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@DanielJHannan

29.08.2022

We really are back to the 1970s - even the Tories are promoting big government

But might they be about to pick a market-oriented woman to lead them in a different direction?...

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22.08.2022

The GOP is becoming un-American

I get (though I dislike) the cult of the successful leader, but they are now embracing the cult of the unsuccessful leader...

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14.08.2022

These are the consequences of the lockdown that you all backed

The people who demanded the longest and harshest restrictions now have the nerve to complain about inflation...

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08.08.2022

We took a decision to abandon cheap energy - and now we’re mad as hell

The falling cost of energy is what made modern civilisation; but our leaders are in hoc to Green ideologues...

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31.07.2022

More of the same is not enough

The cheap-money, high-spending consensus has brought us to the brink. We need radical reform...

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25.07.2022

You can’t handle the truth

Voters rate honesty as their top virtue in leaders, but it is far from clear that they truly want to hear how bad things are...

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17.07.2022

My pick for Tory leader

OK, different Tory party, different leadership race - but why can't we have a candidate like Pierre Poilievre?...

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11.07.2022

Eleven things the next Conservative leader must do

Europhiles who have convinced themselves that ousting Boris means a swing to the Centre are in for a shock...

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03.07.2022

The bizarre attempt to rebrand Scotland and Ireland as colonies

In an age that elevates victimhood above all else, the old appeal of the UK - that it was strong - has vanished...

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28.06.2022

The Tories are spending their way to defeat

A Centre-Right party that measures itself by how much it is spending loses its appeal...

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20.06.2022

The ECHR has served its purpose

Britain does not have a human rights deficit; but it does have a democratic deficit...

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05.06.2022

We missed our chance to stay in the single market

Joining EFTA would have eased the transition and soothed our culture war, but the moment has now passed...

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31.05.2022

The Conservatives have given up on conservatism

Tory ministers now positively boast about spending more than Labour...

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22.05.2022

Katharine Birbalsingh has taught the country the secret of good education

It is poor teaching, rather than poverty, that holds students back...

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16.05.2022

Are Britain and the EU allies?

It is striking to hear Eurocrats urge compromise with Russia while insisting that there must be no compromise with the UK...

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08.05.2022

Time to govern as a Conservative, Boris

Our economy is about to take a hammering, and spending money is no way to soften the blow...

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03.05.2022

The recovery won’t begin until civil servants start working

The private sector has largely returned to the office, but the public sector has no intention of following...

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24.04.2022

No, the PM did not deliberately mislead MPs

It never occurred to Boris - or anyone else at the time - that being presented with a cake between meetings was a party...

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18.04.2022

The nuclear taboo is holding

First use of nuclear weapons is seen, not just as immoral, but as unthinkable...

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06.04.2022

One month to scrap the Northern Ireland Protocol

It was always intended to be transitional, and the consequences of leaving it in place are dire...

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26.03.2022

The Tories’ double whammy: more taxes, higher prices

Will voters blame the Conservatives or the international situation for the coming recession?...

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13.03.2022

Poles, of all people, know the value of national independence

Their quarrel with Brussels is a bonsai version of Ukraine's struggle for sovereignty...

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06.03.2022

Europhiles hate that Britain is doing the right thing

Blinded by their loathing of Brexit, many commentators are pushing the line that Britain has been softer than the EU on Russia...

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26.02.2022

Civilisation is in retreat

The international order that rested on democracy is giving way to a world of armed camps...

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15.02.2022

If the PM won’t seize the opportunities of Brexit, what is the point of him?

We want the old Boris back - the rumbustious, Hogarthian, liberty-loving Boris...

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07.02.2022

The day will come when no one remembers having backed the lockdown

Just as every Frenchman over a certain age supported the Resistance, so every Briton will recall being a lockdown sceptic...

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30.01.2022

Most of our problems these days involve civil servants

But we seem unable to get our heads around that fact, and so carry on blaming ministers...

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24.01.2022

Boris did not lie to Parliament

Dominic Cummings' accusation in fact exonerates him, if only we'd bother to read it...

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16.01.2022

Boris defied the lockdowners - no wonder they’re out to get him

Reopening the economy matters much more than wandering into a garden party...

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09.01.2022

What the hell happened to the Republican Party?

We used to elevate process over outcome, the rules over the rulers. Not any more...

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29.12.2021

Lockdowners have cried wolf once too often

Finally, after nearly two years, public opinion is swinging back toward freedom...

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19.12.2021

Boris! Say no to the lockdown nostalgics!

Six reasons why the PM should ignore the clamour for more restrictions...

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13.12.2021

How servile we are - moaning about the flouting of rules rather than about their imposition

We used to pride ourselves on being a free country, but it seems we no longer care...

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22.11.2021

It’s not sleaze that is sinking the Tories - it’s profligacy

Sleaze is always a symptom of a government's unpopularity, never a cause...

