Articles by: Paul Nizinskyj

Europe

The EU has failed to uphold democratic values

The EU has failed to uphold democratic values

One of the defining features of the EU referendum campaign, and arguably a major factor in the vote for Brexit, was the seeming inability of the Remain side to say anything positive about the European Union. The message, from start to finish, was not so much that the EU was […]

by × December 22, 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, DC Diary

DC Diary: Take me back to the Potomac

DC Diary: Take me back to the Potomac

Creative Director Paul Nizinskyj was in Washington, DC between November 3 and 11. “Have you seen those naked pictures of Trump’s wife?” the bartender at Bobby Van’s hollers across the bar. “They’re amazing,” he adds, to raucous laughter. “He doesn’t need to build a wall, he could just blow them up and […]

by × November 13, 2016 ×

America, DC Diary, News

This was yesterday. It's raining today. Photo by Florence Walker.

DC diary: After the Brexit uprising; it’s déjà-vu in Washington DC

I’ve been up at the Capitol Hill Hotel since precisely 7am, woken by the dirge of church bells, ringing out in a deathly quiet town which overwhelmingly (93%) sent three electoral votes for Hillary Clinton. For all the good it did. And it wasn’t the only irony. I’ve been in the tristate area since Thursday […]

by × November 9, 2016 ×

America, DC Diary

DC Diary: Democrats feel the consequences of neglecting the common man

DC Diary: Democrats feel the consequences of neglecting the common man

Well this is all very familiar. I’m in a bar in Democrat Washington, DC at 10.30pm and everyone’s shitting themselves. It’s a similar mood to the East of England count I attended during the EU referendum vote once the North East started coming in. And don’t get them started about […]

by × November 9, 2016 ×

America, DC Diary

DC Diary: Muh ‘mocracy!

DC Diary: Muh ‘mocracy!

Our Creative Director Paul Nizinskyj reports on the US Presidential Election from Washington, DC. The fate of the Great Republic hangs in the balance on Tuesday, if the President of the United States is to be believed. But you wouldn’t know looking around Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. In fact, despite being only […]

by × November 4, 2016 ×

Conservatism, Liberty, Membership

Three years on: Why CfL is more important than ever

Three years on: Why CfL is more important than ever

In October 2013, Conservatives for Liberty entered the political arena with a launch event at The Barley Mow in Westminster. Daniel Hannan, recently inaugurated as our Honorary President, was our speaker for the night. We were overjoyed that we managed to attract 100 activists to our first event and were optimistic about how this […]

by × November 2, 2016 ×

America, DC Diary

US Presidential Election: Bunga bunga or World War III?

US Presidential Election: Bunga bunga or World War III?

Our Creative Editor, Paul Nizinskyj, travels to Washington, DC next week for a front-row seat of the most important, and bizarre, election of the year. Almost 200 years ago, French liberal Alexis de Tocqueville made one of the most profound predictions in modern history, in his book Democracy in America. […]

by × October 24, 2016 ×

Events

A Freedom Lover’s Guide to Conference

A Freedom Lover’s Guide to Conference

It’s that time of year again! For those of you attending the Conservative Party Conference 2016, we thought you would like our essential guide for liberty loving Conservatives! It points you to the events that speak to our philosophical outlook. Hope to see you there!

by × October 1, 2016 ×

Conservatism, Liberty

Stand up to authoritarianism  in the Party – Join us!

Stand up to authoritarianism
in the Party – Join us!

Theresa May becomes our prime minister today, once David Cameron has handed over the seals of office, and she is invited to kiss hands with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. It is particularly galling for liberty-minded members like ourselves that Theresa May is not only not the leader we would […]

by × July 13, 2016 ×

Conservatism, Europe

The Brexit revolution should remind us all why we are conservatives

The Brexit revolution should remind us
all why we are conservatives

A week is a long time in politics, as they say, and my gosh what we’ve managed to fit into the last two. The continuing political earthquakes and aftershocks have demonstrated in a rather practical manner the meaning behind that well worn phrase, that a lot can happen in seven days because the nature of politics […]

by × July 10, 2016 ×

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 ×