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@DanielJHannan

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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30.01.2021

Europhiles are finally seeing the EU for the inept, protectionist, self-serving racket it is

Like Western Communists after the 1968 Prague Spring, many Remainers have had their eyes opened...

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27.01.2021

Overseas travel may never return

Roger Scruton would have welcomed a world in which we spend more time at home...

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24.01.2021

The EU is a sovereign state in every meaningful sense, and we should treat it as such

The EU has hit the roof at suggestions that its ambassador might be traced as the representative of an international association...

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20.01.2021

Will every dangerous virus now trigger demands for a lockdown?

The early signs are not encouraging...

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17.01.2021

The trashing of the British brand puts the Union in jeopardy

Unionists can't just keep saying no. It is time for a new constitutional settlement...

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14.01.2021

Why are the teaching unions so determined to stop teaching?

First they insisted that all teaching be moved online, now they are campaigning against that, too...

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11.01.2021

Don’t excuse insurrection

For four years, Trump's supporters have given him a pass - something the Chief Executive should never get...

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26.12.2020

We can now expect good relations with the EU - maybe, at last, the culture war can end

Given the hand he was dealt, Boris played a blinder ...

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17.12.2020

There is now more man-made stuff in the world than there are animals - but don’t let it bother you

There's evidence that we have passed the peak, because capitalism encourages minimisation...

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13.12.2020

Brexit as it might have been

Boris Johnson becomes PM in 2016, Britain joins EFTA and a culture war is avoided...

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06.12.2020

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing embodied the de-haut-en-bas arrogance of the EU elites

'Si extraordinairement distingué, quand je lui dis "bonjour" je me fais toujours l'effect de lui dire "merde".'...

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05.12.2020

The lockdown has divided us into two unreasonable and hostile tribes

As with Brexit, I find that I have migrated across the spectrum without changing my opinions...

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01.12.2020

When even Eton goes woke, the war is over

Reason, tolerance, moderation, courtesy - we are leaving them all behind...

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28.11.2020

How odd that the rebellion should begin just as the lockdown is finally being lifted

We are hitting what marathon runners call "the wall": the end is in sight, but our muscle energy has run out...

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22.11.2020

Devolution will be a disaster until Scotland gets meaningful fiscal autonomy

In an age which elevates victimhood over liberty, the British brand is bound to lose its appeal...

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20.11.2020

The lockdown has undone a decade of progress for poor children

We are running schools in the interests of the producers, not the consumers...

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14.11.2020

More tax rises would kill any chance of a recovery

The way to balance the books is to spend less, not to tax more...

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11.11.2020

Je me souviens des jours anciens et je pleure

How can anyone look at trees in November and not be pierced by the terrible beauty of mortality?...

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08.11.2020

We are heading for decades of debt and Big Government

The impact of the coronavirus crisis will last a generation...

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06.11.2020

Official Britain grovelled before agitators representing just three per cent of the public

BLM is indulged for the same reason that most food is halal: asymmetry of conviction...

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31.10.2020

Why, given everything we now know, are we locking down again?

The only argument for a lockdown is that it buys time. But what are we buying time for?...

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30.10.2020

Brexit is a colossal opportunity for our coastal communities

Iceland shows us how to treat fisheries as a valuable renewable resource...

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24.10.2020

I feel it in my bones: public enthusiasm for the lockdowns is about to turn

Labour has picked the worst possible moment to jump on the lockdown bandwagon...

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22.10.2020

My native Peru had the world’s toughest lockdown, but still ended up with the worst fatality rate

We need to accept that government intervention does not make much difference either way...

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19.10.2020

The EU is treating Britain like a renegade province

There is no good faith from Brussels, and Britain should not accept the Withdrawal Agreement without a trade deal...

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15.10.2020

As a lockdown sceptic, I now know how it must have felt to be a Remainer

Everyone you know agrees with you, you're convinced the facts are on your side, but the polls show you're in the minority...

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11.10.2020

Labour would leave Britain with the most restrictive trade policy outside North Korea

Under the pretence of defending food standards, they would make any trade deals, even with the EU, impossible...

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01.10.2020

Beardless men will soon be in the minority - again

The periods when men were clean-shaven are brief interglacials between long hirsute ice ages...

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26.09.2020

Medical advisory committees are prone to absurd pessimism and risk-aversion

Their members' personal incentives push them towards excessive caution...

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19.09.2020

Looking at the data from different countries, there is no evidence that lockdowns are effective

If I asked you to match the countries to the infection and fatality graphs, you wouldn't;t be able to say which had closed down...

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13.09.2020

No trade deal, no deal

It's time to withdraw from the Withdrawal Agreement...

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09.09.2020

The Rhodes statue will be brought down by a woke committee, in defiance of public opinion

Thus does the Left continue its long march through the institutions...

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06.09.2020

Tax rises now would choke off any chance of a recovery

On the contrary, we need to cut taxes - especially on employment and investment...

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01.09.2020

We are outliers in our reluctance to go back to work

British voters demanded the toughest possible lockdown, and now face the economic price...

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29.08.2020

William Shakespeare was all things to all men - and all women

(See also the second column on the excellent news that Tony Abbott is joining Britain's Board of Trade)...

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23.08.2020

Britain’s administrative machine has broken down irreparably

Ofqual, PHE, the immigration service, the police - the crisis has exposed the utter uselessness of our quangos...

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22.08.2020

Precisely 100 years ago, a ragtag army of Polish volunteers saved Europe from tyranny

We in the West barely remember the Polish-Soviet war, but it was a damned near run thing...

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04.08.2020

Failing to reopen schools is unforgivable

No one has suffered more from these closures than the young people who are least at risk from the disease...

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02.08.2020

Republicans finally glimpse a post-Trump future

It took the crazy proposal to postpone polling day, but big-R Republicans are at last standing by small-r republican principles...

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26.07.2020

We have lost the most influential philanthropist of them all

Stuart Wheeler was a flinty patriot, an expert gambler, a generous host and a loyal friend...

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24.07.2020

Let British jihadis come back here - and then try them for treason

We should allow UK nationals to return, but that should be the last journey they make...

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18.07.2020

Britain can avoid depending on China by leading the world in hydrogen technology

Hydrogen is the philosopher's stone of energy - the way to transmute water into fuel...

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15.07.2020

Too many people are going to university

The jobs vacancies are for qualified electrical engineers, not philosophy graduates...

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11.07.2020

Workers’ rights mean little when there are fewer and fewer workers

Governments can't create jobs. Their task is to remove obstacles so that firms can expand and hire people...

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08.07.2020

Hong Kongers are the Huguenots of our age, and China’s loss will be Britain’s gain

Let the people of that entrepôt build a new city here, a Hong Kong 2.0 to enrich the UK...

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