Articles by: Joe Gerrard

Home Affairs

The ‘We Own It’ fallacy

Some who have explored the internet recently may have happened upon what appears to be the left’s latest project, entitled ‘We Own It’. At first glance, the website appears to be as creative as it is factually dubious, with the homepage alone riddled with statements that simply don’t stand up […]

by × August 13, 2013 ×

Foreign Affairs

The GOP divided: a lesson for Tories

If American news outlets are anything to go by, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Republicans spend more time at each others’ throats than opposing the Democrats. In its latest incarnation, the feud has manifested itself as a war of words between New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Senator […]

by × August 1, 2013 ×

Law & Order, Liberty

Porn filters already exist – it’s a parent’s responsibility to use them

Porn filters already exist – it’s a parent’s
responsibility to use them

For some people, there are some things in life that seem just plain wrong. David Cameron has made it clear that for him (and the readership of the Daily Mail), it is pornography. He sees porn, it would seem, in the same way that many see smoking. Not only as […]

by × July 22, 2013 ×

Foreign Affairs

The Arab Spring is looking more like 1848
than 1989

In Egypt, President Muhammad Morsi of the Freedom and Justice Party (the political wing of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood) was ousted by the military in a coup which took place following days of protests across the country calling for Morsi’s resignation. His crime? The betrayal of Egypt’s revolution which had […]

by × July 10, 2013 ×

Taxation

Governments should stop trying to blame everyone else for their terrible tax codes

Governments should stop trying to blame
everyone else for their terrible tax codes

If there is one belief that persists among the mandarins and politicians that man the machinery of government, it is that they and they alone are infallible, incapable of error. Error is something which plagues us lesser mortals, not the benign and omniscient bureaucrats which populate the various neoclassical buildings […]

by × June 24, 2013 ×

Liberty

Big Brother rears his ugly head after
Woolwich

Following the tragic events in Woolwich last week, the political rhetoric has taken its usual, predictable course. First of all came the ‘Keep calm and carry on’ style reassurances from the party leaders, who condemned the attacks whilst offering their condolences to the family and friends of the victim. Now, […]

by × May 27, 2013 ×

Foreign Affairs

Obama is wrong about those who warn of
tyranny – and recent events prove it

In a graduation speech made to the Class of 2013 at Ohio State University earlier this month, President Obama warned students about ‘…voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that is the root of all our problems. You should reject those voices,’ he […]

by × May 20, 2013 ×