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@DanielJHannan

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

14.09.2019

Our democracy is being overthrown by the EU’s Hideous Strength

It’s not about Brexit any more, at least not primarily....

The Telegraph

08.09.2019

Sacked for using plastic? Welcome to the latest madness from the ‘woke corporation’

Historically, the private sector has been conservative with a small “c”...

The Telegraph

08.09.2019

The Left’s hatred of Singapore is based on anti-capitalist dogma, not evidence

In 1965, Singapore went through its own “no-deal Brexit”: an ill-tempered split with the Malaysian federation....

The Telegraph


07.09.2019

Nigel Farage can’t deliver Brexit, but he could yet block it

Having spent two years demanding a general election on an almost daily basis, Jeremy Corbyn has voted to block one....

The Telegraph

04.09.2019

How to keep our pledges to the EU nationals who live here

Amid all the angst and acrimony, let’s cling to one area of agreement. ...

Conservative Home

02.09.2019

Blame Bolsonaro — why not?

When bad things happen, we want to blame someone....

The Washington Examiner

26.08.2019

Boris is serious about a deal but the Brussels Eurocrats still want to punish the British ‘deserters

Even the civil servants seem suddenly to be standing straighter....

26.08.2019

Americans already think plenty about slavery

Americans don’t think enough about slavery? Seriously? ...

The Washington Examiner


18.08.2019

Woke professors are failing in their duty to teach students the value of open-mindedness

People keep asking me what I plan to do after Brexit....

The Telegraph

17.08.2019

Hong Kong is an island of freedom. Britain cannot just ignore what is happening there

This isn’t about the extradition bill any more....

The Telegraph


16.08.2019

Theresa May gave the EU all it could have hoped for – now it risks losing everything

These intransigent Eurocrats would rather a juddering rupture than see Britain succeed on its own...

The Telegraph

11.08.2019

Three cheers for Theresa Villiers – th

Who do you reckon is the most Eurosceptic member of the new Cabinet?...

The Telegraph

08.08.2019

The EU’s last ultimatum on Brexit is intended to fail

Imagine that Donald Trump wanted to reopen trade talks with the European Union....

The Washington Examiner


04.08.2019

Trump has turned American politics inside out – as we’ll see in the next election

At this stage in the last electoral cycle, Donald Trump was being dismissed as a joke...

The Telegraph

03.08.2019

Harry and Meghan are talking nonsense: we’ll soon be fretting about the falling population

The timing was unfortunate. The day after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex let it be known that, for environmental reasons......

The Telegraph

01.08.2019

Boris Johnson is no Donald Trump

Now really, chaps, that’s quite enough....

The Washington Examiner


28.07.2019

Decades of being soft on Iran has only emboldened the ayatollahs

Seizing another state’s vessel on the high seas is an aggressive act – arguably an act of war....

The Telegraph

26.07.2019

For Brexit to work, power must be stripped from the quangocrats

When Donald Trump entered the White House, his then senior adviser, Steve Bannon, set out the administration’s three priorities....

Conservative Home

25.07.2019

Democrats are making Trump the luckiest guy in America

Don’t interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake, said Napoleon....


18.07.2019

It’s not about the man

America’s culture wars are crossing the Atlantic....

The Washington Examiner

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