Labour could have done better with a different leader and a different strategy. But its error was its usual one: to assume moral superiority
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A Royal Commission should put the options before Parliament in time for a referendum in, say, 2018.
Having failed to destroy the Union by turning Scottish voters against it, Salmond now proposes to do so by turning English ones against it instead.
We must be not so foolish as to vindicate the Wahhabi contention that you can’t be a good Muslim and a patriotic citizen of a liberal democracy.
Daniel Hannan MEP: Scowl, and you’ll help to lose the EU referendum. Smile, and you’ll help to win it.
Reflecting people’s gripes back at them will take you only so far. To get further, you must also offer something better.
Daniel Hannan MEP: Scrap IPSA, keep outside interests, adopt Recall – and free the Commons from professional politicians
Instead of prohibiting second jobs, we should treat serving as an MP as being a second job.
A poem by Oleksandr Oles.
But he remains our best chance of getting an In/Out referendum.
P.S: We need it for its own sake anyway.
Daniel Hannan MEP: As Bashir signs up to the Conservatives, don’t knock defectors – whichever party they join or leave
The parties these great men abandoned behaved in the same idiotic way that ours did over Mark Reckless, or that UKIP is now doing over their departed MEP.
It may not always work well. It isn’t a model other countries want. But we’ve chosen it – and so are stuck with it.
An exercise in demolition.
We Evil Tory Hatemongers can best respond to our opponents’ misplaced sense of moral superiority by demonstrating that markets work better than the state.
Here is a book that, as much as any I can think of, needs to be read aloud. Tolkien, like many Catholics of his generation, understood the power of incantation.
Daniel Hannan MEP: A leader who favours EU membership? Sure. But there’s still good reason to vote Conservative.
It hardly seems fair, in the circs, to blame the Prime Minister for not holding views that he has never pretended to hold.