Articles by: Emily Barley

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 ×

Home Affairs, News

The new Cabinet: A statement of intent?

Driving from Bushmills to Belfast yesterday afternoon, I listened to Theresa May’s first speech as Prime Minister with Neil Wilson. It goes without saying that as members of Conservatives for Liberty’s executive team, we have both been very critical of Mrs May throughout her time in the Home Office. But […]

by × July 15, 2016 ×

Home Affairs, News

Five things people forget about  Boris Johnson

Five things people forget about
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson is the new Foreign Secretary – jokes abound. Look at that buffoon wandering around, how embarrassing for the country! But people who regard Boris Johnson as a joke figure are over-looking a few things which make him supremely qualified for a Great Office of State: 1) Boris the […]

by × July 14, 2016 ×

Conservatism, News

The new Cabinet should be determined by merit, not gender

The new Cabinet should be determined by
merit, not gender

Today it has been reported that our new Prime Minister, Theresa May, intends to ensure women make up half of her Cabinet. Many in the media have welcomed this move, but I do not. The Conservative Party currently has 330 MPs, and of these 68 are women. In order to […]

by × July 13, 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 ×

Constitution, Europe

Celebrating Independence Day

Celebrating Independence Day

Conservatives for Liberty took a firm stance on the UK’s membership of the EU, with our team working hard across the country to persuade voters and get out the vote. If you’re a regular follower of the blog, you’ll know we’ve also been writing prolifically on the subject. Our vision […]

by × June 24, 2016 ×

Events

Campaigning for freedom in Huntingdon

This final push in the referendum campaign is crucial, so we’re heading up to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, to campaign for Vote Leave. Groups of CfLers are heading up from London (& as far away as Belfast) so why not join them? The trip takes just one hour from London Kings Cross. […]

by × June 7, 2016 ×

Elections, News

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 […]

by × June 4, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

In defence of Muirfield, Gentleman’s Clubs, and the Women’s Institute

In defence of Muirfield, Gentleman’s Clubs,
and the Women’s Institute

Unless you’re living under a rock you will have heard that Muirfield, home to The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, last week voted to maintain its ban on female members. Women are allowed to play the course as guests, but are not allowed to become members. Suddenly, a lot of […]

by × May 25, 2016 ×

Home Affairs, News

Queen’s Speech: The government is eroding your civil liberties – help us fight them

Queen’s Speech: The government is eroding
your civil liberties – help us fight them

So there we have it. Her Majesty the Queen has delivered the government’s legislative programme for the next year. Contained within there were potentially good bits, and some pretty awful bits too. Right now the Conservatives for Liberty team’s attention is largely focussed on the coming EU referendum – and […]

by × May 18, 2016 ×

Europe, News

Conservatives for Liberty welcomes the designation of Vote Leave as lead campaigner

Conservatives for Liberty welcomes the
designation of Vote Leave as lead campaigner

Last month we announced our support for Vote Leave in its bid to be designated the official lead campaign by the Electoral Commission in the upcoming referendum on membership of the EU. They were up against Grassroots Out. We judged that Vote Leave was better placed to make the arguments […]

by × April 13, 2016 ×