All commentaries
  • Verhofstadt

    Why Brussels will calm down about Brexit

    With Verhofstadt's and Barnier's wrecking tactics now fully exposed, and with yet another massive crisis looming over Poland, Brussels simply cannot afford a fight with Britain. Merkel and company will ensure a smooth Brexit, because they ultimately have no choice

    by the commentator - 24 July 2017
  • Dover-port-515752

    Trade deal offers show post-Brexit world is our oyster

    At least 35 countries have expressed an interest in a free trade deal with Brexit Britain, including the United States, Japan, and Australia. Brexit is going to be a bonanza. So drop the pessimism, and get behind it

    by Joseph Hackett - 20 July 2017
  • People

    Our demographic crisis is actually a policy crisis

    The much talked about demographic crisis in the Western world is real. Just look at the fertility rates in Europe. But the bigger problem is not so much that we are having too few babies as that our bloated state oriented system needs radical reform

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 19 July 2017
  • Petain_and_hitler

    Truth from France on anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism

    French President Emmanuel Macron is establishing himself as a defender of truth and justice over France's past persecution of the Jews. He rightly acknowledges that anti-Zionism is a form of anti-Semitism, showing the way for all his counterparts in the West

    by Michael Curtis - 18 July 2017
  • Eu_flag_union_jack

    Dishonest Remainers struggle with Brexit successes

    The UK economy has done fine since the Brexit vote. But, as all their predictions fail, dishonest Remainers in the media and elsewhere keep shifting the goal posts. The truth is that Brexit is mainly political anyway. It is about what we do with our sovereignty when we retreive it

    by John Redwood MP - 17 July 2017
  • Palace-of-westminster-detail_original

    BREXIT: The vital importance of the Great Repeal Bill

    The Great Repeal Bill, also known as The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, is a vital step in recovering Britain's sovereignty. Opportunists and anti-democratic opponents of Brexit are therefore trying to stop it in its tracks. They must not succeed

    by Joseph Hackett - 14 July 2017
  • Rio_olympics

    To host or not to host: An Olympic dilemma

    The Olympics are so expensive to host these days that often the supposed honour they bring is not worth the cost. Should we hold them in one city all the time and stop playing pass the parcel? Or as it that the next, costly Olympic sport?

    by Luke J. Harris  - 13 July 2017
  • Cameron_and_juncker

    The senseless Remoaning Tory "sensibles"

    The anti-democratic Remainers in the Conservative Party are actually more likely to ensure that Britain leaves the EU without a deal. Their divisive tactics just mean the default position of the hardest possible Brexit is more likely to occur than not. Cameron and Hammond should be careful what they wish for

    by Alexander Fluza - 11 July 2017
  • Refugees

    EU refugee chaos continues to spiral out of control

    In defiance of everything the European Union is supposed to stand for, France and Austria have closed their borders with Italy to stop refugees. Let us remember this the next time some drivelling Europhile Remainer talks about the EU being a force for peace

    by Tim Hedges - 10 July 2017
  • Statue_of_liberty

    Two concepts of liberty: Real liberty and socialist liberty

    There is a longstanding debate about two concepts of liberty, positive or negative. Positive liberty essentially means that you, or the state, has a right to deprive some people of their property to provide other people with services. But, while many might argue there are good reasons for doing it, this is a false concept of liberty, and we must be clear in saying so

    by Daniel J. Mitchell -  6 July 2017
  • Women

    The inequality of women

    It is easy to sigh, and to put it down to moaning, but the reality is that women continue to face mass discrimination in many sectors. All sides of the political spectrum need to rethink this matter, and strike out for justice

    by Michael Curtis -  4 July 2017
  • Happy_dover

    Five reasons why Brexit will be fine without a deal

    Project Fear continues to spread scare stories about Brexit on a daily basis. The hysteria mainly centers on the alleged catastrophe if we leave the EU with no deal. John Redwood MP deals with five key issues which rip the Remain case to shreds

    by John Redwood MP - 30 June 2017
  • Migrants-rome-756310

    Why Italy's migrant problem has not led to terrorism

    With huge numbers of undocumented migrants from hot spot Muslim countries one might have thought Italy would have a major terrorism problem. It doesn't, and that is because it just does its intelligence, policing, and community management better, and unshackled from political correctness

    by Tim Hedges - 29 June 2017
  • European_commission

    Enough talk about a transitional deal with the EU

    A transitional arrangement could easily end up meaning another five years until Brexit means Brexit. That could mean Brexit doesn't happen at all. The talk of a transitional arrangement needs to stop. Let's just get Britain out, and stop the dithering

    by Alexander Fluza - 28 June 2017
  • May_and_merkel

    Misjudging Brexit: Strong Germany vs weakened Britain

    There is much delusional talk following the general election about a weak Britain and a strong Germany. But the Prime Minister is actually in a much stronger position than Mrs. Merkel in their respective parliaments. Rump Remain needs to pay more attention to the world as it is than as they'd wish it to be

    by John Redwood MP - 27 June 2017