Articles by: Nathan Friend

America

Hail to the Chief: Reflecting on eight years of ‘The Cult of Obama’

It remains to be seen whether or not The Donald will ‘Make America Great Again’; there is still a rhetoric hangover from the race that is making the future hard to predict. Donny J is like marmite, and unlike Marmite I don’t love him, but I want to at least […]

by × January 18, 2017 ×

America, Liberty

Make America High Again: The Cannabis revolution behind the scenes of the presidential election

Make America High Again: The Cannabis revolution behind the scenes of the presidential election

Cannabis legalisation for recreational, as well as medical, use is spreading across the states It’s hardly surprising that people aren’t generally viewing the elections on Tuesday as a step forward for liberty – unless you happen to own a red baseball-cap with a certain slogan on it. Critics, observers, and […]

by × November 12, 2016 ×

Europe

Stop fuelling the phoney connection between Trump and Brexit

Stop fuelling the phoney connection between Trump and Brexit

Let’s get one thing straight; Trump and Brexit could not be further separate. Some people, primarily the smouldering remains of UKIP’s membership base, have got it in their heads that Trump is a continuation of a movement sparked by Brexit, and that Trump’s nationalism is exactly what Brexit was about. […]

by × November 5, 2016 ×

Europe

Now is the time for boldness: No more delays to Article 50!

Now is the time for boldness: No more delays to Article 50!

Yesterday the sneering, Europhile, prosecco glass clinging, cultural elite of Britain were smirking. The vote carried the uneducated peasantry to leave the European Union and strive for something greater has hit a bump in the road. After the High Court’s dubious constitutional decision to force the government to consult MPs, one […]

by × November 4, 2016 ×

Conservatism

We shouldn’t sell out our values for Kippers and Lefties

I have just gotten back from a three-day alcohol induced blackout in Birmingham. Whilst I don’t remember an awful lot about the evenings of this year’s Conservative Party Conference; the mostly sober daytimes were equally as jubilant. There was a real sense of arrogance and victory in the air, and […]

by × October 9, 2016 ×

Wales

Wales isn’t Labour; it’s Libertarian

Slap a red rosette on a monkey and stand him for a general election somewhere in the Welsh Valleys and you’ve got yourself a landslide majority, in favour of the socialist monkey. That’s how people tend to see party politics in Wales. In all fairness, it’s not far off. Wales […]

by × October 7, 2016 ×

America

Trump and Clinton are just different sides of a double-faced coin: Either way, America loses

Trump and Clinton are just different sides of a double-faced coin: Either way, America loses

It seems like the days of people around the world wishing that they were American will soon to be over. After watching the first Presidential debate, I know that I wouldn’t wish American voting rights upon my worst enemy. It sounds hyperbolic but it’s true. For the first time in […]

by × October 4, 2016 ×

CfL of Nations

Muslims are individuals too: British Values are under threat from Collectivism

Muslims are individuals too: British Values are under threat from Collectivism

Muslims are individuals, they are not a homogeneity The other day I picked up a spare shift working at the Bangladeshi Restaurant that I used to work in. I picked it up because I was motivated by the extra cash I’d gain from the normally quiet Monday evening shift and […]

by × September 20, 2016 ×

Wales

Announcing the launch of CfL Wales

Announcing the launch of CfL Wales

It’s a great pleasure to announce the launch of Conservatives for Liberty in Wales. Our mission is simple: We want to create a libertarian movement that will get the government out of people’s lives in Wales. We dream of a Wales where individuals have maximum personal and economic freedoms. We […]

by × September 14, 2016 ×