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The SNP is blackmailing Britain

For the sake of everyone else in the United Kingdom, 2016 must not be another year of coercion and blackmail by selfish, single-minded Scottish nationalists. Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, has presumed to tell the elected Prime Minister of the UK that our country is on “borrowed time”, and […]

by × September 19, 2015 ×

Elections, Home Affairs

Please, stop worshiping “centrist” voters

Please, stop worshiping “centrist” voters

What exactly constitutes the political centre, anyway? Is it even a real thing? And why are we so in thrall to something so vague and ill-defined? The political centre ground: people talk about it all the time. It’s supposed to be the silent majority, that great conclave of wise and sage-like […]

by × September 4, 2015 ×

Economy, Home Affairs, News

What we think of Budget 2015

What we think of Budget 2015

The day finally came: the first Conservative budget in 18 years. Overall, the Conservatives for Liberty team is pretty pleased with George Osborne’s budget – but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for improvement. Here we’ve pulled out our highlights as well as a few things that had us shouting […]

by × July 8, 2015 ×

Home Affairs, Liberty

Ten years on from 7/7: Don’t let the terrorists win

Ten years on from 7/7: Don’t let the terrorists win

Ten years ago our world changed. Home grown suicide bombers attacked London’s transport system, detonating their home-made explosives on trains and a bus. The terrorists murdered 52 people and injured hundreds more. Images of the devastation are still fresh in our minds. Even a decade later we still struggle to […]

by × July 7, 2015 ×

Home Affairs

Islam isn’t the problem

Islam isn’t the problem

There are few things in this life I am ever less likely to do than ‘check my privilege,’ as left wing university students are so keen to remind people these days. Popping my dangly bits into a working toaster is one of them; getting a tattoo of Uncle Joe Stalin nursing a […]

by × May 29, 2015 ×

Home Affairs, News

Queen’s Speech 2015: the good, the bad, the ugly and the absent

Queen’s Speech 2015: the good, the bad,
the ugly and the absent

David Cameron got the chance to deliver his first genuinely conservative Queen’s Speech yesterday. So how did he do? There was definitely more good than bad in the Queen’s 62nd address to Parliament. An EU referendum, tax reform and further measures to get welfare claimants into work were the main […]

by × May 28, 2015 ×

Home Affairs, News

The Leaders’ Debate in a nutshell

The Leaders’ Debate in a nutshell

Well that was… interesting. For those of you who live on the Moon, ITV aired a seven-party Leaders’ Debate last night. As expected the whole thing was a bit of a chaotic mess. With five broadly left wing parties to two parties of the Right, the debate was often in […]

by × April 3, 2015 ×

Home Affairs, News

Young people have lost their faith in the big state

Young people have lost their faith in the
big state

@cjmanby1989 It’s become something of a buzz-phrase hasn’t it? The youth vote. Young people seem increasingly disillusioned with politics as usual. Half of 18-to-24 year-olds simply did not bother to vote at the last general election. The Marxist comedian Russell Brand remains popular because of his anti-politics, ‘don’t vote’ stance. […]

by × March 1, 2015 ×

Home Affairs

Infographics: Should government limit your freedom of choice?

Infographics: Should government limit your freedom of choice?

The ‘slippery slope’ is not just a fear: it’s already happening. There’s real will within the public health lobby to restrict your freedom of choice. This set of infographics shows how that is happening. Please share them. Click the images to view the full infographic Tax on tobacco & alcohol […]

by × February 25, 2015 ×

Home Affairs, Leftwatch

Infographic: Tobacco plain packaging is not the end

Infographic: Tobacco plain packaging is not the end

The government is pushing forward with a vote on plain packaging in this parliament, despite huge public opposition to the proposals. But it’s not just tobacco products under fire – it’s clear that the public health lobby wants to restrict consumer choice even further. It’s time we stopped big government […]

by × February 24, 2015 ×

Home Affairs, News

The Good Right? Not quite.

The Good Right? Not quite.

On Tuesday, Tim Montgomerie launched his Good Right campaign to galvanise One Nation elements of the Conservative party ahead of the general election and, it is hoped, swing floating voters – even Labour ones – toward supporting David Cameron in May. The campaign’s first post, 12 Policies to Build a One […]

by × February 19, 2015 ×

Home Affairs, Leftwatch

What Libertarian-Conservatives must learn from Ed Miliband

What Libertarian-Conservatives must learn
from Ed Miliband

By Tom Bulpit What is the single greatest electoral asset for the Tory Party? Ed Miliband MP. And why is that a bad thing? Because had his brother David won the leadership we would be facing imminent defeat. Ed Miliband has had a bad week. It has now become fashionable […]

by × November 16, 2014 ×