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@DanielJHannan

24.05.2020

A plan to end the worst recession we have ever known.

Cut stamp dust, capital gains tax, employers' and employees' NI and drop our trade barriers....

The Telegraph

18.05.2020

What if it has all been for nothing?

The idea that we may have needlessly destroyed lives and livelihoods is almost too awful to contemplate....

The Washington Examiner

17.05.2020

Private schools should reopen right away

Children are highly unlikely either to have or to transmit the symptoms, so there is no need to wait until June....

The Telegraph


14.05.2020

Coronavirus and the crisis of conservatism

We are going through an authoritarian spasm that leaves little space for thoughtful Burkeianism...

Conservative Home

13.05.2020

Time for a British-American Free Trade Agreement

At a time like this, we need to pull every lever we can....

The Washington Examiner

12.05.2020

The virus has put the European project into intensive care

The EU might survive, but only in the sense that the late Holy Roman Empire did - as a title, a shell, a memory....

The Telegraph


04.05.2020

Seven trends the virus will accelerate and three it will halt

Bigger government, stronger China, harder borders, more debt, less freedom....

The Washington Examiner

04.05.2020

Irrational fears, rather than cold science, are prolonging the closures

Diseases bring out our Stone Age heuristics: avoid strangers, hoard food, keep your children close...

The Telegraph

30.04.2020

The only thing that matters coming out of the crisis is getting back to growth

We need to pull every available lever - starting with trade deals....

Conservative Home


29.04.2020

There is so far little correlation between the strictness of a lockdown and the infection rate

Human psychology rather than epidemiology is behind the crackdowns ...

The Washington Examiner

27.04.2020

Sweden’s success is starting to infuriate the lockdown enthusiasts

They won't be able to claim afterwards that things would have been even worse without their closures....

The Telegraph

20.04.2020

Extending the Brexit transition would be the worst of all possible responses

Some Remainers have become like Jacobites, clinging to their cause long after it has ceased to be a practical possibility....

The Telegraph


20.04.2020

The virus has made us more authoritarian - and there is no reason to think we’ll change back

Our politics will change malignly and permanently. Big Government is back....

The Washington Examiner

16.04.2020

The epidemic should have brought people together - so why hasn’t it?

Anger and abuse is directed at those who want to relax the shutdown, not at those who want to extend it....

Conservative Home

13.04.2020

We should begin a phased loosening of the lockdown - starting with shops and schools

The purpose of the closures was simply to buy time, not to stop all infections....

The Telegraph


10.04.2020

A lot of non-religious people are suddenly praying

You'd think a virus would undermine belief in a benign Maker, but the effect seems to be the opposite....

The Washington Examiner

06.04.2020

We will look back with false nostalgia on these wretched times

We'll remember the quiet skies and the family meals, not the poverty and the privation....

The Washington Examiner

06.04.2020

The uselessness of our quangos is becoming lethal

Surely everyone can now see why we need to get on top of the administrative state....

The Telegraph


02.04.2020

We are inflicting an epochal depression on ourselves

There comes a point when the damage caused by the shutdown is greater than that caused by the virus itself...

Conservative Home

30.03.2020

Might the isolation measures eventually cause as many fatalities as the virus?

It's the grim calculation that no one likes to talk about....

The Washington Examiner

29.03.2020

This isn’t about money versus lives, it’s about lives versus lives

Every day that these restrictions remain in place is lethal, and a balance needs to be found...

The Telegraph


25.03.2020

We are all socialists now

The real test is how quickly we can lift these unprecedented restrictions on our freedom...

The Washington Examiner

22.03.2020

Panic? Troops on standby? Empty shelves? London has never seemed so far away.

In these parts, the chief emotion is not fear of infection, but concern about the economic impact of the crackdown...

The Telegraph

18.03.2020

We will emerge from the crisis with WW2 levels of debt - and WW2 levels of state intervention

In a crisis, we revert to type - and not always in a good way....

Conservative Home


16.03.2020

There is no case for restricting international travel

Our hunter-gatherer genomes make us fear strangers, but the virus is already global...

