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    TV Debate: Cameron loses, Farage wins, Thick Britain reigns

    The disgrace of Cameron disrespecting the British people by not turning up for the election debate was a gift to Nigel Farage. The Left populists were what they were. The MSM didn't get the point that we're fed up with garbage-level debate. It was a panorama of Thick Britain, and the BBC loved its far-Left audience

    by the commentator - 16 April 2015
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    Juncker drops EU renegotiation bombshell on Cameron

    It shouldn't really surprise anyone, but it's a bombshell for David Cameron in the middle of the election campaign. Unelected EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker makes clear no treaty changes are even possible until 2019 -- two years after the planned referendum. Serious EU renegotiation has now been flatly ruled out

    by Luke Stanley - 16 April 2015
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    Saving democracy from itself, and the Muslim Brotherhood

    Islamists and their sympathizers increasingly dominate college campuses, and the trend threatens those who want to remain free of sharia law, those who openly support Israel, and those who care about free speech and academic freedom. Western democracy itself is now under mortal threat

    by Noah Beck - 16 April 2015
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    Leftist class war is bad for Britain

    Ed Miliband is far too posh to be a class warrior. But Labour, the Greens and the SNP play divisive class war politics anyway. This is no way to run the country, and voters should be wary of such destructive ideas come polling day

    by John Redwood MP - 16 April 2015
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    Cameron's right-to-buy is not quite Maggie's

    The yearning for property ownership is deeply embedded in the British soul. So the Conservatives are definitely onto something in announcing a new right to buy. But the main difference between the Thatcher policy and Cameron’s is that hers was principled. His is opportunistic

    by Robin Mitchinson - 16 April 2015
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    UKIP's brilliant manifesto launch should worry the Tories

    UKIP has really raised the bar with the launch of its election manifesto. It will require a robust and serious response. But if the Tories are even allowing UKIP to outflank them on defence, they may already be a lost cause

    by the commentator - 15 April 2015
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    The French paradox and the Jews

    The French paradox: Although 76,000 Jews were deported from France, how was it that 75 percent of Jews in France managed to survive death in the Nazi era while only 20 percent in the Netherlands, and 55 percent in Belgium were able to do so?

    by Michael Curtis - 15 April 2015
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    Obama’s ‘Christianity’: A political tool to silence Christians

    For all his faults on the subject, at least British Prime Minister David Cameron has talked about Christian persecution in the Muslim world. Barack Obama actually uses and abuses Christianity to shut down the discussion altogether. What a disastrous failure of leadership

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 15 April 2015
  • Tampons

    Of UKIP, Tories and the EU's tampon tax

    Astoundingly, but tellingly, the male dominated EU bureaucracy thinks of tampons as a luxury item. In any event, the famous tampon tax can't be abolished unless we quit the EU, which we should do as soon as possible

    by Alan Murad - 15 April 2015
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    Cameron puts family at the heart of the Conservative campaign

    David Cameron electrifies race for Number 10 with an eye-catching initiative to help hardworking people. His commitment to give 30 hours free childcare to working parents marks a turning point in the campaign, presenting a positive vision for a future Conservative government

    by Clare George-Hilley - 14 April 2015
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    Labour all over the place on the deficit, as usual

    Labour is as confused and contradictory as ever on the deficit, and this should worry voters. Amazingly, the single main message of their Manifesto is that the last government was right -- the Conservative-led coalition did need to get the deficit down after all. So why should we trust Labour now?

    by John Redwood MP - 14 April 2015
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    Scotland 2015: Total electoral polarisation

    Scotland is convulsed by confrontation as the SNP and its supporters intimidate opponents. Democratic civility is treated with contempt, and prejudice and disdain are the order of the day

    by Tom Gallagher - 13 April 2015
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    Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, she’s still her own worst enemy

    The former first lady and secretary of state has the profile, determination and funding to make it to the White House. But her previous presidential bid exposed character flaws which alienated supporters and ultimately derailed her 2008 campaign. As Hillary announces her new campaign for 2016, will history repeat itself?

    by Steven George-Hilley - 12 April 2015
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    Iran and apocalypse: WWIII scenario ignored at your peril

    President Obama’s far-reaching efforts to facilitate Iran’s march to nukes amount to nothing less than apocalyptic betrayals of world peace. Now, Israel may have to respond and anything is possible, including WWIII

    by Noah Beck - 12 April 2015
  • Trade_not_aid

    Help developing nations with trade, not foreign aid

    Aid, like most forms of government intervention, is usually a waste of money. But it's much worse than that. If, instead of aid, we went for global free trade, the world could be trillions of dollars better off and poverty could start to be wiped out

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 12 April 2015