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Hungary is also accused by the European Parliament of treating migrants and refugees badly. This again is disingenuous. Hungary is indeed very tough on illegal migration. It defends its borders with far more toughness than most EU countries. But when there is a war in a neighbouring country, as there is now in Ukraine, Hungary opens its doors....

Can we finally talk about multiculturalism? The violent clashes in Leicester between young Hindu and Pakistani men are the grim consequence of the ideology of multiculturalism. It was sold as a means of promoting harmony and equality. Instead, it has done the opposite. It has encouraged members of minority groups to shun mainstream British society....

Of course, it was inevitable. Yet we allowed ourselves the fantasy that the Queen would never die. The death of Her Majesty the Queen, announced a short time ago, is a seismic event for the United Kingdom and a profound emotional shock that will be felt by millions.

Several Palestinian activists launched an online campaign titled "Political Detention is a Crime," in protest of the arrests and torture in Palestinian prisons. The campaign, however, has failed to attract the attention of most Western media outlets because it is directed against the Palestinian Authority, and not Israel.

An Islamist shadow looms over Trinidad. Whether the jihadi spirit will be rekindled in Trinidad is yet to be seen. But Bakr's coup shows just how easy it is for a small group of marginal men, radicalised by grievance and inflamed with ideological zeal, to inflict a tremendous amount chaos and suffering on a democratic society. It also serves as...

A suspected Islamist terrorist shot up a gay bar on the eve of Pride. Where's the anger? Whatever we come to learn about the Oslo shooting, it remains an attack not just on gay people or Norwegian people, but also on our common humanity and the values of freedom and tolerance. At the same time, it reminds us that of...

The court's blocking of the first flight to Rwanda is a grave assault on British democracy. But, there's one good thing about the ECHR's actions - they have reminded us that the battle for democracy is not won yet. We left the EU, and now we must leave the ECHR. We must leave every institution and international treaty which in...

What happened in Frankfurt is a bad look for any airline, but it's an especially bad look for Germany's official airline. The fact that, as Dan explains, Germany is big on collective punishment (or Sippenhaft) means that a German company that collectively punishes the Jews over whom it has control inevitably carries the stench of Nazism.

Macron may have won the election, but he'll face fierce opposition on the streets. They might not dress in yellow in the years to come - protesters were targeted by police and fined for wearing bright-yellow masks in public during the Covid lockdowns - but those who took part in the 2018-20 weekly protests, or the sporadic demonstrations in...