Using modern Germany as a stick with which to beat old-fashioned Britain is a grave mistake.
Posts Tagged: Financial Times
The FT claims the UK has the worst in the world. But that’s only if you ignore the other ways it can be measured.
Neil O’Brien: Bullying, hostage taking, censorship, bribery. How China is dealing with its critics abroad.
Economically and politically, Beijing takes advantage of asymmetric openness: we’re open to them, but they are not to us.
Those who argue that the virus isn’t a serious problem and that the lockdown was unnecessary have more brains than sense.
In his new book, John Lloyd makes the case for maintaining the Act of Union of 1707, and exposes the dark passions which motivate the SNP.
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled, he was dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
Ryan Bourne: Johnson’s policy prospectus is tainted by interventionism, statism, collectivism – and could be a lot worse.
We economic liberals should be cautiously thankful for the stay of execution that his leadership and manifesto have given us.
Chris Whiteside: I’ve worked for BT for over 30 years. Here’s my take on why Labour’s broadband plan would destroy the industy.
It is capitalising on voters who weren’t born in the era of state monopolies having no idea how much worse these companies were under Corbyn’s dinosaur model.
It stretches credulity to just assume that rent-seeking or uncompetitive markets account for all British top wealth.
By being so scornful, his critics have set a low bar for him. We are about to see whether he can astonish them by bounding over it.
Neil O’Brien: Corbynomics – and why it means that your house, business and savings don’t really belong to you
In his eyes, you have them only as long as the Government suffers you to have them, and they can be retrospectively taken away if he sees fit.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
“Spot on” policy questions to Johnson and Hunt in Birmingham yesterday showed Tory activists as they really are.
It would increase our power to control freedom of movement, plus our laws and finances – and deliver on the referendum result.
William Keegan’s memoir describes with ebullient good humour how he covered half a century of bad news.