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  • Switzerland_and_eu

    EU says “Hard Cheese” to Swiss Democracy

    The Swiss voted in a referendum to introduce a quota system on immigration. Very democratic. Which is why the EU hates it and is treating Switzerland with contempt. There's a lesson here for Britain

    by Luke Stanley - 28 July 2014
  • Cameron_and_miliband

    Professional politics, and polls for amateurs

    One reason why polls often improve for a government as an election approaches is people change they way they judge matters. They ask whether the alternative is really better than what they have. Labour beware

    by John Redwood MP - 28 July 2014
  • Tesco_m_s

    TESCO and M&S: The costs of hubris

    If TESCO and M&S wish to recapture their former glory they must cut the hubris, focus on the customer, play fair, and return to their roots. There's a new world out there, and they need to join it

    by Robin Mitchinson - 28 July 2014
  • Hamas_shields

    Indicting Hamas for war crimes

    Hamas has really only one grievance: the existence of Israel. It seems to share that grievance with more than one prominent agency of the United Nations. Hamas's bloodthirsty sacrifice of Palestinians, especially children, must be punished

    by Michael Curtis - 28 July 2014
  • Glasgow_commonwealth_games

    Without Britain Glasgow is on the ropes

    Glasgow’s status as a vigorous service-based economy is strongly bound up with the preservation of the Union. The SNP has emotive bluster. But it can't answer, and doesn't understand, the real needs of a city whose fortunes, literally, are tied to Britain

    by Tom Gallagher - 26 July 2014
  • Michael-gove-at-a-school-001

    Do we want better schools for Britain's children?

    Can we finally make up our minds as a country as to what we want for our state education system? Is it really controversial to want a better deal for Britain's children?

    by John Redwood MP - 26 July 2014
  • David-cameron-in-front-of-007

    UK dealing with welfare, and employment is growing

    When you add together the panoply of redistribution programs operated by government, it’s easy to see why far too many people are being trapped in government dependency. When you untrap them, you get jobs, as Britain shows

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 25 July 2014
  • Hamas_thank_you

    A Thank You Letter From Hamas to the Media

    You in the mainstream media have been amazing in your support for Hamas, and we're so grateful to you. This really helps us in spreading anti-Semitism, and starting new rounds of terror at will. Blessings be upon you, love from Hamas

    by Noah Beck - 25 July 2014
  • Commonwealth_gold

    Commonwealth or EU: Which is best for Britain’s future?

    In a decade or so the Commonwealth will be a bigger economic power than the EU. But don't buy into the scaremongering of the europhiles. We can have free trade relationships with both. We just need our country back to do it

    by Luke Stanley - 25 July 2014
  • Putin_laughing

    EU needs to stop playing futile games with Russia

    Russia's problems are Russia's fault. But the deluded EU needs to stop exacerbating the situation and start facing reality -- something it appears unable to do on so many issues

    by Robin Mitchinson - 24 July 2014
  • Shanghai

    More economic freedom, less poverty

    The decline in global poverty since 1970 has been dramatic, especially in Asia where China and Hong Kong offer some vital lessons. It is data like this that blows the Left out of the water

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 24 July 2014
  • Vote_ukip

    And so to UKIP

    I and other like minded Conservative MPs will continue to battle for the restoration of UK democracy as Conservatives, not as members of UKIP which simply can't deliver on Europe, says John Redwood MP

    by John Redwood MP - 23 July 2014
  • Richard_goldstone

    Don't look now, the UN says it's Israeli "war crimes"

    UPDATED (See below) When it comes to Israel, no-one in the West ever learns the lessons of the past. The utterly discredited UN Rights Council is banging on about "war crimes", and the media is just lapping it up

    by the commentator - 23 July 2014
  • Silvioberlusconi_1461376c

    He's back? The nine lives of Silvio Berlusconi

    For all his many faults, Berlusconi is a most remarkable politician. And like all remarkable politicians, just when you thought you'd heard the last of him, he could be back with a bang

    by Tim Hedges - 22 July 2014
  • Mein_kampf

    The re-emergence of Hitler's terrible book

    The great masses of people more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a little lie. Mein Kampf is packed full of big lies. But are those lies still so dangerous that this hateful and turgid tome should be banned?

    by Michael Curtis - 22 July 2014


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