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    It isn't Britain that's confused about Brexit, it's the EU

    For those who are not in denial about Brexit, Britain's broad aims are pretty clear. The real issue is what the remaining EU 27 want from us. It's Europe that's in chaos about Brexit, not Britain, and Europe that has the real questions to answer

    by John Redwood MP - 27 November 2016
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    Castro: Hero of the morally depraved

    A great tyrant is dead. But Fidel Castro's passing is mourned by pitiless pseudo-intellectuals of the Left who have no shame, and spit on the graves of the victims of a man who slaughtered far more than Pinochet

    by the commentator - 26 November 2016
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    Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen

    Globalization feeds a sense of injustice, and loss of cultural identity. But there is no going back to pre-globalization. Trump and France's Le Pen are not the same, but their supporters are driven by many similar concerns, some legitimate. Elites need to take them seriously, or populism could get uglier still. What happens next in France will be instructive

    by Michael Curtis - 25 November 2016
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    The next steps for a successful Donald Trump

    Those who would like for the bedrock of the Republican Party to be built upon white nationalism and identity politics are morally and politically misguided. Donald Trump needs to build a broad coalition, unite the nation, and sideline the dangerous mavericks. If he does that, we should wish him success

    by Taylor Dibbert - 23 November 2016
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    EU states must pay their share to NATO, not an EU army

    The European Union yet again shows itself as a danger to the stability of Europe as it continues with its mad idea of a European army. Meanwhile, NATO -- the only serious Western defence outfit -- is hampered because only 5 of its member states pay their fair share. We need to back NATO and get the EU out of everyone's way

    by Jack Beresford - 23 November 2016
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    Trump's pivot to Asia?

    On Thursday, President-elect Trump met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in an unexpectedly lengthy meeting. Will campaign rhetoric over Asia (and much else) translate into the reality of government?

    by Michael Auslin - 18 November 2016
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    Anti-Trump rallies: They do protest too much, methinks

    The endless protests against Trump's victory can be seen as an exercise in free speech, but they must also be seen less kindly as undemocratic and indeed reactionary in their refusal to accept the validity of the democratic election result. Communist East Germany offers a poetic lesson

    by Michael Curtis - 17 November 2016
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    Is Baltic free-market exceptionalism under threat?

    One key to the Baltic states' relative success is tax policy. All three nations have flat taxes. Estonia’s system is so good (particularly its approach to business taxation) that the Tax Foundation ranks it as the best in the OECD. Statists must not be allowed to ruin it all

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 16 November 2016
  • Transatlantic

    Ten questions for stunned trans-Atlantic elites

    John Redwood MP has 10 questions for stunned elites who have no idea why people distrust and, in some cases, despise them. Perhaps someone could offer some answers?

    by John Redwood MP - 15 November 2016
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    Blocking Brexit will create the real hostility

    It is the embittered and failed Remain camp that is stoking anger and division in Britain over Brexit. They need to relearn the democratic game and respect the people. If they don't, the wounds will widen and the anger will be visited upon them

    by Jayne Adye - 14 November 2016
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    Why Trump is good news for a successful Brexit

    For a variety of reasons, the Trump presidency will probably make it easier for Britain to get a decent trade deal with Brussels, and we reckon that Britain will get a free trade deal with the US before the EU does anyway. Care to take bets?

    by the commentator - 14 November 2016
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    A lesson in denial, confusion: Honouring Yasser Arafat

    The Arafat Museum has just opened in Ramallah. It is a testament to Palestinian denial about everyhing from Arafat's birthplace, the billions of dollars he stole, and his responsibility for violence and terror. It hardly shows Palestinian seriousness about forging peace with Israel

    by Michael Curtis - 13 November 2016
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    The tyranny of global government, and gilded elites

    The Trump and Brexit campaigns were different in many respects. But they had something significant in common: they rejected the gilded, arrogant elites at home and abroad which have caused so many problems and care so little for ordinary people and their concerns

    by John Redwood MP - 13 November 2016
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    Trump, May et al must cut government to get growth

    As Trump prepares for power, America, Britain and the whole world must understand that smaller government vastly increases societal wealth for all, as new research shows. Trust in free markets not failed bureaucrats

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 12 November 2016
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    Lesson 1 for Trump: Don't blame West for MidEast turmoil

    President-elect Trump, even when accounting for mistakes in policy, should forgo apologies for the general chaos and turmoil in the Middle East. Arab societies have a duty to reform themselves because most of their problems are homegrown

    by Michael Curtis - 11 November 2016