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  • Donald_trump

    Donald Trump's loud European vacation

    In continental Europe it really isn't the done thing to start telling it like it is. So when Donald Trump lectured Europeans about defence expenditure and refugees and trade he offended a lot of people merely by telling the truth. Good on Donald Trump!

    by Tim Hedges - 29 May 2017
  • Ambulance

    Brexit, the NHS, and the English language

    Foreign doctors are a massive bonus to the NHS. What is dangerous and unfair to all concerned are EU migration rules which mean a European doctor who speaks poor English is given easy access to working in the NHS while a Nigerian doctor who speaks fluent English has a dozen hoops to jump through. Brexit will cure this illness

    by Joseph Hackett - 26 May 2017
  • Manchester_custom-0eb6c7ce31786fc9005b47612d8a2a3ffdd7f0b5-s900-c85

    Manchester is another wake up call against a known evil

    As Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn seeks to blame UK foreign policy for the Manchester attack, serious and decent people know this is a global and civilisational struggle against Islamist barbarism that we still have not fully grasped

    by Jeremy Havardi - 26 May 2017
  • Manchester

    Manchester will overcome this repulsive terrorist atrocity

    Even by terrorist standards, the nail bombing of the Ariana Grande pop concert reaches new depths of indiscriminate evil. With over 22 people dead and dozens maimed the terrorists have caused unforgivable human causalities, but have once again united a community, city, country and world against terror. As a beacon of hope, Manchester will endure and overcome this evil.

    by Steven George-Hilley - 23 May 2017
  • May_and_juncker

    Every reason for optimism on UK-EU Brexit deal

    Even though Britain would be fine if it walked away after Brexit without a deal, the EU has every reason to forge a good one. But isn't it strange how rump Remain has such low expectations on decent behaviour in the talks by their beloved EU

    by John Redwood MP - 23 May 2017
  • Wall_street

    For prosperity? Against inequality? Choose capitalism

    The historical data represents a crushing blow to the Left. It shows that capitalism has not only raised prosperity for all wherever it has been allowed to flourish, but that it has also cut inequality between the various regions of the world

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 21 May 2017
  • Jerusalem

    A Donald Trump 14 Points for Israel and Palestinians

    President Trump should emulate Woodrow Wilson and his landmark 14 points for peace by setting out 14 basic terms and conditions for a sane and lasting deal for Israel, the Palestinians, and the region as a whole. This is what those points should be

    by Michael Curtis - 18 May 2017
  • Theresa-may

    Tories must use victory to revolutionise UK economy

    While mad Jeremy Corbyn appears to advocate an Anglo-Saxon version of North Korea, Theresa May needs to use the thumping majority she is likely to get at the election to reduce the state and reinvigorate free market values and practices. A Tory victory is a necessary but not sufficient condition for UK economic success

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 17 May 2017
  • Parliament

    GE2017 is about what kind of Britain you want

    The forthcoming general election is crucial to the future of Britain, and indeed Europe. There is no such thing as a hard or soft Brexit. What we need is a vision of a strong, independent, outward looking Britain, which works with Europe but sidelines unhelpful Eurocrats

    by John Redwood MP - 16 May 2017
  • Macron

    There's something wrong with President Macron

    Is Emmanuel Macron, possibly with Italy's Matteo Renzi, the future of Europe?Doesn't seem likely. The problems of Europe are too deeply set, and there's no real imagination to put things right

    by Tim Hedges - 15 May 2017
  • Antarctic_ice

    Antarctic ice expansion shows climate models unreliable

    Despite a 20 percent increase in atmospheric CO2, and model predictions to the contrary, sea ice in the Antarctic has expanded for decades. Such observations are in direct opposition to the model-based predictions of the IPCC. This should give pause for thought about climate alarmism in general

    by Craig D. Idso and Pat Michaels - 14 May 2017
  • The_city

    Financial services will be fine after Brexit

    Project Fear and its increasingly desperate adherents keep on predicting that the City will suffer badly from Brexit. Like the rest of their claims, it's all scaremongering, as evidenced by the latest pronouncements from Barclays. Brexit will be a great success

    by John Redwood MP - 13 May 2017
  • Woodside

    Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour doesn’t respect our armed forces

    Following publication in the national media of multiple photographs of Labour activists trampling over Woodside War Memorial in Croydon Central, local Royal British Legion chairman Tony Pearson speaks out against Labour's disrespect

    by Tony Pearson - 10 May 2017
  • Tony-blair-world-hunger

    Nobody wants you back Tony

    Tony Blair has spent so much time snuggling up to dictators since leaving office that he has forgotten what democracy means. His arrogant and clumsy attempts to overturn Brexit will only further discredit the anti-democratic Remain campaign. They're welcome to Toxic Tony, and they deserve him

    by Joseph Hackett - 10 May 2017
  • Macron_victory

    Frexit in a decade? The real warning from France

    The real story of France's elections for the European project is that mass opposition to the EU is now right at the heart of the French political agenda. France is probably where Britain was a decade ago. Frexit in 10 years, anyone?

    by the commentator -  8 May 2017