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Comment: Why are we allowing gay conversion therapy on the NHS?

By Tom Stephens<p>Why has the government indicated its willingness to support moves to posthumously pardon Alan Turing, when not-so-famous figures in …

Opinion

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EU plot to scrap Britain

Britain will run from Brussels if Van Rompuy is replaced by a super EU president []<p>A covert group of EU foreign ministers has drawn up plans for …

United Kingdom

The Spectator's finances bounce back from 'disappointing 2012'

The Spectator appears to have bounced back from what its chairman, Andrew Neil, calls "a disappointing 2012 financially."<p>According to his statement today, released to coincide with a filing to Companies House of accounts for the year up to 31 December 2012, the magazine suffered an operating loss …

Deporting foreign criminals and bringing back national service - what's not to like?

Many mocked the radical proposals put forward in the Alternative Queen's speech by Tory backbenchers. But the public rather like them, says Jacob Rees-Mogg.<p>Lord Ashcroft has recently polled people their views on an alternative Queen’s speech put forward by a group of right-wing Conservative …

The EU's grandstanding over Prism will push Britain out the door

The cheap populism over the NSA scandal shows that Brussels is more interested in political point-scoring than economic reality<p>The EU bangs on consistently about the pitfalls of populism, denouncing it as an adversary in the drive to push forward the project of European integration. But it turns …

Europe

Labour showed 'astonishing arrogance and short-sighted stupidity' for agreeing Lisbon Treaty, says William Hague

Labour displayed “astonishing arrogance and short-sighted stupidity” to enshrine the Lisbon Treaty into British law, William Hague said on Tuesday.<p>The Foreign Secretary made his outspoken attack as he set out the Conservatives’ plans on Britain’s relationship with the European Union.<p>He said that …

Europe

NHS debate shows political scrap over health is going to be ugly

It was not just the heat that was sweltering at Westminster – tensions in the chamber boiled over as Labour and Conservatives slugged it out over who …

NHS inquiry: David Cameron accuses Labour of 'cover-up' over hospital failings

David Cameron accused the last Labour government of a “cover-up” over NHS failings as a political row erupted over warnings that poor care may have caused thousands of needless deaths.<p>The Prime Minister alleged that Labour health ministers reacted to warnings they were given about failings in …

A health service that needs special measures

The Keogh review is yet more evidence that the NHS needs to change, and not along party-political lines<p>The vitriolic parliamentary discussion of Professor Sir Bruce Keogh’s investigation into 14 sub-standard hospital trusts yesterday contrasted with his report’s moderate tone. Jeremy Hunt’s …

Marvel Studios said to be eyeing two Dark Knight Trilogy stars, plus new Hulk rumours

With Marvel expected to expand its roster for Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s been plenty of rumours circulating as to which …