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    Italy, France, and the madness of the Euro

    It is just possible that France will elect two candidates in the first round presidential elections who want to pull out of the euro. Italy, which is flat on its back due to a euro massively overvalued compared to its fundamentals, can only srcratch its head. Meanwhile, the lunacy will have to end some time

    by Tim Hedges - 21 April 2017
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    What happened to BBC honest reporting on Brexit?

    Sometimes the BBC just doesn't bother to try and hide its institutional bias. Its anti-Brexit pro-EU stance takes the biscuit. John Redwood MP gives us an extraordinary first hand account of a shocking departure from basic journalistic standards

    by John Redwood MP - 21 April 2017
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    If May thinks the Lords is illegitimate she should scrap it

    In (rightly) questioning the legitimacy of the House of Lords while announcing an election for June 8, Prime Minister May has lit the fuse which should lead to its abolition. It is an open sewer of corruption and it has to go

    by the commentator - 18 April 2017
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    Trump trumps Obama on chemical red lines

    Barack Obama's weakness in failing to enforce the so called red lines over the use of chemical weapons by Assad in Syria has had terrible consequences. President Trump has sent a powerful signal in his recent attack in Syria, and deserves to be applauded. But does a signal make a policy? We shall see

    by Michael Curtis - 18 April 2017
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    Europe needs our co-operation on defence

    The hypocrisy of denouncing Britain for daring to raise the prospect of no Brexit deal, while taking every ludicrous ultimatum from the EU as entirely natural and justified, needs to be challenged. Defence is an example where we are perfectly ready to play fair, but not at any price

    by Joseph Hackett - 16 April 2017
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    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: The alarming comedian

    All the world's a stage, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is renowned for his foolish role on it, that of the frightening would-be comedian whose comments have been priceless for an imbecility which has extended to the Holocaust, HIV, and even the clouds. Now he wants to run again for Iranian president. The world should stop laughing. The man, like his country, is dangerous

    by Michael Curtis - 14 April 2017
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    Laughing at socialism in theory and practice

    No country has ever become wealthy due to big government, let alone full on statism. But socialist ideologues never give up, despite how ridiculous they make themselves look. The bottom line is that statism is a recipe for stagnation and free markets are a route to prosperity

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 13 April 2017
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    Brexit must mean no more benefit tourism

    Isn’t it enough the UK has given the EU over half a trillion pounds since we joined – only now to learn we must give away even more in benefits to migrants and their relatives who don't even live here? Brexit must mean no more benefit tourism

    by Jayne Adye - 12 April 2017
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    With oil in decline, Scottish economy falters under SNP

    The Scottish economy has faltered, partly due to declining North Sea oil reserves. But the Scottish National Party not only needs to be honest about that, it also needs to explain why poor economic performance relative to the rest of the UK has coincided with its own period in government

    by John Redwood MP - 11 April 2017
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    Do you speak the language of Moliere?

    Conservative regional councils in France are forcing workers on building sites to speak French -- the so called Moliere clause. But with around 10 percent of France's population being Muslim, demography is the real language of French politics

    by Michael Curtis - 10 April 2017