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An open door is swinging for the Anglosphere

A couple of days ago, I appeared on BBC TV’s This Week show talking about whether the Anglosphere, the shorthand term for the English-speaking world led by Britain and America, was in decline given the ongoing uproar over Brexit and President Trump. You can watch this discussion here. Since my remarks were very compressed, what follows here is a fuller version of my observations – or what I would have said had I not been confined to such a short space of time. The Anglosphere has been in decline for…

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The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, Goya, 1799 Britain Instant Articles USA 

The fight to the death in Britain and America

Both Britain and America are afflicted by a mortal sickness. Britain recently suffered three Islamist attacks in as many months, killing scores of people. Earlier this week, a white man drove a van into Muslims outside a mosque in Finsbury Park, north London, injuring nine. One man who collapsed before the attack died at the scene. Islamist attacks are habitually said to be either random acts of terrorism or the fault of the West. Muslims disclaim communal responsibility and talk instead about promoting harmony. Yet after Finsbury Park the media,…

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Class warriors are cynically fanning the flames

It’s clear that the hard left thinks it now has the chance to mount a coup. Aided and abetted by large sections of the media, which have presented Corbyn’s election defeat as a victory, they have set out to foment insurrection on the streets in order to overturn the result. This strategy was plotted before the Grenfell fire. Now it is enabling these agitators to incite hatred and violence by claiming that the Tories didn’t just steal the election but have committed murder. A fearsome tragedy is being cynically politicised….

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Britain is no longer a liberal country

Tim Farron resigned this week as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party for a shocking reason. He was hounded from office because he held traditional Christian views. “The consequences of the focus on my faith is that I have found myself torn between living as a faithful Christian and serving as a political leader,” he said. “To be a leader, particularly of a progressive liberal party in 2017 and to live as a committed Christian and to hold faithful to the Bible’s teaching has felt impossible for me.” In media…

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The social responsibility inferno

The accounts of the terrible fire that engulfed Grenfell Tower in west London in the early hours of yesterday morning are unbearable. It seems that dozens of people perished, including entire families. The mind can scarcely process the images of trapped residents screaming for help or hurling themselves or their children from the 24-story block of flats in the desperate attempt to escape the burning building which went up like a tinderbox in a matter of minutes. The causes of this catastrophe are not yet known. Nor can we yet…

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Only Brexit can save our values from an abyss

Every so often, something is published which slices through the fog of confusion, obfuscation and the sheer dishonesty of public debate to illuminate one key fact about the world. Such a work is Douglas Murray’s tremendous and shattering book, The Strange Death of Europe. His argument is as simple as it is bleak. Europe is dying, doomed by a willed collapse of its culture which has left it unable even to acknowledge, let alone defend itself against, a hostile takeover from beyond its borders. To read Douglas Murray’s remorseless and…

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Mrs May’s human shield

What an almighty mess. Theresa May is clinging to office and is trying to stitch together a deal with the Northern Ireland Democratic Unionist Party to give her an overall and workable majority. I wrote here that she should go. Few think she’ll still be Prime Minister by the end of the year and she may be forced out well before that. Power and authority have drained away from her. What’s of overwhelming importance, however, is the national interest. There are two points to make on that. The first is…

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