The Washington Examiner

16.03.2020

Retreating from globalisation is the worst possible response to the coronavirus

Banning flights, closing borders, demanding self-sufficiency - all are aimed at our irrational inner caveman...

The Telegraph

09.03.2020

We are wired to dislike free markets

What newspapers call "price gouging" is in fact a logical response to panic buying....

The Telegraph


09.03.2020

British and American politics often move in lockstep - and that should alarm us

Don't assume that Bernie would be Corbyn 2019 rather than Corbyn 2017...

The Washington Examiner

08.03.2020

England’s northern towns stand to gain the most from free trade - now as always

From the Anti-Corn Law League to the present, free trade was primarily about lower prices for working people...

The Telegraph

06.03.2020

Guilt by association - the first resort of the lazy commentator

The notion of moral contamination is an extension of what anthropologists call "sympathetic magic"....

Conservative Home


03.03.2020

Is India in the Anglosphere?

India could be the West's most powerful ally, but only if it continues to liberalise....

The Washington Examiner

24.02.2020

There’s a reason that the movement of population in the Americas is almost all one way

It's the United States, not Latin America, that is the outlier: it has, unusually, elevated production over predation....

The Washington Examiner

22.02.2020

If these are the EU’s terms, we should save everyone time and walk away now

No self-respecting nation can accept terms offered in a calculatedly vindictive spirit...

The Telegraph


22.02.2020

No, you’re not going to die from the coronavirus

All the political and media incentives are to exaggerate what is in fact a tiny risk...

Conservative Home

17.02.2020

Getting the votes doesn’t make you a democrat

Imagine a Sinn Féin politician muttering to a parliamentary opponent "We know where your daughter goes to school"....

The Washington Examiner

16.02.2020

Where is the outrage when a party with a private army wins the Irish election?

Brussels sanctioned Austria over the Freedom Party. Washington sanctioned Palestine over Hamas. Why is Ireland different?...

The Telegraph


14.02.2020

75 years ago, we lost the war - or, at least, we let Stalin win it

We inflicted two generations of misery on hundreds of millions of Europeans ...

The Washington Examiner

02.02.2020

Everything has felt a bit better since 31 January

Even Remainers - at least, off Twitter - have been affected by the optimism...

The Telegraph

27.01.2020

Never mind 1619: the real American story was 1620, and the ornery individualism of the Pilgrims

That an anti-Catholic sect ended up creating the first truly pluralist nation is little short of miraculous...

The Washington Examiner


25.01.2020

The Tories should repair our constitution, before the Labour Party destroys it

Where should the Conservative Party stand on constitutional reform? ...

19.01.2020

I’ve learned the hard way that bad police reform just breeds more pen pushers

OK, I admit it. Police and Crime Commissioners are, at least in part, my fault....

The Telegraph

18.01.2020

Roger Scruton was the greatest conservative thinker of our age

ver the past 18 months, all the men who had the greatest influence on me at the beginning of my adulthood have died....

The Telegraph


16.01.2020

Sir Roger Scruton, 1944-2020

Professor Sir Roger Scruton, who died Jan. 11, was the greatest conservative of our era....

The Washington Examiner

13.01.2020

Soleimani’s death fits Trump’s desire for orderly withdrawal from the Middle East

There are withdrawals, and then, there are withdrawals....

The Washington Examiner

12.01.2020

The Conservatives are not losing control of public spending, they’re simply taking advantage of chea

Look, I’m going to come right out and ask the question. Have the Conservatives given up on fiscal rectitude?...

The Telegraph


11.01.2020

The hardline Remainers can’t stand the idea of Brexit working

You know how all the people who wanted a “People’s Vote” turned out to be Remainers? ...

The Telegraph

06.01.2020

Academia spearheads the return of race-sorting

Is it acceptable to restrict academic scholarship to members of particular racial groups? ...

The Washington Examiner

05.01.2020

Why does Labour have such a problem with patriotism?

Patriotism is a prerequisite for electoral success. ...

