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  • European-parliament

    State of Disunion: Thank goodness for Brexit

    EU State of the Union addresses are meant to mimic America's, but they are a sick joke for many "ordinary" Europeans. Commission President Juncker would not know the feelings of a European citizen if he ran over one in his chauffeur driven Mercedes. Thank goodness for Brexit

    by Tim Hedges - 21 September 2018
  • Juncker

    Seven tragicomic faces of Project Fear

    How much more of this nonsense do we have to listen to? John Redwood MP debunks seven of the most egregious lies of the Remain campaign. They're getting ever more desperate as the countdown to Brexit draws closer

    by John Redwood MP - 17 September 2018
  • Trump_latest

    A disgraceful New York Times opinion piece

    Criticisms of Trump are more than warranted. But papers like the New York Times shouldn’t provide a platform for senior members of his administration to display such cowardly, destructive and self-serving behavior

    by Taylor Dibbert - 12 September 2018
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    Sex and the Vatican

    Sex. It’s all about sex, the Roman Catholic Church. Who hasn’t thought that? Pope Francis’s church needs to return, as Christ did, to talking about the poor, lest this becomes an obsession

    by Tim Hedges -  7 September 2018
  • Flag_latest

    UK business will thrive without EU red tape

    The EU is essentially a corporatist enterprise which looks after big businesses and harms smaller ones who do not have the resources to navigate the regulatory minefield. Brexit can and must put small businesses first, allowing for a growth bonanza as red tape is cut and disposed of. Let's get Britain out as soon as possible!

    by Luke Watson -  3 September 2018
  • Salvini

    Italy's populist government rides high in the polls

    The people of Italy believe, not without some justification, that their country has been ruined by a caste of people which has feathered its own nest. What the oddball combination of Di Maio and Salvini has done is to understand this discontent and to channel it. Unless the mainstream in Europe engages in radical self-reflection and reform, the populists will continue to have the ear of the people

    by Tim Hedges - 31 August 2018
  • Treausry

    Enough of us giving aid to rich EU countries. Just Brexit!

    Signing a Withdrawal Agreement to give continuing overseas aid to a group of rich countries on the continent will leave us poorer. Let’s hear the Treasury calculations of how much economic damage is done by the large payments abroad, and by the large balance of payments deficit we run with the EU under present rules. Let's just get out and reap all the benefits

    by John Redwood MP - 29 August 2018
  • Trump

    How strong is the Trump economy, and who to credit?

    Because he’s all over the map, it’s not easy to assign an overall grade to Trump’s economic policy (especially since it’s an open question whether Trump is trying to liberalize trade or restrict it). if you’re fair, you admit that some of Trump’s policies -- like tax cuts -- are helping the economy and some are hurting the economy -- such as on spending. It's a mixed bag, but we should focus on economic freedom

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 28 August 2018
  • Juncker-waving

    EU will have to respect WTO rules in "no-deal" Brexit

    The EU has built World Trade rules into its own legal structures. So to say they will be able to stop us trading with them in a "no-deal" Brexit -- something that would harm them more than us anyway -- is both plain wrong, and typically dishonest scaremongering

    by John Redwood MP - 23 August 2018
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    Italy's telling bridge

    The Italian bridge collapse is a tragedy and a political hot potato. How will the populist government handle it?

    by Tim Hedges - 20 August 2018
  • Police

    Brexit Britain and policing Project Fear

    The British Public voted to Get Britain Out of the EU, but this does not mean ending meaningful cooperation on policing and judicial matters with our closest European allies. It's just more Project Fear dishonest scraemongering to say that either we or our European neighbours will not act in our, or their own, best interests after Brexit

    by Luke Watson - 14 August 2018
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    Italy's populists win popularity by shaking things up

    No-one in the European mainstream gave Italy's populists a great deal of credit, but they are winning popularity by shaking things up. Popular populists; how about that!

    by Tim Hedges -  8 August 2018
  • Freestocks-org-540554-unsplash

    It's time to wake up to the cyber security identity crisis

    Cyber crime is on the rise, posing a major threat to UK businesses. As new research suggests tens of thousands of mobile gadgets and tablet devices are going missing every year, Barry Scott, Chief Technology Officer at Centrify issues a stark warning on the threats identity fraud poses to companies

    by Barry Scott  -  5 August 2018
  • Barnier

    Brussels terror of Brexit raises Project Fear to extremes

    Brussles is increasingly terrified of a no deal Brexit. They would lose the 40 billion they desperately need and British success would pose a mortal threat to the EU project. They're now ramping up Project Fear to new extremes

    by John Redwood MP -  3 August 2018
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    A WTO Brexit is the best of both worlds

    If Britain leaves the EU on WTO terms this does not in fact amount to no deal. WTO is a deal, the one most countires use in international trade. We should go for that, save ourselves the 40 billion, and get Britain out of the EU as soon as possible

    by Jayne Adye -  1 August 2018