Europe

18 September 2014

Sweden’s overcrowded middle ground

Forget far-right surges and left revivals - Swedish politics is gravitating to the centre.

8 September 2014

The EU needs to get off people’s vacs

EU plans to limit the power of hoovers are the latest in a long line of absurd regulations.

26 August 2014

Lord Neuberger: giving democracy a hammering

Britain's judiciary is eroding our sovereignty from within.

20 August 2014

Whatever happened to the Eurozone revival?

If we fail to tackle the true cause of the crisis, growth will remain a mirage.

4 July 2014

Burqa ban: when legalism trumps liberty

The real battle over the burqa won’t be won in the courts.

No sexist speech, please, we’re Belgian

New anti-sexism laws in Belgium deal a blow to free expression.

27 May 2014

Stop pathologising people who vote for Eurosceptic parties

They aren’t just ‘protest voters’ or a mob – they’re searching for solidarity.

12 May 2014

Russia-baiting reveals its Wurst side

Anti-Russian Westerners have turned Conchita Wurst's Eurovision winner into a weapon in the culture wars.

8 May 2014

Trying to shame UKIP supporters into silence

Tim Black reports from a rowdy UKIP public meeting in central London.

2 April 2014

Sweden is no haven of liberty

Even this supposedly liberal paradise has laws against saying offensive things.