One virtue of democracy is that it does not give special prominence to the loudest people in judging the mood of a crowd.
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Daniel Hannan is an MEP for South-East England, and a journalist, author and broadcaster.Follow @
Daniel Hannan: A century since the Communists began their mass slaughter, some still have not learned the lessons
Is it truly necessary to keep reciting these arguments? Sadly, yes – in each generation some people are drawn to brutal ideologies.
It was this very same attitude on the part of the EU that caused us to vote Leave in the first place.
Without that difference, Brexit would not have happened.
If it is too exotic a model, try Australia or New Zealand. They, too, have opened their markets, removing tariffs and trade barriers, liberalising their economies.
We have to be furtive when at the theatre, but the benefit is we have no choice but to hear and learn about the opinions of our opponents.
We will be an ally, not a member, of the United States of Europe.
What possible reason could Labour have to vigorously oppose anti-fraud measures?
Daniel Hannan: We will get a good deal – because rational self-interest will overcome the Eurocrats’ fury
While Tusk and Barnier fume, the member states sound rather more emollient.
One historical study has found that, on average, authoritarian parties surge by around 30 per cent as the economic consequences play out.
Yes, both drew on a certain anger against political elites, but Britain’s Leave campaign was not nativist or protectionist.
We think of our countryside as permanent but, in truth, it is a whirl of commotion.
Despite all the fuss, her ideas thus far mainly involve helping working people through smaller government.
Daniel Hannan: My one worry about Brexit – if we mess things up, we could harm relations with Ireland
In practice, though, it’s a wholly avoidable problem. All that’s needed is the political will to sustain our current partnership.
Daniel Hannan: Most Remainers are not Remoaners – we must work with the sensible, reasonable majority
It’s easy to think that the loudest voices are typical, when in fact the Izzards, Lammys and Twitter sociopaths are merely a vocal fringe.