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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…

Spectator letters: The environmental case for remaining in the EU

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Green reasons to stay in Sir: As Conservatives we are clear that the European Union has been central to improving…

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Leave campaigners aren’t being disrespected. They’re being paranoid

30 April 2016 9:00 am

There are moments when one wonders whether one is seeing and hearing the same things as others. For me such…

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Algy Cluff on Margaret Thatcher, Robert Mugabe and Brexit

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Former Spectator owner Algy Cluff on Margaret Thatcher, Robert Mugabe and Brexit

Spectator letters: The country that didn’t want its treasure back

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Safe keeping? Sir: James Delingpole will be relieved to hear that not everyone follows the fashion for demanding repatriation of…

The finance ministry warn us if Britain leaves the EU its economy could be six percentage points smaller than it would otherwise have been by 2030 (Photo: Getty)

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…

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

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Don’t fool yourself about the anti-Brexit consensus in the US – or the excellent reasons for it

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Let’s leave the EU and join Germany

16 April 2016 9:00 am

It’s the only part of the EU that’s really worth our while

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Whoever invented the referendum deserves a kicking

9 April 2016 9:00 am

My favourite quote of the year so far comes from the author Fay Weldon. ‘If this were an all-woman society,’…

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Why Britain (and Europe) depends on migrants

26 March 2016 9:00 am

It’s not about economics. It’s about our snobbish, slobbish culture

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The EU is a feminist issue. I’m voting to leave

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Britain is trapped in a bad marriage with the EU. It’s time to leave

A Syrian women is smuggled into Greece from Turkey (Photo: Getty)

What the people-smugglers of Istanbul make of the EU’s deal with Turkey

19 March 2016 9:00 am

The Turkey-EU deal will do nothing to fix the migrant crisis. Just ask the people-smugglers in Istanbul

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Why leaving the EU wouldn’t make Britain any more free

19 March 2016 9:00 am

‘Out’ campaigners picture leaving the EU as a liberation. It wouldn’t be

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Energy Secretary Amber Rudd on windmill-slaying, North Sea oil and the EU

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd on ending green rackets, supporting Scottish oil and staying in the EU

Turkey's Ahmet Davutoglu shakes hand with Greece's Alexis Tsipras (Photo: Getty)

The EU's deal with Turkey exposes the moral vacuum at its heart

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Looked at from the narrow perspective of how to deal with the lethal business of human trafficking across the Aegean,…

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Portrait of the week

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Home The Bank of England arranged for banks to be able to borrow as much money as they needed around…

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Jean-Claude Juncker speaks to Britain like a Roman emperor

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the EU Commission, made a typically brilliant intervention in the EU referendum debate by arguing that…

Spectator letters: The EU was never designed to be a democracy

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Democracy or bureaucracy Sir: Professor Garton Ash makes a scholarly appeal for us all to be content with government from…

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Brexit is none of Mark Carney's business

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Surely there is a difference between Mark Carney’s intervention in the Scottish referendum last year and in the EU one…

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To believe in Brexit, you have to be an oik like me or Michael Gove

12 March 2016 9:00 am

If you need to know how properly posh you are there’s a very simple test: are you pro- or anti-Brexit?…

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Obama’s wrong. Americans should back Brexit – and so should you

12 March 2016 9:00 am

President Obama thinks it’s in all our interests for you to remain part of the EU. This is why he’s wrong

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Athens today makes me long for an EU bigwig to strangle

12 March 2016 9:00 am

   Athens I am walking around downtown Athens watching as thousands of migrants field pitches from smugglers offering alternative routes…

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Why I’m betting on Brexit

5 March 2016 9:00 am

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Portrait of the week

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Home An official analysis by the Cabinet Office said that if Britain left the EU it would lead to a…