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Podcasts from Spectator writers
As dreadful as harsh border measures may be in ordinary times, it’s hard to deny their effectiveness during a pandemic
By Pieter Cleppe
Regulatory flexibility and regulatory competition are surely a good thing
When you think about it, the EU is all about ‘pick and choose’
Imposing economic sanctions has been mooted but the history of sanctions is pretty damning
But it still matters what kind of trade arrangement the UK agrees with the EU before January 1
Avoiding draconian lockdowns was perhaps not possible for many countries with insufficient testing or intensive care capacity
Brexit means the world of regulation is about to face drastic changes
How border closures halted COVID-19 in Finland
Did Brexit lead to the UK’s vaccine success?
Britain must fight the EU’s nanny state urges
Europe is finally coming to terms with Brexit
Five measures that could prevent future lockdowns
The EU’s state aid hypocrisy
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.