Daniel Hannan

Overrated: Helle Thorning-Schmidt

The photogenic Danish prime minister epitomises the out-of-touch Brussels elite

Banging On About Europe is a Winner

Ignore talk of ‘Tory splits’. The country wants Conservatives and UKIP to co-operate — otherwise Labour will deny us a referendum

Underrated: David Heathcoat-Amory

A principled Tory Eurosceptic whose integrity is matched only by his indifference to publicity should be championed

How Brussels Stifles Democracy in Europe

The euro would never have got off the ground if it had been put to national referendums, nor would the bailouts or austerity plans

The End of Europe’s Fantasy is Now in Sight

The EU has lost all legitimacy and its former supporters are deserting in droves. But blind to reality, its apparatchiks cling on

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"