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    Why does Labour despise England?

    Labour hates England. Miliband and company show their disdain by their opposition to devolution of power to the English. In some cases, Labour even goes so far as to disrespect the English flag. Should the English respect Labour?

    by John Redwood MP - 22 November 2014
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    Israel supporters fight back against the boycotters

    It's a standing joke among supporters of decency that the anti-Israel boycott crowd is going to end up boycotting itself since Israeli technology is so essential to modern life. Now there's an app to really ram it home to the bigots

    by Nick Gray - 21 November 2014
  • Wealthofnations

    Social capital, and cultural prerequisites of success

    The question of what kind of cultural prerequisites are necessary for economic success has been debated and has generated intense controversy for centuries. So what's the answer?

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 20 November 2014
  • Maggie_waving

    Margaret Thatcher understood value of Mondeo Man

    Margaret Thatcher understood something most of our modern day politicians have either forgotten or never understood to start with: people love to be inspired, and they love to strive for self-improvement

    by Robin Mitchinson - 20 November 2014
  • Japan_economy_tax_sales

    How taxes cause damage

    The lessons from Japan, Euroland, and the UK are instructive. Governments need to learn that higher tax rates may be self defeating. They may lower output and incomes and may even lower revenues. Who knew?

    by John Redwood MP - 20 November 2014
  • Synagogue_attack

    Western denial on roots of Palestinian slaughter

    Much of Britain's media and political class reverted to shabby, old form after the latest Palestinian terror attack. It was similar in Europe and America. But Israelis are being killed just because they are Jews. It is staggering that the post-Holocaust West doesn't get it

    by Jeremy Havardi - 19 November 2014
  • Eu_commission_building

    There is no short-term fix for the EU

    The end of Europe’s economic woes is nowhere in sight. The EU is not compatible with democracy as we understand it. There is a revolution swelling against Brussels and all it stands for. We need a clean break. There are no quick fixes, whatever John Major thinks

    by Alan Murad - 19 November 2014
  • Matteo_renzi_gestures

    Is Italy ungovernable?

    From practically every point of view Italy is in a gigantic mess. Seasoned observers just know the Italians will get out of this. But this time it is not easy to see how

    by Tim Hedges - 19 November 2014
  • London-bds

    The Biblical roots of BDS

    Think of the worst crimes a state can be guilty of. Then dishonestly make them peculiar Israeli crimes. Apartheid, ethnic cleansing, occupation, war crimes of every description. But it's all been seen before

    by Steve Apfel - 19 November 2014
  • Osborne_eu

    EU puff, smoke, and mirrors

    If we really want to stop being taxed by the EU for being successful, the only answer is to Get Britain Out. The sums of money arbitrarily being demanded could be put to far better use than subsidising eurozone economic incompetence

    by Luke Stanley - 18 November 2014
  • Nukes

    Iran's love letter to Obama: Thanks for the nukes!

    The Islamo-fascist dictatorship in Iran has so many reasons to thank President Obama, and the wider West. Now, they've written a letter of love and thanks for allowing them to get nuclear weapons

    by Noah Beck - 17 November 2014
  • St_george's_hospital

    Tooting View: NHS is safe only with UKIP

    Whatever you may have heard, the truth is that UKIP stands up for the NHS like no other major party in Britain. If the NHS is your priority don't vote Labour, vote UKIP

    by Przemek Skwirczynski - 17 November 2014
  • David_cameron_on_a_couch

    Calling David Cameron Taurus

    The Government is all bark and no dog, on issues from Europe to terrorism. David Cameron could well be nicknamed Taurus, as he's so full of bull

    by Robin Mitchinson - 17 November 2014
  • Internet_freedom

    Government screws up everything: The internet version

    Governments generally have never been great at managing innovation. Not content with destroying the old economy, they're now doing their best to destroy the new one too

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 15 November 2014
  • John_major_eu

    John Major (rightly) bangs on about Europe

    Our current EU membership does not just pose a problem over the pace of migration. It is bad for business, bad for living standards and bad for democracy. All these things need to be debated and addressed in a new relationship with the rest of the EU

    by John Redwood MP - 15 November 2014


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