If news continued to break while I was away, so too did crimes against the English language, which also demand my attention in my capacity as keeper of the Banned List. No, I do not “curate” it – one of my colleagues, on reading that someone had “curated a picnic” wanted to know if the word [...]
Net trade could easily slip from making zero contribution to growth to being an outright drag over the coming years.
Zionism is founded not, as its critics claim, on the embrace of victimhood, but its rejection. Hounded from country to country, expropriated, beaten, humiliated and killed in their thousands and millions, the Jewish people finally said, in as many words, “OK, we get it. You don’t want us, and you won’t protect us. In that case, we’ll simply have to do it ourselves”.
To Max Hastings and others who would be critical allies of the Jewish state, I say this: the Jews are not an example, or a lesson, or a tragedy. They do not exist for your moral edification, nor to uphold an abstract thing called “civilisation” on your behalf. They are, in fact, human beings, with all that implies.
Rents have been rising in real terms according to HomeLet, even though the Office for National Statistics says they are becoming more affordable. Why the divergence?
Guest post by Tom Doran
People like me know the script when it comes to defending Israel against its outright haters, the people currently attacking synagogues all over Europe in the name of Palestine. They are unhinged, implacable, terrifying… But for this very reason, a known quantity. We’ve been here before, again and again. We have [...]
Whoever wins the next election will face a very difficult situation
Esteemed colleague Andrew Grice said: “Rarely in 30 years of reporting national politics have I seen such a candid, self-aware and self-deprecating speech.” Fellow Blairite zombie Daniel Hodges, on the other hand, thought it was “one of most breathtakingly cynical and hypocritical speeches I’ve ever seen delivered by a major British politician”.
I observe merely that [...]
I’ve interviewed Paul Fisher, who this month attended his final Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee meeting. He is now deputy head of the Bank’s Prudential Regulation Authority.
Here’s the full transcript below for those who are interested in monetary policy and financial regulation.
Voters are sceptical about the Government reshuffle, according to a ComRes poll for The Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror.
Most people, 56 per cent, said women were promoted for “presentational reasons” and only 24 per cent said women were promoted “on merit”. Overall, only 20 per cent said the reshuffle improved my view of [...]
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