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  • Dover-port-515752

    Brexit vs Remain equals globalists vs little Europeans

    The European Union is an outdated and redundant project in a globalised world. Brexit Britain aims to embrace a wider international trade regime, and only small minded little Europeans are remotely concerned about the EU's customs union, a mere detail of global trade at best, a contributor to Third World poverty at worst

    by John Redwood MP - 26 April 2018
  • Salvini

    No resolution yet to Italy's political impasse

    Italy continues to fumble its way to a new government, though much is still up in the air. Still, the EU could always muscle in and make things worse. Don't bet against it

    by Tim Hedges - 24 April 2018
  • Gdprbanner_1360004

    Certification is essential to navigate the GDPR minefield

    With UK companies scrambling to prepare for the European Union’s incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Peter Irikovsky, CEO of global software as a service (SaaS) company Exponea, warns that only independent certification can ensure companies achieve full compliance and avoid falling foul of the legislation

    by Peter Irikovsky - 24 April 2018
  • Nyse

    Free markets out-perform “State-Led Capitalism”

    Many on the Left have been forced to accept that capitalism is the best route to prosperity in general and the alleviation of poverty in particular. But they still don't understand that genuinely free markets and smaller states perform better than big government interventionism on both prosperity and poverty

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 22 April 2018
  • Flags_latest

    EU may push for ever closer union without Britain

    Free of UK membership there can now be a much closer identity between the EU and the single currency it sponsors. Ever closer union is an extremely bad idea, but don't be surprised if the delusional Eurocrats push ever harder for it after Brexit

    by John Redwood MP - 19 April 2018
  • Umunna_and_soubry

    Neo-authoritarians push for new Brexit referendum

    The dreary spectacle of a neo-authoritarian insurgency will remain long after Brexit is done and dusted. Those calling for a second referendum will fail. But these enemies of democracy will be with us for a long time to come

    by the commentator - 16 April 2018
  • Cicciolina

    Italian Politics: Of Putin, porn, and, of course, Berlusconi

    Since Mussolini the Italians have been terrified of anyone acquiring absolute power, so they devise it that no one has any power at all. Forming a government is throwing up all sorts of problems from Putin, through Berlusconi, oh, and that porn star who offered to sleep with Saddam Hussein to stop the Gulf War. Welcome to Italian politics

    by Tim Hedges - 16 April 2018
  • Merkel

    Petulant BBC continues to struggle with Brexit

    The BBC continues to show that it can't get its head around the idea Brexit is going to go smoothly. In the latest contrived piece of reporting they asked all the wrong questions in a segment on Germany. These people -- the BBC not the Germans -- will never learn

    by John Redwood MP - 15 April 2018
  • Eurofighter

    Slippery Brussels seeking EU army by the back door

    Seizing control of armed forces from the nation state is essential to the creation of a federal super-state. The delusional neo-imperialists in Brussels will lose badly on this when Britain quits the EU, but we should actively scupper its chances anyway because slippery Brussels is trying to get us in by the back door

    by Peter Lyon - 12 April 2018
  • Lord-adonis

    Telling it like it is to Lord Adonis on Brexit

    As he gears up for a debate with Lord Adonis, one of the fiercest rejectionists regarding Britain's democratic decision to leave the EU, John Redwood MP reminds him that democracy can be disappointing when you're on the losing side, but true democrats get over it and respect the result

    by John Redwood MP - 10 April 2018
  • Johnbolton_03292014

    Stop panicking about John Bolton

    John Bolton is an accomplished, very smart person with principled, hawkish instincts on foreign and defense policy. He's wrong about the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but liberal hysteria against him is just that. Oh, and please leave out the comments about his mustache

    by Taylor Dibbert -  8 April 2018
  • Migrants-rome-756310

    Migrating between political correctness and bigotry

    Both Israel and the US are enormously attractive countries to would be migrants from places which offer relatively fewer opportunities to live in freedom and prosperity. Both have to create workable migration policies which are neither concessions to bigotry nor ruled by the aggressive insanity of political correctness

    by Michael Curtis -  6 April 2018
  • Sir_humphrey

    Britain's civil service as an anti-Brexit fifth column?

    Talk of fifth columns can often be hyperbolic. But there is a real concern about institutional bias against Brexit in Britain's civil service. The public has a right to expect its taxpayer funded servants observe strict neutrality, and do not thwart the will of the people by indulging in the fantasies of Project Fear

    by John Redwood MP -  4 April 2018
  • Bardonecchia-127833

    EU's chaotic migrant policies wrecking Italian serenity

    Serenity is a quality you rightly expect in small Italian towns. But the world is as it is, and Europe's migrant crisis is never far from affecting the day to day life of ordinary people, something Europe's insulated political classes seem strangely unaware of

    by Tim Hedges -  3 April 2018
  • Putin

    Britain already showing Brexit foreign policy benefits

    The Skripal case showed that Britain could rally a gloabl coalition without EU help. The EU was initially reluctant, and support from member states remains patchy. This shows global Britain is the right way to go, more proof that Brexit was the right decision and that the EU is a sinking ship

    by Robert Bates - 29 March 2018