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Wales

Arrogance and snobbery led Wales  to vote for Brexit

Arrogance and snobbery led Wales
to vote for Brexit

By Callum Vaga In the time I spent working on the referendum campaign with Vote Leave in Wales, from when I was a voluntary activist to taking on a full-time role, I came to this conclusion; the ‘Stronger In’ campaign was our greatest asset. Their activists (mostly Labour Party campaigners from what […]

by × August 9, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

Social media is a divisive echo chamber

Social media is a divisive echo chamber

By Stuart Maggs Don’t believe everything you read on Twitter Over the last few months I’ve been paying far too much attention to Twitter and Facebook, and it’s twisting my views of the world.  I read hundreds of posts a day, and every once in a while one or two […]

by × August 9, 2016 ×

Blog, Foreign & Defence, Foreign Affairs

The Liberal Case for Foreign Aid

The Liberal Case for Foreign Aid

One of the more controversial appointments in the first May cabinet was the installation of socially conservative Priti Patel into the Department for International Development. It is no secret that she has, in the past, called for the entirety of the Department to be scrapped. This underpins a current of […]

by × July 23, 2016 ×

Conservatism

Abbie Maguire: Why I am a Conservative

Abbie Maguire: Why I am a Conservative

What does the Conservative Party offer a young, working class student and mother from a small commuter town in Essex? They made her a Tory. Diligence, opportunity, sensible frugality and little government, but not little England, drew me to the Conservative Party all those years ago, and the attempted elimination […]

by × July 20, 2016 ×

Home Affairs

If we vote Leave; Cameron must resign

If we vote Leave; Cameron must resign

I came of age in an era of unserious politics. In America, there was George W. Bush, a Republican who preached the platitudes of “compassionate conservatism” and global democracy and left the US poorer and the world more chaotic. In the UK, there was Tony Blair (along with Gordon Brown), […]

by × June 20, 2016 ×

Blog, Conservatism

Jaydan Pratts: Why I am a Conservative

Jaydan Pratts: Why I am a Conservative

A Tory living in a territory comprised only of left-wing parties might seem like the plot of an unpublished Ayn Rand novel. However, it is in fact a common occurrence in the British Territory of Gibraltar, a territory whose political spectrum is a lacklustre, monochromatic shade of dull grey. Despite […]

by × June 5, 2016 ×

Europe

Letter to the Prime Minister: claims that ineligible EU citizens have been sent polling cards

Letter to the Prime Minister: claims that
ineligible EU citizens have been sent polling cards

Dear Prime Minister   We are writing to you to express our serious concerns about the conduct of the European Union referendum and its franchise. As you know, Parliament decided that the franchise for this important referendum should be the same as for general elections with the addition of peers […]

by × June 2, 2016 ×

News

Don’t cry for Harambe

Don’t cry for Harambe

Harambe the gorilla was not shot for sport. Nor was he shot for food. He was shot in order to preserve the life of a four-year-old child, and if you are complaining about this very simple question of morality then please: do evolution a favour and eliminate yourself from the […]

by × June 2, 2016 ×

Conservatism

Jak Allen: Why I am a Conservative

Jak Allen: Why I am a Conservative

I’ve recently grown to realise that I am conservative in many ways. When I was growing up, I was often painted the picture of conservatives that represent an almost bourgeois, middle to upper class snobbery. My local constituency, Stevenage, had also lazily succumbed to a heavy Labour-leaning mentality during the […]

by × May 29, 2016 ×

Europe, News

The greatest EU myth: The prevention of war

The greatest EU myth: The prevention of war

From The Leave Alliance With the prime minister claiming on this of all days, “Europe Day”, that leaving the EU would bring us closer to war, all he is actually doing is repeating the most insidious myth of them all in relation to the European Union – that this anti-democratic, elitist construct […]

by × May 9, 2016 ×

Economy

The Postman Never Rings Twice

The Postman Never Rings Twice

Apparently, many moons ago, the postman used to knock on the door when he put the mail through the letterbox. Maybe in the USA it was a ring of the bell instead, which might explain the inspiration behind the title of the 1946 classic film-noir, The Postman Always Rings Twice, […]

by × April 28, 2016 ×

Europe

The EU and Tony Benn’s 5 Questions

The EU and Tony Benn’s 5 Questions

By The Brexit Door Yesterday on Twitter I was sent a link in reply to a line of argument about democracy and self governance to an article by Richard Corbett MEP (Labour) which resides on his web page. It’s not actually particularly well signposted on his home page – I […]

by × April 26, 2016 ×