While Prime Minister, he channelled National Lottery money into sport, thereby avoiding a repetition of Britain’s humiliation at the 1996 Games.
Posts Tagged: East Germany
Tobias Ellwood: We’ve left Afghanistan to become a haven for terrorists to plot attacks against the West – once again
We urgently need an inquiry to understand our strategic failures in the country, and what went wrong.
The front-runner to succeed Merkel has perfected the art of making not having a row, indeed not making a decision, sound reasonable.
Daniel Hannan: We cannot allow our solution to the problem of illiberalism to depart from liberal principles
As the culture war becomes more vicious, we lose sight of what ought to be the elemental precepts of a liberal society.
Chris Whitehouse: One elderly recipient burst into tears with joy at the delivery. My own story of anti-communist smuggling.
In my case, the contraband was books – taken into then communist Czechoslovakia through a network linked to the charity Aid to the Church in Need.
From curfews to alcohol bans, leaders across the continent are increasingly unified in their choice of measures.
The UK has never had such an independent institution despite the model being a tremendous success in other countries around the world.
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?
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.
Amy Chua says they are blind to the decisive importance of tribal politics – an obliviousness which extends to America itself, and prepared the way for Trump.
We cannot be the tired heavyweight in the twilight of their career landing a few punches. We need the energy and urgency of the underdog to go on the attack.
To be told that next time he visited Arsenal he’d be “using the turnstiles and paying for the privilege” was a cruel humiliation unacceptable in a normal working environment.