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@DanielJHannan

07.10.2021

Conservatives, look upon Canada, and tremble

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

The Washington Examiner

03.10.2021

Price fixing has never worked

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

The Telegraph

30.09.2021

Why Labour can’t win

Even its supposedly moderate and centrist figures can't help lapsing into self-righteous wokery...

Conservative Home


28.09.2021

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

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

The Washington Examiner

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...

The Telegraph

24.09.2021

End the travel restrictions

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

The Washington Examiner


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...

The Telegraph

20.09.2021

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...

The Washington Examiner

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...

The Telegraph


16.09.2021

Sir Lindsay Hoyle is right to insist on formal dress - more’s the pity

I hate wearing ties but, as a conservative, I see why they should be required...

Conservative Home

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...

The Telegraph

12.09.2021

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

Labour supports vaccine passports but opposes voter ID...

The Washington Examiner


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...

The Telegraph

08.09.2021

Biden listened to the Taliban before he listened to Britain

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

The Washington Examiner

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 ...

The Telegraph


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...

The Telegraph

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...

The Telegraph

30.08.2021

Why do ministers pretend not to understand the Laffer Curve?

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

The Telegraph


28.08.2021

No Pax Americana, no pax

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

The Washington Examiner

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...

The Telegraph

22.08.2021

David Gauke should be a Conservative

His return would indicate that the party has moved on definitively from the fevered rows of 2019...

Conservative Home


16.08.2021

Welcome to the age of the autocrat

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

The Washington Examiner

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...

The Telegraph

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...

The Telegraph


10.08.2021

Ancestral guilt is back

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

The Washington Examiner

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...

The Telegraph

06.08.2021

Party donors should be thanked, not demonised

It is better for rich people to support causes bigger than themselves than to live lives of sybaritic indulgence...

Conservative Home


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?...

The Telegraph

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...

The Telegraph

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...

The Telegraph


28.07.2021

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...

The Washington Examiner

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...

The Telegraph

24.07.2021

Is there any point in unilateral decarbonisation?

Britain is well placed to develop clean energy technology, but there is no purpose in acting alone...

Conservative Home


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...

The Telegraph

20.07.2021

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...

The Washington Examiner

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...

The Telegraph


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...

The Telegraph

14.07.2021

Why are we stirring up old quarrels among migrant communities?

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

The Washington Examiner

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...

The Telegraph


10.07.2021

The EU’s assault on the City has failed

Now we need to deregulate in order to compete with the rest of the world...

Conservative Home

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...

The Telegraph

06.07.2021

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...

The Washington Examiner


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...

The Telegraph

02.07.2021

Europhiles have become a doomsday cult

All their forecasts were wrong, but they just keep pushing back the date of the supposed apocalypse...

The Sun

30.06.2021

Reopen now - in one big bang

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

The Telegraph


28.06.2021

Britain is the Anglosphere outlier in its attachment to lockdown

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

The Washington Examiner

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...

The Telegraph

25.06.2021

The green jobs fallacy

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

The Washington Examiner


24.06.2021

Oriel should market itself as a “safe space” for conservatives

Is one non-Leftist Oxford college out of 39 really too much to ask?...

Conservative Home

19.06.2021

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...

The Washington Examiner

15.06.2021

Scrap the Northern Ireland Protocol

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

The Telegraph


12.06.2021

How to level up? Localism

We can't decree regional prosperity from the centre. We need to devolve power...

Conservative Home

09.06.2021

Marxism never went away - it just went woke

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

The Telegraph

07.06.2021

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

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

The Washington Examiner


06.06.2021

We MUST reopen on schedule

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

The Telegraph

03.06.2021

Covid is the political equivalent of a brutal war

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

The Telegraph

01.06.2021

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...

The Washington Examiner


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...

The Telegraph

28.05.2021

Don’t respond in kind to the authoritarian Left

We need to preserve basic liberal principles - free speech, free association, free contract...

Conservative Home

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...

The Telegraph


24.05.2021

Now the woke come after imperial units

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

The Washington Examiner

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...

The Telegraph

20.05.2021

The writing is on the wall for Labour

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

The Telegraph


18.05.2021

What’s wrong with Anglo-Saxon values?

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

The Washington Examiner

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...

The Telegraph

14.05.2021

Wallpaper for Boris, curtains for Keir

Labour is on its way out. So, sadly, is fiscal conservatism...

Conservative Home


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...

The Telegraph

10.05.2021

Why Northern Ireland will endure

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

The Washington Examiner

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...

The Telegraph


06.05.2021

Macron, once the centrist pin-up, is descending into Bonapartism

Threatening to cut off a neighbour's energy supply stops just short of being an act of war...

Daily Mail

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...

The Telegraph

03.05.2021

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

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

The Washington Examiner


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...

The Telegraph

30.04.2021

The epidemic is over in Britain, so why are we not reopening?

On every measure things have gone better than expected, but public opinion remains hostile to any easing...

Conservative Home

28.04.2021

International tax harmonisation is coming

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

The Telegraph


26.04.2021

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...

The Washington Examiner

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...

The Telegraph

22.04.2021

Diversity training makes things worse

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

The Washington Examiner


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...

The Telegraph

16.04.2021

The Eurosceptic whom even Eurocrats liked

Jens-Peter Bonde, who has just died, established a truly pan-European anti-federalist movement...

Conservative Home

14.04.2021

It’s official - ethnic minorities flourish in Britain

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

The Washington Examiner


12.04.2021

The EU has become a kind of Gormenghast - protocol-obsessed, archaic, feeble

The opéra bouffe row about who sat in which chair illuminates the prickliness of a declining institution...

CapX

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...

The Telegraph

06.04.2021

Cancel culture only ever applies in one direction

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

The Washington Examiner


05.04.2021

The epidemic has made Labour irrelevant

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

The Telegraph

02.04.2021

Lockdowns have brought out the very worst in us

We are turning into a nation of mean-minded, intolerant, authoritarian, servile snitches...

Conservative Home

01.04.2021

Keep the hereditary peers!

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

The Telegraph


29.03.2021

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...

The Washington Examiner

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...

The Telegraph

26.03.2021

Brussels goes full Chávez

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

The Washington Examiner


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...

The Telegraph

19.03.2021

Laws must be general, equal and certain

There is a terrifying readiness to argue that sanctions shouldn't apply to people we happen to like...

Conservative Home

18.03.2021

The EU descends to playground politics

"Give me your vaccine! Gimme gimme gimme! Yeah, well I didn't want your stupid vaccine anyway!"...

Daily Mail


17.03.2021

Woke only works with an audience

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

The Telegraph

15.03.2021

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...

The Washington Examiner

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...

The Telegraph


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...

The Telegraph

10.03.2021

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...

The Washington Examiner

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...

The Telegraph


05.03.2021

Higher spending and regulation are here to stay

The epidemic has made big spenders of us all...

Conservative Home

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