News

The SNP would have bankrupted an  “independent” Scotland

The SNP would have bankrupted an
“independent” Scotland

During the Scottish referendum campaign, the SNP claimed that an independent Scotland would be one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Many Nationalists fervently believed it. Not only that, they became convinced that the other nations of the Union were leeching off Scotland. Scotland wasn’t subsidised, it was subsidising […]

 

Events

Announcing Freedom Fizz at CPC16

Announcing Freedom Fizz at CPC16

We are very pleased to announce that Conservatives for Liberty’s successful Freedom Fizz event will be returning for a third year at the forthcoming Conservative Party Conference. In 2014 we welcomed Dr Liam Fox MP and Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, and last year our special guests were Daniel Hannan MEP and […]

 

Liberty

Labour’s conference is only going ahead because of zero-hours contracts

Labour’s conference is only going ahead
because of zero-hours contracts

You may not have followed this latest saga, so let me explain: Last year the Labour NEC voted to boycott G4S, the usual provider of its conference security. This boycott is its own story of ridiculous anti-Israel sentiment within the Labour Party: the NEC voted to boycott G4S because it […]

 

Other News

Constitution

How to create a meritocratic House of Lords

How to create a meritocratic House of Lords

The House of Lords needs reform, and not just because of its bloated membership size. Four times over the past year the institution threatened to create a constitutional crisis. First, they voted to delay for the tax credit cuts passed three times by the House of Commons. This was a […]

by × August 29, 2016 ×

Europe

To take back control we have to leave  the Single Market

To take back control we have to leave
the Single Market

We voted to leave and now the only question is what sort of relationship should we have with the EU? There is currently a level of uncertainty and concern and even as a staunch Leaver who campaigned vigorously for Brexit, I empathise with this. We have voted to take a […]

by × August 29, 2016 ×

Leftwatch, Liberty

Labour’s conference is only going ahead because of zero-hours contracts

Labour’s conference is only going ahead
because of zero-hours contracts

You may not have followed this latest saga, so let me explain: Last year the Labour NEC voted to boycott G4S, the usual provider of its conference security. This boycott is its own story of ridiculous anti-Israel sentiment within the Labour Party: the NEC voted to boycott G4S because it […]

by × August 27, 2016 ×

Home Affairs

Why UKIP’s civil war should worry you

Why UKIP’s civil war should worry you

By Nathan Friend Former Vote Leave Wales Activist It’s been two months since the British people voted to leave the European Union and, so far, Britain has managed to dodge almost all of the doomsday predictions. However, one prediction may have stuck; some of the key parties in the House […]

by × August 24, 2016 ×

Health & Environment, Taxation

The Sugar Tax should go the way of the Pasty Tax

The Sugar Tax should go the way of the Pasty Tax

Statement from the People Against Sugar Tax campaign The sugar tax will be one of the silliest taxes in recent times. We all remember the pasty tax in 2012. It generated headlines all over the world before the Chancellor wisely scrapped the tax. Well now we have the sugar tax, […]

by × August 23, 2016 ×

Home Affairs

What we should’ve done with Anjem Choudary

What we should’ve done with Anjem Choudary

Like most people who read this page, I am a tireless defender of free speech for all. However, like me, you might be struggling to give two flying forks about the recent sentencing of Anjem Choudary. For over twenty years, the Islamo-fascist panjandrum preached hate, intolerance and the imposition of […]

by × August 23, 2016 ×

Capitalism

What is really causing wealth inequality?

What is really causing wealth inequality?

Economic or “wealth inequality” is undeniably a huge problem, not just in Britain but across the world. Increasingly it seems that those at the top are collecting vast quantities of wealth while those at the bottom are left to scratch a living from their low-wage labour. So perhaps it isn’t […]

by × August 21, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

Jeremy Corbyn and Donald Trump;  peas in a pod?

Jeremy Corbyn and Donald Trump;
peas in a pod?

At a recent hustings event for the Labour leadership Jeremy Corbyn did something he does surprisingly often; he agreed with Donald Trump. When asked repeatedly whether he would provide military assistance to a NATO ally under attack by Russia, Corbyn refused to commit. Although Corbyn’s response was couched in the […]

by × August 21, 2016 ×

Capitalism, Liberty

Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe wants the state  to restrict consumer choice

Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe wants the state
to restrict consumer choice

Capitalism and business are different things. Few stories illustrate that fact quite so sharply as the news that big retailers are demanding that the Government impose mandatory controls on what they can sell. Apparently the British Retail Consortium is ‘disappointed’ that Theresa May’s new health drive is voluntary. Mike Coupe, […]

by × August 21, 2016 ×

Education

The grammar school debate exposes  Left wing hypocrisy

The grammar school debate exposes
Left wing hypocrisy

The mere suggestion that the Government may repeal the ban on new grammar schools has sent Left wingers into meltdown. The arguments against are dubious. It is foolish to use evidence based on the tiny amount of grammars left – oversubscribed, narrowly rationed and dominated by the middle class – […]

by × August 20, 2016 ×

Capitalism

What’s wrong with commodification?

What’s wrong with commodification?

One of my pet peeves is a particular brand of wooly-political thinking whereby individuals denounce the ‘commodification’ of things that, according to them, shouldn’t be commodified. It’s usually things like health care and/or education which said individuals wrap in soppy, emotional rhetoric and reams upon reams of abstract concepts because […]

by × August 18, 2016 ×

Health & Environment, Liberty

5 reasons the sugar tax is a bad idea

5 reasons the sugar tax is a bad idea

1. It won’t work. Advocates of the sugar tax often point to Mexico as a prime example, but the tax has had a negligible effect on obesity and calorie intake, which is the primary purpose of the levy. The link being drawn between decreased sugar consumption and the tax being […]

by × August 18, 2016 ×