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Delegated democracy: It’s your fault our political elites are rubbish

Delegated democracy: It’s your fault our
political elites are rubbish

I really, really, don’t like politicians. It may surprise you to hear this from me, a political geek & campaigner, who counts several politicians as friends. But it’s true, as a class, I really don’t like politicians – indeed, one of the key reasons I am a libertarian is that […]

 

Europe

The enemies of democracy are circling

The enemies of democracy are circling

I wrote immediately before this referendum that, whatever the result, the best thing about it was it had finally emboldened large swathes of the Left and the establishment to go public about something we had always suspected – their contempt for democracy and their loathing of the working class. However, even having […]

 

Liberty

Doubling down: More government to solve bad government…

Doubling down: More government to solve bad government…

Two polls were released by YouGov recently which paint an interesting picture of the public perception on Governance; these claimed that 31% of the public do not believe that the Government regulates business to an adequate amount, whilst only 19% doubted the effectiveness of this interference, arguing it is pursued […]

 

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Constitution, Europe, Home Affairs

The enemies of democracy are circling

The enemies of democracy are circling

I wrote immediately before this referendum that, whatever the result, the best thing about it was it had finally emboldened large swathes of the Left and the establishment to go public about something we had always suspected – their contempt for democracy and their loathing of the working class. However, even having […]

by × June 26, 2016 ×

Europe, Foreign Affairs, Leftwatch

Lefty Remainiacs seek refuge in independent nation with no NHS

Lefty Remainiacs seek refuge in
independent nation with no NHS

When writing the lyrics to the Manic Street Preachers’ melancholic hit anthem Australia, following bandmate Richie Edwards’ disappearance in 1995, bassist Nicky Wire said he was thinking of the furthest place possible from his native Wales in order to escape the pain and shock of losing his best friend. Australia thus became an almost […]

by × June 25, 2016 ×

Europe

If you care so much, why didn’t you campaign?

If you care so much, why didn’t you campaign?

I can’t help but notice the most bitter and upset people filling my Twitter & Facebook feeds about the result of this week’s referendum were not out campaigning. Great effort team @vote_leave ! pic.twitter.com/MPSRxgoNCs — Douglas Carswell MP (@DouglasCarswell) June 23, 2016 They didn’t spend weeks canvassing, delivering leaflets and […]

by × June 25, 2016 ×

Europe, Leftwatch

Calling the electorate stupid isn’t a very clever way of losing a debate

Calling the electorate stupid isn’t a very
clever way of losing a debate

The British people have spoken. They have voted to leave the European Union. Brexit will happen. Seventy-two per cent of the electorate turned out to make their voice heard in this historic referendum, and 52 per cent of them voted to get rid of the supranational governance which has ruled us […]

by × June 24, 2016 ×

Europe

This referendum has exposed our elites’ contempt for democracy

This referendum has exposed our elites’
contempt for democracy

I’ve been getting horrible déjà vu these last few weeks. The moment I’ve spent almost ten years of my life waiting for is upon me…and I can’t wait for the godforsaken thing to be over with. The last time I found myself balls deep in a debate as ugly and ridiculous in equal measure […]

by × June 22, 2016 ×

Europe

Brexit will reinvigorate British democracy

Brexit will reinvigorate British democracy

I was asked by the New York Times to write a short piece about the “societal benefits of Brexit”. I decided to concentrate on the benefits of reinvigorating our democracy. Please follow the link below.

by × June 20, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

How the Liberal Democrats helped create UKIP

How the Liberal Democrats helped create UKIP

The Liberal Democrats are relatively good civil libertarians, but when it comes to lifestyle freedoms one wonders how widely a party can interpret the word ‘Liberal.’ There is no branch of Liberal thought that can comfortably justify the high levels of nanny-statism we experience in the United Kingdom. Disappointingly the […]

by × June 20, 2016 ×

Home Affairs

If we vote Leave; Cameron must resign

If we vote Leave; Cameron must resign

I came of age in an era of unserious politics. In America, there was George W. Bush, a Republican who preached the platitudes of “compassionate conservatism” and global democracy and left the US poorer and the world more chaotic. In the UK, there was Tony Blair (along with Gordon Brown), […]

by × June 20, 2016 ×

Europe

No, remaining in the EU is not the ‘Safe Option’

No, remaining in the EU is not the
‘Safe Option’

In Scotland’s Referendum for Independence many people campaigned, and many voted, on the assertion that the No vote was the ‘Safe Option’; the claims were that not enough planning for an independent Scotland had been made, with issues regarding currency that weren’t figured out, plus doubts over their membership of […]

by × June 9, 2016 ×

Liberty, Northern Ireland

Doubling down: More government to solve bad government…

Doubling down: More government to solve bad government…

Two polls were released by YouGov recently which paint an interesting picture of the public perception on Governance; these claimed that 31% of the public do not believe that the Government regulates business to an adequate amount, whilst only 19% doubted the effectiveness of this interference, arguing it is pursued […]

by × June 6, 2016 ×

Blog, Conservatism

Jaydan Pratts: Why I am a Conservative

Jaydan Pratts: Why I am a Conservative

A Tory living in a territory comprised only of left-wing parties might seem like the plot of an unpublished Ayn Rand novel. However, it is in fact a common occurrence in the British Territory of Gibraltar, a territory whose political spectrum is a lacklustre, monochromatic shade of dull grey. Despite […]

by × June 5, 2016 ×

Europe

Letter to the Prime Minister: claims that ineligible EU citizens have been sent polling cards

Letter to the Prime Minister: claims that
ineligible EU citizens have been sent polling cards

Dear Prime Minister   We are writing to you to express our serious concerns about the conduct of the European Union referendum and its franchise. As you know, Parliament decided that the franchise for this important referendum should be the same as for general elections with the addition of peers […]

by × June 2, 2016 ×