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Let's fight terror - by holidaying in gorgeous, welcoming Tunisia

4 July 2015
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Just as a pilgrimage to Mecca is a holy obligation for all Muslims, it should now be a patriotic duty for as many Brits as possible to holiday in Tunisia.… Read more

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Elevating victimhood

4 July 2015

The latest bubble of gas to arise from the identity politics cauldron is the case of US civil rights activist and blackface method actress Rachel Dolezal. The story of a… Read more

4 July 2015

Response to Michael Easson Sir: I have been afforded an opportunity to respond to the review of my book “The Case for Palestine”, which review was written by Mr. Michael… Read more

Gotcha in reverse

The ABC, through its glamour couple Sarah Ferguson and Tony Jones, did Tony Abbott two huge favours this past month. Its brilliantly ruthless documentary The Killing Season has shown not… Read more

4 July 2015

Who won the wooden spoon for obtuseness among the swarm of the ABC’s apologists for putting Zaky Mallah on Q&A? Barrie Cassidy? He, with the Lindt café siege fresh in… Read more

Normandy landing

4 July 2015
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When you’re told by a Harley Street specialist that you’re not, as you had feared, about to cark it, you tend to cast around for something vaguely life-affirming. So I… Read more

Squawk du jour

4 July 2015

It seems as if every parrot in every pet shop is squawking over and over ‘Don’t make jihadists stateless’ and ‘Conviction first’. At least, we hear little of the former… Read more

Islamic State, Year One

4 July 2015

Last August, full of piss, vinegar, and youthful enthusiasm, I wrote a piece in this publication entitled ‘Smash the Islamic State’, which argued for a cohesive and forceful response to… Read more

Our ABC – independent or not?

4 July 2015

In 2012, during the dying days of the Gillard Labor Government, two pieces of media legislation sailed seamlessly through the Federal Parliament. Both had timeless application and both directly, or… Read more

On the politeness front, the Aussies are bound to lose

4 July 2015

Landing in England on the same weekend as the latest Australian cricket touring party I was immediately struck by two things. One, how cold it was. Even in late June… Read more

Business/Robbery etc

4 July 2015

Would you knowingly trust your financial future to the tender mercies of the Australian Workers Union? Bill Shorten’s former union, the AWU, that has been one of the stars of… Read more

Culture buff

4 July 2015
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They’re just recovering in Adelaide from the sold-out success of the Cabaret Festival which was directed by the wonderful, endlessly talented Barry Humphreys. But more quality (and fun) is on… Read more

Britain needs to get fracking

4 July 2015
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That democracy is a superior form of government to any other goes without saying. But in order to function, it has to be conducted in such a way and on… Read more

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Home At least 30 British people were among 38 shot dead at a beach resort at Sousse in Tunisia by Seifeddine Rezgui, aged 23, a Tunisian acting for the Islamic… Read more

Fraser Nelson

4 July 2015
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‘Hello. I’m lesbian threesome,’ the young lady tells Taki. ‘And I’m Mongolian rampage,’ says the young man beside her. We’re at Jeremy Clarke’s book launch in the Spectator’s back garden,… Read more

4 July 2015

Bank job Should we buy shares in companies which print banknotes in expectation of one getting to print millions of drachma notes? — In May, according to the ECB, there… Read more

How Solon would have solved the Greek crisis

4 July 2015

The combination of terror and outrage with which Brussels has greeted Greek Prime Minister Tsipras’s referendum tells us everything we ever needed to know about the EU, i.e. stuff the… Read more

Secret weapons

4 July 2015
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From ‘Bogy-Mongering’, The Spectator, 3 July 1915: Of late there have been all sorts of dark hints and rumours as to wonderful new German devices by air, land, and water. No… Read more

4 July 2015

How to fix Detroit Sir: When I last flew over my native Detroit five years ago, vast tracts of it still resembled Machu Picchu. From the ground, it was little… Read more

Why won't Cameron seize his chance on the EU?

4 July 2015
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Few European leaders have been luckier than David Cameron. First he was sent Ed Miliband. Now events in Greece may be about to present him with a solution to the… Read more

Charles Moore’s Notes: Now even the FT has joined in issuing threats to the Greek people

4 July 2015
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‘The Greek people,’ the Financial Times leading article said on Monday, ‘would be well advised to listen closely to the words of Ms Merkel. The plebiscite will be a vote… Read more

Sorry, but you can’t take the Islam out of Islamic State

4 July 2015
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At last, British politicians have been galvanised into action by the appalling events last weekend in the Tunisian resort of Sousse, in which 38 people were murdered by an Islamist… Read more

Must all Children’s Laureates be tedious lefties?

4 July 2015
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Unless you’re an avid reader of the Guardian, you’re probably blissfully unaware that Britain has a new Children’s Laureate. His name is Chris Riddell, he’s an illustrator and a cartoonist… Read more