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  • Genoa-bridge-collapse-gty-02-jpo-180814_hpmain_2_4x3_992

    Italy's telling bridge

    The Italian bridge collapse is a tragedy and a political hot potato. How will the populist government handle it?

    by Tim Hedges - 20 August 2018
  • Police

    Brexit Britain and policing Project Fear

    The British Public voted to Get Britain Out of the EU, but this does not mean ending meaningful cooperation on policing and judicial matters with our closest European allies. It's just more Project Fear dishonest scraemongering to say that either we or our European neighbours will not act in our, or their own, best interests after Brexit

    by Luke Watson - 14 August 2018
  • Di_maio_and_salvini

    Italy's populists win popularity by shaking things up

    No-one in the European mainstream gave Italy's populists a great deal of credit, but they are winning popularity by shaking things up. Popular populists; how about that!

    by Tim Hedges -  8 August 2018
  • Freestocks-org-540554-unsplash

    It's time to wake up to the cyber security identity crisis

    Cyber crime is on the rise, posing a major threat to UK businesses. As new research suggests tens of thousands of mobile gadgets and tablet devices are going missing every year, Barry Scott, Chief Technology Officer at Centrify issues a stark warning on the threats identity fraud poses to companies

    by Barry Scott  -  5 August 2018
  • Barnier

    Brussels terror of Brexit raises Project Fear to extremes

    Brussles is increasingly terrified of a no deal Brexit. They would lose the 40 billion they desperately need and British success would pose a mortal threat to the EU project. They're now ramping up Project Fear to new extremes

    by John Redwood MP -  3 August 2018
  • Dover-port-515752

    A WTO Brexit is the best of both worlds

    If Britain leaves the EU on WTO terms this does not in fact amount to no deal. WTO is a deal, the one most countires use in international trade. We should go for that, save ourselves the 40 billion, and get Britain out of the EU as soon as possible

    by Jayne Adye -  1 August 2018
  • Auschwitz

    Busting Italy's myths about the Holocaust

    Italy, like many other countries in Europe, has long been in denial about its role in the Holocaust. The mythology is now being debunked

    by Michael Curtis - 27 July 2018
  • Flags_italy_eu

    Brexit stirs debate about EU madness across Europe

    Britain’s impending departure from the EU has at the very least stirred up a wave of discussion on a subject largely unknown to the European people. They are suddenly beginning to realise the costs and effects of a corrupt subsidy and tariff regime most thought normal. Brexit will bring much needed perspective to the debate about the EU, which is only just getting started in continental Europe

    by Tim Hedges - 24 July 2018
  • Sturgeon

    The SNP and social authoritarianism in Scotland?

    The Scottish National Party has been turning Scotland into one of the most socially authoritarian places in the Western World. A pliant media isn't helping. But is a revolt by the forces of freedom in the making?

    by Tom Gallagher - 18 July 2018
  • Westminster

    Only ignorance stands in way of a real Brexit now

    Yesterday’s debate in the Commons on Brexit was dominated by people who have never run complex supply chains who were unwilling to accept they work fine with non EU as well as with EU parts. The biggest barrier to a real Brexit now is the sheer ignorance of its opponents

    by John Redwood MP - 17 July 2018
  • Own_goal

    Eurosceptics across Europe watch Brexit own goal

    What makes Brexit interesting to Italians and other Europeans is that the UK team seemed to be without a captain and determinedly kicking towards its own end. Meanwhile, unbeknown to the Brits, the other side is terrified of them; terrified of the domino effect from fans in Europe who might emulate their style, and terrified of losing the 40 billion in ticketing revenue. Come on, let's change tactics, get to the final, and bring it all home

    by Tim Hedges - 11 July 2018
  • Theresa_surrenders

    May's Brexit in name only is a betrayal of the nation

    The Prime Minister, who believes in Brexit in name only, is forcing Britain down a middle-way where we will never truly be free to benefit from the Brexit dividend. No Deal would be a far better deal than this elaborate soft squidgy fudge

    by Joshua King -  6 July 2018
  • Chequers

    Britain should give Brussels an ultimatum, and mean it

    Time to give Brussels an ultimatum. If they thought it was a simple choice of a Free Trade Agreement or the no deal WTO option, they would be likely to choose the Free Trade Agreement, which is in their best interests. But we must end the dithering, and clearly state we will walk away if they continue to negotiate in bad faith

    by John Redwood MP -  5 July 2018
  • Eu_flag

    EU fails to smother the resurgent nation state

    The European project is designed to smother the nation state, and democracy with it. But the cracks in that edifice are now so wide that it can only be a matter of time before the resurgent nation state strikes back with a lethal blow

    by Tim Hedges -  4 July 2018
  • Juncker

    Remain’s ‘Project Fear’ lies should fool no one

    The true shamelessness of Project Fear has reached a crescendo roar. As the clock ticks down to Brexit, they become ever more desperate; lies, such as BMW quitting the UK come, and then go. As Remain thrashes around in its death throes, its ugly, dishonest, anti-democratic face is there for all to see

    by Joshua King - 30 June 2018