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  • Border_manchester

    Control over our borders after Brexit

    The government is to be applauded for looking seriously at tough but fair variants for a post-Brexit immigration system. But ruling out a points based system may not be the best idea. That said, we will get back control of our borders after Brexit, and the sooner that happens the better

    by Jayne Adye - 13 September 2016
  • Israeli-settlement-arabs48

    Israeli settlements are not the obstacle to peace

    Honest, objective analysis would indicate that the main obstacle to peace, and to a Palestinian state is Palestinian intransigence and resort to violence. Settlements are a red herring for obsessive and irrational Israel haters

    by Michael Curtis -  9 September 2016
  • European_commission

    A 7 point Action Plan for Brexit

    Amid continued nonsense from rump Remain, there are plenty of well thought out ideas for Brexit. John Redwood MP offers a 7 point Action Plan

    by John Redwood MP -  5 September 2016
  • Doughnut

    Another episode of Drug War lunacy

    After Orlando police arrested a man for buying a doughnut on the grounds that the sugar glaze on top might have been methamphetamine, it is clear that the war on drugs is getting madder than ever

    by Daniel J. Mitchell -  4 September 2016
  • Amatrice

    The Amatrice earthquake and the hand of the mafia

    The lessons of L’Aquila and of Amatrice and of the next one (for there will be a next one) is that Italy’s endemic corruption doesn’t just cost the state, it kills the innocent. The hand of the mafia in fraudulent construction projects is there for all to see

    by Tim Hedges -  1 September 2016
  • Owen_smith

    We should hope democracy-hating Owen Smith wins

    Labour would be cursed if Owen Smith became leader. As his attempts to overturn the Brexit referendum show, he hates democracy with a passion. That would come shining through at the 2020 election, and Labour would therefore lose

    by John Redwood MP - 30 August 2016
  • Burkini

    Islam in France: Swimsuits on trial

    The real question over the burkini controversy is whether all Muslims living in France, as in other western democratic societies, will accept western values. The better part of wisdom is to allow the burkini ban to stand

    by Michael Curtis - 28 August 2016
  • Eu_summit

    EU crisis summit in Ventotene replete with delusion

    The highly symbolic EU summit in Ventotene, Italy, inaugurates a move in the balance of power to the left. A new EU army is likely to be the first substantive move after the Brexit vote, as the delusions continue unabated

    by Tim Hedges - 24 August 2016
  • Container_ship

    Through greater trade we can have a greater Britain

    Brexit will enable the UK to throw off the EU shackles. The increasing demand for British goods and services from Commonwealth nations has the potential to boost the UK economy for years to come. As the EU continues to decline, British exporters should be licking their lips at the prospect of a Brexit bonanza

    by Chris Carter - 20 August 2016
  • High-street_2585515b

    Pro-EU camp humiliated again as UK economy surges

    Retail sales for July, the first significant data set on the real economy to come in since Brexit, rose 1.4 percent, against expectations of 0.2 percent. So, mainstream economists thought the high street economy was chugging along at precisely one seventh the rate it was actually moving. That's why we Brexiteers were right to ignore the incompetent establishment

    by the commentator - 19 August 2016
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  • Customs

    A new UK immigration policy to work for all

    There are some terrific new ideas coming out of the Brexit camp on immigration. The vast majority of people support immigration, but not uncontrolled immigration. We should be filled with enthusiasm about a new, fair, and sane immigration agenda for Britain

    by Matthew Ellery - 18 August 2016
  • Manbij

    France and the oppressive burkini

    The debate about Muslim swimwear in France is instructive for all of us. The burkini is an affront to the values of modern France, and the West as a whole. It is oppressive to women, and a ban is the right way forward

    by Michael Curtis - 16 August 2016
  • London

    How the City of London can thrive after Brexit

    Whilst key players in the City supported Remain for the sake of stability, many are now positive about the opportunities Brexit will bring. And with good reason. Once we get Britain out of the EU, expect to see the UK financial sector go from strength to strength

    by Ryan Fiske - 12 August 2016
  • European_commission

    The IFS are completely wrong about Brexit

    The Institute for Fiscal Studies suggests the British economy could lose tens of billions through quitting the EU. They are Remain through and through. It's all sour grapes, and they should look at the facts

    by John Redwood MP - 11 August 2016
  • Pile-of-rubbish

    The Euro and complete rubbish

    If Italians lose faith with the status quo -- and just the latest mafia scandal on refuse collection is spiralling -- Beppe Grillo could form the next government. His Five-star Movement has promised a referendum on Italy remaining in the euro. Rubbish could yet secure the demise of the single currency

    by Tim Hedges -  9 August 2016