DanielHannan

DanielHannan

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3 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - ConservativeHome colum... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's not true that I had no constituency office, though it moved around the Home Counties over the years. First it was in Hythe, then Haywards Heath, then Great Bookham and then Winchester. I reckon I must have carried out well over 2000 constituency functions. But, with more than six million people in the region, it was only ever possible to reach a small proportion.

3 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: One man... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes, I thought it an odd headline myself.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: I wave ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Oh, I saw that clearly enough, Lindsay. I expected the attritional resistance from the Lords, the civil service, the CBI etc. What I don't see coming was the culture war, the protest marches etc.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: I wave ... · 0 replies · +1 points

That is far too generous, but I appreciate it all the same. Thank you.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: I wave ... · 1 reply · +1 points

I'm not sure that's entirely fair. Both Neville Chamberlain and Anthony Eden are now defined by one error. But Chamberlain's approach was backed by most people at the time. It made apparent sense to hang back in the hope that Hitler and the USSR would come to blows, and to use the time you had bought to build more aircraft. True, that policy fell apart with the Nazi-Soviet Pact, but no one saw that coming. As for Eden, he had had a remarkably successful and honourable career until Suez. Macmillan's role in misrepresenting the intention of the British and American governments to each other has always, I feel, been underestimated. Lord North I'll give you (though Robert Tombs makes a valiant defence in The English and their History).

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: Better ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yeah, well, you win some, you lose some.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: Eight r... · 2 replies · +1 points

1. I’d prefer no deal to the proposed deal.
2. No.
3. Yes, but it will leave us worse off than either leaving fully or remaining where we are.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: The rul... · 0 replies · +1 points

I strongly opposed those at the time. If you supported the amnesty for the IRA then you could argue for a general amnesty all around, on grounds that the IRA and our soldiers were equivalent. That was the Gerry Adams line. For the reasons I give above, I think it is a dangerous one.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: The rul... · 0 replies · +1 points

Fine. There is an argument for a general statute of limitations that would apply to alleged Nazi war criminals etc. But what we surely can't do is to say that such a time-limit should apply only in cases where we like the people involved or the institutions they served.

5 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Nick Boles: Demolishin... · 1 reply · +1 points

Nothing wrong with actual Norway. The problem is that, at some point in the past two months, a "Plus" has been added which negates the two great advantages of Norway, ie no need for a backstop and outside the customs union.

No one - literally no one - has yet come up with a convincing answer to the objection in this very short piece:
http://www.ifreetrade.org/article/who_wants_to_be...