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@DanielJHannan

09.03.2020

We are wired to dislike free markets

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

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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...

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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...

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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?...

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02.02.2020

Everything has felt a bit better since 31 January

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

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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....

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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....

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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?...

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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? ...

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05.01.2020

Why does Labour have such a problem with patriotism?

Patriotism is a prerequisite for electoral success. ...

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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. ...

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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? ...

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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. ...

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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....

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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 ...

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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...

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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....

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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. ...

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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....

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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...

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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....

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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....

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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”...

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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...

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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?”...

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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......

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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....

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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....

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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. ...

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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...

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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....

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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”...

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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....

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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....

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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. ...

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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....

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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....

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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...

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11.08.2019

Three cheers for Theresa Villiers – th

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

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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...

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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......

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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....

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07.07.2019

All the Nike flag row shows is that America has lost interest in the ideal of freedom

It’s the speed of the thing that is so unsettling. One moment, a word or image is completely safe – banal, even. ...

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22.06.2019

No, Brexit isn’t killing Britain. It’s the refusal to deliver Brexit that’s turned politics inside o

"Look what Brexit is doing to you,” a German MEP told me this week. ...

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02.06.2019

No, poverty isn’t rising – but I can’t persuade anyone to believe it

No, poverty isn't rising – but I can't persuade anyone to believe it...

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01.06.2019

The Boris prosecution marks the moment at which British politics went Latin American

For the first time in my life, I fear for the stability and legitimacy of our parliamentary system....

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28.05.2019

The next Tory leader faces a Brexit Catch 22 that could destroy the party

At around one o’clock on Monday morning, the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg put it to me that my party had suffered its worst..........

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19.05.2019

Whatever lessons you take from D-Day, it was a triumph of will and endurance

What does the “D” in D-Day stand for? ...

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12.05.2019

Do you now have to be Left-wing to study at the University of Cambridge?

Is Cambridge even pretending to be objective these days? ...

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11.05.2019

Theresa May must go now if the Conservative Party is to survive

What is Jeremy Corbyn’s single most idiotic statement? ...

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06.05.2019

Snobbery is holding our children back in the race for the next great invention

Whatever we’re paying welders, I thought, as I repeatedly failed to carry out the simplest bit of soldering, it’s not enough...

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06.05.2019

The Tories have only days left to boot out Theresa May - and save the party from obliteration

The problem is Theresa May. Not her policies. Not her Withdrawal Agreement....

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28.04.2019

Mrs May’s Huawei debacle is the latest result of her chronic inability to communicate

There was something horribly on-brand about the way Theresa May let her decision on Huawei dribble out....

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27.04.2019

What the dickens is Emma Thompson talking about?

What does the word “Dickensian” bring to your mind?...

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21.04.2019

Whether we believe or not, modern society is defined by the story of Easter

Hanging on the wall in front of me as I write is an ornate Inca knife known as a tumi....

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13.04.2019

Why I’m standing in the Euro elections that no one wanted – and urge you to vote Tory

The Conservatives are the only party that can deliver Brexit, but if things go badly for them, they may not get the chance...

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06.04.2019

You cannot cancel Brexit forever, however hard Remainer MPs might try

It’s the dishonesty that makes me so bloody angry....

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10.03.2019

The reason Brussels won’t compromise? It’s hoping Remainer MPs will keep us in

Stand back for a moment and ask why the EU won’t give Theresa May the tweak she is asking for. ...

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09.03.2019

Politicians don’t lie as much as you’d think, they’re actually far more slippery than that

When I tell people that I am playing Diplomacy with a group of MPs...

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02.03.2019

No self-respecting country would accept this deal. MPs must vote it down

The deal that will come before Parliament next week represents a devastating failure of British statecraft....

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24.02.2019

I helped found the ERG – accusations of extremism are ridiculous

Those three letters have become an abbreviation, not just for “European Research Group”,...

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23.02.2019

Shamima Begum is the product of a country that no longer believes in itself

To see the extent of the rift between the tweeting classes and the rest of the country...

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16.02.2019

These Left-wing slurs on Churchill are part of a bigger war on British history

The campaign against Winston Churchill is becoming unhinged. ...

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10.02.2019

Jean-Claude Juncker embodies everything Britain detests about the EU

You want to understand why Britain voted Leave?...

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09.02.2019

When even a fish is self-aware, being human doesn’t seem so special

Is a fish self-aware? Is it, in other words, conscious of its existence as something separate from its environment?...

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02.02.2019

The EU is taking the hardest possible line in the hope of derailing Brexit

On Wednesday, MEPs held a Two Minutes Hate against Britain...

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02.02.2019

Don’t send disgraced Labour MP Fiona Onasanya to jail

This is probably going to be the most unpopular column I write in 2019...

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27.01.2019

Singapore shows us how we might make a success of Brexit – even if it’s by accident

Two hundred years ago tomorrow, a charming, mercurial and visionary colonial agent called Sir Stamford Raffles ...

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20.01.2019

The EU has shown that it wants Britain as a subject, not an ally

Imagine that the EU were a wholly rational actor. ...

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16.01.2019

There is nothing intrinsically wrong with being ‘half-in, half-out’ of the EU - just like the Britis

Under all the usual rules of politics, it would be over for Theresa May and her European policy....

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13.01.2019

The EU offers its members a terrible choice: integration or democracy

Politicians will sacrifice anything to meet Brussels' requirements...

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29.12.2018

Why are we allowing the state to put us on a diet?

We are returning to food rationing....

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23.12.2018

Blame Remainers for opening the door to a no-deal Brexit, but it may now be the least painful option

If Britain leaves the EU with no deal, we shall have Gina Miller to thank....

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17.12.2018

I’m beginning to think Brexit won’t happen. This will destroy democracy as we know it

It’s over. If Brexit happens at all – and for the first time I’m beginning to think it won’t ...

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09.12.2018

A good play doesn’t just reconstruct history - it tells us something about ourselves

When Shakespeare wrote Julius Caesar, he was not primarily interested in recording the story of the late Roman Republic...

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08.12.2018

If Tory MPs keep Theresa May after this, they will damn themselves

Every possible scenario that might follow the PM's defeat requires a new leader...

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24.11.2018

This is a calamitous, cowardly Brexit deal - and we’re now being shafted for it by the EU

Sunday, according to gleeful Remainers, is the day that Brexit fantasies collide with cold reality. ...

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11.11.2018

For an example of the power of open markets, look no further than Hong Kong

I wrote in these pages last week about the idea of an Anglosphere free trade nexus ...

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04.11.2018

The Commonwealth is booming – it’s time to embrace free trade with the Anglosphere

Flights to Australia have been around for almost as long as commercial air travel itself. ...

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04.11.2018

Putting business leaders in Britain’s embassies will give us dynamism and much-needed perspective

George Shultz, Ronald Reagan’s secretary of state, had a little ritual when he appointed new American ambassadors...

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