My own experience when I was a minister showed two institutions which really didn’t care very much what we thought: the Chinese government, and Google.
Meanwhile, my ECR colleagues and I continue to push for a sensible, nation-led approach to tackling the migration crisis.
McCain knew that politics should be a fierce contest, restrained by respect for civilians and one’s enemies.
Though by demanding that America’s allies spend more on their own defence, the President is unwittingly doing us a favour.
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.
At a time when austerity continues, we need to be explain that we are not wasting taxpayers’ money on a grand delusion that we can create prosperity.
The future leaders of the Left either don’t know their history, or prefer a made-up version of it.
A comparison with its neighbour, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is stark.
This is important not only because without arguments we are weak in the face of our adversaries, such as Corbyn, but also because we must keep checking that we’re right.
Deep down, Corbyn regrets the outcome of the Cold War. Even now, when the full horror of its legacy is clear, he can’t bring himself to renounce Marxism.
While it is no surprise that the current party leadership has leapt at his new idea, neither the moral nor the economic arguments stack up.
We will now see the creation of the first task force on modern slavery. Here are further ways for the task force to make progress.
Whether we measure literacy or longevity, infant mortality or sexual equality, the world in 2015 was a better place during this past twelve months.
I’m not embarrassed to say that when I saw that picture of the four year old boy who drowned and was washed up on a Turkish beach I shed a tear.
The philosophy of expansion, slice by slice, assumes that democratic countries will balk at responding to all but the most blatant of provocations.