Articles by: Ben Kelly

Leftwatch

How will the Corbynite revolution be funded?

Idealism can be dangerous and it is not always a virtue; especially in the mind of stubborn old school socialist who has barely altered his rigid ideology in forty years. So while thousands of socialists, idealists and naïve Lefties pin their hopes on Jeremy Corbyn and see only the benevolence […]

by × August 18, 2016 ×

Health & Environment, Liberty

5 reasons the sugar tax is a bad idea

5 reasons the sugar tax is a bad idea

1. It won’t work. Advocates of the sugar tax often point to Mexico as a prime example, but the tax has had a negligible effect on obesity and calorie intake, which is the primary purpose of the levy. The link being drawn between decreased sugar consumption and the tax being […]

by × August 18, 2016 ×

Europe, Scotland

The SNP don’t want Scottish independence

There is little so galling as the self-righteousness of that pernicious bastion of hypocrisy the Scottish Nationalist Party. Nationalist pose as defenders of democracy; but Nicola Sturgeon is only a democrat when it suits her. They compare themselves favourably with Brexiteers as outward looking believers in unity and togetherness but […]

by × August 9, 2016 ×

Education, Liberty

Repeal the spiteful and regressive ban  on grammar schools

Repeal the spiteful and regressive ban
on grammar schools

“When it comes to opportunity we won’t entrench the advantages of the fortunate few, we will do everything we can to help anybody, whatever your background, to go as far as your talents will take you.” Theresa May wasted no time in setting the tone of her leadership: one nation […]

by × August 4, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

Owen Smith: The answer to the question  no one asked

Owen Smith: The answer to the question
no one asked

To see just how low the Labour Party has sunk don’t look at Jeremy Corbyn, look at the usurper the rebels have chosen; Owen Smith. Is that really the best they have to offer? He is a total non-entity with no personal charm whatsoever. His combination of smarm and Corbyn-lite […]

by × August 4, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

The Communist gulags should be burnt
onto the world’s conscience

Last night I watched the harrowing BBC documentary Gulag. It aired in 1999 and marked the first time on British television that the breath-taking scale of the Soviet Union’s crimes against humanity was revealed in all its horror. We are now all too familiar with the dispiriting and soul destroying tales and images of the […]

by × August 3, 2016 ×

Europe

Good riddance to EU elitism

No buyer’s remorse from me. Over the next decade or so we will learn more and more how right we were to vote to leave the EU. One day our accession will be discussed as the historic mistake it was. For now, I can content myself with the little post […]

by × August 2, 2016 ×

Home Affairs, News

Dismantle Cameron’s legacy of cronyism

David Cameron’s contribution to the continued debasement of the honour system is a stark reminder of his many broken promises. In opposition he promised to deal with the perceived sleaze of Westminster and to end “sofa government”, instead he carried on the New Labour culture of cronyism. Tony Blair stuffed […]

by × August 1, 2016 ×

Home Affairs, News

Theresa May crushes Corbyn in first PMQs

Theresa May crushes Corbyn in first PMQs

Jeremy Corbyn posed some good questions today but he was absolutely crushed by Theresa May’s imperious performance. Judging by the look of relief on her face when she finally sat down, she was actually very nervous; to compensate for that she came out fighting and aggressively tore into the Labour […]

by × July 20, 2016 ×

Europe

Invoke Article 50 now? No. Invoke it when  we’re good and ready

Invoke Article 50 now? No. Invoke it when
we’re good and ready

The “Invoke Article 50 now” movement is deeply misguided and those leading the charge really need to have a rethink and get a stronger grasp of the issues. On the day Theresa May became Prime Minister protestors gathered at the Downing Street gates to demand the process be instigated immediately; […]

by × July 19, 2016 ×

News

The new Cabinet in full

IN… Prime Minister: Theresa May Chancellor of the Exchequer: Phil‎ip Hammond Foreign Secretary: Boris Johnson Home Secretary: Amber Rudd Brexit Secretary: David Davis International Trade: Liam Fox Defence Secretary: Michael Fallon (unchanged) Education Secretary: Justine Greening Justice Secretary: Liz Truss Chief Whip: Gavin Williamson Party Chairman: Patrick McLoughlin Health Secretary: […]

by × July 14, 2016 ×

Europe

Brexit means Brexit

Brexit means Brexit

“Brexit means Brexit and we’re going to make a success of it” I must admit, I got a spine tingling positive feeling with these words from our Prime Minister. Brexit is a vision of our long term future; a vision of a reinvigorated country, a reformed and reinvented democracy and […]

by × July 14, 2016 ×