Monthly Archives: August 2009

“Cruelty and neglect in the NHS”

Recently on an American TV show, my good friend and colleague Dan Hannan MEP had the temerity to suggest that the NHS was not the ideal solution to our nation’s healthcare problems — or to America’s.  His statement was demonstrably … Continue reading

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The Education debate

Year after year we get better and better exam results announced, followed by the ritual fisticuffs between those who argue that the standard has been dumbed down, and the other side who say such claims demean the excellent work of … Continue reading

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Time for nuclear power. Lots of it.

Sometimes I wish the Conservative Party would get off the fence on Nuclear Energy and face up to the reality, which is that this Labour government will leave us a legacy of energy insecurity, and quite possibly of brown-outs, rolling … Continue reading

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What Caused the Ice Ages?

Possibly the biggest climate change ever experienced on earth took place around 700 million years ago.  Temperatures changed by tens of degrees.  There was glaciation close to the Equator.  Sea level dropped by as much as 600 metres, as much … Continue reading

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Latest podcasts online

You can listen to my latest podcasts on my reflections on the “homophobia” debate here, and my views on the recent debate about the NHS here.

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European Arrest Warrant: It gets worse

Next April, Britain is expected to sign up to the next stage of the European Arrest Warrant (there’s always a next stage with any aspect of European integration).  This is called Schengen Information II.  It will ensure that anyone against … Continue reading

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Post Script on the NHS

One of the most gratifying things in politics is to go out on a bit of a limb, and then find that other authoritative commentators are rowing in behind.  In various media interventions, I had sought to reaffirm that the … Continue reading

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