News

Theresa May crushes Corbyn in first PMQs

Theresa May crushes Corbyn in first PMQs

Jeremy Corbyn posed some good questions today but he was absolutely crushed by Theresa May’s imperious performance. Judging by the look of relief on her face when she finally sat down, she was actually very nervous; to compensate for that she came out fighting and aggressively tore into the Labour […]

 

Europe

Invoke Article 50 now? No. Invoke it when  we’re good and ready

Invoke Article 50 now? No. Invoke it when
we’re good and ready

The “Invoke Article 50 now” movement is deeply misguided and those leading the charge really need to have a rethink and get a stronger grasp of the issues. On the day Theresa May became Prime Minister protestors gathered at the Downing Street gates to demand the process be instigated immediately; […]

 

Liberty

Stand up to authoritarianism  in the Party – Join us!

Stand up to authoritarianism
in the Party – Join us!

Theresa May becomes our prime minister today, once David Cameron has handed over the seals of office, and she is invited to kiss hands with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. It is particularly galling for liberty-minded members like ourselves that Theresa May is not only not the leader we would […]

 

Other News

Foreign Affairs

Erdogan’s 1916 moment

Erdogan’s 1916 moment

If Recip Tayyip Erdogan didn’t stage the attempted coup against him last Friday then he is certainly is making the most of the opportunity it has presented to him. In the week since elements of the army and air force launched what appeared on the face of it to be […]

by × July 23, 2016 ×

Blog, Foreign & Defence, Foreign Affairs

The Liberal Case for Foreign Aid

The Liberal Case for Foreign Aid

One of the more controversial appointments in the first May cabinet was the installation of socially conservative Priti Patel into the Department for International Development. It is no secret that she has, in the past, called for the entirety of the Department to be scrapped. This underpins a current of […]

by × July 23, 2016 ×

Elections

What now for UKIP?

What now for UKIP?

  What now for UKIP?   Having recently lost their raison d’être and their charismatic leader, you’d think these would be uncertain times for the UK Independence Party. But Brexit, Labour’s autosarcophagy and Theresa May’s crowning as supreme ruler of the realm have gifted our purple and yellow friends with […]

by × July 22, 2016 ×

Home Affairs

The government may pursue an EEA based compromise

The government may pursue an EEA based compromise

The noises that the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, and David Davis, the new Brexit Secretary, are making about Brexit are thus far encouraging. The Government’s consultation with the devolved administration shows that retaining access to the Single Market is very much on the table. The administrations in Scotland and […]

by × July 21, 2016 ×

Scotland

Hypocrisy in a not-so-independent Scotland

Hypocrisy in a not-so-independent Scotland

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is making great strides to sabotage the likelihood of the United Kingdom exiting the European Union by suggesting she has a veto on when and how it should happen, and by threatening another Scottish Independence Referendum. Here’s why that shouldn’t happen… A Poll across different […]

by × July 21, 2016 ×

Europe

Invoke Article 50 now? No. Invoke it when  we’re good and ready

Invoke Article 50 now? No. Invoke it when
we’re good and ready

The “Invoke Article 50 now” movement is deeply misguided and those leading the charge really need to have a rethink and get a stronger grasp of the issues. On the day Theresa May became Prime Minister protestors gathered at the Downing Street gates to demand the process be instigated immediately; […]

by × July 19, 2016 ×

Conservatism

Divided and Ruled – how we are losing our  Natural Society

Divided and Ruled – how we are losing our
Natural Society

In modern Britain we have been taught to pull back in repulsion at the very mention of “inequality”, but what does it actually mean, and can it always be so bad? I would argue not, and in a Britain led by the current establishment, we would do well to consider […]

by × July 18, 2016 ×

Leftwatch, Northern Ireland

The circle virt over Loyalist bonfires  is wholly counterproductive

The circle virt over Loyalist bonfires
is wholly counterproductive

To those of us who sit on the right of the political spectrum the raging, aggressive, hostile and inherently leftist consensus that seems to exist across social media is the source of considerable amusement. Online unanimity, or onimity, if you’re the sort of person who likes a buzzword, can take […]

by × July 16, 2016 ×

Europe

Brexit means Brexit

Brexit means Brexit

“Brexit means Brexit and we’re going to make a success of it” I must admit, I got a spine tingling positive feeling with these words from our Prime Minister. Brexit is a vision of our long term future; a vision of a reinvigorated country, a reformed and reinvented democracy and […]

by × July 14, 2016 ×

Conservatism, Liberty

Stand up to authoritarianism  in the Party – Join us!

Stand up to authoritarianism
in the Party – Join us!

Theresa May becomes our prime minister today, once David Cameron has handed over the seals of office, and she is invited to kiss hands with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. It is particularly galling for liberty-minded members like ourselves that Theresa May is not only not the leader we would […]

by × July 13, 2016 ×

Home Affairs

My experiences of prejudice on the Brexit  campaign trail

My experiences of prejudice on the Brexit
campaign trail

I have been very happy (if being happy is the right emotion for me to feel) to see that Zara Shaen Albright has written two blogs relating to the EU referendum and ethnic minorities/racism. She wrote one on the 29th June and another on 1st July. In both articles, particularly […]

by × July 12, 2016 ×

Constitution

Brexit – A chance for more democracy?

Brexit – A chance for more democracy?

“Don’t despair, but if you must, work on in despair.” So wrote the man I quote far too much for my own good, Edmund Burke. It has been a stressful two weeks for the Conservative Party. But if my idol is to be followed, then I realise I should probably […]

by × July 11, 2016 ×