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16.11.2021

We have become a cowed, irrational, authoritarian people

Never mind treating Covid like flu - we are going to start treating flu like Covid...

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07.11.2021

Let’s have a really powerful external regulator for MPs - we can call it “the electorate”

Formal monitoring has replaced a culture of conscience with a culture of compliance...

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01.11.2021

Britain cannot give into French blackmail

Will the EU uphold its own rules, or will it, like an unreformed trade union, take a "my member right or wrong" approach?...

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24.10.2021

Eurocrats scorn all forms of sovereignty - except their own

The primacy of European law is what turns the EU from an international association into a superstate...

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17.10.2021

The UK is where Ireland was in 1921 - though saying so drives a certain kind of republican bonkers

Ireland had signed a treaty under duress, and set about dismantling it...

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09.10.2021

Should classical liberals abandon the Conservative Party?

Margaret Thatcher was a liberal mahout on a conservative elephant. Libertarians are always the minority...

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03.10.2021

Price fixing has never worked

Excessive regulations drive up prices; the solution is not to regulate even more...

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26.09.2021

The case for an Anglosphere free trade area

The world depends, more than we like to admit, on the readiness of the English-speaking peoples to deploy proportionate force...

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22.09.2021

France has long since stopped behaving like an ally

Emmanuel Macron's reaction to the Aukus deal has vindicated the decision of the Anglosphere leaders...

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18.09.2021

The ethical case for tax cuts

Conservatives have abandoned the moral high ground in pursuit of popularity - and then lost popularity, too...

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14.09.2021

Hannan’s First Law: No party is Eurosceptic in office

Michel Barnier is the latest politician to sing a very different tune on the campaign trail...

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10.09.2021

Shakespeare wasn’t blind to age, race or gender

Bizarre casting interposes the producer's ego between us and the action, ensuring we all get an obstructed view...

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06.09.2021

We’re all going to get Covid. The remaining restrictions are obsolete

The vaccines prevent serious illness, not transmission. There is no longer an externality ...

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04.09.2021

Higher taxes AND higher prices will put the Tories out of office

If the government needs more revenue, it should try boosting competitiveness...

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02.09.2021

A Britain obsessed with the evils of colonialism finds it harder to do the right thing

Prestige is as hard a commodity in Afghanistan as cobalt or cardamom - and Britain's has just vanished...

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30.08.2021

Why do ministers pretend not to understand the Laffer Curve?

Cutting tax rates raises revenues - as Conservatives well understand...

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26.08.2021

This is starting to look like a pushover government

Grade inflation, monetary inflation, spending rises - all driven by the demand for short-term popularity...

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14.08.2021

The USSR fell apart 30 years ago - the happiest geopolitical event of my lifetime

The odd thing is that the chief agent in the dissolution of the Soviet Union was the Russian state...

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12.08.2021

On every continent, democracy is in retreat

Covid has accelerated the trend to despotism that began in the middle of the last decade...

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08.08.2021

I won’t judge you if you wear a mask - please do me the same courtesy

The last thing we needed was another sodding culture war...

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04.08.2021

If the Conservatives become a high tax party, they are finished

When did the Tories forget that higher rates can lead to lower revenues?...

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02.08.2021

The epidemic revealed the flaws in the NHS, but we are determined not to look at them

The severity of our lockdown was determined by the unusual fragility of our healthcare system...

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30.07.2021

With or without the EU’s consent, the Northern Ireland Protocol is finished

It can go through agreement, through Article 16 or through unilateral denunciation - but it's going...

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26.07.2021

The case for vaccine passports has crumbled

If vaccines work, passports are no longer needed, and if they don't then passports were pointless all along...

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22.07.2021

We are heading for massive inflation

I lived through it in Peru, and I have a horrible sense that the same thing could happen here...

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18.07.2021

We get the politicians we deserve

We don't want Sir Toby as PM, we want Malvolio - and we'll get him...

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16.07.2021

The Animal Sentience Bill is a textbook example of bad law

Disproportionate, unneeded and open to misinterpretation, it is certain to have unintended consequences...

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12.07.2021

We don’t just accept authoritarianism - we demand it

Twenty-six per cent want nightclubs permanently closed - virus or no virus - and 19 per cent want a curfew...

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08.07.2021

Decarbonisation is going to be bloody expensive

It may be necessary, but let's not insult people's intelligence by pretending it will drive growth...

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04.07.2021

China’s return to totalitarianism caught the world off guard

Forget the talk of a peaceful rise - China is run by old men in a hurry...

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30.06.2021

Reopen now - in one big bang

The sole justification for the closures - pressure on the NHS - no longer applies...

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26.06.2021

It falls to Britain to guard the world’s sea-lanes

Though much is taken, much abides. We are still the world's second naval power...

