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@DanielJHannan

22.05.2017

Eurocrats resent the spread of the English language​

Never before has the world had a common language. ...

The Washington Examiner

19.05.2017

Theresa May has unveiled the internationalist Brexit of my dreams

We are leaving the European Union....

The Telegraph

16.05.2017

Even Remainers don’t like it when unpatriotic Lib Dems back Brussels against Brexit

The Lib Dem stance on Brexit appears anti-democratic to moderate, pragmatic Remain voters....

IBTimes


15.05.2017

How Trump may come to Europe’s rescue

How Trump may come to Europe's rescue...

The Washington Examiner

11.05.2017

Corbyn is the ultimate selfish gene, content to kill off Labour for his own benefit

The eclipse of the Labour Party by must now be reckoned more likely than not....

Conservative Home

09.05.2017

Macron poses no threat to Brexit – but he might damage the EU

The French president Emmanuel Macron is a protectionist when it comes to the EU....

IBTimes


08.05.2017

Repeal Obamacare now, or not at all

Human beings are change averse....

The Washington Examiner

04.05.2017

Only hated Eurocrat Jean-Claude Juncker is stopping a quick deal to leave the EU

Right from the start, the irritable Eurocrat has ensured the talks will go ahead in an atmosphere of mistrust...

The Sun


02.05.2017

Conservatives International launches next month in Miami. Join us!

When I was growing up in Lima in the 1970s, Western visitors were astonished by the shantytowns, the barriadas......

The Washington Examiner

01.05.2017

The inconvenient truth about food banks: The rich are getting richer - and so are the poor

Food banks are becoming the go-to prop for people who lack actual statistics....

IBTimes

01.05.2017

Marine Le Pen is winning votes by pushing rhetoric that caused France’s problems

Protectionism inflicts the greatest harm on the least well off – who are often, paradoxically, its supporters....

IBTimes


28.04.2017

We don’t have to be in the EU to be pals with Europe as Britain’s Brexit deal CAN benefit all

Just because we'll no longer be part of the Union, it doesn't mean there'll be tariffs or trade barriers....

The Sun

27.04.2017

The hip hop musical that revitalises a star of the American Revolution

I can’t get the Hamilton soundtrack out of my head. It was my 11-year-old who started it: obsessed with the hip hop musical....

Conservative Home

25.04.2017

Theresa May is about to become the most powerful leader in Europe

I suppose the Margaret Thatcher comparisons are inevitable. Britain has had only one other female prime minister...

The Washington Examiner


24.04.2017

France must choose between a smug elitist and an angry nativist

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen represent France's political divide over globalisation....

IBTimes

18.04.2017

Trump backs NATO. Your play, Europe

Between the election and the inauguration, when Donald Trump was still praising Vladimir Putin as "very smart,"...

The Washington Examiner

17.04.2017

Why we aren’t heading for World War 3

From the point of view of North Korea's tyrant Kim Jong-un, the nuclear programme has already worked....

IBTimes


13.04.2017

Spicer didn’t deny the Holocaust – but the Twitter mob simply doesn’t care

Does anyone actually believe that Sean Spicer, Donald Trump’s press spokesman, is a Holocaust denier? ...

Conservative Home

11.04.2017

Truck attacks show that the terrorists are losing​

Let's take the terror out of terrorism. It's rare and it doesn't threaten our way of life....

IBTimes

10.04.2017

Spain’s colonialism in Gibraltar

Why would you want to annex a territory whose population rejects you? It's a question that should be asked more often....

The Washington Examiner


05.04.2017

The EU knows winning Gibraltar back for Spain is far less important than a great Brexit deal

It's unlikely that other EU members would let a beneficial Brexit deal be scuppered by Spain....

IBTimes

03.04.2017

Cheer up! Brexit is an incredible opportunity!

"We are leaving the European Union," said Theresa May in her letter to Donald Tusk, formally activating the withdrawal process. ...

The Washington Examiner

29.03.2017

Brexit is happening – so let’s all cheer up about it

Birds flying high, you know how I feel. Sun in the sky, you know how I feel. Leaves driftin’ on by, you know how I feel....

CapX


27.03.2017

The real danger to democracy

I'm ashamed to say that I can't remember whether or not I met PC Keith Palmer, the policeman murdered by Khalid Masood......

The Washington Examiner

27.03.2017

Leaving UKIP was inevitable for Douglas Carswell now Brexit is assured

Douglas Carswell, like many Ukippers, recognises the party has succeeded in its aims....

IBTimes

22.03.2017

An attack on our democracy

It is only natural to take the police for granted....

