Liberty

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 ×

Liberty

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The Snooper’s Charter must be repealed

The Snooper’s Charter must be repealed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 ×

Liberty

See the list of government agencies that can access your browsing history #IPBill

See the list of government agencies that can access your browsing history #IPBill

The Investigatory Powers Bill forces internet providers to keep a full list of internet connection records (ICRs) for a year and to make them available to the Government if asked. Those ICRs in effect serve as a full list of every website that people have visited. Goodbye privacy! There is […]

by × November 29, 2016 ×

Events, Liberty

Christmas Pint & Patter with Steve Baker MP

Christmas Pint & Patter with Steve Baker MP

We’re bringing in the festive season here at Conservatives for Liberty with our final Pint & Patter of 2016 in the upstairs dining room of the Red Lion pub, Westminster – come join us! With the Establishment receiving another shock after the election of Donald Trump as President of the […]

by × November 28, 2016 ×

Elections, Liberty

Why populism trumps the status quo

Why populism trumps the status quo

By Julian Glassford The political earthquake that the Republican Party’s president-elect has sparked is bigger than the United States of America, and bigger, even, than the ego of “braggadocios” Donald Trump. With tremors still being felt right around the globe, the shock outcome has taken virtually everyone by surprise and left […]

by × November 27, 2016 ×

Liberty

The market, not the state, is the solution to a more harmonious internet

The market, not the state, is the solution to a more harmonious internet

By Elliot Fudge The internet is the focal point of a new culture war. The ongoing battle on social media between the libertarian and authoritarian camps now resembles a political fight of its own, away from mainstream political discourse. As the conflict wears on though, it seems that the internet […]

by × November 20, 2016 ×

Liberty

James Cleverly MP: Freedom of choice and personal responsibility go hand in hand

James Cleverly MP: Freedom of choice and personal responsibility go hand in hand

This speech delivered at was our 2015 lobby evening Forgive us our trespasses: The moral case for choice and responsibility Follow @con4lib on Twitter Like Conservatives for Liberty on Facebook The views expressed in this article are that of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Conservatives for […]

by × November 14, 2016 ×

America, Liberty

Make America High Again: The Cannabis revolution behind the scenes of the presidential election

Make America High Again: The Cannabis revolution behind the scenes of the presidential election

Cannabis legalisation for recreational, as well as medical, use is spreading across the states It’s hardly surprising that people aren’t generally viewing the elections on Tuesday as a step forward for liberty – unless you happen to own a red baseball-cap with a certain slogan on it. Critics, observers, and […]

by × November 12, 2016 ×

Home Affairs, Leftwatch, Liberty

1984: Admiring Maggie from a pit village

1984: Admiring Maggie from a pit village

By Janet Elliott. It was 1984 and I was 18 years old. I’d grown up, gone to school and was now working in a shoe shop in Maltby, a pit village in South Yorkshire. Most of my friends worked down the pit or came from mining families. I had some […]

by × November 3, 2016 ×

Conservatism, Liberty, Membership

Three years on: Why CfL is more important than ever

Three years on: Why CfL is more important than ever

In October 2013, Conservatives for Liberty entered the political arena with a launch event at The Barley Mow in Westminster. Daniel Hannan, recently inaugurated as our Honorary President, was our speaker for the night. We were overjoyed that we managed to attract 100 activists to our first event and were optimistic about how this […]

by × November 2, 2016 ×

Capitalism, Liberty

Everybody is a loser from the Uber ruling; free contract is the foundation of freedom

Everybody is a loser from the Uber ruling; free contract is the foundation of freedom

Uber ruling: Drivers and consumers alike stand to lose out That the courts have ruled that Uber must treat its drivers as employees is lamentable for all sorts of reasons, but there are far more losers than a narrow assessment of the case suggests. If we give the courts the […]

by × October 31, 2016 ×