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  • Bono

    Capitalism and poverty: Bono 1 – Irish union bosses – 0

    Bono knows that free markets lift people out of poverty. That's because, unlike the Left he a) cares about the poor and b) has looked at the evidence

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 21 October 2014
  • Cameron_in_brussels

    Caps on EU migrants are illegal. Got that Dave?

    The Great British Public should not fall for Cameron's parlour trick. Any current plans to cap EU migrants will be illegal under EU law and are not deliverable until after successfully severing our ties to Brussels by getting out of the EU

    by Alan Murad - 21 October 2014
  • Farage_pint

    Quite what does UKIP stand for? Brexit and Nexit

    UKIP these days is less Brexit (though still that) than Nexit. In other words, they're a force for real change. And even though they're working out a manifesto, the party is up for some truly thoughtful ideas. It's Nexit Nige...

    by Robin Mitchinson - 20 October 2014
  • Barroso_shush

    EU is quite clear: No renegotiation for Britain

    Outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has made it quite clear what everyone but a dunce knew anyway. Britain will get no serious concessions from Brussels. Therefore, we must quit, now!

    by the commentator - 19 October 2014
  • Obama-laughing

    Tragedy and farce in the White House

    Groucho Marx, Karl Marx, Gladstone, Disraeli, and even Duke Ellington can tell you something about Barack Obama. But at the end of the day, his international leadership is just a farce

    by Michael Curtis - 19 October 2014
  • Merkel_face

    Germany is sick, and it's taking Europe down

    It was not primarily Greece that wrecked the Eurozone. It was Germany. The country is the real sick man of Europe, and the disease may be terminal

    by Robin Mitchinson - 18 October 2014
  • Sex_jihad_latest

    ISIS sex slaves, Muhammad, and Western confusion

    While, preposterously, Western leaders keep saying that Islamic State terrorists are not real Muslims, Islamic State just keeps on pointing to the Koran and the Prophet to justify atrocities. You couldn't make it up, and they don't have to!

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 17 October 2014
  • Jerusalem_at_night

    European Left turns back Israel-Palestine peace process

    All across Europe, Leftist bigotry against Israel is not just wrong in itself, it is doing real harm to any prospect of peace with the Palestinians. The Left should just butt out

    by Michael Curtis - 17 October 2014
  • European_flags

    The social democratic state is destroying Europe

    Europe's crisis is not one of capitalism but one of social democracy. Leftist economics has made the state so bloated that much of the continent remains mired in stagnation with little prospect of recovery. Ed Miliband wants that in Britain too

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 17 October 2014
  • Kobani

    Why Obama must save Kobani

    Instead of preemptively stopping ISIS from spreading into Iraq, Obama effectively waited until some high-profile beheadings forced him to focus on the danger. Kobani is now key. But is Obama up to the task?

    by Noah Beck - 16 October 2014
  • Immigration_control

    Labour, Tories scramble to imitate UKIP on immigration

    Labour is now saying things on immigration that the Left branded "fascist" when Margaret Thatcher said them 30 years ago. UKIP has changed the face of the debate and made the unsayable, sayable

    by Vincent Cooper - 16 October 2014
  • Hunting_in_italy

    Hunting Italian style

    Thrushes are very tasty on the barbecue. Italy has a very strange way of doing hunting. Armed hunters in camouflage on your doorstep? Shooting your pet cat, as a warning to other cats? That's just the start of it

    by Tim Hedges - 16 October 2014
  • Commons_israel

    How Britain harms Israel-Palestine peace prospects

    The absurdity of the UK parliamentary vote recognising a Palestinian state is that Israel has accepted one for generations, only for that very Palestinian state to be rejected by the Palestinians themselves, who remain committed to destroying Israel

    by Nick Gray - 16 October 2014
  • Sleeping_rough

    Voting for dependency, and poverty

    The Left just does not understand (or doesn't care) that the greatest risk is that people get trapped in dependency. We see that in advanced nations like the US and UK, and the Third World too

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 14 October 2014
  • Farage_laugh

    Apres moi, Le Farage

    Experience has proved one thing beyond peradventure. If your idea of politics is to slag-off the opposition by insult and muck-raking, the electorate will punish you for it. UKIP thus wins every time the old political parties and media show their true and fading colours

    by Robin Mitchinson - 14 October 2014


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