EU referendum


Cameron attempts to buy off Eurosceptics with delayed EU referendum date

16 June 2015 9:17

David Cameron appears to have made two concessions to his Eurosceptic backbenchers over the EU referendum. Firstly, the referendum vote won’t…

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Keeping Britain in the EU will be easier than keeping the Tories united on the issue

15 June 2015 16:12

Privately, senior Tories admit that winning the EU referendum, by which they mean securing a vote to stay in on…

UKIP Hold Their First Conference Since The General Election

It may actually be in Ukip’s interest to lose the EU referendum

12 June 2015 15:35

Will the country be torn apart by the EU referendum? That’s the argument made by Chris Deerin on the capitalist…

David Cameron speaks at a press conference at the end of the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau on June 8, 2015.

Despite winning a majority, Cameron will be remembered for how he handles Europe

11 June 2015 12:36

At 6.30pm on election-day, the Cameron invited their guests out into the garden for a drink. It was a very…

Philip Hammond attends a  joint press conference after a meeting with Polish Foreign Minister in government building in Warsaw, on March 6, 2015.

Civil service neutrality during the EU referendum poses a problem for the Tories

9 June 2015 18:32

The second reading of the EU referendum bill today was dominated by questions about the voting franchise and the neutrality of…

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Boris Johnson: ministers should be allowed to campaign for Brexit

9 June 2015 11:51

Boris Johnson is back to his old tricks, causing headaches for David Cameron. After the Prime Minister’s confused position on whether ministers…


Cameron on Europe: the anatomy of a U-turn

9 June 2015 10:05

How did David Cameron get into such a mess on Europe so quickly? For those whose heads are still spinning…

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‘Careless talk costs lives’: Cameron angers MPs as he insists he was ‘misinterpreted’ on EU vote

8 June 2015 16:23

It’s not clear who David Cameron is trying to annoy more: his party or the press pack following him at…

Ukip leader, Nigel Farage (L), speaks to supporters  as they take part in a lobby against the European Arrest Warrant opposite the House of Commons on November 10, 2014 in London, England.

Will Ukip and Tory campaigners for a Brexit manage to co-exist?

8 June 2015 15:22

Ukip continues to talk up a big role for itself in the Out campaign. As Britain’s most Eurosceptic party, it…

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Labour’s role in the EU referendum campaign dominates party hustings

8 June 2015 15:14

‘There’s a sense that no one is hitting it out of the park right now’, commented one Labour MP after…

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Liam Fox interview: Tories have to get a free vote on the EU ‘in the end’

8 June 2015 14:51

Liam Fox started his political life under a majority Conservative government, and finally he’s back under one. He was elected in…

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Even if he wins his EU referendum campaign, David Cameron will be the loser

8 June 2015 11:41

I suppose David Cameron had little choice but to offer a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union. How…

Prime Minister David Cameron Makes Speech On The UK's Position In Europe

How David Cameron could still avoid a bitter Tory row on Europe without a free vote

8 June 2015 8:07

David Cameron’s indication that his ministers will have to follow the position of the government on the EU referendum or…

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Liz Kendall offers tentative support for cutting benefits for EU migrants

7 June 2015 11:59

Liz Kendall’s turn on the Andrew Marr sofa was slightly shaky and vague on details. She continued on the theme of…

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Out’s Farage dilemma

6 June 2015 11:15

Nigel Farage’s latest intervention—declaring that Ukip is ‘going to take the lead making the case for voting to leave the…

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The Electoral Commission needs reforming. Will anyone dare try?

5 June 2015 12:18

The Electoral Commission (ElCom) is an institution with a lamentable record of failing to fulfil its role as guardian of…

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How to lose an EU referendum

2 June 2015 12:31

Ten years ago France was in meltdown shock as the country that prided itself on being the most European and…


Will Cameron’s renegotiation efforts be boosted by the Out campaign’s troubles?

28 May 2015 15:42

David Cameron is in Holland and France today trying to pave the way for the renegotiation of the terms of…


Podcast: defeating Isis, the Queen’s speech and Cameron’s EU negotiations

28 May 2015 9:03

Defeating Isis is a task that neither America nor Britain are particularly keen to take on. In this week’s View from…

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Michael Gove: Tories will not be forgiven for ‘fudging’ the EU referendum

26 May 2015 16:35

Michael Gove’s gusto has returned after his elevation back to top level of the Cabinet. On Friday evening, the Justice…

Jean Claude Juncker and David Cameron at Chequers. (Image: Getty).

Why David Cameron should take his time with the EU referendum

26 May 2015 13:23

Exhilarating, isn’t it? A referendum on Britain’s continued membership of the European Union is at hand. For the first time…

Prime Minister David Cameron Makes Speech On The UK's Position In Europe

David Cameron is trying to manage the referendum – and his party – properly

25 May 2015 10:29

The government’s announcement that EU migrants will not be able to vote in the EU referendum tells us a number…


Ireland’s gay marriage vote was never an equal contest

24 May 2015 0:20

In more ways than one it’s impossible to be heard above the din right now in the wake of the…


Cameron confident about renegotiation result: but will it please voters?

22 May 2015 18:17

David Cameron was in an extremely confident mood when he addressed the press at the end of today’s EU summit…

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Labour should now define itself as in favour of both a referendum and the EU

20 May 2015 17:54

The three main Labour leadership candidates have now all said that they want a referendum on Britain’s relationship with the…