Articles by: Guest

Capitalism

It’s time to remake the case for capitalism

It’s time to remake the case for capitalism

By Harry Clynch Few of us would deny that the general election was a complete travesty for the Conservative Party. Through a grossly incompetent campaign, the Prime Minister managed to squander a twenty point lead to put the most dangerous Labour leader in the party’s history within inches of Downing […]

by × August 31, 2017 ×

Liberty

Why the Conservatives should embrace a green future

Why the Conservatives should embrace a green future

By Ollie Marshall It’s time for the Conservatives to embrace a green future; end prohibition and legalise weed! The issue of Cannabis legalisation is one that tends to pop up every so often. Most recently it made headlines in the UK after Tim Farron included legalisation in the Lib Dem […]

by × August 14, 2017 ×

Liberty

The toxicity of individualism and building alliances for Liberal values

The toxicity of individualism and building alliances for Liberal values

Classical Liberals and their allies, both inside and outside of the Conservative party, are dismayed (if you pardon the pun) by Theresa May’s shift leftwards on economic policy, and there is a likely battle ahead for the soul of the party; some are even wondering whether the future of Classical Liberals […]

by × May 21, 2017 ×

Conservatism

We need more MPs like Philip the Philibusterer

We need more MPs like Philip the Philibusterer

  Philip Davies has earned himself a rather distinct reputation as a filibusterer – and no doubt a tabloid journalist genius has given him the moniker ‘the Philibusterer’ at some point. I would doubt even more than the Member for Shipley wouldn’t be proud of such a glowing review from […]

by × February 14, 2017 ×

Liberty

The market, not the state, is the solution to a more harmonious internet

The market, not the state, is the solution to a more harmonious internet

By Elliot Fudge The internet is the focal point of a new culture war. The ongoing battle on social media between the libertarian and authoritarian camps now resembles a political fight of its own, away from mainstream political discourse. As the conflict wears on though, it seems that the internet […]

by × November 20, 2016 ×

Economic

We need to reform the minimum wage and make it work for young people

We need to reform the minimum wage and make it work for young people

By Callum Sloper: @VagaCallum When the minimum wage first came into effect in April 1999 there were just 2 different rates set at £3 an hour for 18 to 21 year olds and £3.60 for anyone 22 or over. While this has evolved every single year by 10p to 30p […]

by × November 15, 2016 ×

Foreign Affairs

Israel: Impossible to break

Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, continues to be de-legitimised and undermined. Yet it remains resilient and Conservatives should stand up for it By Eli Hazan What would you say if you found out that UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization – decided to deny […]

by × November 5, 2016 ×

Home Affairs, Leftwatch, Liberty

1984: Admiring Maggie from a pit village

1984: Admiring Maggie from a pit village

By Janet Elliott. It was 1984 and I was 18 years old. I’d grown up, gone to school and was now working in a shoe shop in Maltby, a pit village in South Yorkshire. Most of my friends worked down the pit or came from mining families. I had some […]

by × November 3, 2016 ×

Economic

Why Javid and Hammond have got it wrong on the housing crisis

By Charlie Richards Phillip Hammond has just pledged that under the Conservatives we will start to see a stripping back of austerity – promising to spend more and invest funds into vital areas of the UK economy. In line with the Chancellor’s sentiments, Sajid Javid (Communities Secretary) promised that the […]

by × October 17, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

The financial dealings of union fat cats should be investigated

By David Warren Many moons ago during my brief youthful flirtation with Trotskyism, the nature of what was then the Soviet Union was debated endlessly. The orthodox line was that the USSR was a degenerated workers state whose ruling elite closely resembled a trade union bureaucracy here in the West. […]

by × October 17, 2016 ×

Europe

John Simpson is right, the BBC did let audiences down with its EU referendum coverage. But not in the way he thinks

BBC  editor John Simpson said that in its referendum coverage the BBC had “let our viewers and listeners down”. It did, but not in the way he thinks By Sam White BBC world affairs editor John Simpson said in an interview during the One Young World Summit on Sunday that […]

by × October 9, 2016 ×

Conservatism

Alexandra Philips: Why I left UKIP and joined the Conservatives

By Alexandra Philips I am certain that many readers would assent to the notion that ‘Brexit means Brexit’. If you are ever unclear on anything, be sure to throw some tautology at it. What about Brexiteers? Surely, then, a Brexiteer is a Brexiteer? Yet for reasons beyond most people’s logical […]

by × September 29, 2016 ×