Appeal to Unionists or be as distant as possible from Britain? Ireland has made its choice

And a perfectly legitimate choice it is - but it should come as no surprise that Northern iIreland is unimpressed...

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One word has been completely excised from the lockdown debate

Not "freedom" or "proportionality" or "vaccines" but "Sweden"...

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What if Ukraine and Taiwan were invaded on the same day?

The alternative to the Anglosphere hegemony is not some world in which other countries are left alone...

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The monomania of the woke should disqualify them from the conversation - but it does the opposite

Once the USA had abandoned Jefferson's rationalism, his statue was bound to follow...

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Brussels wants to teach Britain a lesson - even if it destabilises Northern Ireland

With a tiny modicum of goodwill, a solution could be found - but the EU has no interest in a win-win outcome...

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Protectionism is really destructionism

Politicians on all sides know it, but they play to the imagined stupidity of the electorate...

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The lockdowns made no difference to global temperatures

Eco-extremists want to make us poorer and fewer - but the environmental impact would be negligible...

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Poland fights for her independence

The question of whether EU law overrides the Polish constitution goes to the heart of the European project...

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Politics is becoming more violent

Political assassinations are becoming more frequent, though the overall homicide rate is declining ...

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Screening Othello can get you cancelled

With unconscious imperialism, American Leftists insist that others see race relations through their eyes...

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Identity politics has been slow to reach Spain, where Columbus remains a hero

Indigenous groups may revile his memory, but Spain celebrates the man who made theirs the world's second language...

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Conservatives, look upon Canada, and tremble

Canada, the first nation to embrace multiculturalism, now has a solidly woke electorate...

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Aukus will protect the French, though they won’t appreciate it

When defending the peace of the world, you need reliable allies...

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End the travel restrictions

Measures brought in in the early days of the pandemic make no sense when dealing with an endemic virus...

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Will the world’s wokest leader be re-elected?

Canadians are choosing between the politically correct nation created by Trudeau père and the older Canada of Juno Beach...

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Why do some parties oppose basic anti-fraud measures at elections?

Labour supports vaccine passports but opposes voter ID...

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Biden listened to the Taliban before he listened to Britain

With the United States withdrawing into her hemisphere, Britain must redefine her role...

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No Pax Americana, no pax

Americans understandably want to be left alone but, as in 1941, that is not an option...

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Welcome to the age of the autocrat

The long Anglosphere hegemony is over - and by Heaven we'll miss it...

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Ancestral guilt is back

The tribal morality of bloodguilt and vendetta has been revived in the form of woke...

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British Servicemen must be subject to the rule of law

An amnesty for soldiers in Northern Ireland would put them on the same moral plane as the terrorist bombers...

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Admit it: Britain is one of the least racist countries in the world

We exaggerated a handful of racist Tweets because they confirmed the false idea that Britain was unusually bigoted...

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Why are we stirring up old quarrels among migrant communities?

We have been extraordinarily good at burying old antagonisms - until now...

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The world over, we are giving up on liberal democracy

Process is subordinated to a preferred outcome, and no one cares about the rules any more...

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Britain is the Anglosphere outlier in its attachment to lockdown

Ever since 1940, we have been more authoritarian than our daughter nations...

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The green jobs fallacy

Governments can't "create" jobs - at least, not without destroying other jobs...

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The Anglo-American alliance: still making the world safe 80 years on

Renewing the Atlantic Charter was a reminder that freedom is guaranteed by the Anglosphere in arms...

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When did we decide to make big businesses our moral arbiters?

An entrepreneur is already behaving morally by running a profitable company...

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Trade sanctions won’t work against Belarus - or anyone else

Either topple the regime or learn to live with it, but don't imagine that an economic embargo will make the slightest difference...

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Now the woke come after imperial units

If any system was imposed by force, it was metrication - but we are way past logic here...

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What’s wrong with Anglo-Saxon values?

Thomas Jefferson was right: the roots of modern liberty stretch back to pre-Norman England...

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Why Northern Ireland will endure

Irish republicans chose maximum distance from Britain over accommodating Ulster's identity...

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Ghislaine Maxwell is as entitled as anyone else to the presumption of innocence

Bad people - perhaps bad people especially - deserve justice...

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Communism is back - thanks to Covid

Peru is set to become the first country to elect a Marxist with a majority in peacetime. But it won't be the last...

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Diversity training makes things worse

It isn't just useless - it actually implants new biases and grievances...

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It’s official - ethnic minorities flourish in Britain

Race professionals are struggling to keep up their claim that things are getting worse...

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Cancel culture only ever applies in one direction

Michel Foucault will remain a woke icon, despite revelations that he abused young Arab boys...

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Why do some deaths matter more than others? Because of the lockdowns

Cooped up off school and off work, we seize on tragic events and try to build them into something bigger...

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Brussels goes full Chávez

Expropriating stock, seizing factories, breaking laws - and all to cover its own mistakes...

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Victimhood trumps everything - decency, consistency, honesty, the lot

Claim to belong to an oppressed group and no one will want to challenge your version of events...

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And then they came for Dr Seuss

He might have had impeccable liberal credentials, but our woke inquisitors don't care about things like that...

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The woke have met their match in Shakespeare

Attempts to find racism in the corpus diminishes those seeking it, not the corpus...

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Minimum wages hurt the poor

A better way to raise living standards for the least well off is to cut taxes on employment and investment, and so create jobs...

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Nationalists without being patriots

Western democracies are losing ground to authoritarianism - globally and domestically...

