In the magazine this month

September 2018

The refugee influx means that the EU will soon scrap its freedom of movement rules to cope with a crisis lasting for another half-century
Watching European attempts to come to terms with the problem of migrants from the Third World is  to watch a slow-motion train crash. All manner of liberal nostrums about the duty to accept refugees, the right to free movement within the EU and even the notion of a secular indifference to religious distinctions are all being tested to destruction. There seems only one possible conclusion: a Fortress Europe with distinct echoes from its past as Christendom. This may not be what Europe’s elites would choose but popular pressure seems unlikely to allow anything else.
ANDREAS CAMPOMAR
The tournament in Russia produced great football, but told us more about national identity and patriotism than about the beautiful game
JONATHAN NEUMANN
It is no surprise that Jeremy Corbyn opposes the new statute defining the Jewish State. He and his extremist allies don’t accept Israel at all
JONATHAN GAISMAN
Despite incessant attacks from militant atheists, God is not dead. To doubt is human, but we can still take comfort in the sacred mysteries