Articles by: Charlie Richards

Conservatism

Ronald Coyne: The ugly face of Tory snobbery that shames the Party

Ronald Coyne: The ugly face of Tory snobbery that shames the Party

Last week, a Tory extremist burnt a £20 note in front of a homeless person. Ronald Coyne, a communications officer of the Cambridge University Conservative Association, was filmed committing the atrocity after a night on the town with friends. He was expelled by the CUCA after the disturbing footage was […]

by × February 14, 2017 ×

Liberty

Porn viewers beware: Big Brother will be watching!

Porn viewers beware: Big Brother will be watching!

The Digital Economy Bill is expected to soon gain Royal Assent. Included is a plan for an age-verification regulating body to ensure all online viewers of pornography are over the age of 18. The regulator will force viewers to enter their personal details into a government database before admittance to […]

by × February 7, 2017 ×

Foreign & Defence

Tory interventionism must end

Tory interventionism must end

Since the Second World War, the United States of America has pursued an aggressive, interventionist foreign policy. Born out of a combination of weapons-grade paranoia and humanitarian desire, our closest allies have taken the front foot against alien regimes and ideologies deemed incompatible with their own. During the Cold War, […]

by × January 29, 2017 ×

Health & Environment

What’s wrong with Red Cross helping the NHS?

What’s wrong with Red Cross helping the NHS?

Last weekend marked the start of 2017’s NHS ‘Winter Crisis’ – an annual ritual in which the Labour Party claim the Tories have wantonly and irreversibly destroyed the Health Service. Proceedings began after Red Cross volunteers were drafted in to assist besieged Accident & Emergency staff, amid reports that three […]

by × January 11, 2017 ×

Liberty

First they came for National Action… Even extremists have the right to freedom of speech

First they came for National Action… Even extremists have the right to freedom of speech

Until recently, you would have been forgiven for having never heard of National Action; the bitesize, two-bob troupe of neo-Nazi trolls that make repeated attempts to promote the Third Reich in demonstrations up and down the country. Usually, they are confronted by a gaggle of far-left university types – festooned […]

by × January 1, 2017 ×

America

Debunking the alt-right myth

There is a ‘white supremacist’ in the White House, according to the metropolitan Left. No, it isn’t Donald Trump. That goes without saying. The man in question is of course Steve Bannon, former executive chair of Breitbart News and now chief strategist for the president-elect, who recently earned the label […]

by × November 29, 2016 ×

Constitution

Conservatives should embrace electoral reform

On the 23rd June 2016, the British electorate voted to leave the European Union. Contrary to what some opponents say, this was not a freak accident or a moment of mass hysteria; it was a patriotic and anti-establishment distress signal sent from the silent majority to the ruling class. After […]

by × October 18, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

There is no such thing as ‘positive’ discrimination

There is no such thing as ‘positive’ discrimination

On Wednesday, the Scottish National Party and Liberal Democrats announced they would join the Labour Party in imposing all-women shortlists for the next General Election. According to the Guardian, the right-on triumvirate will aim for a lower proportion of male MP’s during the next parliament by selecting constituencies in which […]

by × October 14, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

Political Feminism is condescending and doesn’t work

Political Feminism is condescending and doesn’t work

Feminism as a political ideology is a condescending failure I can’t help but savour the delicious sense of irony in Labour’s continued failure to cobble together a female leader. In fact, I erupted with laughter when UKIP, the plonkers that they are, beat them to that feminist milestone last week. Why […]

by × September 22, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

Black Lives Matter thinks the weather is racist

Black Lives Matter thinks the weather is racist

Black Lives Matter UK’s protest against the climate shows how vacuous their movement really is “Today we are saying that the climate crisis is a racist crisis. On the one hand Britain is the biggest contributor per capita to global temperature change. It is also one of the least vulnerable to […]

by × September 10, 2016 ×

Europe

The Remain movement is evaporating

Scribbled placards, muttered chants and a lacklustre turnout defined last weekend’s measly ‘March for Europe’ demonstrations, revealing the ever-dwindling reach of the residual pro-EU movement. In London, Eddie Izzard and his not-so-barmy army traipsed aimlessly around the sodden streets of our capital, and in my trendy hometown of Cambridge, literally […]

by × September 7, 2016 ×

Home Affairs

What we should’ve done with Anjem Choudary

Like most people who read this page, I am a tireless defender of free speech for all. However, like me, you might be struggling to give two flying forks about the recent sentencing of Anjem Choudary. For over twenty years, the Islamo-fascist panjandrum preached hate, intolerance and the imposition of […]

by × August 23, 2016 ×