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  • Sharia_everywhere

    Sleepers, sleepwalking, terrorism and Islam

    The failure of the Ottoman Empire to take Vienna in 1683 put an end to the objective of Islamizing the whole of Europe, and extreme Islamists want this defeat rectified. We must wake up

    by Michael Curtis - 29 October 2014
  • Jim_murphy

    Scottish Labour’s aversion to winning

    Next year, the SNP could hold the balance of power in Westminster. The reliable cohort of Scottish seats which Ed Miliband, the insecure head of UK Labour banks on to enter Downing Street, could suddenly vanish. Can Jim Murphy save them?

    by Tom Gallagher - 29 October 2014
  • Italian_activists

    The Italian job: how to ruin your own economy

    Italian state interventionists might well be described as "Italy's economic suicide movement". The biggest victim of the “pro-worker” interventions are…you guessed it…workers. Staggering!

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 28 October 2014
  • Rotherham

    Labour’s record in Rotherham is criminal

    From the way the Labour party dithered in Rotherham, you could be forgiven for thinking the issue was just a minor local government scandal, not the systematic and extensive rape and sexual abuse of 1,400 children

    by Clare George-Hilley - 28 October 2014
  • Kiev

    Ukraine's elections have not solved the crisis

    The Ukrainian government needs to build bridges with the pro Russian minority if it wishes to reunite the country. Democracy does allow the majority to have its way, but democracy also entails the majority being reasonable towards the minority

    by John Redwood MP - 27 October 2014
  • Peter_mandelson

    The Pope needs Peter Mandelson

    Among Pope Francis’s many qualities PR does not figure. Perhaps it is to his credit, but increasingly he seems to be presiding over a shambles. He could do with Peter Mandelson

    by Tim Hedges - 26 October 2014
  • Bibi_and_putin

    Russia and Israel: A beautiful friendship?

    Can Russia be the intermediary that can persuade the Palestinians to agree to begin the process for peaceful negotiations? The idea, like the music of Wagner, may be better than it sounds

    by Michael Curtis - 24 October 2014
  • Farage_smiling

    Why Nigel Farage is always smiling

    EU's Barroso is formerly of the extreme left, and his Marxist propensity to invert language so that ‘truth’ becomes ‘lies’ and ‘lies’ become’ truth is plain to see. But what he says about no-renegotiation for Britain is actually true, and Nigel Farage knows it

    by Robin Mitchinson - 22 October 2014
  • Stafford-hospital

    Labour's dangerous games on the NHS

    Populist and opportunistic to the core, Labour is playing a dishonest and dangerous game with the NHS that could easily backfire on them. Their running of the NHS has been worse than the government's

    by John Redwood MP - 22 October 2014
  • Bono

    Capitalism and poverty: Bono 1 – Irish union bosses – 0

    Bono knows that free markets lift people out of poverty. That's because, unlike the Left he a) cares about the poor and b) has looked at the evidence

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 21 October 2014
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