I’m a Remainer. But if I was working-class in Stoke, I’d be for Leave

2 July 2016 9:00 am

A rational vote Sir: There has been a lot of bile poured out about those who voted Leave by the…

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This EU referendum campaign was much better than the 1975 one

25 June 2016 9:00 am

The campaign this time has been fairer, better-contested and more realistic than in 1975

Anthropomorphism taken too far in Storyville’s ‘Unlocking the Cage’

The nutcase animal-rights lawyer who wants chimps granted the legal status of humans

25 June 2016 9:00 am

He may claim to only want these rights for sentient creatures, but remember how the EU was supposed just to be a trading bloc...

Cicero’s Brexit moment

25 June 2016 8:00 am

If Remain has won, for all the political and financial flurries, it will be business as usual for us plebs.…

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Entrepreneurs have the answer to voter insanity

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Good news: ‘My sources in the Gulf tell me they’re poised with big cash to buy into sterling, UK equities…

Racing Bookie collecting money on bets for horses

The Racing Levy stinks. So why can't we replace it?

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Forced to depart Ascot earlier than usual to fulfil a cruise lecture booking on the fjords, I hadn’t reckoned with…


Out – and into the world: why The Spectator is for Leave

18 June 2016 9:00 am

  The Spectator has a long record of being isolated, but right. We supported the north against the slave-owning south…

How Plato predicted the EU referendum campaign

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Our politicians, realising that the referendum campaign will be settled not by themselves under the usual parliamentary constraints but by…

First Day Of The Royal Cornwall Show

The day that Brexit camped in my kitchen

18 June 2016 9:00 am

On Thursday last week, as the baby and I were moving in our usual slow circles around the house, from…

Swiss flag over Alpes

I’ve seen Britain’s post-Brexit future – and it’s beautiful

18 June 2016 9:00 am

 Berne, Switzerland Before we vote Brexit I thought I’d pop over to Switzerland — courtesy of Die Weltwoche, the nearest…


Am I a Remain roundhead, or a Brexit cavalier?

18 June 2016 9:00 am

My pen hovers — but refuses to touch the postal ballot paper. I pour a drink (I won’t say whether…

Vote Leave Campaigners Deliver Speeches On The Risks Of Remain

Why the Leave campaign should pray they don’t win

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Why the leaders of the Leave campaign should pray they don’t win


‘I’d have said let’s not do this’: What Osborne never asked his nudge guru

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Behavioural economics guru Richard Thaler on gas bills, Europe – and the advice the Chancellor never sought

Why the Roman empire worked – and the EU empire doesn’t

11 June 2016 9:00 am

The principle of countries working harmoniously together is wholly admirable. Why, then, has the European Union become such a disaster area?…


Brexit: the first 100 days

11 June 2016 9:00 am

The Spectator Podcast Christopher Meyer, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss the first 100 days of Brexit At 5.15 a.m.…


The voice we all needed to hear in the Brexit debate

11 June 2016 9:00 am

One of the most influential and learned figures in the British European debate is Rodney Leach. In the 1990s, he…

Keep Calm and Vote Remain

Six reasons to keep calm and vote Remain

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Like almost everyone, I’ve piled angrily into this fight. But as the debate nears resolution I feel ashamed of all…


The six best reasons to vote Leave

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Part of a Spectator Brexit debate between Matthew Parris and Daniel Hannan

Bluster and deceit are all that Cameron has left

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Cameron’s bluster Sir: Peter Oborne is surely right that lying and cheating are now commonplace in the heart of government…

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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…

Pet Squirrel

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

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Britain’s animals would be solidly for Leave. Here’s why

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…

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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…


Smokers are paying for your pension

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Axa will no longer invest in the tobacco industry: the French insurance giant will sell €184 million of shares and…

Flags of the United Kingdom and the European Union. UK Flag and EU Flag. British Union Jack flag

The great EU power trap

28 May 2016 9:00 am

What British ‘influence’ and EU ‘power’ really mean