Brexit

Brexit will weaken Scottish Nationalism and strengthen the Union

Brexit will weaken Scottish Nationalism and strengthen the Union

One of the more pathetic argument deployed by Remainers before the EU referendum was the notion that a vote for Leave would endanger the union by alienating Scotland, supposedly a EUphile bastion, and thus fan the flames of Scottish Nationalism. According to Labour’s Remainer in chief, Alan Johnson, if the […]

 

Events

Announcing Freedom Fizz 2017

Announcing Freedom Fizz 2017

Yes, we’re doing it all over again. The concept is very simple: Conservative Party Conference, freedom-loving speakers, a lot of fizz, and you. We will be joined by special guest speakers Steve Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union – also CfL’s favourite MP – and […]

 

Liberty

Don’t teach our girls and young women that they are weak

Don’t teach our girls and young women that they are weak

I don’t generally write about politics in the context of gender, because frankly, it doesn’t matter to me. Maybe it was a terrible oversight, but my mum simply didn’t bring me up to think about my gender in any political or economic context. And that’s why the past year or […]

 

Other News

Leftwatch, Liberty

Don’t teach our girls and young women that they are weak

Don’t teach our girls and young women that they are weak

I don’t generally write about politics in the context of gender, because frankly, it doesn’t matter to me. Maybe it was a terrible oversight, but my mum simply didn’t bring me up to think about my gender in any political or economic context. And that’s why the past year or […]

by × November 13, 2017 ×

Capitalism, Liberty

The Uber ban is the perfect opportunity  to make the case for free markets

The Uber ban is the perfect opportunity
to make the case for free markets

In a few short days the injustice and absurdity of London’s Uber ban has been decried and derided by thousands of us who see it for exactly what it is – socialist protection of a unionised vested interest. There is no more to be said, the cronyism on show is […]

by × September 26, 2017 ×

Transport

Uber: TfL stops the clock

Uber: TfL stops the clock

Another day and another regulator has stepped in to stop the clock. That may seem an extreme statement to make about TfL’s decision not to renew Uber’s private hire operator’s licence from next Saturday but that is what the net effect will be. Uber operates in over 700 cities across […]

by × September 22, 2017 ×

Conservatism, Elections

Honesty, openness and authenticity are the only way the Conservative Party can win back the credibility it has lost

Honesty, openness and authenticity are the only way the Conservative Party can win back the credibility it has lost

Just a few days after the general election I wrote on these pages that I was worried. Worried that if the Conservative Party continued focusing on the positives of the campaign and the result we would not reach a full and proper understanding of what went wrong and why. I […]

by × September 1, 2017 ×

Capitalism

It’s time to remake the case for capitalism

It’s time to remake the case for capitalism

By Harry Clynch Few of us would deny that the general election was a complete travesty for the Conservative Party. Through a grossly incompetent campaign, the Prime Minister managed to squander a twenty point lead to put the most dangerous Labour leader in the party’s history within inches of Downing […]

by × August 31, 2017 ×

Conservatism

Why are young Tories so dogged by scandal?

Why are young Tories so dogged by scandal?

Conservative activists up and down the country find themselves groaning (again) as a scandal involving young Tories unfolds (again). I’m not going to write about the debacle surrounding the launch of ‘grassroots’ organisation ‘Activate’. Suffice to say it has been disaster, and the approach and comments of members of the […]

by × August 30, 2017 ×

Economic, Liberty

The unacceptable face of the Conservative Party

The unacceptable face of the Conservative Party

I had to do a double take yesterday when checking my Facebook feed. There, proudly stated on the Conservative Party’s very own Facebook page, and reported on BBC News, the Conservative’s were denouncing Executive pay. Or, to put it another way, they were denouncing the fact that, in order to attract the […]

by × August 29, 2017 ×

Liberty

Why the Conservatives should embrace a green future

Why the Conservatives should embrace a green future

By Ollie Marshall It’s time for the Conservatives to embrace a green future; end prohibition and legalise weed! The issue of Cannabis legalisation is one that tends to pop up every so often. Most recently it made headlines in the UK after Tim Farron included legalisation in the Lib Dem […]

by × August 14, 2017 ×

Europe, Scotland

Brexit will weaken Scottish Nationalism and strengthen the Union

Brexit will weaken Scottish Nationalism and strengthen the Union

One of the more pathetic argument deployed by Remainers before the EU referendum was the notion that a vote for Leave would endanger the union by alienating Scotland, supposedly a EUphile bastion, and thus fan the flames of Scottish Nationalism. According to Labour’s Remainer in chief, Alan Johnson, if the […]

by × June 25, 2017 ×

#GE4L

Tory paternalism offers nothing on the doorstep

Tory paternalism offers nothing on the doorstep

It started so well. A 20 point lead in the opinion polls had us dreaming of a commanding majority, a clear mandate and an opposition on the precipice. Then it slowly turned into a nightmare as dozens of seats fell and at one point some bookies had Corbyn as favourite […]

by × June 21, 2017 ×

Liberty

Goodbye tolerance, hello thought police

Goodbye tolerance, hello thought police

‘In the end, the Labour party could cease to represent labour. Stranger historic ironies have happened than that.’ So predicted Enoch Powell in 1968, a time when Harold Wilson’s party had just begun to introduce right-on luvvie liberalism alongside its rapidly dating economic socialism. Fast-forward half a century and YouGov now […]

by × June 18, 2017 ×

Blog, Capitalism, Economic, Liberty

In defence of the Pursuit of Happiness

In defence of the Pursuit of Happiness

Jonah Goldberg, author of ‘Liberal Fascism’ had this to say of the state of US politics, ‘America’s political system used to be about the pursuit of happiness. Now more and more of us want to stop chasing and have it delivered’. Faced with the rise of Jeremy Corbyn and his […]

by × June 16, 2017 ×