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  • Hillsborough

    Hillsborough: What really happens next?

    The tragedy of Hillsborough was not due to any one single factor. Such disasters never are. And as the case is handed to the courts and the lawyers it is anybody's guess who ends up getting the blame

    by Robin Mitchinson -  2 May 2016
  • Corbyn_israel

    UK Labour's predictable descent into anti-Semitism

    The British Labour Party's descent into totalitarian, anti-Semitic bigotry has been driven by the false belief that hatred of the Jewish state of Israel -- itself a vile form of bigotry -- can truly be divorced from hatred of the great mass of Jews

    by the commentator -  1 May 2016
  • Eu_flag_union_jack

    Brexit: 8 reasons we're better off out

    From strengthened GDP due to not wasting tens of billions on the EU budget to cheaper energy, independent fishing policy, and an enhanced ability to trade in the world, the case for Brexit is overwhelming

    by John Redwood MP - 29 April 2016
  • Pope_francis

    How has Pope Francis performed?

    You could certainly be forgiven for thinking that Pope Francis simply says the first thing that comes into his head, as we've seen over several issues. That said, he is an extraordinarily good man who has made real progress for the Church

    by Tim Hedges - 27 April 2016
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    Bailing out BHS will only prolong the pain

    The collapse of yet another major British high street retail chain is tragic news for its employers, the economy and shoppers - but artificially extending its lifecycle through taxpayer bungs will only prolong the inevitable.

    by Clare George-Hilley - 25 April 2016
  • Flags

    Remain doesn't get it. If they win, the EU is still doomed

    EU Remain may win in June, but it will be a Pyrrhic victory. All previous pan-European projects have failed, going back to the Romans. The dishonest tactics of the Europhiles add yet more contempt about the establishment way of doing things. If they win, it's a case of one more such victory, and they're lost

    by the commentator - 24 April 2016
  • Obama_and_iran

    Iran's fabricated polls in America, and gullible Obama

    The naivety of Barack Obama over Iran is driven by breathtaking gullibility. Fabricated opinion polls about the views of ordinary Iranians are taken at face value. The end of this administration can't come soon enough

    by Potkin Azarmehr - 23 April 2016
  • Obama_and_cameron

    Time for Britain’s own Declaration of Independence

    Obama coming out in favour of Project Fear, ordering Britain to remain a vassal state of the EU, is a glaring contradiction to his trademark message about the audacity of hope. His pro-EU ranting is unacceptable hypocrisy on so many levels

    by Matthew Ellery - 22 April 2016
  • Juncker

    Juncker's mock concern about Britain

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker effects mock concern over British complaints about the EU. The truth is Brussels hasn't the slightest intention of changing course from more and more centralisation

    by John Redwood MP - 21 April 2016
  • Ballot_box

    Why EU Remain needs an 8-10 point poll lead to win

    With near monolithic establishment support for Remain, the pressure of polite society means Brexit is significantly underestimated in opinion polls, especially when conducted by phone. A dead heat in the polls just prior to the referendum means Brexit will win

    by the commentator - 19 April 2016
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  • Bernie_sanders

    Bernie Sanders and his strange take on Israel

    Bernie Sanders, for all his fulminations about the “establishment”, political and financial, is on the Israel issue the epitome of fashionable, and sometimes bigoted, political correctness

    by Michael Curtis - 18 April 2016
  • Eu_flag_union_jack

    Ignore Project Fear. There's nothing to fear from Brexit

    Despite the wholly negative, hysterical campaigning of Remain, Brexit would leave most of our relationships intact. Yes, we'd retrieve our democracy, but we'd still trade and have great relations with Europe. Britain has nothing to fear from leaving the EU

    by John Redwood MP - 15 April 2016
  • Tokyo_skyline

    Is the Japanese model better after all?

    There is no Japanese Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders drawing on the anger of a disenfranchised middle class. Fear of terrorism is nowhere near European levels. The story of whose history -- the West's or Japan's -- was better in recent decades, and will be better in coming ones, is far from written

    by Michael Auslin - 14 April 2016
  • Cameron's_father

    Panama non-scandal: Three cheers for Cameron's parents

    Nobody has an obligation to overpay the government. Tax avoidance also is moral. Tax codes are corrupt and governments waste money. Good on David Cameron's Mum and Dad for doing what we all do. But not quite so good on Dave himself for rank hypocrisy, and being hoist with his own petard

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 12 April 2016
  • Killthejewsuk

    UK Labour, the Church, and cancerous anti-Semitism

    Great Britain is in a mind-boggling mess over anti-Semitism. This, of course, is related to bigotry against Israel. Can the dilemmas be resolved, or will the cancer continue to metastasize?

    by Michael Curtis - 12 April 2016