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Britain, Europe, Politics

A very British Tea Party

On the face of it, Conservative Voice – launched yesterday - is just another right-wing, anti-European Tory ginger group. But

Britain, Europe, Politics

William Hague, the unlikely federalist?

What is federalism? Ask a Brit, and the answer will probably feature the words ‘European superstate’. Ask a Belgian or

Britain, Europe, Politics

700 days to make the European case

In May 2014, people from across Europe will elect the next European Parliament. They probably won’t do so in great

Britain, Europe, Politics

An EU referendum: bad for the UK, and bad for Labour

In Sunday’s Observer, we were told that Ed Miliband is being urged to pledge an ‘in-or-out’ referendum on the UK’s

Britain, Culture, Europe

The unlikely rebirth of the newspaper

Nearly six years ago, The Economist asked 'Who killed the newspaper?'. The answer was 'the internet', which offered free news

Britain, Europe, Politics

The eurozone’s ‘West Lothian question’?

While the talk of Westminster is the debate on a referendum on the EU, a 33 year-old British constitutional conundrum

Britain, Europe, Politics

First reflections on the European elections

The weeks of campaigning are over, and Europe has spoken (or at least the four in ten people who turned

Britain, Politics

Gordon Brown: comeback kid?

At the end of August, I blogged about Gordon Brown, “Britain’s beleaguered prime minister”, who was on the brink of falling to

Britain, Politics

Sun, sea, sand and sedition

August is normally a quieter time for Europe’s leaders, but not so this year. With the Olympics and Georgia on their minds,

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