Articles by: Emily Barley

Health, Health & Environment

No, we shouldn’t ‘take politics out of the NHS’

No, we shouldn’t ‘take politics out of the NHS’

Every few weeks someone pops up and says that politics – and politicians – need to be taken out of the NHS. The person proposing this change usually argues one or two things: first, that the NHS has become ‘a political football’, and being subject to the whims of politicians […]

by × March 16, 2017 ×

Economic, Economy, News, Taxation

The shape of our economy is changing – and government needs to catch up

The shape of our economy is changing – and government needs to catch up

More sophisticated technology coupled with the necessity created by the 2008/9 recession and a slow economy since then has led to transformation in some areas of the UK economy – and the trend is set to continue. This has clearly worried the government. Last week in the Spring Budget the […]

by × March 14, 2017 ×

Events

We call on the government to withdraw from the European Arrest Warrant

We call on the government to withdraw from the European Arrest Warrant

Join Conservatives for Liberty and special guest speakers from inside and outside Parliament on 28th February as we ask the government to withdraw from the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) as part of its Brexit negotiations, and make interim arrangements to protect people living in the UK from abuses of the […]

by × February 13, 2017 ×

Health, Health & Environment

You’re all wrong: A bigger NHS budget won’t solve the crisis in delayed discharge. This will.

You’re all wrong: A bigger NHS budget won’t solve the crisis in delayed discharge. This will.

‘Medical outliers’, ‘medically fit’, ‘bed blockers’. These are all terms to describe the same problem: patients who are ready to leave hospital but can’t because the right social care package is not in place. The problem has been described over and over again, for decades. One of my first memories […]

by × January 13, 2017 ×

Events, Liberty

2016: CfL’s year in review

2016: CfL’s year in review

2016 was one hell of a good year for CfL. The team will always remember it as the year we exhausted ourselves in the campaign to leave the EU – and contributed to the glorious victory for Brexit. Since then there have been a few setbacks: CfL’s arch enemy within […]

by × December 30, 2016 ×

America, Elections, Leftwatch

10 million former Democrats and Trump voters may have more in common than they realise

10 million former Democrats and Trump voters may have more in common than they realise

Something about the past two days has really annoyed me: the characterisation of all of the people who voted Trump as racists and bigots. Yes, we know that some Trump voters are indeed those things – but that doesn’t mean that the 59.6 million Americans voted Republican in this election […]

by × November 10, 2016 ×

America, Elections

American pollsters and their big ‘oops’ moment

I don’t know if you’ve heard – perhaps through the mass out-pouring of hysteria on Facebook – but Donald J Trump is going to be the next President of the United States of America. The BBC has currently called 46 of 50 states, giving Trump 278 Electoral College votes to […]

by × November 9, 2016 ×

Membership

We want to give the Libertarian Right a voice; and we need your help

We want to give the Libertarian Right a voice; and we need your help

On Wednesday the Prime Minister used her speech at the close of party conference to explicitly and directly attack the ‘libertarian right’. As we well know – having hosted more than 400 of them for drinks on Tuesday night – that’s an enormous section of her own party. But the […]

by × October 7, 2016 ×

Health, Health & Environment

Give failing NHS Trusts more freedom to innovate: ‘Academy Trusts’

Give failing NHS Trusts more freedom to innovate: ‘Academy Trusts’

The NHS needs reform, renewal and innovation The NHS is in a mess. As a structure it is failing to keep up with the growing and changing demands of the country, including an aging population. More money is poured in every year – yes, the NHS budget is rising – […]

by × September 15, 2016 ×

Health, News

Junior doctors strike: Putting patients at  risk to advance their cause is despicable

Junior doctors strike: Putting patients at
risk to advance their cause is despicable

This week the BMA announced a series of junior doctors’ strikes on a much bigger scale than we have seen so far during the dispute. This time there will be five consecutive days of all out strikes from 8am to 5pm starting on September 12th. This will then be followed […]

by × September 2, 2016 ×

Leftwatch, Liberty

Labour’s conference is only going ahead because of zero-hours contracts

Labour’s conference is only going ahead
because of zero-hours contracts

You may not have followed this latest saga, so let me explain: Last year the Labour NEC voted to boycott G4S, the usual provider of its conference security. This boycott is its own story of ridiculous anti-Israel sentiment within the Labour Party: the NEC voted to boycott G4S because it […]

by × August 27, 2016 ×

Events

Freedom Fizz at CPC16 – With Toby Young & Jacob Rees Mogg MP

Freedom Fizz at CPC16 – With Toby Young & Jacob Rees Mogg MP

Conservatives for Liberty’s very successful Freedom Fizz event will be returning for a third year at the forthcoming Conservative Party Conference. In 2014 we welcomed Dr Liam Fox MP and Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, and last year our special guests were Daniel Hannan MEP and Matt Ridley, the 5th Viscount Ridley. […]

by × August 16, 2016 ×