Europe

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Did you hear the one about the anti-Semite in Sweden?

September 25, 2018 2:16 pm

Like many other newly ‘diverse’ societies, Sweden keeps supplying the world with paradox-jokes

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Brexit: a beginner’s guide

September 24, 2018 12:52 pm

Americans often ask me ‘what is happening?’ in British politics at the moment. Well, here is my answer...

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What is motivating Macron’s self-destructive Brexit position?

September 24, 2018 10:33 am

A few weeks ago he was talking about defining a new strategic relationship with the UK. What happened?

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

How Viktor Orbán duped the Brexiteers

September 22, 2018 6:45 am

Why are members of the old regime so attracted to the police institutions of the new illiberal states?

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Can nationalists of the world unite?

September 21, 2018 2:31 pm

Interests, not ideologies, seem to be the driving force behind nationalist movements worldwide

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Macron is quick to take on nationalism. What about Islamism?

September 19, 2018 11:40 am

The Salafists are not only increasing in number, they’re here to stay and there’s little anyone can do about it

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Why Steve Bannon’s fireside chat with The Economist is so grimly watchable

September 18, 2018 2:13 pm

It appears that to allow Bannon to make any point (let alone win it) would be to risk the total and utter death of Zanny Minton Beddoes

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Boris Johnson summons the spirit of Churchill in Washington DC

September 14, 2018 5:15 am

‘The last thing we want is for us, the Brits, having made a momentous decision, to be drawn back into the tractor beam of Brussels.’

Stefan Lofven speaks during an election campaign meeting in Botkyrka

Selling Europe’s new Muslim vote

September 11, 2018 6:54 am

Electoral fraud in Botkyrka would have changed the result

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Will Sweden pour ‘alcohol on the fire’? Or oust the politicians who struck the match?

September 9, 2018 11:33 am

Prime Minister Lofven has made a last-ditch effort to scare voters away from the Sweden Democrats

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Matteo Salvini is lucky to be the enemy of the Italian justice system

September 7, 2018 5:32 pm

In Italy, it is more often than not a badge of honour to be hounded by an Italian investigating magistrate

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Macron vs Salvini: the ideological battle for Europe’s future

September 6, 2018 7:52 am

Personal antipathy between the two men is turning into a contest for European hearts and minds

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The anti-Brexit movement has one big advantage: their opponents are in disarray

August 30, 2018 8:05 am

Behind the bid to stop Brexit lies a sense of clarity

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Sweden’s political panic attack

August 30, 2018 8:00 am

As violent crime soars, the Sweden Democrats gain support

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Fact check: Charlie Kirk’s beloved US-UK violent crime stat

August 28, 2018 12:24 pm

The result may surprise you

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Fact check: New York Times’s London foodie ‘knowledge’

August 20, 2018 4:05 pm

You’d think they would have learned after last time...

Why America’s détente with Putin makes Belarus nervous

August 2, 2018 11:13 am

‘If we don’t survive these years, if we will fail, it means we will have to become part of some other state, or they will simply wipe their feet on us.’

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Macron’s summer of discontent

August 2, 2018 9:39 am

The President of France’s biggest enemy is himself, as his personal style is getting up the noses of many French people

America, meet Tommy Robinson – if you must

August 1, 2018 12:51 pm

The Cary Grant of the alt-right?

Father Morris won’t be the last priest expelled from campus for having the ‘wrong’ beliefs

July 30, 2018 12:17 pm

The chaplain led his parish in a ‘Rosary of reparation for the gross offence to God which is Pride Glasgow’.

Boris Johnson: Why we sent the jihadi Beatles for trial in America

July 26, 2018 10:24 am

The diary of the former British Foreign Secretary.

The more extreme the left’s screeches, the greater the populist surge

July 26, 2018 8:58 am

If the Democratic Party are wondering why they’re losing young white men, they need look no further than Sweden.

How significant are Trump’s trade talks with the EU?

July 25, 2018 9:22 pm

The President is declaring victory on the European front of his incipient trade war.

How NATO became the most sacred cow in the barn

July 23, 2018 6:10 pm

Before Trump’s visit the Senate approved by a near-Soviet margin of 97-2 a resolution expressing ‘ironclad’ support for NATO.

This is monarchy for the Netflix generation

May 20, 2018 9:36 am

The less we hear about the Royal family, the better. With Meghan and Harry, this is exactly the reverse of what we’ll get.