The Telegraph


29.12.2019

A letter to the Eurocrats: Britain’s quarrel is with you, not with Europe

I appreciated what you called your “love letter to Britain”, published in Thursday’s Guardian....

The Telegraph

28.12.2019

One Nation Toryism rests on patriotism, a concept the Left struggles to understand

Britain’s elites have not reacted well to Boris Johnson’s victory....

The Telegraph

22.12.2019

Why do Tories like dogs and Labour voters like cats?

Imagine you had a fixed sum of money to spend on a new house....

The Telegraph


16.12.2019

Why Putin will never be a friend

What does Vladimir Putin want? It is hard to read much into his flat, high-cheekboned face. ...

The Washington Examiner

15.12.2019

The election was a triumph for the SNP, but let’s not label it an independence upsurge yet

At any other time, it would have been the story of the election....

The Telegraph

14.12.2019

Boris Johnson will make Britain a brighter country that can stand tall in the world

Well, they know better now. The British people stuck to their guns, politely but stubbornly....

The Sun

09.12.2019

Will the Brexit Party prevent Brexit?

Here is a paradox. The Brexit Party, despite its name, cannot deliver Brexit, but might yet prevent it....

The Washington Examiner

07.12.2019

Labour has built up a world of alternative facts – but we can see Britain is no Dickensian slum

Deep down, we can’t really imagine it happening in Britain....

The Telegraph

02.12.2019

Jeremy Corbyn is campaigning like Trump did, and he’s hoping for a similar surprise win

Next week’s general election in the United Kingdom ought to have been a slam dunk. ...

The Washington Examiner


01.12.2019

I simply won’t appear on Channel 4 News, because it is biased, unfair and juvenile

I remember the moment when I decided to stop appearing on Channel 4 News....

The Telegraph

30.11.2019

Brexit gives us the chance to trade with new and old friends, starting with Japan

Let’s remind ourselves why we are leaving the EU. ...

The Telegraph

27.11.2019

£1 million? £1 billion? £1 trillion? McDonnell is relying on you not knowing the difference.

Suppose I were to tell you that Labour’s promises would cost £50 billion....

Conservative Home


25.11.2019

Why the Holocaust is more than just another genocide

The easy reaction is outrage. How dare Roger Hallam, the founder of Extinction Rebellion, seek to downplay the Holocaust?...

The Washington Examiner

25.11.2019

Why the Holocaust is more than just another genocide

The easy reaction is outrage. How dare Roger Hallam, the founder of Extinction Rebellion, seek to downplay the Holocaust? ...

The Telegraph

24.11.2019

Without the unbelievable modesty of one man, Brexit would have been impossible

The ancient church was full of Conservative MPs pausing their election campaigns to attend a memorial service for Lord Spicer. ...

The Telegraph


23.11.2019

The young embrace socialism because they are ignorant of its destructive power

You think broadband is expensive now? Just wait till it’s free....

The Telegraph

17.11.2019

To blame is human, but the authorities can only do so much to stem the tide

The flood damage, and the agony of affected families, could easily have been far greater ...

The Telegraph

16.11.2019

​The reason we don’t have a four-day week is that most of us don’t really want one

We could all be working a four-day week now – but we want holidays and Netflix...

The Telegraph


11.11.2019

Milton Friedman’s arguments will never age

Fairlee, Vermont — At the top of a steep hill here stands a green hexagonal cottage....

The Washington Examiner

10.11.2019

Nigel Farage would rather scupper Brexit than let somebody else deliver it

Donna Jones organised the Leave campaign in Portsmouth in 2016....

The Telegraph


09.11.2019

30 years after the Berlin Wall’s fall, the dangerous ‘cuddly socialism’ myth has returned

Thirty years ago, most observers were convinced that socialism was finished. ...

The Telegraph

04.11.2019

Boris will win, and Britain will at last move on

For the fourth time in as many years, the United Kingdom is going to the polls....

The Washington Examiner

02.11.2019

Boris Johnson has risen to his role as PM - and the Remainers don’t know how to react

When Boris Johnson published his biography of Winston Churchill five years ago, his detractors were scathing....

