Britain and the EU

With pro-Europeans remaining an isolated voice within the Tory party and a strong eurosceptic mood on its backbenches, pressure is building on David Cameron to hold a referendum after negotiating a new settlement with the 28-nation bloc

Farage brushes off EU expenses claims

Claims Ukip leader faces probe into how funds are spent


UK’s Lib Dem leader has impressed with his defence of EU
Labour party’s EU policy has outsmarted the Tories
Britain’s eurosceptic obsession means it is losing clout

PM battles to halt Ukip’s rise in EU poll

Cameron says Farage’s party ‘extremist’ at start of campaign

UK diplomat wins prize for Brexit plan

Trade official set to receive €100,000 – and government wrath

Ukip supporters to keep election faith

Blow to Tories as voters to remain with anti-EU party

Ukip ‘People’s Army’ takes up arms

Cameron says many not represented by ‘extreme’ views of Farage and Clegg

Miliband backs excluding Farage from debate

Labour worried Tories trying to scupper general election face-offs

Clegg laid low by Farage’s populism

Deputy Goliath struggles to counter David’s populist shots

Polls give Farage clear win over Clegg

Party leaders clash over Putin, Syria and EU membership

Car industry revs up fight to stay in EU

Report details potential damage of exit to £60bn sector

Renzi dashes Cameron’s hopes on Europe

Italian PM believes renegotiation of membership is not the priority

Labour snubs European Parliament leader

Party urges Schulz to stay away as it fears looking too pro-EU

Cameron looks to Denmark to solve EU issue

UK premier would accept Thorning-Schmidt as commission chief

Berlin boosts Cameron stance on EU talks

Osborne and Schäuble seek fair treatment of members outside euro

Farage reawakens Tory election fears

Concern grows Ukip leader will split eurosceptic vote

Farage and Clegg spar over Europe and immigration

TV poll gives Ukip leader clear win over Lib Dem rival

Half of companies ‘ready to quit EU’

Business groups are failing members, says Ukip leader

Pro-European Tories aim to go Mainstream

Group dismisses more ‘unorthodox’ but ‘newsworthy’ eurosceptics

Cameron unveils EU reform agenda

PM proposes British opt-out from ‘ever closer union’

Business divided as Miliband rules out EU vote

Lobby groups respond to clarification by Labour leader

Miliband knocks down early EU vote

Business groups welcome Labour’s referendum stance

Miliband virtually rules out EU referendum

Vote in the next parliament is not impossible but ‘unlikely’

EU uncertainty weighs on UK manufacturers

Doubt over country’s position ‘being used against’ British companies

Merkel says strong UK voice in EU is vital

German leader hints at difficult balancing act on reform

Cameron adds Brussels chief to lunch menu

PM set to discuss Barroso successor at meeting with Angela Merkel

Merkel urges Britain to remain in Europe

German chancellor to get ‘reddest of red’ carpet treatment