• May

    Tory optimism needed to clean up Theresa May’s mess

    The Cabinet is locked in guerrilla warfare, the Prime Minister is wounded and will never regain her political authority, worse still the Conservative Party activist base has crumbled to ruin, we need a plan and we need it now, argues Steven George-Hilley

    by Steven George-Hilley -  3 October 2017
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    How we get a smooth Brexit with No Deal

    If we Brexit without a deal, financial services and the City will be fine, exporting to the EU will be all but unaffected in terms of red tape, the Irish border can be sorted out, universities won't suffer, and we'll reassert our fishing rights. In other words, No deal, is No cliff edge. We shouldn't fear it one bit

    by the commentator -  3 October 2017
  • Barnier

    UKIP leader right we should threaten to ditch Brexit talks

    We are pointlessly allowing ourselves to be bullied by Brussels. We know how to deal with bullies. Stand up to them, tell them it is we who won't proceed to the next stage of Brexit talks if they don't buck their ideas up, and see how long Barnier and company's fake tough guy act can last

    by the commentator - 30 September 2017
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    US economist: Britain's post-Brexit path to prosperity

    The EU is terrified that Britain will become a low tax, business friendly haven after Brexit. But that is exactly what Britain can now become, and it will ensure a stellar future outside the confines of the failing Brussels behemoth

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 28 September 2017
  • Merkel

    The German election could be good news for Brexit

    The prospective inclusion of the relatively eurosceptic FDP in Angela Merkel's new coalition combined with a rise in anti-establishment sentiment in Germany could well make a fair and reasonable Brexit deal more likely than not

    by Jack Tagholm–Child - 27 September 2017
  • Maternity-ward

    Demographic doom and the welfare state

    Simply stated, redistribution programs only work if there is a sufficiently large supply of new taxpayers to finance promised handouts. Even Europe's most efficiently run welfare states face the crucial question: Where have all the children gone?

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 26 September 2017
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    Scandal brews in the Vatican

    Kidnapping, mafia plots, freemasons, inappropriate conduct by cardinals, the Bulgarian secret police and the Stasi? Another movie style scandal haunts the Vatican

    by Tim Hedges - 25 September 2017
  • Barnier

    Brexit: We must still be fully prepared for no deal option

    What the civil service have to grasp is there is no cliff edge. It is quite possible for the UK to have functioning borders and trade arrangements on March 2019 even with no Brexit deal. 160 other countries trade daily with the EU and most have no special Trade Agreement. No deal is still way better than a bad deal, and we should still get out of the EU asap

    by John Redwood MP - 24 September 2017
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    The case for missile defence

    In the 1964 movie Dr Strangelove, theories of nuclear deterrence were darkly satirised. Today, it makes absolute sense for the United States to develop missile defence systems to protect itself from erratic regimes

    by Charles Crawford - 21 September 2017
  • Arak

    The threat is still Iran

    Iran is playing games over its nuclear deal and President Trump is right to voice concerns. It is almost certain that Iran will continue its quest for a nuclear bomb. This has brought Israel closer to the Arab countries. It is now time for America and Europe to get much tougher with Iran

    by Michael Curtis - 19 September 2017