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  • Montenegro_kotor_bay

    Montenegro's Euro-Atlantic choice deserves Western respect

    Though it is not widely understood, Montenegrin membership of NATO will be a landmark achievement and should be viewed as a major step forward in guaranteeing the security of Britain and mainland Europe, and completing the post-WWII circle

    by Daniel Hamilton -  3 August 2015
  • Donald_trump

    Will Trump trump Republican presidential chances?

    The reprehensible Donald Trump could well end up as the wrecker in chief for the Republican Party's presidential election hopes. He still retains the power to say, "You're fired", but only to his own side

    by Robin Mitchinson -  3 August 2015
  • Jessica-ennis-close-to-te-008

    Athletic bloodsports: why the IAAF is the next FIFA

    More than 800 athletes from around the world have suspicious blood-test results, which are at best highly unusual, at worst evidence of widespread doping, according to leaked data obtained by The Sunday Times. The not-fit-for-purpose IAAF should be ashamed, and clean and honourable athletes like our Jessica Ennis-Hill (pictured) are right to be outraged

    by Steven George-Hilley -  2 August 2015
  • Rome_latest

    Rome. My favourite city

    Rome has had a tough year, with some of the familiar stereotypes about mob rule being vindicated in style. But it is still the most fantastic city on earth, and you couldn't make a better choice for a summer break

    by Tim Hedges -  2 August 2015
  • Smacking

    The U.N. on smack

    The child who runs into traffic or seeks to jam a toy into an electrical socket needs to understand that they're not to do that act again. Sometimes a stern word will do. Sometimes a smack is required. The parent on the spot is better placed to decide that than a UN committee

    by Alex Deane  - 31 July 2015
  • Kerry-and-netanyahu

    Kerry's disrespectful mocking stance on Israel, and Congress

    Kerry is more concerned with the sensibilities of undemocratic Islamic countries than with the legitimate powers of Congress. His mocking, disrespectful remarks about Israel and Congress may be a sign of subconscious insecurity about the shaky deal he has reached with Iran

    by Michael Curtis - 30 July 2015
  • Venice

    Regional identity is another fine mess in the EU

    The EU sought to use regional identities such as in Catalonia and Scotland to weaken unitary member states in a divide and rule policy to strengthen the superstate. But, as ever, it is playing sorceror's apprentice with forces it doesn't understand and can't control

    by John Redwood MP - 29 July 2015
  • Eurozone_latest

    Crazy plans for a Eurozone government

    The EU's neo-authoritarian tendencies mean that whenever there's a problem, Brussels always comes down in favour of yet more centralisation. The latest crazy idea is for a Eurozone government. But it won't work and is based on economic nonsense

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 28 July 2015
  • Tbilisi

    Honour commitments to Georgia or we lose the country forever

    Russia is continuing to aggressively expand and entrench its hold over South Ossetia and Abkhazia, while the West stands idly by despite bold words about supporting Georgia's territorial integrity. The West needs to step up and make good on its commitments, or risk losing Georgia to Russia forever

    by Daniel Hamilton - 27 July 2015
  • Obama_with_his_grandmother_in_kenya

    Obama's legacy: Cuba, Iran, and silly, PC Brit-bashing

    Barack Obama's international legacy will come down to a probably reasonable move to reconcile with Cuba, a possibly disastrous deal with Iran, and, this side of the pond, a gratuitous history of Brit-bashing based on shallow political correctness

    by Robin Mitchinson - 26 July 2015
  • The_city

    Corruption UK: London as world's money laundering capital

    London property prices are soaring in part due to the laundering of dirty money from foreign criminals. The problem of financial crime and corruption in Britain is vast, and British society is in denial about it

    by the commentator - 25 July 2015
  • Greek_beggar

    Has the Troika destroyed Greece?

    In recent days and weeks, we have seen the financial and political elite of Europe humiliate Greece. The country is being destroyed before our eyes. The Greeks feel trapped, with nowhere else to go. But Britain is not trapped, and we must get out of the EU before it's too late

    by Chris Muspratt - 24 July 2015
  • Koevoet_veterans

    Only 'Koevoet' can defeat Boko Haram

    The key to defeating Boko Haram is to send in units that actually know what they are doing in African warfare. If we want to win, we need to bite the bullet and bring in South Africa's toughest, and there were none tougher than Koevoet

    by Robin Mitchinson - 24 July 2015
  • Finsbury_park_mosque

    So, where are all these British Muslim moderates?

    The Prime Minister was right to highlight the wider narrative that leads to Islamist violence. Trouble is, in British Muslim society “non-violent extremists who radicalise young people” are part of the mainstream, and no-one has the courage to say it

    by Richard Ferrer - 23 July 2015
  • Container_ship

    Declining EU is overrated as a trading power

    Trade figures show we do more and more business outside the EU, which, for Britain, is a declining asset. Despite what we are being told by the mainstream media, and a political establishment intoxicated by visions of a federal Europe, the EU is not the future. It is the past

    by Alan Murad - 23 July 2015


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