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Goodbye tolerance, hello thought police

Goodbye tolerance, hello thought police

‘In the end, the Labour party could cease to represent labour. Stranger historic ironies have happened than that.’ So predicted Enoch Powell in 1968, a time when Harold Wilson’s party had just begun to introduce right-on luvvie liberalism alongside its rapidly dating economic socialism. Fast-forward half a century and YouGov now […]

by × June 18, 2017 ×

Blog, Capitalism, Economic, Liberty

In defence of the Pursuit of Happiness

In defence of the Pursuit of Happiness

Jonah Goldberg, author of ‘Liberal Fascism’ had this to say of the state of US politics, ‘America’s political system used to be about the pursuit of happiness. Now more and more of us want to stop chasing and have it delivered’. Faced with the rise of Jeremy Corbyn and his […]

by × June 16, 2017 ×

Liberty

The toxicity of individualism and building alliances for Liberal values

The toxicity of individualism and building alliances for Liberal values

Classical Liberals and their allies, both inside and outside of the Conservative party, are dismayed (if you pardon the pun) by Theresa May’s shift leftwards on economic policy, and there is a likely battle ahead for the soul of the party; some are even wondering whether the future of Classical Liberals […]

by × May 21, 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 ×

Education, Liberty

We need to liberalise the education system

We need to liberalise the education system

In his 2017 stand-up entitled ‘2017’, comedian Louis C.K. takes a brief moment to discuss the state of education in the US: “What is the job?” (asks a would-be teacher) “We need you to make students know math” “Wow… do they want to know math?”. “Oh no, they don’t want […]

by × April 28, 2017 ×

Liberty

Feminists and the Veil

Feminists and the Veil

I’ve been more than slightly bemused by signs at anti-Trump protests lately. More than once I’ve seen signs, held up by Liberal feminists which suggest that the Islamic veil is ‘liberation’ or ‘empowerment.’ You may be slightly surprised by this but I agree! And even though I would never wear […]

by × April 19, 2017 ×

Liberty

Kelvin MacKenzie is a pound shop Nigel Farage; but that isn’t a crime

Kelvin MacKenzie is a pound shop Nigel Farage; but that isn’t a crime

This week in an article for the Sun which has since been taken down due to the outrage it caused. Kelvin Mackenzie, a Sun columnist and former editor of the Sun, said this in an article on Everton footballer Ross Barkley in the aftermath of the footballer being punched in an […]

by × April 16, 2017 ×

Liberty

Religion cannot be protected from debate and criticism

Religion cannot be protected from debate and criticism

When Khalid Masood drove his car over pedestrians on Westminster Bridge with nothing but anger and a vague notion of Jihad in his heart, it was not the first time that Britain had been the victim of a religious zealot. Nor will it be the last. In our assessment of […]

by × April 4, 2017 ×

Law & Order, Liberty

Dear Amber Rudd; there are no “necessary hashtags”

Dear Amber Rudd; there are no “necessary hashtags”

The most disturbing aspect of the Home Secretary’s howlingly incompetent maunderings on Sunday’s Andrew Marr show wasn’t her view of encryption. Although the idea of banning of compromising strong crypto is disturbing, it is vanishingly unlikely that it will come to pass. Whenever similar ideas have been floated in the […]

by × March 30, 2017 ×

Liberty

Why Amber Rudd is wrong to seek to keep Britain in the European Arrest Warrant

Why Amber Rudd is wrong to seek to keep Britain in the European Arrest Warrant

Giving an answer to a question in Parliament on Monday, the Home Secretary stated that she sees it as a priority for the UK to remain part of the European Arrest Warrant scheme after we leave the European Union. Citing it as ‘essential to the delivery of effective judgment on […]

by × March 7, 2017 ×

Liberty

Brexit means leaving the European Arrest Warrant

Brexit means leaving the European Arrest Warrant

Join Conservatives for Liberty and special guest speakers Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Steven Woolfe MEP, Professor Tim Evans and Alexander Adamescu tonight as we ask the government to withdraw from the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) as part of its Brexit negotiations, and make interim arrangements to protect people living in the UK […]

by × February 27, 2017 ×

Europe, Liberty

EAW under the spotlight: The dire prison conditions in Romania

EAW under the spotlight: The dire prison conditions in Romania

As we build up to the hearing in April that will determine whether Alexander Adamescu is to be extradited to Romania in accordance with the European Arrest Warrant, we at Conservatives for Liberty have been campaigning to highlight the political motivations behind the warrant, exploring the wrongful assumption of parity […]

by × February 20, 2017 ×