offering a new reason to vote Labour: it was his party, he says,…

Europe’s crisis is Cameron’s opportunity

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Napoleon notoriously preferred his generals to be lucky — and on that score at least, he would have approved of…

Why no one will win on 7 May 2015

10 January 2015 9:00 am

On 19 June 1815, after the battle of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington declared that ‘nothing except a battle lost…

How Cameron could make the EU a winning issue (and why he won’t)

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Imagine if David Cameron actually meant it. Imagine if he really did follow through with his implied threat to campaign…

Is David Cameron trying to imitate the Delphic Oracle?

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Nigel Farage rather missed a trick in his debate over the EU with Nick Clegg. The Prime Minister has promised…

The coalition is now an open marriage

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Without any fanfare or formal announcement, the government has moved into a new phase. ‘We’re not in a coalition now.…