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  • Theresa-may-2

    We voted for Brexit to regain control. It's that simple

    Remainers just don't have a leg to stand on regarding the legitimacy of the Brexit referendum. Their increasingly pathetic whining shows that in reality they just aren't committed to respecting the democratic will of the people, however much they protest to the contrary. Let's just get out of the EU and have done with it

    by Matthew Ellery - 18 January 2017
  • Obama-sad-face-998x598

    Obama's dismal but forgettable legacy

    Obama's legacy is dismal. What he did wrong was mainly unoriginal; what he did right was trivial. He was a president consumed with himself. His legacy is entirely forgettable

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 17 January 2017
  • Arch_de_triomphe

    An indulgent, damaging MidEast "peace" conference

    The so called "peace conference" in Paris is nothing of the sort. It is yet another event that confirms the world's self-imposed ignorance about the real cause of the Israel-Palestine conflict which is Palestinian rejectionism

    by Michael Curtis - 15 January 2017
  • Church_of_holy_sepulchre

    Amid the bad news in 2016, 2 miracles for Israel

    The Christian world has a sometimes contradictory relationship with Israel and the Jewish people. For all the problems of 2016, there were some truly positive developments including a potentially landmark book on Christians and Jews

    by Dexter Van Zile - 13 January 2017
  • Scales_of_justice_9_149443c

    Brexit in court. It's politics stupid

    Disagreeing with the anti-Brexit court cases has nothing to do with disrespect of the legal system. It is opposition to the courts being a playground for the rich to obstruct the democratic process. Still, Tony Blair is in on the anti-Brexit act. So there shuould be a surge in pro-Brexit sentiment

    by Matthew Ellery - 12 January 2017
  • Container_ship

    The UK economy can surge after Brexit

    Even when trade all but ceased with Europe in World War II the British economy surged ahead. The idea the UK will suffer from leaving the EU, whatever deal we strike, is poppycock, and smacks of rump Remain desperation

    by John Redwood MP - 11 January 2017
  • Rome

    Italy kicks off another big year for Europe

    In 2017 we reach the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, but the main concern is that Europe will remain in denial and stupor. But the economic difference between Europe's north and south continues to widen, as turbulent Italy so clearly demonstrates. Hold on to your seats

    by Tim Hedges -  9 January 2017
  • Tim_barrow

    PM brings a heavyweight to Brexit negotiations

    Britain's new "Brexit Ambassador" Tim Barrow is a vast improvement on his Remain-friendly predecessor, Ivan Rogers. The chances of Britain honouring the referendum mandate to get Britain out have definitely gone up

    by Joseph Hackett -  6 January 2017
  • Workers

    Workers of the world do best in free markets

    If you want the best for workers, the evidence shows that unregulated markets make them better off, less likely to face discrimination, and happier overall. The Left opposes free markets because they can't control them, regardless of the benefits for those they claim to speak for

    by Daniel J. Mitchell -  5 January 2017
  • Putin_shooting

    The Russia question: Of Barack, Donald, and Vladimir

    There is a sense in which it is worrying that Trump seems warm towards Putin. But Obama, as in so many spheres, never had a serious policy towards Russia. One thing is clear, Washington and Moscow have an overwhelming interest in working together on a range of vital issues

    by Michael Curtis -  4 January 2017
  • Eu_flag_union_jack

    Ignore Remoaners: Regulation after Brexit is no problem

    Remainers made big play about the supposed complications of adjusting regulations after Brexit. In reality, this was just empty scare mongering. We take back control of our laws and then act in our perceived national interest. How's that for a plan?

    by John Redwood MP -  3 January 2017
  • Israel_great_britain_flags

    Bravo Britain for slamming Obama over Israel

    Britain, to the fury of the lame-duck Obama administration, has called out John Kerry for his wishy washy approach to terrorism against Israel. This is an important move, and we should applaud it, for all our sakes

    by the commentator - 30 December 2016
  • Aleppo

    Trump has a chance for a new MidEast policy shift

    After the wasted and fruitless presisdency of Barack Obama, Donald Trump should seize the moment for a totally new approach to the MidEast, and Britain should do likewise

    by John Redwood MP - 27 December 2016
  • Theresa-may-2

    Project Fear Is being discredited In real time

    The Project Fear EU Remain camp is being humiliated in real time. Their claims to competence have been flushed down the toilet as the British economy powers ahead. They need to grow up, we need to ignore them, and all of us should get Britain out of the EU as soon as possible

    by Joseph Hackett - 22 December 2016
  • Flags

    The UK should stop negotiating with itself over Brexit

    With Brexit in mind, some people in the UK need to wake up to the reality of how you do well in an auction or a negotiation. You don't tell everyone in advance and, in a team, you don't fight amongst yourselves. We hold many cards. Play then wisely, and we'll do very well

    by John Redwood MP - 19 December 2016