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Europe

To take back control we have to leave  the Single Market

To take back control we have to leave
the Single Market

We voted to leave and now the only question is what sort of relationship should we have with the EU? There is currently a level of uncertainty and concern and even as a staunch Leaver who campaigned vigorously for Brexit, I empathise with this. We have voted to take a […]

by × August 29, 2016 ×

Home Affairs

Why UKIP’s civil war should worry you

Why UKIP’s civil war should worry you

By Nathan Friend Former Vote Leave Wales Activist It’s been two months since the British people voted to leave the European Union and, so far, Britain has managed to dodge almost all of the doomsday predictions. However, one prediction may have stuck; some of the key parties in the House […]

by × August 24, 2016 ×

Health & Environment, Taxation

The Sugar Tax should go the way of the Pasty Tax

The Sugar Tax should go the way of the Pasty Tax

Statement from the People Against Sugar Tax campaign The sugar tax will be one of the silliest taxes in recent times. We all remember the pasty tax in 2012. It generated headlines all over the world before the Chancellor wisely scrapped the tax. Well now we have the sugar tax, […]

by × August 23, 2016 ×

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 ×