Norway

Norway never said ‘nei’ to Liam Fox

11 October 2016 20:19

Being half-Norwegian, I can rarely find anyone in Westminster to discuss the Norwegian papers with. But Monday’s front page of…

Brexiteers need to act now, or become the most hated people in history

27 June 2016 13:36

The British constitution is built on compromise and moderation; it’s one of the main reasons why this country enjoyed a…

Brexit could leave Britain with the worst of both worlds – like Norway

6 June 2016 12:27

This is a translation of an article I wrote for the Norwegian daily VG Never since the German attack on…

Are Anders Breivik’s human rights really being contravened, or is it simply attention seeking?

18 March 2016 16:42

Anders Behring Breivik – the Norwegian extremist who killed 77 people in 2011 – has for the last few days…

Brexit won’t mean more expensive flights for Brits. Here’s why.

1 March 2016 9:09

We’ve been warned that Brexit could spell the end of cheap travel. But is it really true that Britain voting…

Why does EU ‘in’ campaign insist on insulting voters’ intelligence?

28 January 2016 8:17

David Cameron wants to get the European Union referendum over with quickly — and understandably so. Things are still going…

David Cameron’s ‘milk and honey’ intervention on the EU could be a mistake

28 October 2015 16:32

David Cameron’s decision to wade into the EU debate by dismissing the Norway option and warning that there is no…

Mr Cameron goes to Reykjavik

28 October 2015 8:52

David Cameron is off to Iceland today to give a speech on Britain’s European Union membership and it’s a clear signal…

Yvette Cooper needs to do more than just talk about Nordic models

9 June 2015 11:55

Britain’s Left has been indulging in worship of Scandinavian social democracy ever since the tide started ebbing on the New…

Norway hasn’t given in to Islamophobia – but it has reacted

9 January 2015 17:51

Under the headline ‘Norway didn’t give into Islamophobia, nor should France’, Owen Jones writes on the Guardian’s Comment is free…

Crime fiction at Easter? Look no further than our Scandinavian neighbours

29 March 2013 13:58

If you thought that winter in Britain had gone on long enough this year, then spare a thought for the…

Britain, Scotland, Norway and Europe: lands of magical Sovereignty-Unicorns - Spectator Blogs

12 November 2012 12:38

Even the cheapest, Poundland crystal ball will tell even a blind observer that Europe is pretty soon going to be…

The EU wins the Nobel Peace Prize

12 October 2012 11:20

Today is not April the first; but the European Union has indeed won the Nobel Peace Prize. It is a…

Want to know what tax transparency looks like? Look at Norway

12 April 2012 15:12

If you take George Osborne’s plan for tax transparency to its natural conclusion, where do you end up? The answer…

Rudd’s straw man argument about our EU membership

19 December 2011 15:12

As the isolation hysteria over Cameron’s EU veto starts to fade, attention is now shifting to the more existential question…

Is Scotland a Nordic Country?

12 December 2011 19:13

This is a question that meets the classic definition of John Rentoul’s famous-to-them-that-ken series of Questions To Which The Answer…

Breivik and the right

28 July 2011 12:03

There’s plenty to sate your thirst for politics in this week’s issue of The Spectator (out today, you can buy…

Bomb blast near the Norwegian Prime Minister’s office

22 July 2011 15:22

  A reportedly enormous bomb blast has shaken the PM’s office and the oil ministry in Oslo, the Norwegian police confirm.…

Serbia’s Nobel U-turn

10 December 2010 12:46

Yesterday, I blogged that Serbia’s decision not to attend the Nobel Prize ceremonybecause of Chinese pressure was a shameful stance…

China’s new BFF: Serbia

9 December 2010 14:05

China is doing what it can do to scupper the forthcoming Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo. Their Foreign Ministry…