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

UK polls set to provide national identity test

British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers his long-awaited speech on the UK's relationship with the EU on January 23, 2013 in London, England
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Vote in May seems likely to reflect uncertainty over position in Europe and the world


The case for EU membership should be pressed home this year
But there are limits to what Germany can offer Britain on EU reform
Revolt against Cameron will highlight weak leadership on Europe

Labour to ‘reset’ UK relations with Europe

Party promises to increase Britain’s presence in Brussels

Pro-EU business group picks campaign head

Former BBC journalist hired to push media message

Merkel offers Cameron limited support

Refusal to endorse EU treaty change on UK visit

Merkel to join Cameron in EU reform plea

German leader to use UK visit to reject calls for treaty change

Merkel visit to lay out extent of help on EU

Cameron to confer with German chancellor over renegotiation hopes

Cameron hints at early EU referendum

Prime minister would be ‘delighted’ to hold vote before 2017

Craig Mackinlay in Broadstairs. Photograph: Rosie Hallam

S Thanet in sync with grassroots Toryism

Conservative’s Mackinlay will battle with Ukip leader in May

Britain’s EU influence ‘weakened’

José Manuel Barroso criticises Cameron’s ‘defensive agenda’

Cameron aims for ‘sweet spot’ in EU deal timing

PM sees his chance in gap between French and German polls

Britain looks for EU treaty shortcuts

Cameron warned of political impossibility of referendum strategy

Eurosceptics urge Cameron to avoid battle

Group outlines EU strategy without treaty change

Labour urges business to join EU fight

Party seeks to improve relations with corporate UK

IMA says City would prosper outside EU

Helena Morrissey says bank threats to leave are ‘not credible’

City/Brexit / BG / Dragon Oil

It is encouraging to see heavyweights backing an under-represented cause

City leaders: ‘Brexit’ would be disaster

Departure viewed as threat to London’s global relevance as a financial hub and region’s fragile recovery

Transcript: can City thrive post-Brexit?

Bischoff and powerful figures deliver points in their own words

Relief in EU at Cameron immigration plan

PM seeks ‘toughest system dealing with abuse of free movement’

PM cracks down on EU migrant benefits

Strategy eschews cap or quotas on numbers of immigrants

UK’s pro-EU business lobby chief quits

Alisdair McIntosh to leave post at BNE after less than a year

Pro-Brussels Tories begin fightback

Relaunch of Conservative MPs group aims to counter eurosceptics

Cameron pressed to make key address

Ex-minister urges PM to start two-year process of withdrawing UK from EU

German MPs criticise Cameron on migration

Delegation tells UK to use current legislation to control migrants

Rivals fight to speak for business on EU

Business for Britain and Business for New Europe face off

UK wins fight on European arrest warrant

Former Ukip treasurer loses High Court challenge