The Editorial Board

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Friday, 23 October 2020

Brexit endgame: Britain must stand firm

With sherpas in tunnels and similar hobbit-like phenomena dominating the political landscape, there is an almost Tolkien atmosphere to the …

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Friday, 16 October 2020

The EU has derailed trade talks: Britain must get ready for no deal

The notion that imminent deadlines concentrate minds does not seem to apply to negotiations involving the European Union, or Emmanuel …

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Friday, 9 October 2020

Brexit: a deal is close unless Macron blows it up

Behind all the white noise generated by soundbites, uncompromising-sounding statements aimed at reassuring interested constituencies, and the accustomed sabre-rattling, a …

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Friday, 2 October 2020

Nicola Sturgeon's government is not as secure as it seems

This week saw another spoke jammed in the chariot wheels of Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister apparently driving all …

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Friday, 25 September 2020

Out of control mega spending on Covid needs proper parliamentary scrutiny

Watching Boris Johnson and his government reacting to a pandemic by spending money with the prodigality of lottery winners high …

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Friday, 18 September 2020

Lockdown and testing: the government is getting it wrong

Here we are, half way through September, with the number of Covid-19 cases rising, if still relatively modestly, and we …

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Friday, 11 September 2020

Chaotic government putting liberty at risk

It is in the nature of governments, especially in parliamentary democracies, to do nothing when urgent action is required and, …

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Friday, 4 September 2020

Time for Boris to unveil his plans on state aid

Have the UK-EU post-Brexit trade talks reached endgame or stalemate? To all appearances, both. To outside observers, the situation is …

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Friday, 28 August 2020

Trump could still win, with the crucial help of woke rioters

“This is the most important election in US history,” Donald Trump claimed in his acceptance speech as presidential nominee of …

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