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The EU must change or die

Marian L. Tupy, CapX
The UK was one of the most vigorous proponents of EU enlargement to the East - partly on the grounds that expanding the club would make the plans of the euro-federalists impossible to achieve. In the end, the newcomers turned out to be thoroughgoing Europhiles, not least out of fear of a resurgent Russia. But since the Greek bailouts and the migrant crisis, things have changed. 

How antisemitism poisoned the British Left

Dave Rich, CapX
Whether or not the Labour Party is institutionally antisemitic, its failure to deal decisively with Ken Livingstone demonstrates that it has a huge problem with the issue. Under the new leadership, the radical Left's fantasies about Jews, Zionists and Israel have flooded into the Labour mainstream. And the problem will remain for as long as the party's members think antisemitism only comes bearing a swastika armband.

Free lunches won't improve education

Andrew Lilico, CapX
Jeremy Corbyn's new policy proposal - to impose VAT on private school fees to fund school meals for all primary school children - is a tax on the moderately wealthy to give to the fairly well-off. By Labour standards, it is not a ridiculous idea. But it is an expensive one, which won't do much to fix our messy education system. Something much more radical is needed for that: a voucher system that gives parents real choice. 

What would Jesus disrupt?

Mya Frazier, Bloomberg Businessweek
Crossroads is one of the fastest-growing churches in America. Started as an unofficial spin-off from Procter & Gamble, the church has boosted membership by appealing to the entrepreneurially minded - not least by describing Christianity as "the most successful startup in history". At Crossroads, evangelicals don't just meet to pray, but to pitch their ideas to venture capitalists. 

Immigration is the obvious answer to Japan's economic woes

Jack May, CapX
Few countries are as hostile to immigration as Japan. A country of more than 120 million people only accepts 15,000 new citizens by naturalisation each year, while migrant workers often arrive to a hostile reception and unfair treatment. With a stagnant economy, an ageing population and a shrinking workforce, will Japan's politicians be brave enough to explain the necessity of immigration to a sceptical country? 

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