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  • Greece_austerity

    Greece is impaled on austerity by the Euro

    If Greece left the Euro, devalued in line with market movements, and had access to her own Central Bank to decide how much money to create and have in circulation, she would have more chance of rebalancing her economy and meeting her large obligations. That's the real key to ending austerity, and staying with the euro could easily make matters worse

    by John Redwood MP - 27 January 2015
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    Making excuses for Islamism

    Why do Conservatives like Dan Hannan fail to get the point about Islamism and Islam? Theirs is a different kind of denial from the Left's but it is still based on deep-seated flaws. There's also an unholy alliance between the Left and some on the Right on Islamism

    by Vincent Cooper - 27 January 2015
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    An invincible summer: Saving lives at Auschwitz and Belsen

    My mother recalled her final moments with her son, my brother, in Auschwitz. As he and his father were separated from her, the 5 1/2 year old boy turned to his mother and asked: ‘Mommy, are we going to live or die?’ She didn't answer that question, but she found it within herself to save many others

    by Menachem Z. Rosensaft - 26 January 2015
  • Amia_argentina

    Behind Obama’s love affair with Iran

    The murder of dozens of Jews in Buenos Aires 20 years ago by Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorists is being whitewashed in Barack Obama and the West's desperate policy of making nice with Tehran

    by Steve Apfel - 26 January 2015
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    Greek fiasco is Europe's fiasco too

    The real issue about the new situation in Greece is that it is a microcosm of massive flaws in the way European political economy has moved in the last two decades at both the level of the European Union and the member states. Neither in Brussels nor in Athens does anyone yet seem to understand that

    by the commentator - 26 January 2015
  • Mario_draghi

    Super Mario – an Italian in Europe

    ECB boss Mario Draghi’s QE might work, it might not, but his legacy seems certain. If the euro survives Super Mario will be seen as one of its saviours. So, will it work?

    by Tim Hedges - 25 January 2015
  • Churchill

    Winston Churchill. Will we ever see his like again?

    Shamefully, for some ideologues Churchill remains veiled in a fog of negative myth making, often derided as a warmonger, a racist, an unrepentant imperialist and an intransigent enemy of the working class. Such smears say more about the people making them than Churchill

    by Jeremy Havardi - 25 January 2015
  • Palace_of_westminster_latest

    English votes for English issues

    Thanks to the Conservatives, there is real movement now on English votes for English issues. John Redwood MP is as clear and vocal on the rights of the English as ever

    by John Redwood MP - 23 January 2015
  • Alexis_tsipras

    Perfect European storm approaches from Greece

    The Greek elections threaten to send the Euro crisis into overdrive as the structural flaws in the whole project of monetary and political union risk an epic row. Can the project survive?

    by Tom Gallagher - 23 January 2015
  • Obama_state_of_union

    The state of the Union is not strong

    Economic growth has been anemic. Household income is down. Labour force participation is the lowest in decades. Barack Obama's legacy is dismal, and the state of the Union is not at all strong

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 22 January 2015
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