The Telegraph


30.10.2019

Where would we now find another Norman Stone?

One good thing – only one – came out of Oliver Letwin’s wrecking amendment earlier this month...

Conservative Home

28.10.2019

Why is ‘Mr. Brexit’ concentrating his tariffs on the UK?

Tariffs always cause the most damage to the country that imposes them....

The Washington Examiner

27.10.2019

I thought Britain had biased, Left-wing media – until I spent time in Canada

Justin Trudeau, a man who can’t remember how many times he darkened his skin for comic effect...

The Telegraph


26.10.2019

Labour has now run out of excuses. It can’t delay a general election any longer

You can’t live a lie forever – not even if you’re a politician....

The Telegraph

22.10.2019

Voter fraud is a real thing, even in Britain

In 2005, a British high court judge stunned the nation by pointing to “electoral fraud that would disgrace a banana republic” ...

The Washington Examiner

22.10.2019

Voter fraud is a real thing, even in Britain

In 2005, a British high court judge stunned the nation by pointing to “electoral fraud that would disgrace a banana republic” ...

The Washington Examiner


20.10.2019

When even Nicky Morgan thinks we should end the licence fee, its time is up

No one could call Nicky Morgan an ideologue. I have known the Culture Secretary since we were students....

The Telegraph

19.10.2019

On the cusp of victory, will Nigel Farage decide to put Brexit – or party – first?

Are politicians principled or venal? The honest answer, in most cases, is “a bit of both”...

The Telegraph

13.10.2019

It would be a lethal mistake if the West shuts its eyes to the Isil ‘bloodlands’

When I first visited Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial centre in Jerusalem...

The Telegraph


12.10.2019

The Brexit row is turning us all into devils – and our MPs are mainly to blame

“Don’t you have any regrets about Brexit, Hannan?”...

The Telegraph

10.10.2019

Kindness, the last defense against totalitarianism

When I saw in the news that the University of California...

The Washington Examiner

06.10.2019

Social engineering in universities can only harm one of our great national assets

Britain’s strengths are in twenty-first century industries: international legal services, biotech, artificial intelligence......

The Telegraph


05.10.2019

Leave voters can see what’s going on. They won’t blame Boris if Brexit is delayed

Here’s how it will go. The EU, after some sneering and posturing, will reject Boris Johnson’s deal....

The Telegraph

03.10.2019

As Iran-Saudi tensions rise, the US should stay out of it

We all know what is wrong with Iran. It is a repressive theocracy and a rogue state....

The Washington Examiner

29.09.2019

From paying reparations to backing our enemies, Labour’s anti-British credo is shameful

The single most shocking proposal to come out of the Labour conference was largely overlooked....

The Telegraph

26.09.2019

Boris, Brexit, and the politicization of Britain’s judiciary

A politicized court rules against an elected government. ...

The Washington Examiner


22.09.2019

The Germans think Shakespeare was a German – and they are right

If but as well I other accents borrow that can my speech defuse…” says Kent in King Lear. ...

The Telegraph

21.09.2019

If the Establishment’s coup against Brexit succeeds, our institutions will never recover

I had my Europhile three-year-old with me in Strasbourg last week. In his mind, the European Parliament means endless goodies...

The Telegraph

19.09.2019

A dim-witted war on vaping

My teenage daughter vapes. She half-heartedly tries to hide it from me, but parents are rarely as slow-witted ...

The Washington Examiner


18.09.2019

Luxembourg’s PM’s stunt has secured a win for Boris at the next election

Why, they will ask, should our PM have hung around for them to shout over his words?...

The Sun

18.09.2019

Cameron maligns Brexiteers because he misunderstands them

Everyone agrees that David Cameron made a terrible blunder when he called the referendum....

Conservative Home

16.09.2019

The clearest sign John Bolton was doing his job

The London studio used by Fox News just happens to be in the same building, and I had asked John in after bumping into him on th...

The Washington Examiner


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