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Leftwatch, Liberty

The virtuosity of individualism

The virtuosity of individualism

Conventional wisdom dictates that individualism is a destructive force which has enraptured and degraded our society. According to leftist orthodoxy it manifested itself in our culture with Thatcherism and rampant consumerism and has infected the “selfish” millennial generation, this being the only reasonable explanation for their worrying right-wing tendencies. Conventional […]

by × June 20, 2015 ×

Leftwatch, News

Corbyn for Labour leader!

Corbyn for Labour leader!

Jeremy Corbyn: savior of Great Britain? The Labour Party is in turmoil as it’s party leadership contest rapidly turns nasty. Blairites and Brownites are at each others throats. Andy Burnham, the champion of the left, has the backing of Len McClusky and his legion of union pals. Liz Kendal and […]

by × June 16, 2015 ×

Leftwatch

So…what is the point of Labour?

So…what is the point of Labour?

With the country having roundly rejected Red Ed’s ‘Old Labour’ and Lib Dem membership surging since the general election, why do socialists still form the country’s second-largest party? Right about now, you could normally expect to hear clichés emerging from the political commentariat about the dust having settled following the general […]

by × May 15, 2015 ×

Leftwatch

The defacement of a memorial reminds us that liberty must be fought for

The defacement of a memorial reminds us
that liberty must be fought for

The alarming riots of 9th May 2015 angered many. It is four years since rioting broke out across the UK. But, it appears that history has sadly repeated itself in another violent fashion. Hundreds of anti-government campaigners took to the streets, in London, and elsewhere in the UK, with banners […]

by × May 13, 2015 ×

Leftwatch

The Left need to stop making excuses: We won. You lost. Deal with it.

The Left need to stop making excuses: We
won. You lost. Deal with it.

In the aftermath of the Conservative election victory, Britain’s angry young socialists have erupted into an apoplectic fit of sour grapes. “How dare the people disagree with us,” they say to each other. “All my Facebook friends hate the Tories,” they chime. “The people disagree with me so the people must be wrong.” […]

by × May 11, 2015 ×

Economy, Leftwatch

Profit is not a dirty word

Profit is not a dirty word

When was the last time you went food shopping? You might have gone to a supermarket, a local grocer’s, a market stall, or ordered online. Wherever you shopped, you can be certain someone made a profit. The farmer or manufacturer made a profit selling his produce to the shopkeeper. The […]

by × April 14, 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 ×

Leftwatch, Liberty

The left wing obsession with political correctness is a war against free thought

The left wing obsession with political correctness
is a war against free thought

@cjmanby1989 Trigger warning for anyone of a politically correct disposition: I’m a white, straight middle class male. Excuse me if I don’t check my privilege. I really don’t care if I offend you. It was during a Student Union debate at the University of Essex five years ago that I […]

by × February 8, 2015 ×

Capitalism, Leftwatch

Economic inequality and the politics of envy

Economic inequality and the politics of envy

By Misha van Braningen In my final year of university, both Margaret Thatcher and Hugo Chavez passed away within a relative short span of one another. It was a period I remember well precisely because it was so revealing of the mind-sets and priorities of some of my classmates, who […]

by × January 20, 2015 ×

Leftwatch

Anti-human, anti-freedom Greens are not the ‘party of nice’

Anti-human, anti-freedom Greens are
not the ‘party of nice’

 @cjmanby1989 David Cameron is right and Ofcom were wrong1. The Green Party is not only a “major party”, they are the rising force on the left of British politics; comparable to the meteoric ascent of UKIP on the right. With the Greens polling ahead of the Lib Dems now2, the […]

by × January 19, 2015 ×

Leftwatch, Liberty

Dr. Matt Taylor’s sartorial choices and
‘internet feminism’

By Evan Byrne One week ago the Rosetta probe completed its ten year, four billion mile odyssey, and successfully landed on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The media interest surrounding this momentous scientific milestone was unsurprisingly substantial, and so the project scientist, London born Dr. Matt Taylor, appeared in a live stream […]

by × November 19, 2014 ×

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 ×