Elections

#GE4L, CfL10

The CfL Ten: Enfield North

The CfL Ten: Enfield North

Nick de Bois has fought every General Election in Enfield North since 2001. After losing his seat in 2015, he is aiming to return to Parliament on 8th June. Recently coming to CfL’s attention as a committed opponent of plain packaging, de Bois ticks a few other ‘ideal MP’ boxes. […]

by × May 16, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Elections, Leftwatch, News

Harry and the magical manifesto

Harry and the magical manifesto

Harry Styles’ declaration in The Sunday Times that he will vote ‘for whoever is against Brexit’ on the basis that ‘the world should be more about being together and being better together and joining together, and I think it’s the opposite of that,’ seemed to confirm much of what I […]

by × May 16, 2017 ×

#GE4L, CfL10

The CfL Ten: Fermanagh and South Tyrone

The CfL Ten: Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Tom Elliott is the only non-Conservative in the CfL Ten and with good reason. After sensationally taking Fermanagh and South Tyrone back for the Union in 2015, all other unionist parties, including the Conservatives, have pulled out of the race here. Ensuring that the most westerly constituency in the United […]

by × May 15, 2017 ×

#GE4L, CfL10

The CfL Ten: Sefton Central

The CfL Ten: Sefton Central

With under a month of campaigning time left, it’s time to get some sensible footwear on and hit the streets. If you’re wondering where to go to make the most of your time then don’t worry – we’ve got it covered. Your CfL team has selected ten great candidates in […]

by × May 15, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Transport

Forget nationalisation; the railway needs full privatisation

Forget nationalisation; the railway needs full privatisation

It never ceases to amaze me how many people think that the railways should be nationalised. Surprisingly, for somebody who has never even worked in the transport industry, let alone the railways, Jeremy Corbyn believes that he has a wealth of knowledge and a policy that will make railways cheaper, […]

by × May 15, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Health, Home Affairs, Liberty

Yellow Haze: Farron and the Lib Dems miss the point on cannabis

Yellow Haze: Farron and the Lib Dems miss the point on cannabis

It’s no secret that cannabis legalisation is a policy area that I feel particularly passionate about, and one that I degenerately thrust myself behind whenever I have a chance. As such, you may be surprised that I am not over the moon at a major (ish) party in the country […]

by × May 12, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland could be sold short unless we shout about the merits of Brexit

Northern Ireland could be sold short unless we shout about the merits of Brexit

On 23 June 2016 a small miracle happened in Northern Ireland. Despite polls placing the percentage of Northern Irish voters who were going to vote to leave the European Union at 13% in late 2015 and just 26% in the days before the referendum, 44% of Northern Irish voters turned […]

by × May 3, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Europe

The Daoguang Emperor of the Qing Dynasty.

The EU’s ‘unequal treaties’

One of the more colourful episodes of British imperialism – and, let’s face it, there’s a lot to choose from – took place around the ‘misspent youth’ of empire at the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign – when its full might was put behind the somewhat embarrassing pursuit of drug-pushing. […]

by × May 3, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Elections

A General Election, for Liberty

A General Election, for Liberty

Following the Prime Minister’s election announcement last Tuesday, Conservatives for Liberty have wasted no time getting into full election mode. While we have frequently voiced concerns about some elements of Theresa May’s programme, we have consistently believed that she is the best-placed to lead the country through the process of […]

by × April 30, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Health & Environment

Have you heard the one about Labour and the NHS?

Have you heard the one about Labour and the NHS?

“I’m voting Labour because of the NHS.’’ How many times have you heard it? A statement worn as a badge of altruistic honour; a noble creed that raises the Labour Party above the sordid cesspool of party politics. The very definition of how Labour is different, how Labour cares. In […]

by × April 28, 2017 ×

Elections

Person voting

Brexit is the priority; but we still need a radical manifesto

As Conservative members up and down the country prepare for the second election campaign in two years, it seems to many that the result is already a foregone conclusion. A larger Tory majority is highly likely. With things as they stand, the election is set to be fought over Brexit […]

by × April 19, 2017 ×

Elections, Europe

No, Brexit was not “hacked”

No, Brexit was not “hacked”

The Public Administration and Consitutional Affairs Committee of the House of Commons today released a report on lessons learned from the EU referendum. Immediately, the press has seized upon a couple of paragraphs to do with cyber-security, to re-animate the old stories about the referendum being ‘hacked’. In particular, the […]

by × April 13, 2017 ×