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  • Jerusalem_at_night

    European Left turns back Israel-Palestine peace process

    All across Europe, Leftist bigotry against Israel is not just wrong in itself, it is doing real harm to any prospect of peace with the Palestinians. The Left should just butt out

    by Michael Curtis - 17 October 2014
  • European_flags

    The social democratic state is destroying Europe

    Europe's crisis is not one of capitalism but one of social democracy. Leftist economics has made the state so bloated that much of the continent remains mired in stagnation with little prospect of recovery. Ed Miliband wants that in Britain too

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 17 October 2014
  • Kobani

    Why Obama must save Kobani

    Instead of preemptively stopping ISIS from spreading into Iraq, Obama effectively waited until some high-profile beheadings forced him to focus on the danger. Kobani is now key. But is Obama up to the task?

    by Noah Beck - 16 October 2014
  • Immigration_control

    Labour, Tories scramble to imitate UKIP on immigration

    Labour is now saying things on immigration that the Left branded "fascist" when Margaret Thatcher said them 30 years ago. UKIP has changed the face of the debate and made the unsayable, sayable

    by Vincent Cooper - 16 October 2014
  • Hunting_in_italy

    Hunting Italian style

    Thrushes are very tasty on the barbecue. Italy has a very strange way of doing hunting. Armed hunters in camouflage on your doorstep? Shooting your pet cat, as a warning to other cats? That's just the start of it

    by Tim Hedges - 16 October 2014
  • Commons_israel

    How Britain harms Israel-Palestine peace prospects

    The absurdity of the UK parliamentary vote recognising a Palestinian state is that Israel has accepted one for generations, only for that very Palestinian state to be rejected by the Palestinians themselves, who remain committed to destroying Israel

    by Nick Gray - 16 October 2014
  • Sleeping_rough

    Voting for dependency, and poverty

    The Left just does not understand (or doesn't care) that the greatest risk is that people get trapped in dependency. We see that in advanced nations like the US and UK, and the Third World too

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 14 October 2014
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  • Farage_laugh

    Apres moi, Le Farage

    Experience has proved one thing beyond peradventure. If your idea of politics is to slag-off the opposition by insult and muck-raking, the electorate will punish you for it. UKIP thus wins every time the old political parties and media show their true and fading colours

    by Robin Mitchinson - 14 October 2014
  • Miliband_the_nerd

    Hopeless Labour vulnerable to both UKIP and Tories

    The Labour party has morphed into a party of anger and of envy, with malicious policies designed to divide society instead of bringing it together. Because they offer working people nothing, they're vulnerable to both UKIP and the Tories

    by Steven George-Hilley - 13 October 2014
  • Hamas-fighters

    Israel-Palestine: UK Parliament's vote for terrorism

    Voting for a Palestinian state at a time when Islamic State-level terrorists like Hamas are in the ascendancy risks making Westminster less the mother of parliaments, and more the mother of utter (pro-terror) stupidity. UPDATE: They did it!

    by the commentator - 12 October 2014
  • Wall_street

    Three (or is that six?) myths about capitalism

    Many of those who oppose capitalism (aka the free society) have either fallen for myths about it or dishonestly purvey them. Dan Mitchell, from the Cato Institute, busts some of those myths

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 11 October 2014
  • Carswell_in_westminister

    How will the Carswell/|Farage relationship hold up?

    If Carswell wants to get things done, he'll have to work with Tories, and it will be interesting to see how his relationship with Nigel Farage now holds up

    by John Redwood MP - 10 October 2014