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Posts by Daniel Hannan
Daniel Hannan has been a membe of the European Parliament since 1999. He is a journalist, author and broadcaster. His most recent book is What Next: How to Get the Best from Brexit.Follow @
Their leaders elevate race relations above what should be their core functions, such as enforcing the law impartially.
Daniel Hannan: One man driving to Durham imperils the nation’s health. But lots of protesters in London don’t. Have we all gone mad?
Sitting in a park is selfish, but organising a mass demonstration in a park is wonderful, and schools should still stay closed. Seriously?
There has been a vivid daily demonstration of our collective double-standard in the mass of journalists swarming outside Cummings’s house.
The government’s initial response was in fact admirably Burkean. The full force of law was used sparingly. And you know what? It did the trick.
The idea that we should not seek the closest commercial relationship with the United States is unconscionable.
Daniel Hannan: The abuse, outrage and viciousness is hurled overwhelmingly at those of us who back ending the lockdown
A common threat, especially in the form of a pathogen, flicks switches in our brains, making us less tolerant of dissent.
Daniel Hannan: There will come a point at which the cost of containment will outweigh the cost of the virus
That grim calculation must at some point be made. Refusing to face it is not an act of high-mindedness, but of dereliction.
Daniel Hannan: The Coronavirus. Our instincts are likelier to push us into over-reacting than the reverse.
One of the most dangerous sequences in politics goes like this. “Something must be done. Here’s something. Let’s do it.”
Daniel Hannan: How the Conservatives rushed to condemn a Conservative conference – at the Left’s bidding
That the Guardian illustrated its story with a photograph of Kawcynski speaking in front of the Star of David did not seem to give anyone pause for thought.
Daniel Hannan: Alarmism, doom-mongering, panic – and the coronavirus. We are nowhere near a 1919-style catastrophe.
Nothing I have written should be taken as a suggestion that we drop our guard or stop taking precautions. But, assuming we do that, there is no reason to panic. Cheer up.
It is a reversion to the old tribal idea: this people good, that people bad. It challenges the notion that we are all individuals, responsible for our own behaviour.
By the time May finally stepped down, I was concerned about the future of our parliamentary democracy. What a waste of well over three years.
Daniel Hannan: Revolutionary Iran is a threat to our national security – not just regional stability. It must be confronted and defeated.
During the years when the West sought to draw Iran back into the comity of nations, the ayatollahs backed terrorist bombs, cyberattacks, and drone shootings.
Canadians might just decide that, on balance, they prefer the guy who believes in something bigger than himself.