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    UKIP leadership contender Raheem Kassam is a criminal, and we can prove it

    UPDATED: UKIP funders may not be fruitcakes, but they don't do their research on their leadership candidates. In a bizarre twist, named and shamed UKIP criminal Raheem Kassam has the support of funder Arron Banks

    by the commentator - 11 October 2016
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    A miracle in Bossey

    After the Holocaust in Europe, Christians started to do the tough work of unpacking the relationship between the New Testament, Christian theology and the history of antisemitism in Western civilization. It is time for scholars at Al Azhar University to start doing the heavy lifting and confront the relationship between Islamic sources and the catastrophe unfolding in the Middle East today

    by Dexter Van Zile - 10 October 2016
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    Poland positions itself as a key Trump ally

    While most European leaders hold their noses and grimace at the very thought of a Donald Trump presidency, those in Poland are taking a more sober, and even supportive, stance at the prospect of Trump emerging victorious

    by Przemek Skwirczynski -  6 October 2016
  • Deutsche_bank

    Could Deutsche Bank crisis cause the EU to collapse?

    The enormity of the crisis surrounding Deutsche Bank is another illustration that Brexit was the right decision. Indeed, if the crisis spirals any further there may not be much of a European Union left for Britain to leave

    by Jayne Adye -  3 October 2016
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    Italy and devolution

    To London-centric Britain, devolution of powers to regional mayors often seems like a no-brainer. In Italy, it's a little different. What, for example, if the local government’s policies are centred on 1950s Stalinist economics, the mayor a communist?

    by Tim Hedges - 27 September 2016
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    Brexit Britain gets going

    The EU Referendum showed the global establishment British voters will not be told what to do. It is fitting we now have a PM who will not be told what to do by Brussels bureaucrats or their fellow leaders, but rather they will obey the wishes of the Great British Public. Brexit is getting going

    by Jayne Adye - 23 September 2016
  • Hinkley

    Should the government drop its Hs?

    Hinkley, Heathrow, HS2? It would be a very brave government that swept away all these. It would need to have ready a good list of other projects that could be smarter and yield better returns, with realistic and quicker deadlines for undertaking them

    by John Redwood MP - 21 September 2016
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    Italy and Europe's demographic death spiral

    Germany has just overtaken Japan as having the lowest long-term fertility among the world's biggest powers. But it is Italy which has shown the biggest decline in recent years. There used to be children everywhere. Europe is in a demographic death spiral

    by Tim Hedges - 17 September 2016
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    Control over our borders after Brexit

    The government is to be applauded for looking seriously at tough but fair variants for a post-Brexit immigration system. But ruling out a points based system may not be the best idea. That said, we will get back control of our borders after Brexit, and the sooner that happens the better

    by Jayne Adye - 13 September 2016
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    Israeli settlements are not the obstacle to peace

    Honest, objective analysis would indicate that the main obstacle to peace, and to a Palestinian state is Palestinian intransigence and resort to violence. Settlements are a red herring for obsessive and irrational Israel haters

    by Michael Curtis -  9 September 2016

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    A 7 point Action Plan for Brexit

    Amid continued nonsense from rump Remain, there are plenty of well thought out ideas for Brexit. John Redwood MP offers a 7 point Action Plan

    by John Redwood MP -  5 September 2016
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    Another episode of Drug War lunacy

    After Orlando police arrested a man for buying a doughnut on the grounds that the sugar glaze on top might have been methamphetamine, it is clear that the war on drugs is getting madder than ever

    by Daniel J. Mitchell -  4 September 2016
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    The Amatrice earthquake and the hand of the mafia

    The lessons of L’Aquila and of Amatrice and of the next one (for there will be a next one) is that Italy’s endemic corruption doesn’t just cost the state, it kills the innocent. The hand of the mafia in fraudulent construction projects is there for all to see

    by Tim Hedges -  1 September 2016
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    We should hope democracy-hating Owen Smith wins

    Labour would be cursed if Owen Smith became leader. As his attempts to overturn the Brexit referendum show, he hates democracy with a passion. That would come shining through at the 2020 election, and Labour would therefore lose

    by John Redwood MP - 30 August 2016
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    Islam in France: Swimsuits on trial

    The real question over the burkini controversy is whether all Muslims living in France, as in other western democratic societies, will accept western values. The better part of wisdom is to allow the burkini ban to stand

    by Michael Curtis - 28 August 2016