News

Trade wars: Leaked memo shows EU is costing UK billions

Trade wars: Leaked memo shows EU is costing UK billions

A secret government memo has been leaked to The Telegraph reportedly showing that a “trade war” between EU countries is damaging the British economy. The damning Whitehall assessment – seen by the Telegraph – has found that France and other EU countries are hampering new “free-trade” deals because they want […]

 

Europe

The EU youth vote: Your grandparents are right

The EU youth vote: Your grandparents are right

Approaching the referendum on restoring our democracy, as the EU referendum might better be called, much has been made, and much of it in a thoroughly patronising manner, of the so-called youth vote. If they come out to vote, we’re told, the UK will remain shackled to the EU. If […]

 

Liberty

Scotland needs liberty

Scotland needs liberty

Scotland has for too long been governed by statists. For a generation the political debate in Scotland had revolved around Labour and the SNP arguing amongst themselves about which one is more left wing. Since the SNP took power in the Holyrood elections nine years ago the size, scope and […]

 

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Leftwatch

Social justice commandments: Being a  good parent perpetuates unfair privilege

Social justice commandments: Being a
good parent perpetuates unfair privilege

The warped philosophy of social justice decrees that good parents are part of the problem, not the solution For more evidence of the sickness at the heart of our universities, I present the professor from Warwick University – my alma mater – who thinks that parents who read to their […]

by × May 26, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

In defence of Muirfield, Gentleman’s Clubs, and the Women’s Institute

In defence of Muirfield, Gentleman’s Clubs,
and the Women’s Institute

Unless you’re living under a rock you will have heard that Muirfield, home to The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, last week voted to maintain its ban on female members. Women are allowed to play the course as guests, but are not allowed to become members. Suddenly, a lot of […]

by × May 25, 2016 ×

Health & Environment

Conservatives must take sides on the NHS

Conservatives must take sides on the NHS

In November 2007 my grandmother died a protracted, agonising, unnecessary death on ward 11 of Mid Staffs Hospital. My mother, appalled by the ‘Care’ that she received, placed an ad in the local paper appealing for anyone else who had suffered there. Her phone did not stop ringing for 3 […]

by × May 25, 2016 ×

Europe

The EU youth vote: Your grandparents are right

The EU youth vote: Your grandparents are right

Approaching the referendum on restoring our democracy, as the EU referendum might better be called, much has been made, and much of it in a thoroughly patronising manner, of the so-called youth vote. If they come out to vote, we’re told, the UK will remain shackled to the EU. If […]

by × May 24, 2016 ×

Constitutional

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Justice Secretary Jack Straw says he is  
"frustrated" at the way the 1998 Human Rights 
Act has sometimes been interpreted by the  
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for legal responsibilities to balance the  
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Before the 1998 Human Rights Act Britain
was a tyrannical hell hole…

  Do you remember the British police state of 1998? Do you remember churches, mosques and synagogues being boarded up? Do you remember the closed, juryless courts arbitrarily condemning people to death by hanging? Do you remember Angela’s Ashes tossed onto towering bonfires? Do you remember policemen beating teenagers for […]

by × May 24, 2016 ×

Liberty, Scotland

Scotland needs liberty

Scotland needs liberty

Scotland has for too long been governed by statists. For a generation the political debate in Scotland had revolved around Labour and the SNP arguing amongst themselves about which one is more left wing. Since the SNP took power in the Holyrood elections nine years ago the size, scope and […]

by × May 23, 2016 ×

Health & Environment

The NHS cannot be made better

The NHS cannot be made better

The NHS is a mass of contradictions. It is the envy of the world but no other country has tried to copy it. It is all that is good about us as a nation, but it is constantly in crisis. The NHS is perfect, but nobody is happy with it. […]

by × May 23, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

The Labour Party’s soul searching exercise  is off to a bad start

The Labour Party’s soul searching exercise
is off to a bad start

Finally, a glimmer of self-awareness from within the perennially self-satisfied Labour Party. But there is a long, difficult road ahead if Labour are serious about reaching out to their legions of disaffected former voters, and it is far from certain that senior party figures have either the stamina or the […]

by × May 19, 2016 ×

Europe

The EU is not just a trading bloc and was  never meant to be a democracy

The EU is not just a trading bloc and was
never meant to be a democracy

We can never hope to properly understand the European project without understanding its origins. It’s “official” history is now widely accepted; it was an idea that emerged after WWII to prevent a third European war. Actually the core idea that is the genesis of the EU emerged from the Great […]

by × May 19, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour: The political  Frankenstein Monster

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour: The political
Frankenstein Monster

It is not uncommon in politics for parties to reinvent themselves – Tony Blair famously did it to Labour in the mid 1990s, the Conservatives did it under David Cameron and the Lib Dems did it under Nick Clegg. Since September of last year the Labour Party have been doing […]

by × May 17, 2016 ×

Conservatism

Is leaving the EU the conservative thing to do?

Is leaving the EU the conservative thing to do?

As you may have noticed, there’s been quite a lot of squabbling within the Conservative Party over the issue of the EU referendum recently. The party leader is all for remaining within the EU as he clings to the terms of his “renegotiation”, that is to say, his failure to […]

by × May 17, 2016 ×

Health

Stik’s street art, like his life story, is moving.  But this worship of the NHS is dangerous

Stik’s street art, like his life story, is moving.
But this worship of the NHS is dangerous

In secular Britain, the only things left to worship are ourselves, government and the NHS. And boy, do we do it well. Here is an interesting variant on the usual deification of the NHS we are used to seeing and hearing from the organisation’s cult-like defenders. From the Hackney Citizen: Stik, the once-homeless […]

by × May 17, 2016 ×