Articles by: Ben Kelly

Europe, Foreign & Defence

The EU renegotiation is a phoney war

The EU renegotiation is a phoney war

The EU renegotiations have begun and I am as cynical as I have always been. I have always maintained that the referendum will be effectively rigged, the debate will be dominated by myth and fear mongering and the whole renegotiation exercise is a smoke screen designed to fool the public […]

by × May 31, 2015 ×

Constitution, Liberty

To defend “British values”  we must conserve liberty

To defend “British values”
we must conserve liberty

“No freeman may be taken or imprisoned or be disseized of his freehold or liberties, or his free customs, or be outlawed or exiled, or in any manner destroyed, but by the lawful judgement of his peers, or by the law of the land.” These words were first written in the Coronation […]

by × May 18, 2015 ×

Education

Labour will ruin the progress  being made in education

Labour will ruin the progress
being made in education

Most people who express concern about the Labour Party winning the general election do so because they believe they will mismanage the economy. This is indeed a reasonable concern, but increasingly I find myself worrying about the possible ruination of the one area where the Conservative Party has undoubtedly begun […]

by × April 20, 2015 ×

Liberty

The authoritarian streak in the Conservative Party must be curbed

The authoritarian streak in the
Conservative Party must be curbed

In this regrettable era of madness we call the “war on terror” the British state has greatly expanded its power and the British people have been scared into a subservient mentality. The Conservative party has not done enough to restore the civil liberties taken from us by the Labour Party. […]

by × March 31, 2015 ×

Constitution

Open primaries: Let’s have them  across  the board in 2020

Open primaries: Let’s have them
across the board in 2020

When the Conservative Party decided to select their candidate for the Clacton by-election through an open primary it was not because it was the right thing to do in order to make selection procedures more democratic. It was an attempt to put Douglas Carswell in a difficult position because he […]

by × March 15, 2015 ×