Daniel Hannan joins Dave Sussman to discuss England leaving the EU in less than a year, Leftism in Europe, the media (BBC and CNN), trade/tariffs, his opinion of Donald Trump, Jeremy Corbyn, and much more.

Daniel has been Conservative Member of the European Parliament for almost 20 years. He was the first Secretary-General of the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE), serving from 2009 to 2018. Outside of Europe, he is probably most known for being one of the founders of Vote Leave, the organization that campaigned for Great Britain to leave the EU in 2016, which won, stunning not only England and Europe but the world. Many think the referendum, known as BREXIT was a predictor of the voters’ mood not just in England, but also in America which lead to the election of Donald Trump.

He writes regular columns for several papers including The Sunday Telegraph and Wall Street Journal. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Conservative, a quarterly journal of center-right political thought. He has published several books.

Follow Daniel on Twitter @DanielJHannan and at hannan.co.uk.

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There are 5 comments.

  1. Member

    That was another good interview. I would have pointed out that Corbin and Obama have in common their constant attacks on their own country. With respect to China, do we have free trade when they are stealing our intellectual property on a massive scale.

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    • April 5, 2018 at 9:11 pm
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    That was another good interview. I would have pointed out that Corbin and Obama have in common their constant attacks on their own country. With respect to China, do we have free trade when they are stealing our intellectual property on a massive scale.

    Daniel doesn’t hide his disdain for Corbyn. Nor does he hold back on the stupidity being spit out of our (Western countries) education systems whereby Che is considered a folk hero. The fact that 2/5 (40%!!!) think the Cold War ended the wrong way is beyond shocking to me.

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    • April 6, 2018 at 1:09 pm
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  3. Member

    An Excellent interview, per usual. The one thing that should have been obvious to me, but has somehow eluded me in the past is that young people simply do not have the years of experience we had with watching communism do its thing, essentially murder large portions of its populations. It’s all new to them. They are being spoon-fed the old propaganda, but have no knowledge or understanding of what really happened to all of these “great ideas” when they were put into force. Add that, that they are not being taught to read, to seek knowledge from the past, essentially being told that history is full of the lies told by the winners. Undermine the ability to see the past clearly and you can convince the young of almost anything. it is being done on a daily basis at all levels in the education system of the United States, and, from the sound of it, throughout Europe as well.

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    • April 6, 2018 at 3:04 pm
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    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment):

    An Excellent interview, per usual. The one thing that should have been obvious to me, but has somehow eluded me in the past is that young people simply do not have the years of experience we had with watching communism do its thing, essentially murder large portions of its populations. It’s all new to them. They are being spoon-fed the old propaganda, but have no knowledge or understanding of what really happened to all of these “great ideas” when they were put into force. Add that, that they are not being taught to read, to seek knowledge from the past, essentially being told that history is full of the lies told by the winners. Undermine the ability to see the past clearly and you can convince the young of almost anything. it is being done on a daily basis at all levels in the education system of the United States, and, from the sound of it, throughout Europe as well.

    I think it’s up to us parents now. We have to go on the offense and bring the kids back to the center.

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    • April 6, 2018 at 4:54 pm
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    We need to get it out of young people’s heads that wishing for stuff–improvement– with government force and central planning almost never works. Then, when it doesn’t work, everyone thinks we need more of it to fix everything. It’s insane.

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    • April 7, 2018 at 3:44 am
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