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Political engagement must continue  post-referendum

Political engagement must continue
post-referendum

The EU referendum campaign was an interesting time in our recent political history. It split the two major parties as well as conjuring up some interesting political bedfellows. And it also got a lot of people engaged in politics who normally couldn’t give a damn. Many people in Northern parts […]

by × July 3, 2016 ×

Home Affairs

Brexit: The revolt against the establishment

Brexit: The revolt against the establishment

Like many who campaigned to leave the European Union, I wasn’t expecting victory. Neither were the pollsters, the pundits, media commentators, and Nigel Farage. I’ve never been happier to be proven wrong. Against all predictions, against all odds, Great Britain is leaving the EU and rejoining the world. The British […]

by × July 2, 2016 ×

Home Affairs

Reflections on the referendum in Britain

Reflections on the referendum in Britain

First of all, I would like to remark at what a revealing few days this has been, on all sides of the EU referendum debate. I have learnt a lot more about the nature of the campaigns on both sides from the fallout of this referendum than I did over […]

by × June 30, 2016 ×

Constitution, Europe, Home Affairs

The enemies of democracy are circling

The enemies of democracy are circling

I wrote immediately before this referendum that, whatever the result, the best thing about it was it had finally emboldened large swathes of the Left and the establishment to go public about something we had always suspected – their contempt for democracy and their loathing of the working class. However, even having […]

by × June 26, 2016 ×

Home Affairs

If we vote Leave; Cameron must resign

If we vote Leave; Cameron must resign

I came of age in an era of unserious politics. In America, there was George W. Bush, a Republican who preached the platitudes of “compassionate conservatism” and global democracy and left the US poorer and the world more chaotic. In the UK, there was Tony Blair (along with Gordon Brown), […]

by × June 20, 2016 ×

Home Affairs, News

Queen’s Speech: The government is eroding your civil liberties – help us fight them

Queen’s Speech: The government is eroding
your civil liberties – help us fight them

So there we have it. Her Majesty the Queen has delivered the government’s legislative programme for the next year. Contained within there were potentially good bits, and some pretty awful bits too. Right now the Conservatives for Liberty team’s attention is largely focussed on the coming EU referendum – and […]

by × May 18, 2016 ×

Education, Home Affairs

What happens when a sink school
becomes an academy?

Providing good quality education for the most deprived communities in our country is not easy. For children living in poverty or broken homes, or perhaps with drug or alcohol abuse at home or a parent in prison, education is very hard indeed. I should know, because this is the kind […]

by × April 13, 2016 ×

Home Affairs

In defence of Punch & Judy politics

“They’re like squabbling children” “How they behave is a disgrace” “They need to grow up and have some respect” I’m sure we’ve all heard comments like this. You may even have said them yourself. When people tune into the news on a Wednesday evening and see the heckling, the laughing, […]

by × April 13, 2016 ×

Home Affairs

Asad Shah, murdered for showing that
Islam and the West can coexist

The cold blooded murder of Muslim shopkeeper Asad Shah this week is further proof, if any was needed, that primitive, reactionary Islamist thugs are just as much a danger to law-abiding, patriotic British Muslims as they are to anyone else in this country. The Telegraph summarises the tragic murder of Asad […]

by × March 28, 2016 ×

Home Affairs

Iain Dale is right, Boris is no leader

Iain Dale is right, Boris is no leader

Any politician who has not yet stated their position on Brexit is politically calculating, not genuinely agnostic, and forfeits the right to call themselves a leader. Iain Dale makes the short and convincing case that Boris Johnson is a man of absolutely no conviction on the most important issue of the […]

by × February 20, 2016 ×

Home Affairs

Debate: Should the UK take its fair share
of refugees?

For – Ben Kelly The narrow media coverage and plethora of misinformation is stirring a frenzy of irrationality and xenophobia. We can choose to live in ignorance and fear, or we can inform ourselves and think. This is not the impending collapse of society in Europe, approximately 200,000 migrants have […]

by × October 3, 2015 ×

Home Affairs

Life at the bottom of British society:
The refugees of moral
and cultural relativism

For two years I volunteered for a third sector health and social care charity. Every Monday morning people who had been arrested and found in possession of, or tested positive for, drugs, are given one compulsory appointment. They are then given an assessment interview – recording information about their offending, […]

by × September 20, 2015 ×