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The more time we spend online, the angrier and more extreme we become

On Brexit, Trump and the lockdowns, I have gone from being extreme to being wet without altering my views...

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Maybe Americans will finally understand what Brexit was really about

It is the EU, not Britain, that is the populist, protectionist rogue state...

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Does the label “genocide” make anything better?

We should be wary of collectivising people in death, as in life...

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The solution to America’s culture war is radical decentralisation

The two tribes are now so far apart, and so geographically clustered, that there is no way of bridging the gap...

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The republic will survive Trump - but will the Republicans?

The GOP must break cleanly with the man who came late and malevolently to the party...

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The woke will stop at nothing in pursuit of their demented cultural revolution

Julie Burchill, a provocatrice hired to write a provocative book, has it cancelled - fore being too provocative ...

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If there were a way to make wealth taxes work, some country would have found it by now

You can only confiscate present wealth, not future wealth - and future wealth won't be created if it's subject to confiscation...

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The day is coming when we will wonder how anyone could eat an animal

Clean meat will free up vast tracts of land and reduce carbon emissions...

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Why the United States should join the CPTPP

Pulling out of the Pacific trade deal opened the door to Chinese hegemony...

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Irish America clings to quarrels now largely forgotten in Ireland itself

The tragic circumstances of the migration made the US different from other diaspora communities...

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GOP leaders know that Trump has lost - but they won’t say so out loud

The president's peevishness is harming the Republicans and undermining the Republic...

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One thing distinguishes the United States from Latin America - the rule of law

Those who refuse to accept an election result because they resent the outcome are endangering American exceptionalism...

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Commentators are over-compensating, refusing the believe the signs that Biden will win

As with Britain in 2019, the polls may turn out to have been right all along...

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The world that lies beyond the lockdowns will be an uglier and more authoritarian one

Power has shifted to the autocracies, and even in the West liberalism is in retreat...

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It’s Kang versus Kodos, a knave or a fool, a fantasist Falstaff against a senescent Lear

Whoever wins the 2020 presidential election, America is heading in a darker direction...

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Sweden has demolished the case for the lockdown

Low population density? Economic hit? Higher death rate than Finland? All utterly irrelevant...

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A war out of a comic novel

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has a Gilbert and Sullivan quality...

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Hume, Voltaire, Kant, Darwin - identity politics is turning on the men who made the Enlightenment

An irrationalist creed is now openly attacking logic and science as white male baggage...

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Joe Biden’s ignorance about Northern Ireland jeopardises the Atlantic Alliance

The Democrat, who has long flirted with extreme republicanism, is threatening the UK over a complete non-issue...

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Sweden’s strategy is working - which suggests that the rest of us ruined ourselves needlessly

The Swedish counter-example means lockdown enthusiasts can't claim that things would otherwise have been worse...

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If the presidential election is close, the losers won’t accept the result

Civil wars happen, not when people disagree about what should be done, but when they disagree about who has the right to do it...

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Canada’s new Conservative leader speaks to and for the common sense majority

Erin O'Toole wants to lead Canada back to the heart of the Western alliance...

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Americans no longer care about the rule of law

What is howled down as an abuse from the other side is cheered from your own - an attitude incompatible with liberal democracy...

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Victimhood does not confer virtue

John Hume was no better, morally, than his Unionist opponents; but he happened to represent the side seen as the underdog...

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No country is perfect, but the notion that slavery was a peculiarly American vice is ridiculous

When people say they want to study American history "warts and all", they often want to look only at the warts...

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Twitter has infected older media with its angry, aggressive, infuriating tone

Social media give us what we secretly want: opinion presented as news, moralising assertions, confirmation bias...

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We have inverted the old liberal ideal - skin colour should matter no more than hair colour

The NYT's logic is that two American babies born on the same day arrive with pre-existing grievances against each other...

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The silent majority is always bigger than you think

Voters hate disorder more than anything else. The BLM unrest might just have put Trump back in the game...

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After years of building its strength, China has chosen this moment to strike

Snuffing out Hong Kong's freedoms is a clear breach of China's international commitments and a challenge to the world ...

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Why do the few conservatives who criticise Donald Trump attract such vitriol?

Could it be that they are the GOP's bad conscience, a reminder of what used to be mainstream conservative values?...

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Big Tech plus Big Government equals an unholy corporatist racket

Have you ever wondered why tech companies spend a fortune on hiring ex-pols like Nick Clegg?...

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What have London statues to do with Minneapolis police?

The assumption that people in different countries are defined primarily by skin colour is a curious one...

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It was bound to end in violence

No one disputes that George Floyd's death was atrocious, so the only way to stand out is to be angrier than anyone else...

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The irrational lockdown contagion

Why did so many countries impose mass quarantines? For the same reason that people in Columbus Ohio started running in 1913....

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Trump’s supporters expected something a little more authoritarian

The President's uncharacteristically laissez-faire approach may end up being right, but it is costing him support....

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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....

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Time for a British-American Free Trade Agreement

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

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Seven trends the virus will accelerate and three it will halt

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

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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 ...

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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....

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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....

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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....

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

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

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We are all socialists now

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

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There is no case for restricting international travel

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

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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...

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Is India in the Anglosphere?

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

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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....

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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"....

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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 ...

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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...

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Sir Roger Scruton, 1944-2020

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

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

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

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Academia spearheads the return of race-sorting

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

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Why Putin will never be a friend

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

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Will the Brexit Party prevent Brexit?

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

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