News

Will there be a Brexit political realignment?

Will there be a Brexit political realignment?

Does the Liberal Democrats’ victory over Zac Goldsmith in Richmond Park indicate the start of a genuine realignment of British politics around the Brexit vote? I’m sceptical. Overturning a 23,000 majority is a remarkable accomplishment, but we ought to remember that the candidate had no access to a campaigning machine […]

 

Brexit

The Richmond by-election is not a mandate to reverse Brexit

The Richmond by-election is not a mandate to reverse Brexit

The Richmond by-election victory for the Lib Dems has got the remainers rather over excited. Sarah Olney said the outcome had sent a “shockwave” through Downing Street and paved the way for Parliament to “override” the EU withdrawal referendum result. This is a particularly baffling conclusion to make; a by-election mandate of 20,000 […]

 

Liberty

The Snooper’s Charter must be repealed

The Snooper’s Charter must be repealed

The Snooper’s Charter was passed with very little resistance, a sad incitement of illiberal Britain. The Bill will make the UK the only European or Commonwealth country to retain records of every citizen’s internet browsing history When Apple refused to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernadino shooters, an […]

 

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Liberty

The Snooper’s Charter must be repealed

The Snooper’s Charter must be repealed

The Snooper’s Charter was passed with very little resistance, a sad incitement of illiberal Britain. The Bill will make the UK the only European or Commonwealth country to retain records of every citizen’s internet browsing history When Apple refused to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernadino shooters, an […]

by × December 6, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

Permission to speak Mrs Blair?

Permission to speak Mrs Blair?

It may be trite to point out that recent events have opened the eyes of a bemused political elite; but it’s only a matter of time before the temporarily extended Overton window, is slammed in the faces of the dissenting hoi polloi. MPs that seek re-election in 2020 are cognisant […]

by × December 6, 2016 ×

Scotland

CfL Scotland launches

CfL Scotland launches

CfL in Scotland is officially up and running after our launch at the Trout Anglers Club in Edinburgh. With over 40 people attending and lots of sound conversations taking place, time, giving us great hope for the future. We even had a few people who weren’t members of the Conservative […]

by × December 5, 2016 ×

Europe

The Richmond by-election is not a mandate to reverse Brexit

The Richmond by-election is not a mandate to reverse Brexit

The Richmond by-election victory for the Lib Dems has got the remainers rather over excited. Sarah Olney said the outcome had sent a “shockwave” through Downing Street and paved the way for Parliament to “override” the EU withdrawal referendum result. This is a particularly baffling conclusion to make; a by-election mandate of 20,000 […]

by × December 2, 2016 ×

Elections, Foreign Affairs, Leftwatch

2016: The year post-democratic politics went mainstream

2016: The year post-democratic politics went mainstream

November 25 was a date of cosmic importance this year. Jupiter joined a waning crescent Moon in the dawn sky, “bleeding inside each other’s wounds,” according to the America’s Most Haunted Twitter account, whatever that means. But it wasn’t the only event of cosmic significance to occur that evening. As the […]

by × December 1, 2016 ×

America

Debunking the alt-right myth

Debunking the alt-right myth

There is a ‘white supremacist’ in the White House, according to the metropolitan Left. No, it isn’t Donald Trump. That goes without saying. The man in question is of course Steve Bannon, former executive chair of Breitbart News and now chief strategist for the president-elect, who recently earned the label […]

by × November 29, 2016 ×

Liberty

See the list of government agencies that can access your browsing history #IPBill

See the list of government agencies that can access your browsing history #IPBill

The Investigatory Powers Bill forces internet providers to keep a full list of internet connection records (ICRs) for a year and to make them available to the Government if asked. Those ICRs in effect serve as a full list of every website that people have visited. Goodbye privacy! There is […]

by × November 29, 2016 ×

Europe

Merry Christmas! Eurocrats receive another bumper pay rise

Merry Christmas! Eurocrats receive another bumper pay rise

It’s going to be a very merry Christmas in Brussels this year! Yes, though millions of people across the EU are suffering thanks to the stagnant eurozone and the constraints of the euro currency, although there’s a migration crisis that has been badly bungled, and ongoing economic crises across the continent, despite […]

by × November 28, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

Death of a tyrant: The revisionism on Castro’s death is disgusting

Death of a tyrant: The revisionism on Castro’s death is disgusting

Hero, friend, benevolent, brave, revolutionary, icon. His legacy will be judged by history. These words and phrases have been taken from official statements and declarations of Governments and world Leaders about the death of the Cuba’s dictator Fidel Castro. From Nicolás Maduro, passing through Modi, Zuma and Hollande until Jean […]

by × November 27, 2016 ×

Elections, Liberty

Why populism trumps the status quo

Why populism trumps the status quo

By Julian Glassford The political earthquake that the Republican Party’s president-elect has sparked is bigger than the United States of America, and bigger, even, than the ego of “braggadocios” Donald Trump. With tremors still being felt right around the globe, the shock outcome has taken virtually everyone by surprise and left […]

by × November 27, 2016 ×

Europe

Anti-Brexit forces are gathering in strength; don’t let them devalue our democracy

Anti-Brexit forces are gathering in strength; don’t let them devalue our democracy

Anti-Brexit forces are shaping the narrative, creating a climate of negativity and threatening to devalue our democracy Tony Blair is returning to Britain to become an “agent of influence in British politics”, he has gathering behind him many influential political allies and money men determined to ensure that the democratic […]

by × November 25, 2016 ×

Europe

Remain II: The Revenge of Remain – The Resurgent Europhiles hoping to stop Brexit

Remain II: The Revenge of Remain – The Resurgent Europhiles hoping to stop Brexit

Remain II: The Revenge – The Remain campaign is to relaunch and reinvigorate the British Europhile movement, with Tony Blair launching his comeback to stop Brexit The Remain campaign is regrouping and preparing for a major relaunch. Well, you didn’t think the Europhile elite was going to give up that […]

by × November 21, 2016 ×