CapX


20.03.2017

Brexit is a chance to give powers back to Scotland and stop the push for independence

A constitutional convention after Britain leaves the EU could decentralise power across the UK....

IBTimes

20.03.2017

Partisanship isn’t a crime; it’s a blunder

Try one of the following sentences. "President Trump has made some excellent appointments, but ......

The Washington Examiner

20.03.2017

Brussels, not May, is being inflexible

I keep being told by half-clever pundits that Theresa May was never a Remainer in her heart. ...

Conservative Home


13.03.2017

Why Scotland won’t secede

Nicola Sturgeon, described the referendum as a "once in a generation" event....

The Washington Examiner

13.03.2017

Scrap National Insurance so people can see just how much tax they really pay

Philip Hammond is addressing a genuine problem with how the self-employed are taxed....

IBTimes

06.03.2017

Brexiteers never said EU nationals should be forced to leave Britain

The Lords are placing themselves at odds with public opinion, and are risking the survival of their House....

IBTimes


06.03.2017

Famines are caused by awful governments — so stop giving those awful governments money

"Famine in South Sudan." When I was growing up in the 1970s, it would have been an unremarkable headline....

The Washington Examiner

01.03.2017

What on Earth is Nigel Farage so cross about?

After 44 years of being subject to Brussels, we’re finally recovering our self-government. Project Fear has been exposed as a no...

The Telegraph

28.02.2017

Theresa May’s Brexit work permit gives us a first glimpse of how immigration will work

Theresa May’s Brexit work permit gives us a first glimpse of how immigration will work after we leave the EU...

The Sun


27.02.2017

Eight reasons for optimism in the Trump era

I said some hard things about President Trump during the primaries, and I'm sure I will again....

The Washington Examiner

26.02.2017

Remainers don’t get it — Brexit isn’t an event, it’s a process to free us of pointless EU rules

Britain will over the course of years free itself from the EU's grip as it looks to the wider world....

IBTimes

20.02.2017

Tony Blair’s speech will only make Brexit negotiations harder for us

If he wanted to help, he would be addressing other EU leaders, rather than British voters, who despise him....

IBTimes


20.02.2017

Israel needs a two-state solution

One of the odder features of human nature, behavioral psychologists observe, is that we judge an idea as much by its proponents ...

The Washington Examiner

16.02.2017

A Singapore-style economy isn’t a threat, it’s a growth strategy

Let’s start with some basic statistics. In 1950, the United Kingdom was roughly twice as rich as Singapore: our per capita GDP w...

Conservative Home

14.02.2017

The Left want to think our troops are barbarians - that’s why false Iraq war claims were believed

Soldiers' lives were ruined and Britons were put at risk by Phil Shiner's vexatious claims about our armed forces....

IBTimes


14.02.2017

The Left is collapsing everywhere

Here's a startling fact: There have been eight leaders of the British Labour Party in the past 40 years. Seven of them failed to...

The Washington Examiner

07.02.2017

America really is a threat to the EU — but not in the way Eurocrats think

"Shame! Shame! Shame on you!" yelled the crowd, waving their placards and shaking their dreadlocks as we walked past....

The Washington Examiner

06.02.2017

Marine Le Pen is winning votes by pushing rhetoric that caused France’s problems

Protectionism inflicts the greatest harm on the least well off – who are often, paradoxically, its supporters....

IBTimes


04.02.2017

Brexit is the chance to reform the EU for the good of everyone – if only its rulers could see it

What sort of EU do we want next door? We know well enough what arrangement we’d like –a close alliance based on trade and friend...

The Telegraph

02.02.2017

The left-wing dominance of public culture is unintentionally good for conservatives

I had one of those glorious, time-stopping experiences over the weekend, listening to Simon Russell Beale reciting Prospero’s “Y...

Conservative Home

30.01.2017

Liberals are attacking Trump’s ban in the worst possible way

They don't want the ban attacked on constitutional grounds. They just want to make it about them....

IBTimes


30.01.2017

The Left loves fake news

"Post-truth politics," "alternative facts," "fake news": how disdainfully the phrases drop from leftist lips. As the liberal wri...

The Washington Examiner

26.01.2017

Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling, we are still set for a smooth ride out of Europe

With only a handful of exceptions, MPs will respect the wishes of their constituents...

The Sun

23.01.2017

Donald Trump’s enemies will keep him in power

The Left wastes time hurling insults instead of addressing his questionable links....

IBTimes


23.01.2017

The Swiss have found the secret of democratic happiness

Delegates to the World Economic Forum felt under siege this year. Elections keep going against their vision of a borderless worl...

