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  • Prince_turki

    Israel's new Arab friends? Who'd have thought it?

    Most rulers in the Middle East recognize that the main dangers to their existence are the extreme Islamist terrorist groups and the Islamic Republic of Iran, not Israel. How long before a Saudi leader addresses the Knesset?

    by Michael Curtis -  1 October 2014
  • Tories_on_a_roll

    Tory conference much more upbeat than you'd think

    There are whispers that private polling implies the Conservatives are doing better than they appear to be, speeches are clear cut with hard language and an uncompromising tone, and the Prime Minister appears to be in a fighting mood. The conference is very upbeat

    by Steven George-Hilley - 30 September 2014
  • Idf_in_gaza_latest

    ISIS, Hamas, and the lessons to learn from Israel

    While there have been no reported Hamas beheadings of journalists, the similarities between Hamas and ISIS are blindingly clear. Astonishingly, the West still refuses to learn its lessons from Israel

    by Noah Beck - 30 September 2014
  • Big_business

    Big business has no business poking into EU debate

    As some large businesses will doubtless still wish to tell the UK whether to stay in the EU or not, we do need to examine the bad record of these large companies who have spoken out in the past on these big issues. If many had had their way we'd now be in the euro!

    by John Redwood MP - 30 September 2014
  • Islamist_terror

    We must defeat not just degrade Islamist terrorism

    We must defeat not just degrade Islamist terror groups. There must be victory. If we're going to achieve that aim we're going to have to get serious, and a whole lot better at knowing who are enemies actually are

    by Michael Curtis - 29 September 2014
  • Tree_hugging

    Too many environmentalists are actually nuts

    There’s an old joke that environmentalists are “watermelons” since they’re green on the outside and red on the inside. The real problem is that too many of them are actually nuts, especially on climate issues

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 29 September 2014
  • Rotherham

    Don't drop the ball of Labour's Rotherham disgrace

    One factor has emerged about the political culture at Rotherham. The politicians, police, and Pakistani community were all too palsy-walsy. It was a cocktail of multi-culti political correctness, and cronyism. Meanwhile, under Labour's watch, kids were being raped

    by Robin Mitchinson - 28 September 2014
  • Cameron_and_his_wife

    Cameron's (desperately) big Birmingham moment

    The Tory sexting (non) scandal is a storm in a tea cup. No-one cares about politicians' sex lives any more. The Reckless defection to UKIP is quite another matter and the Tory conference is buzzing with talk about its implications. Do they get it? Judge for yourself

    by Steven George-Hilley - 28 September 2014
  • Cameron_and_reckless

    INSTANT VIEW: Cameron must now beg UKIP's help

    Let's nail this immediately. Mark Reckless's defection to UKIP means that UKIP now has the next election in its hands. David Cameron must beg for an electoral pact with UKIP... and on UKIP's terms. Got that Dave?

    by the commentator - 27 September 2014
  • Farage_polling_station

    The establishment's shameful con trick against UKIP

    Even though UKIP won the European elections it could have got an extra 235,000 votes if it wasn't for an extraordinary con trick that was on the ballot paper itself. What sort of trick can we expect at the general election in 2015?

    by Nigel Vinson - 26 September 2014
  • Begging_france

    The two questions that big state Leftists can't answer

    Can you name a nation that became rich with statist policies? Can you name a nation that with interventionism and big government is out-performing a similar nation with free markets and small government? Come on you Lefties...

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 26 September 2014
  • Miliband_latest

    Labour's plan for us all to be equally poor

    Labour is a bad joke. Miliband’s speech summed it all up. Please don’t mention the deficit. Pease, please don’t mention immigration. The EU is just fine, and those open borders have to be accepted. Can we let them into power?

    by John Redwood MP - 25 September 2014
  • Isis_latest

    Understanding the Islamic nature of Islamic State

    A dilemma faces Western democratic countries in the contemporary world. How to explain what it is that makes Muslims more likely than adherents of other religions to accept and invoke their faith as the basis for political and social activity? Our leaders don't seem to get it, but Islamic State most certainly does

    by Michael Curtis - 24 September 2014
  • Renzi_young

    Italy's battle with a Leftist legacy that destroys jobs

    Italy is plagued with outdated labour legislation, introduced around 1970 in a Europe-wide orgy of social protection that has left the country uncompetitive. Worryingly, Labour in Britain would envy their job-destroying policies

    by Tim Hedges - 24 September 2014
  • Isis_hostages

    Islamic State beheads, mutilates as the Koran instructs

    Obama, Cameron et al say Islamic State are just a bunch of barbarians, not real Muslims. But as they behead and mutilate "infidels" they're only doing what the Koran and the Prophet instructs

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 23 September 2014


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