The Editorial Board

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Friday, 22 January 2021

Pro-Putin Laschet is a disastrous choice for Germany and the West

Amid all the turmoil and controversy surrounding Europe, from Brexit to the future direction of the EU, one view alone …

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Friday, 15 January 2021

After Britain's extraordinary vaccine success we need a new pandemic resilience plan

At last there is exceptionally good news, amid the misery of lockdown, the terrible peak of the Covid death toll …

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Friday, 8 January 2021

Trump catastrophe imperils American capitalism

The scenes of anarchy witnessed in the United States Capitol this week deserve the strongest condemnation. President Trump incited a …

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Friday, 18 December 2020

Cyber warfare: a very real and present danger

Wake-up calls do not come any more urgent than this. As the US authorities investigate the cyber hack that has …

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Friday, 11 December 2020

The West needs Biden to lead on China

On 20 January 2021, when Joe Biden sits down at the Oval Office desk he has striven to reach for …

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Friday, 4 December 2020

Wake up, Scotland, before it's too late

Across the whole political spectrum, the Scottish constitutional question is the one issue that uniquely embodies all the contradictions summed …

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Friday, 27 November 2020

The government must snap out of its narcoleptic statist trance

When Boris Johnson’s government responded to the coronavirus crisis by embarking on a programme of unprecedented state control of citizens’ …

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Friday, 20 November 2020

Boris deserves praise on defence

Defence of the realm in tandem with domestic maintenance of the Queen’s peace are the two primary responsibilities of government; …

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Friday, 13 November 2020

What is the point of this government?

Boris Johnson needs a chief of staff less urgently than he needs a philosophy. Downing Street, supposedly the nerve centre …

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