The Washington Examiner

19.01.2017

May’s Brexit vision is Churchill’s vision of Britain and Europe

Regular readers will know that this is a Helvetophile column. I love pretty much everything about Switzerland: its courteous peo...

Conservative Home

18.01.2017

Theresa May set out an uplifting vision of a global Britain post-Brexit – you’d never have thought s

The PM got the tone right in her speech and is looking for a grown-up bilateral deal...

The Sun


18.01.2017

May must hope for the best on Brexit – but prepare for the worst

First, reassure the world that, outside the EU, Britain will be competitive, engaged and open for business....

CapX

16.01.2017

Brussels doesn’t hold all the cards - Brexit is a chance for the UK to trade with the world

By talking down our prospects, the pessimists encourage Brussels intransigence, and make a deal less likely....

IBTimes

16.01.2017

Trump’s protectionism will hurt working people

Of all the ideas associated with the incoming president's economic policy, the oddest is that his hostility to free trade is som...

The Washington Examiner


09.01.2017

Brexit economic experts are like medieval doctors with leeches - pseudoscience to trick the layman

Mark Carney and City economists prophesied a 'technical recession' but Britain has grown faster since the vote....

IBTimes

09.01.2017

Why you can’t reason with Putin

You'd think no one had tried to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin before. Every time President-elect Trump sides with ...

The Washington Examiner

05.01.2017

Our electoral system is less secure than that of most banana republics

“Electoral fraud that would disgrace a banana republic,” was how the presiding judge described the postal vote abuse in Birmingh...

Conservative Home


28.12.2016

Read Watership Down as an adult – it’s so much more than a children’s story

None of Adams' later books came close to its success, but my neighbour's great epic had true authenticity....

IBTimes

19.12.2016

The Bond villain libertarians of Guatemala

It's like some fevered left-wing conspiracy theory come to life. Hidden away in Guatemala, surrounded by tall jungle trees, is a...

The Washington Examiner

19.12.2016

Robots will take our jobs – but that’s good for the future of civilisation

Fear of unemployment as a result of mechanisation is not new. Our ancestors feared automation, too....

IBTimes


17.12.2016

The glad tidings we refuse to believe

On New Year’s Day, I wrote a piece for CapX entitled “Sixteen Reasons to be cheerful about 2016”....

CapX

14.12.2016

Populism, III: Insects of the hour

On Brexit and the distinction between petty and prudent populist movements....

The New Criterion

12.12.2016

Brexit looks like racism to the outside world - they need to be shown the truth

Brexit might revive the stalled world trading system – but it's still depicted as a matter of immigration....

IBTimes


12.12.2016

The writing is on the wall

The EU is breaking records for unpopularity. Its leaders have been rebuffed in referendums in the U.K. and Italy...

The Washington Examiner

08.12.2016

We will get a good deal – because rational self-interest will overcome the Eurocrats’ fury

Is the European Union prepared to self-harm in order to make Brexit difficult? Might it truly be more interested in deterring st...

Conservative Home

05.12.2016

Italy’s referendum shows people are fed up of being lied to by Europhile leaders

If voters are offered a choice between corporatist technocrats and angry populists, they pick the populists....

IBTimes


05.12.2016

Why Brexit should work out for everyone

Let's suppose that the European Union always acted in its rational self-interest. (I know, I know, but humor me.) How would it r...

The Washington Examiner

30.11.2016

We really CAN have our cake and eat it when we leave the EU… and so can they

Ignore the pessimist Remoaners desperate for Brexit to fail - having our cake and eating it is a perfectly achievable goal...

The Sun

29.11.2016

Fidel Castro was a dictator –but the left is blind to human rights abuses when it’s one of their own

There's a double-standard from people who, in other circumstances, think of themselves as democrats....

IBTimes


28.11.2016

The case for a US-UK trade deal​

Here's why I'll always have a soft spot for Hoosiers in general, and Mike Pence in particular. ...

The Washington Examiner

27.11.2016

Donald Trump could lead a new revolution in Cuba

Sola mors tyrannicida est, wrote Thomas More: death is the only way to get rid of tyrants. And so it has proved for Fidel Castro...

The Telegraph

25.11.2016

No, David Aaronovitch: collective guilt is never a good idea

How did you feel when you heard that a mother of two young children had been murdered by a gunman?...

CapX


24.11.2016

Populists flourish after financial crises – but they get found out in the end

It started with the credit crunch. Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Geert Wilders, Marine Le Pen, Jeremy Corbyn, Syriza, Podemos, t...

