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The use and abuse of anti-Terrorism laws

The use and abuse of anti-Terrorism laws

A 23 year old Welsh solider, Robert Clarke, is serving a 12 month Community Sentence for obstructing an anti-terrorism search. The former military man had planned to fly to Jordan to join Kurdish forces in their fight against ISIS. Before boarding the flight, he was detained and instructed to hand […]

by × February 15, 2017 ×

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Porn viewers beware: Big Brother will be watching!

Porn viewers beware: Big Brother will be watching!

The Digital Economy Bill is expected to soon gain Royal Assent. Included is a plan for an age-verification regulating body to ensure all online viewers of pornography are over the age of 18. The regulator will force viewers to enter their personal details into a government database before admittance to […]

by × February 7, 2017 ×

Liberty

WARNING: Eating roast potatoes may seriously harm your health (says nannying quango)

WARNING: Eating roast potatoes may seriously harm your health (says nannying quango)

My name is Ben Kelly and I’m a roast potato addict. It started with just the occasional spud, you know, a few boiled or mashed at social gatherings. All the cool kids were eating them. Then I moved to roasted and eventually I could barely imagine a roast dinner without […]

by × January 23, 2017 ×

Liberty

The Left cry wolf over Amber Rudd’s speech

What a week of non-stories this was. First of all, in the wake of Jeremy Corbyn’s pitiful, and often rather embarrassing reinvention, everything returned back to normal and it was revealed even he wasn’t sure what Labour’s policy on defence was and that he would get back to us on […]

by × January 15, 2017 ×

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The false premise of the EAW; the wrongful assumption of parity of justice across Europe

The false premise of the EAW; the wrongful assumption of parity of justice across Europe

The English and Welsh legal system is one of great history and importance in the development of legal principles across large parts of the globe. Seen from both a criminal and civil law perspective, it is held up by many as the gold standard and in many ways the template […]

by × January 13, 2017 ×

Liberty

A free press is essential to a free society. Stand up for it.

A free press is essential to a free society. Stand up for it.

It is only three years ago since there was an attempt made to introduce a form of state regulation of the press. It failed, and should have been discarded into the pile of hastily proposed terrible government ideas. Instead, we have to fight the battle all over again. The consultation […]

by × January 10, 2017 ×

Liberty

European Arrest Warrant on trial: The case of Alexander Adamescu

European Arrest Warrant on trial: The case of Alexander Adamescu

Conservatives for Liberty have long held deep reservations about the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) on a matter of principle; injustices are inevitable because the EAW is based upon the false premise that all criminal justice systems in the EU are equal, free of corruption, and uphold similar levels of equity […]

by × January 4, 2017 ×

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First they came for National Action… Even extremists have the right to freedom of speech

First they came for National Action… Even extremists have the right to freedom of speech

Until recently, you would have been forgiven for having never heard of National Action; the bitesize, two-bob troupe of neo-Nazi trolls that make repeated attempts to promote the Third Reich in demonstrations up and down the country. Usually, they are confronted by a gaggle of far-left university types – festooned […]

by × January 1, 2017 ×

Events, Liberty

2016: CfL’s year in review

2016: CfL’s year in review

2016 was one hell of a good year for CfL. The team will always remember it as the year we exhausted ourselves in the campaign to leave the EU – and contributed to the glorious victory for Brexit. Since then there have been a few setbacks: CfL’s arch enemy within […]

by × December 30, 2016 ×

Conservatism, Liberty

What is the Conservative Party, anyway?

What is the Conservative Party, anyway?

I could answer that question straight up and say, it’s been my life for 11 years. For a third of the time I’m been on this planet I’ve been a member. And not just one of those people who pays their membership and turns up to an occasional dinner when […]

by × December 20, 2016 ×

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Will banning Tony the Tiger save our children from sugar?

Will banning Tony the Tiger save our children from sugar?

Thanks for all the good times, Tony. It’s been gr-r-r-r-r-eat! The Committee of Advertising Practice have deemed fit to rid our screens and social media sites of Ronald McDonald and Tony the Tiger for fear that they are sucking our youth into a sugar and salt-based doom. The characters will […]

by × December 11, 2016 ×

Liberty

The Snooper’s Charter must be repealed

The Snooper’s Charter must be repealed

The Snooper’s Charter was passed with very little resistance, a sad incitement of illiberal Britain. The Bill will make the UK the only European or Commonwealth country to retain records of every citizen’s internet browsing history When Apple refused to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernadino shooters, an […]

by × December 6, 2016 ×