EU referendum

Boris Johnson test drives the Mitsubishi Motors hybrid vehicle (Photo: Getty)

Exclusive: Boris declares that Japan is relaxed about Britain leaving the EU

21 October 2015 13:43

Boris Johnson has recently returned from a tour of Japan. His diary of the trip appears in this week’s issue…


Cameron tells Cabinet renegotiation will quicken soon

20 October 2015 13:10

The Cabinet met this morning, but it didn’t manage to discuss two of the biggest political problems for the Tories…

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The first big EU referendum battle: funding from Brussels

20 October 2015 11:38

The Vote Leave campaign have found their first issue to fight the Stronger In campaign with: funding from Brussels. Brexit campaigners argue those…

Angela Merkel, David Cameron and Francois Hollande meet during a European Union (EU) summit dominated by the migration crisis at the European Council in Brussels, on October 15, 2015.

David Cameron’s EU renegotiations appear to be underwhelming his own MPs

19 October 2015 16:31

David Cameron has just delivered a statement to the House of Commons on last week’s European Council meeting. Cameron stressed…

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David Cameron expected to give eurosceptics their free EU vote – after letting them put up a fight

19 October 2015 14:11

Will David Cameron allow senior ministers to take whatever side they wish in the EU referendum? There are reportedly six…

Dominic Cummings and Will Straw, the campaigners behind 'Vote Leave' and 'Stronger In'.

The first big EU referendum battle: Will Straw vs. Dominic Cummings

15 October 2015 17:47

The two major EU referendum campaigns have gone public over the last week: ‘Vote Leave, Take Control’ and ‘Britain Stronger In Europe’. Both camps have…

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When will the EU referendum be?

15 October 2015 13:07

David Cameron is in Brussels today with the European Commission not hiding its irritation at the slow pace of the…

Nicola Sturgeon meets members of the public during campaigning on, May 3, 2015 in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.

Podcast: the disaster of the SNP’s illiberal, one-party state

15 October 2015 9:31

The SNP’s eight years in government have been devoid of much scrutiny but in many areas, it has been a disaster.…

Stuart Rose, campaign chairman, reads notes, with TV presenter June Sarpong, right, ahead of the launch of the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign. Picture: PA

No, our campaign to stay in Europe will not be ‘Project Fear’

13 October 2015 18:20

Britain Stronger in Europe launched yesterday at a packed event in East London introducing a range of our Board members…

Former M&S boss Stuart Rose at the launch of the 'Britain Stronger in Europe' campaign. Image: Getty

The SNP bow out of the shambolic EU ‘in’ campaign

13 October 2015 9:05

After the chaotic launch of the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign (didn’t they work out that having the acronym BSE…

Nigel Farage drinks a beer as he attends the Autumn Racing & CAMRA Beer Festival meet at Ascot Racecourse on October 2, 2015 in Ascot, England.

Revealed: why Nigel Farage is distancing himself from Arron Banks

12 October 2015 17:51

Nigel Farage appears to have u-turned about backing one Brexit campaign. At the party’s recent conference in Doncaster, the Ukip…

Former Marks and Spencer's boss and the current chairman of the 'Britain Stronger in Europe' campaign Lord Stuart Rose leaves the stage after speaking at a press conference at The Truman Brewery on October 12, 2015 in London, England.

Chaos at the ‘Stronger in Europe’ launch as Stuart Rose drops ‘quitters’ jibe

12 October 2015 14:04

The launch of the Britain Stronger In Europe (BSE) campaign this morning was embarrassing and shambolic. Comments briefed out by…

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‘Britain Stronger in Europe’ launches with celebrities and a dose of patriotism

12 October 2015 8:49

The campaign for Britain to remain in the EU, now titled ‘Britain Stronger in Europe’, is launching today with a…

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What the Vote Leave campaign needs to do next

9 October 2015 13:01

The cross-party ‘Vote Leave’ campaign launches today, with an impressive list of backers from politics and business. It is run…

Philip Hammond, Gaby Hinsliff from the Guardian and Peter Lilley at a Demos fringe event.

Philip Hammond: ending freedom of movement would be ‘political suicide’ for Eastern European countries

6 October 2015 20:47

Philip Hammond this evening hinted he doesn’t think Britain is going to get any fundamental reforms on freedom of movement.…

Philip Hammond speaks during day one of the Conservative Party Conference on October 4, 2015 in Manchester, England.

Philip Hammond says Britain will get a deal with the EU. But what sort of deal?

4 October 2015 15:20

There were no announcements in Philip Hammond’s speech to the Tory party conference. He used a chunk of it to…

David Cameron and Boris Johnson leave St Paul's Cathedral in central London on July 7, 2015.

Two issues will dominate Tory conference: who’ll succeed David Cameron and the EU referendum

2 October 2015 16:35

As the Tory tribe prepares to gather in Manchester, the chatter is about two things: who will succeed David Cameron…

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson arrives at television studios in Westminster.

What Nigel Lawson’s new role at Conservatives for Britain means for Eurosceptics

1 October 2015 13:16

Eurosceptic Tories have a new voice to herald their cause: Nigel Lawson. The former Chancellor and Spectator editor announced in an op-ed he is…

Leader of Ukip Nigel Farage (R) holds a press conference with the party's new donor Arron Banks on October 1, 2014 in Bristol, England.

Revealed: Arron Banks told campaigners ‘I have Nigel by the short and curlies financially’

26 September 2015 14:57

Nigel Farage claimed at Ukip’s conference yesterday that all Eurosceptic groups were being brought together under the Leave.EU umbrella organisation,…

Nigel Farage speaks to party members and supporters during the UK Independence Party annual conference at Doncaster Racecourse on September 25, 2015 in Doncaster, England

Nigel Farage attempts to make himself the leader of the Leave campaign

25 September 2015 14:59

Nigel Farage’s keynote speech to the Ukip conference was duly lapped up the 1,500 attendees in Doncaster. The Ukip leader…

Nigel Farage speaks to supporters at The Winter Gardens on  September 7, 2015 in Margate, England.

Which party is now more irrelevant, Ukip or the Lib Dems?

25 September 2015 8:30

Ukip is gathering for its autumn conference in Doncaster, with Nigel Farage delivering the keynote speech later today. Unlike last…

Former leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg speaks on the third day of the Liberal Democrats annual conference on September 20, 2015 in Bournemouth, England.

Labour should learn from Nick Clegg on how to deal with its history

21 September 2015 18:50

Nick Clegg has stepped back into the limelight today and he’s been pretty chirpy about his party’s time in government…

David Cameron and CCHQ staffers watch the results of the 2010 general election come in. Picture: Getty.

CCHQ will remain neutral during EU referendum campaign

21 September 2015 16:48

The Conservative Party board has agreed that CCHQ will remain strictly neutral throughout the EU referendum campaign, Coffee House understands.…

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David Cameron backs calls to keep Tory party neutral during EU referendum

21 September 2015 9:43

David Cameron will today support calls from his MPs to keep the Conservative party neutral during the EU referendum campaign,…


Jeremy Corbyn’s first week as Labour leader: a series of gaffes, u-turns and general chaos

18 September 2015 18:04

Harold Wilson’s remark that ‘a week is a long time in politics’ has never been more apt than at the beginning…