The disease affecting Labour about Jews is now affecting the Conservatives about Muslims.
Posts Tagged: Hungary
Merkel is threatened. Macron is outraged. Brussels is paralysed. And all three trends are taken by their opponents as signs that they are winning.
Will Italy’s new government blow the bloody doors off? Don’t get your hopes up. (Or your fears either.)
One day the country’s voters may dig in against the long squeeze imposed on them from northern Europe. But don’t be too sure it will happen yet.
Britain would be powerless to deter Russian aggression, because he doesn’t see upholding peace and security in Europe – let alone the world – to be part of his job.
Votes loom on the EU Withdrawal Bill in the Lords. Which places a big responsibility on Labour’s leader there – Angela Smith.
Crossbench votes are always crucial in the Upper House as it now is. But the decisive role in the Bill’s consideration may well be played by the Official Opposition.
The presence of people like Orban in the EU club should worry Brussels far more than the prospect of Britain leaving it
He often disagrees with EU policies, but would not be averse to using its powers and institutions to promote a very different, nativist, concept of Europe and Europeans.
Henry Newman: The unified reaction to the Skripal affair suggests talk of Britain’s ‘isolation’ was premature
To listen to some commentators a few weeks ago, you’d have thought it was only EU membership – not shared interests and values – that brings allies together.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 3) Peter Franklin: The values of the all-consuming state or market both deaden the human spirit
Even in an age of austerity, government has plenty of power and assets, which it could on a small-scale, experimental basis transfer to the control of community groups.
The Law and Justice Party has sought to foment a poisonous dynamic which could do great harm to relations with Poland’s Jews.
Lee Rotherham: “The EU is a rules-based organisation.” Oh, really? Consider these ten examples to the contrary. And there’s more.
Let’s remind ourselves of a few occasions where the letter of the law has been lacking the odd dot or crossed T.
The EU bureaucracy, with its supranational claims, is a godsend to him. But he is more pragmatic than he looks. He does not want a Hungary without allies.
Owen Paterson: Why are we so insular, unimaginative and inward-looking about healthcare? Europe’s systems are better than the NHS.
In a whole host of countries – Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland – A&E waiting times are typically under an hour.
Brexit looms large, of course, but now Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic are also fighting with the EU Commission over self-determination.
As Michael Gove hints this morning, the Cabinet must finally debate and decide which route it prefers.
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.