The British state needs rewiring

May 14, 2020 12:39 pm

Britain has long prided itself on its Rolls-Royce government machine, but this crisis has exposed its limitations

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Marion Maréchal and La France profonde

May 14, 2020 9:22 am

Marine Le Pen’s niece has plans for a new ‘Latin Alliance’ to protect European liberty


League of nations: the race out of lockdown

May 13, 2020 11:59 pm

We’re taking part in a worldwide laboratory experiment


Can we trust COVID modeling?

May 13, 2020 11:32 am

The evidence from Sweden suggests not

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Coronavirus offers another excuse for the New York Times to bash Britain

May 12, 2020 4:14 pm

The Gray Lady’s anti-British animus is worth highlighting

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No evidence of children passing on COVID-19 to relatives, says Icelandic study

May 12, 2020 12:31 pm

The study’s outcome appears to indicate that reopening schools would be safe


President Trump’s support for Taiwan is welcome

May 11, 2020 12:18 pm

The US government has done more than most to enhance ties with Taipei

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The French coronavirus approach could be working

May 11, 2020 10:05 am

There’s a greater maturity in the way that the French press have covered the crisis and that’s reflected in the behavior of the people and politicians


Iceland and the story of a very British invasion

May 10, 2020 10:48 am

The British diplomats explained that they were terribly sorry about the inconvenience

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Ten reasons to end the lockdown now

May 9, 2020 10:14 am

Lockdown is impairing our ability to live with the effects of this virus, while not changing the long game

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Forget Neil Ferguson’s personal failures — it’s his science that needs scrutiny

May 8, 2020 11:09 am

We should welcome the efforts to test and even to tear down the Imperial model — this is what the scientific process is

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In defense of the British Empire

May 8, 2020 9:51 am

If the Empire was a system of exploitation, it was a very inept one

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Hugging China hasn’t done Britain any favors

May 7, 2020 8:02 pm

It isn’t healthy to be told that you’re chewing gum on the sole of another country’s shoes


Sweden and Britain are not the same

May 7, 2020 7:07 pm

Swedes are (for the most part) Swedish. Culturally and ethnically homogeneous, they tend to conform

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This pandemic has put British politics on fast-forward

May 7, 2020 2:36 pm

‘The past two months have been like two years of government,’ says one cabinet minister


Merkel has lost control of Germany’s coronavirus response

May 7, 2020 12:24 pm

The fate of the country and its success story in this crisis now lies in the hands of the 16 state governments


How will Britain decide which lockdown measures to lift first?

May 7, 2020 11:48 am

It is extremely difficult to separate out the effects of various different measures

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We know everything — and nothing — about COVID

May 6, 2020 11:19 pm

It is data, not modeling, that we need now

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Neil Ferguson’s remarkable fall from grace

May 6, 2020 9:55 am

It’s time our tribal chief found a more sensible adviser. This witch doctor, like so many before him, has turned out to have feet of clay

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A German court has just plunged the eurozone into fresh crisis

May 5, 2020 9:59 am

It is a mess, and at a moment of maximum danger, no one knows anymore what the central bank can or can’t do anymore

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What Blitz spirit? The Brits are showing a deep shelter mentality

May 5, 2020 9:47 am

Social distancing doesn’t do much for an esprit de corps

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The trouble with British immunity passports

May 4, 2020 11:20 am

Creating any system that dishes out a biological status is going to create a series of ethical quandaries


Spain’s fiendishly complex rules for easing the lockdown

May 4, 2020 9:56 am

Before I could leave the house, I had to learn the new rules. And first I had to find the new rules

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It’s a mistake to compare Britain’s COVID death toll with Spain and France

May 2, 2020 1:47 pm

When the media presents coronavirus death tolls, it’s vital that you read the small print

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Emmanuel Macron is experiencing the calm before the storm

May 1, 2020 8:47 am

Bonne chance, Monsieur le president, you have won your ‘war’ but the peace may be harder to master.