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  • Mount-street-mayfair

    A new Conservative Right to Buy

    Margaret Thatcher's Right to Buy policy was one of the most successful innovations of the 1980s. Cameron is not known to be quite so radical. But the Conservatives have definitely got some better ideas on property buying than hopeless Labour

    by John Redwood MP - 24 March 2015
  • Cider

    EU presses our cider producers

    If Brussels wanted to show further evidence of its arrogance and contempt for Britain, it couldn't have thought up a dafter scheme than to try and destroy our rights to help our small cider makers. We must get Britain out of the EU, and right now stop this unfolding disaster

    by Luke Stanley - 23 March 2015
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    Netanyahu's victory and Obama's shameful response

    Barack Obama lecturing Israel on democratic values takes the proverbial biscuit. Arab Israelis are better integrated in the democratic system than African Americans. That's worth pondering

    by Michael Curtis - 21 March 2015
  • Sweden_welfare

    Lessons from Sweden about welfare and immigration

    Sweden's openness is admirable, but is it successful? Are immigrants assimilating and contributing to Sweden’s economy? Unfortunately, the answer in many cases is no. Still, at least its welfare system isn't subsidising terrorism...yet

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 20 March 2015
  • Wind_farms

    Carbon dioxide, jobs and the UK

    Our irrational climate change obligations are harming jobs and industry. Now we're told we need to penalise ourselves further. How much more damage are we prepared to inflict upon ourselves, asks John Redwood MP

    by John Redwood MP - 20 March 2015
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    Our policy-lite general election

    In the long election campaign there has been a lot of bluster but very little real substance. From the NHS, through the economy and immigration to defence, none of the parties seems to want to confront the real problem of governing Britain

    by Robin Mitchinson - 20 March 2015
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    Osborne’s budget: a stride towards Conservative victory

    The Chancellor set out a clear case for a Conservative majority in Wednesday's budget, while Labour has run out of things to say. It’s time for nervous Tories to stop expressing concern and start campaigning for victory

    by Steven George-Hilley - 18 March 2015
  • Bibi_victory

    Victory for Netanyahu and success all round for Israel

    When it came down to putting envelopes in boxes, “King Bibi” was the candidate who has shown a willingness to face up to international pressure (particularly from the US) and not to back down on the nation’s security in successive failed peace talks with the rejectionist Palestinians

    by Nick Gray - 18 March 2015
  • Islamic_jihadists

    Enough of saying jihadists aren't real Muslims

    Our leaders keep trying to tell us that jihadists aren't real Muslims. But the world’s Muslims aren’t holding their breath to hear what sort of Islamic legitimacy the West is about to confer on any given Islamist group. We need to stop dissembling and tell the truth about Islam

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 18 March 2015
  • Children_exams

    Grit in our young people is essential, but we need to do more

    Britain's educational system certainly needs to strive for academic excellence. But that is not the whole story. We need to educate children for life, and all that it throws at them, says Charlie Rigby, Founder of the Challenger Trust

    by Charlie Rigby, - 17 March 2015
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    Israel's election won't change Palestinian rejectionism

    Most Westerners have no clue about the Israeli elections, unsurprisingly given the propaganda from outlets like the BBC. The truth is, Israelis are mainly voting on economic and social matters, the Palestinians will reject genuine peace whoever is elected, and Israel will continue to be demonised in the West regardless

    by the commentator - 17 March 2015
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    The Pope’s third year starts with a bang, and a joke

    Popes are not known for telling jokes. So when Pope Francis told a self-deprecating gag, you can be sure there was more to it than that. Serious deeds are afoot in the Vatican

    by Tim Hedges - 16 March 2015
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    Why the Left is Saudi Arabia’s greatest ally

    Saudi Arabia has an atrocious human rights record, in practically every respect. But the Saudis and Western Left-liberals have an issue in common that make these two groups unlikely allies -- both despise energy independence

    by Aisha Vance - 15 March 2015
  • Car_crash

    Leaving EU won’t crash the car industry, just Europhile pride

    One of the biggest scares raised by the Europhiles is that big business in general and the car industry in particular would quit Britain if we quit the EU. Even some of the major car companies have been at it. But it won't stand up to scrutiny. Why leave prospering Britain for the crisis-ridden Eurozone?

    by Luke Stanley - 14 March 2015
  • Bds_protesters

    The Southampton betrayal: UK academics against Israel

    The appalling anti-Israel conference to be held at Southampton University is an indication of how far bigotry and hatred has spread in Britain. Academic standards, truth itself, and justice will be turned upside down unless this disgrace is countered

    by Michael Curtis - 13 March 2015