No One’s Lapdog: How Britain Can Recover its Palmerstonian Instinct for Independence

"We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow." Lord Palmerston, Remarks in the House of Commons, March 1, 1848 The debate over the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union is paralleled by a debate over the future of the nation's foreign relations. While more hardline remainers tend to be in favour of a closer security arrangement with Europe as part of the European Union, there are parallel trends towards Atlanticism and promotion of the Anglosphere or cross-Commonwealth security arrangements among leavers.…

Thuringia Foretells the Fracturing of Germany

With Germany entering recession Merkel has already signalled that if she has to go back to the polls she’s ready to make a deal with the Greens... Current polling has the Greens, however, on the downside of their popularity...

Tafida’s Triumph, and Why It Is Not Enough

Figures show that there have been 22 occasions in the last five years where doctors have disregarded parents’ wishes and petitioned the courts to say that the best interests of seriously ill children is to die – including the recent case of Tafida Raqeeb. Pavel Stroilov, Consultant to the Christian Legal Centre, came under fire for his involvement in the controversial case of Alfie Evans. Doctors bypassed the wishes of Alfie’s parents and took him off life support in April 2018, condemning the 1-year-old to death despite alternative healthcare available to him in Italy. Pavel now writes of his own…

Brexit vs Expertocrats

Expertocrats believe that ordinary people ought to be ruled by their betters — ‘experts’, academics, and other technocrats with suitably impressive trails of letters after their names — and the role of Parliament is to act as a conduit for the dictates of these enlightened beings.

Paul Craig Roberts: Better Relations between the US and Russia Are Not on the Cards

During the Cold War both sides received false alarms of incoming attacks, but neither the Amerians nor the Soviets ever pushed the button in response to the warnings. Why?  The reason is that both sides understood that they were working to reduce tensions and to build trust.  Both sides understood that in this atmosphere the alarms had to be false.

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