Conservative Home

22.11.2016

This is how we will make Brexit work for Britain – and ‘retain strong links with our partners’

We want our European allies to succeed — wealthy neighbours make good customers...

The Sun

22.11.2016

Leavers won’t be bullied out of a Brexit by Remoaners or Eurocrats

Two thirds of the officials and MEPs I talk to in Brussels believe that the decision will somehow be reversed....

IBTimes


21.11.2016

The virtue signaling of the anti-Trump rioters

Bewildered onlookers keep asking what the anti-Trump rioters and flag-burners hope to achieve. ...

The Washington Examiner

15.11.2016

With Donald Trump in the White House, it falls on Britain to promote free trade

Obama threatened to put us at the back of the queue for trade talks, but Trump says we'll be at the front....

IBTimes

14.11.2016

Warming to Trump

An odd thing has happened since last week. I've started warming to Donald Trump. Maybe it was his gracious acceptance speech or ...

The Washington Examiner


10.11.2016

The parallels between Brexit and Trumpery have been absurdly overdone

“I didn’t predict Trump’s victory, but now let now me explain to you exactly why it happened.” Political pundits are like mediae...

Conservative Home

07.11.2016

Forget Trump vs Clinton for a moment — the battle for Congress matters much more

Whoever wins the election will be boxed in by a sceptical Congress and dogged by the prospect of court cases....

IBTimes

06.11.2016

The case against international human rights law

Anti-Americans love to focus on the refusal, by successive U.S. administrations, to sign up to the International Criminal Court....

The Washington Examiner


03.11.2016

The High Court’s Article 50 ruling highlights the gulf between the country and the elite

During the referendum campaign, the Government controversially spent £9.3 million on distributing a brochure to every British...

The Telegraph

01.11.2016

Populism, III: Insects of the hour

On Brexit and the distinction between petty and prudent populist movements....

The New Criterion

31.10.2016

Yes, politicians are lying more—voters demand it

Here's a counter-cyclical observation. Politicians very rarely tell direct untruths. At the very least, they do so less often...

The Washington Examiner


31.10.2016

Mark Carney should stop playing politics over Brexit if he wants to keep his job

Bank of England governors are supposed to be dull - not rock stars...

IBTimes

27.10.2016

The beautiful melancholy of an English autumn

Do you remember the end of The Last Battle, the culmination of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia series? The children enter a sort of Platonic...

Conservative Home

26.10.2016

Brexit must open our economy to the world – not lock it away behind protectionist barriers

Leaving the EU was never an end in itself. It was only ever a means to an end – that end being a freer, wealthier and more...

The Telegraph


24.10.2016

The Constitution is bigger than any politician

Sure enough, Democrats have switched in the final weeks from attacking Donald Trump to trying to tie the Republican Party to...

The Washington Examiner

24.10.2016

My great-uncle fell at the Somme - we must not forget the ordinary men who did extraordinary things

Bill Hannan's name is recorded alongside 72,000 British and South African soldiers at at Thiepval...

IBTimes

17.10.2016

How should a conservative vote?

I can't think of a U.S. election since the Civil War where neither of the main candidates has been either conservative or...

The Washington Examiner


17.10.2016

The Conservative ‘row’ over Philip Hammond is based on a false assumption about Brexit

We can leave the Single Market and still have the closest of links with our EU allies....

IBTimes

14.10.2016

The Norman Conquest was a disaster for England. We should celebrate Naseby, not Hastings

The Norman Conquest was a cataclysm for the English people. After 1066, the country was clenched in a mailed fist. Castles,...

The Telegraph

13.10.2016

May isn’t a Christian Democrat, she’s a proper conservative

“Our economy should work for everyone,” said Theresa May in Birmingham last week. “But if your pay has stagnated for several...

Conservative Home


10.10.2016

Remainers who insist Brexit voters are racist create a self-fulfilling immigration prophecy

By insisting the vote was all about hostility to foreigners, Remainers push policy in that direction....

IBTimes

10.10.2016

Will no American politician speak for free trade?

We're approaching an important but unremarked bicentenary. It was in 1817 that David Ricardo, a British economist...

The Washington Examiner

06.10.2016

How dare these Eurocrats call Britain racist while the Far Right’s marching in their own backyard

Across parts of Germany, running battles between immigrants and neo-Nazis are becoming so frequent that they no longer lead the...

Daily Mail


03.10.2016

Britain’s ‘Trot tots’

"Baa-Baa Black Sheep, have you any wool? No! My fleece was seized by landowners, priests and fascists. They victimize me because...

The Washington Examiner

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