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  • Sme

    Small business bonanza after Brexit

    The Great British Public is overflowing with entrepreneurial ideas. But currently such potential is hindered by laws made by unelected EU officials who cannot be removed by the UK electorate. Let's get Britain out asap, cut the red tape, and build a more dynamic economy

    by Robert Bates - 22 January 2018
  • Beate_and_serge_klarsfeld

    The Holocaust and justice in France and Germany

    In the battle against evil, roguery, and villainous men, the determination of an unlikely French and German couple to bring old Nazis to justice is an inspiration to us all. Real good is always marvellous and intoxicating

    by Michael Curtis - 20 January 2018
  • Trump

    Mapping the world Donald Trump style

    Donald Trump lends himself to satire like no other American president before him. But sometimes never a truer word is spoken than in jest. Do these three humorous maps of Donald Trump's world say something that goes beyond a joke?

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 17 January 2018
  • Pound

    Pound rises against dollar as Brexit fears recede

    The pound has returned to levels seen before the 2016 referendum against the dollar in yet further evidence that overblown market fears about Brexit are receding fast and doom mongering about the economy is belied by robust economic data

    by John Redwood MP - 16 January 2018
  • Oprah-cropped

    Oprah: Celebrity and the presidential dream

    One can admire the achievements of Oprah Winfrey and others in the entertainment world, but celebrity does not warrant shaping our politics or suggest suitability or adequacy for the highest political office in the U.S. It is a worrying sign of our discombobulated times that we are talking about this at all

    by Michael Curtis - 15 January 2018
  • Barnier

    EU playing dirty in Brexit talks

    The Eurocrats are predictably playing dirty amid Brexit talks, trying to scare British business. It is vital we Get Britain Out of the undemocratic and malicious European Union. These grubby tactics only serve to further vindicate the British decision to leave

    by Robert Bates - 12 January 2018
  • Stefan-stefancik-257625

    Don’t let bad people management ruin your business

    Entrepreneur and co-founder of employee engagement platform Perkbox, Chieu Cao, explains why in an increasingly competitive business environment, incentivisation and good people management is critical

    by Chieu Cao - 12 January 2018
  • Merkel

    Europe's democracy problem

    No wonder there is a disconnect between government and the governed. European electoral systems are too remote from the people, and this suits Brussels just fine. There's little likelihood of change. Europe has given up on democracy

    by Tim Hedges -  8 January 2018
  • Ambulance

    EU is part of the NHS problem

    The NHS is now having to cope with around 3,000 additional people turning up to A&E every single day since last year. This is in so small measure due to massive uncontrolled EU migration. Leaving the EU is a great idea for many reasons, but cutting the strain on the NHS is a big one

    by Daniel Huggins -  6 January 2018
  • Jerusalem

    If Palestinians won't talk, Trump should cut aid

    The Palestinians are always looking for an excuse not to make a serious peace deal. Jerusalem is only the latest pretext. President Trump should make good on his threat to cut the hundreds of millions of dollars in US aid unless they start negotiating seriously now. They can dance to their rejectionism on their own dime, not America's

    by the commentator -  4 January 2018
  • Bbc_newsroom

    The shallow, failed forecasters of Project Fear

    Mainstream media love to report negative views about Brexit and the economy. But the reality is that their predictions have been an embarrassing failure. Take a look at John Redwood MP's list

    by John Redwood MP -  3 January 2018
  • Statue_of_liberty

    The good, the bad, and the ugly in 2018

    Proper welfare reform in the US and the collapse of the regime in Venezuala are much to be hoped for in 2018. To be feared are a bad Brexit, due to EU intransigence, a Chinese bubble, and much else. It all depends on whether free markets and common sense win the day

    by Daniel J. Mitchell -  2 January 2018
  • Euros

    Remain establishment withholds Euro disaster info

    What a surprise. The release of government documents includes delays to the release of European Exchange Rate Mechanism papers. The ERM, all done in the name of European integration, was the kind of economic disaster Brexit has not been. No wonder the Remain establishment is so shy about the truth

    by John Redwood MP - 29 December 2017
  • Vittorio_emanuele_iii

    Italy: A country fit for a king?

    Italy, with its continual political upheaval (another election next March), might have benefitted from the stability a monarchy can provide. The brave partisans, who got rid of both king and dictator, turned to socialism and embraced failure. Vittorio Emanuele III now has a new, but still awkward, place of rest

    by Tim Hedges - 23 December 2017
  • Catalan_separatists

    Is the sun setting on Catalan nationalism?

    Just like in Scotland, Catalan separatism has failed to increase momentum. On the contrary, many have been surprised by how quickly it seems to have fallen away. The SNP should take note

    by Tom Gallagher - 19 December 2017