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15.06.2021

Scrap the Northern Ireland Protocol

EU intransigence means that reform is not an option - only full abrogation will work...

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09.06.2021

Marxism never went away - it just went woke

The new variant is every bit as intolerant and vicious as the old...

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06.06.2021

We MUST reopen on schedule

Until we do, large parts of the public sector will continue to work to rule...

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03.06.2021

Covid is the political equivalent of a brutal war

It changes our psychology and makes us more receptive to authoritarianism...

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31.05.2021

Switzerland has chosen democracy over Europe

The EU is incompatible with the unique system of dispersed power and referendums, and th Swiss know it...

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26.05.2021

The NFU is failing British farmers

Wanting tariff-free imports from every EU state but not from anyone else is absurd, and farmers know it...

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23.05.2021

The way to withstand cancel culture is to show a little patience

How very British that the imported American row over the Rhodes statue should have been ended by planning regulations...

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20.05.2021

The writing is on the wall for Labour

Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting...

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16.05.2021

Brexit risks being derailed by agricultural protectionism

If the DEFRA Blob scuppers a trade deal even with a country as friendly as Australia, we might as well give up on Global Britain...

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12.05.2021

Never mind Bitcoin - it’s time for Britcoin

The launch of an e-pound will eliminate transaction costs, boost the economy and provide a rival model to China's...

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09.05.2021

We can’t keep pretending that Europe is our ally

We protect Estonia's land border and Romania's airspace, but the EU treats us as a renegade province...

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05.05.2021

So far ahead with vaccination, so far behind with unlocking

The freedom to congregate is our birthright, not a privilege to be earned through good behaviour...

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02.05.2021

Unionism needs to move with the times

Arlene Foster's toppling by her party's fundamentalist wing is bad news for the UK...

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28.04.2021

International tax harmonisation is coming

The US, the EU and the OECD all want to harmonise corporation tax, creating a cartel...

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24.04.2021

The civil service will emerge more powerful from all this - despite its failings

Officials, not ministers, are mainly at fault, but voters never like to hear that...

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19.04.2021

Why Scottish nationalism, unlike other nationalisms, gets a pass on the Left

Victimhood is seen as the supreme virtue - but, if anything, it was Scotland that made the Union...

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08.04.2021

We should be generous to the petulant and ungrateful EU

There are both selfish and altruistic reasons to share our vaccine surpluses - though we'll get no thanks...

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05.04.2021

The epidemic has made Labour irrelevant

How could Keir Starmer argue for even higher spending and borrowing?...

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01.04.2021

Keep the hereditary peers!

At least until you keep the original bargain and move to an elected upper house ...

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27.03.2021

The Union flag stands for liberty under the law

If you don't like it, the problem is yours, not the flag's...

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24.03.2021

It is hard to treat the EU as an ally when it so obviously resents our success

The EU regards the fact of our vaccine performance as a provocation...

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17.03.2021

Woke only works with an audience

Labour peers are refreshingly uninterested in identity politics - because no one is watching...

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13.03.2021

The smell of decay is on the SNP

Unionists should leave that party to decompose and concentrate on promoting the British brand...

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11.03.2021

We can’t tax, spend or print our way out of this mess

The only route back to prosperity is growth - and that means tax cuts and deregulation...

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07.03.2021

Seventy-five years on, we need the Anglosphere more than anyone likes to admit

Winston Churchill's Fulton speech was truer than contemporaries knew...

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03.03.2021

Let’s drop the pretence - Facebook is a publisher, not a platform

The tech giants have an agenda, just as much as RT, the Morning Star or the BBC...

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27.02.2021

We are far ahead of Europe on vaccines, so why are we so far behind on reopening?

Once we have vaccinated the vulnerable, we should end the restrictions...

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25.02.2021

A UK-India free trade agreement will make the world richer, safer and freer

India's self-definition as an Anglophone parliamentary democracy is the central geopolitical fact of our era ...

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21.02.2021

The City could enjoy a golden age - but only if it cuts loose from EU regulation

By denying Britain the equivalence rights it gives to Mexico and China, Brussels forces the City to diverge...

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17.02.2021

Brexit has weakened the Western alliance

The UK is looking increasingly to the Anglosphere, the EU to Eurasia...

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13.02.2021

If we want to return to growth, we need to reverse the Covid spending increases and controls

Restrictions brought in on a supposedly contingent basis are proving hard to lift...

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11.02.2021

We need lockdown dissenters more than ever

The Twittering of debate makes even scientists reluctant to challenge the consensus...

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07.02.2021

The Northern Ireland Protocol has had it

It should never have been agreed, and now the EU itself has backhandedly killed it...

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03.02.2021

Open. The. Schools.

Closing primary schools, in particular, inflicts vast educational cost for minimal epidemiological gain...

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