Articles by: Charlie Richards

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 ×

America

Gary Johnson is spreading liberty fever

Gary Johnson is spreading liberty fever

U.S. Presidential candidate Gary Johnson is taking the libertarian moniker to dizzy new heights. Sure, some of his success can be explained by his two gruesome rivals, but much can be said of his pragmatic, flexible and marketable brand of small government politics. Since its inception in 1971, Johnson’s Libertarian […]

by × August 11, 2016 ×

Elections

What now for UKIP?

What now for UKIP?

  What now for UKIP?   Having recently lost their raison d’être and their charismatic leader, you’d think these would be uncertain times for the UK Independence Party. But Brexit, Labour’s autosarcophagy and Theresa May’s crowning as supreme ruler of the realm have gifted our purple and yellow friends with […]

by × July 22, 2016 ×

Conservatism

The rise of right-wing political correctness

The rise of right-wing political correctness

Am I the only person left bored and bemused by Labour’s ‘anti-Semitism’ storm and the ultra-Zionist bandwagon that has followed? Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed watching the party of phony outrage and PC witch hunts being hoist by their own petard. And on top of that, I like how […]

by × May 30, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

What is the point of the Lib Dems?

What is the point of the Lib Dems?

If I were to ask you to name one core value that unites each UK political party, what would you say? For UKIP, it would probably be Euroscepticism. For the Conservatives, perhaps low taxes and wealth creation. For Labour, you might plump with social justice and high public spending peppered […]

by × May 9, 2016 ×

Liberty

So much for Liberté

So much for Liberté

A palpable groan of loneliness, despotism and despair was heard drifting over the English Channel on Wednesday as the French government approved fresh legislation that effectively bans prostitution on its shores. In a hugely regressive move, the French, who bought us Moulin Rouge and the word ‘debauchery’, will now face fines, […]

by × April 8, 2016 ×

Conservatism

Great British Taxpayer: Why I am  a Conservative

Great British Taxpayer: Why I am
a Conservative

In the build-up to the 2005 general election when I was fifteen years old, I borrowed a permanent marker and scribbled the words “If you’re a wanker” under a huge “VOTE CONSERVATIVE” sign that greeted unsuspecting gallivanters to my home counties village. At the time, I viewed the right honourable […]

by × March 27, 2016 ×