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Pre-Brexit jitters? No, Britain boomed during the Referendum campaign

27 July 2016 12:43

It is still a little too early to say for sure that George Osborne’s gloom-laden economic forecasts for post-Brexit Britain…

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The NHS would be crippled without big pharma

21 July 2016 15:37

Like Owen Smith, I have an interest to declare when discussing Pfizer.   Somewhere on my bookshelf I have a Pfizer…


Was Michael Gove punished for being too soft on crime?

14 July 2016 17:40

Of today’s corpses piled up in Downing Street, none has caused more shock than that of Michael Gove. That Nicky…

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The Fixed Term Parliaments Act has come back to haunt the Lib Dems

13 July 2016 9:59

The award for most pathetic remark of the week goes to Tim Farron who earlier released a press statement saying…

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A traditional family life is now a political handicap

12 July 2016 14:35

‘I’m a gay woman with strong northern working-class roots,’ Angela Eagle told Robert Peston on Sunday. ‘I think I’m the…


Sajid Javid is grabbing the Brexit bull by the horns

8 July 2016 17:09

While frustrated Remain campaigners continue to speak of economic Armageddon, a very significant move happened yesterday. Business secretary Sajid Javid…

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world

Labour preach feminism. Tories practise it

7 July 2016 17:45

So now it is certain: the Conservatives will produce Britain’s second female Prime Minister, after Andrea Leadsom eliminated Michael Gove…


Speed is of the essence in the Tory leadership contest

5 July 2016 19:59

The Conservative party’s electoral system won an unlikely compliment this afternoon from Labour MP Ian Austin, who declared that it…

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Britain was held hostage by the EU. We have escaped

26 June 2016 9:53

Just when you were beginning to wonder whether we have done the right thing, along comes Jean-Claude Juncker to remind…

The Prime Minister And Chancellor Join Forces For The Remain Campaign

What if we vote Remain… then still have a recession?

21 June 2016 10:18

A vote to leave the EU would cause economic Armageddon. We know because David Cameron and George Osborne have told…


Do we really want Portugal’s drug laws?

18 June 2016 8:00

‘The war on drugs has failed,’ asserted Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the Royal Society for Public health in the…

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Google isn’t racist – but it is filthy

11 June 2016 9:00

Is Google racist?  That is the charge made in a short video in which someone types ‘three white teenagers’ and…


The NHS shouldn’t fund a drug that prevents HIV

9 June 2016 8:22

What would you say if a powerful cyclists’ pressure group ganged up on the NHS and lobbied it to provide…

Human Organ Transplantation

There’s a grim reason why Belgium has plenty of organ donors

6 June 2016 17:26

A discussion between two medical ethicists on the Today programme this morning ended with them agreeing on one point: whether…


Why the BMA are no better than Arthur Scargill’s rabble

26 May 2016 15:09

That’s the trouble with conducting a strike via social media — press the wrong button and what was supposed to…

Ofsted Chief Inspector visits school

Sir Michael Wilshaw, where are these illegal schools run by the ‘Jewish community’?

18 May 2016 13:21

Apparently, there are secret Jewish schools in Britain where children are taught nothing but the Jewish faith, where they are…


Let’s stop bringing Hitler into the EU debate

17 May 2016 8:48

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get through just a week of political debate on the EU, or indeed…

The Government Publishes Its White Paper On The Future Of The BBC

Why does the government want a gay quota for BBC management?

15 May 2016 9:00

Of all the things wrong with the BBC, it would be hard to argue that a shortage of gay people…

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England couldn’t cope with a nuclear accident at Hinkley Point

11 May 2016 14:37

An EDF board meeting today could spell the end of the wretched Hinkley Point C nuclear power station and its…


The housing crisis was Sadiq Khan’s secret weapon

7 May 2016 8:57

As Isabel Hardman wrote yesterday, many interpret Labour’s failure to fail on a bigger scale in yesterday’s election results as the…

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Why won’t Labour go for Zac Goldsmith’s non-dom jugular?

3 May 2016 9:51

Trailing in the polls with three days to go until the London mayoral elections, Zac Goldsmith continues to attack his…

BHS To Go Into Administration

Gordon Brown is to blame for making bankruptcy respectable

30 April 2016 9:00

Frumpy, out of date and not much fun – Gordon Brown and BHS go together in more ways than one.  …

The TUC’s claim that childless men get a raw deal is nonsense

26 April 2016 11:40

There is, of course, no crime more dreadful in modern society than discrimination. And how dreadful that new forms of…


Why is the Foreign Office getting involved in America’s gay rights debate?

22 April 2016 8:41

If there was one piece of advice the Foreign Office was going to give to British citizens travelling to the…


No, the NHS isn’t killing off A&E doctors at a young age

7 April 2016 11:24

The junior doctors’ dispute has been characterised by a series of extraordinary claims by the BMA. At one time the…