Liberty

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 ×

Liberty

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 ×

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 ×