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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 ×

Liberty

The Ashers ruling is not about tolerance or equality under the law

The Ashers ruling is not about tolerance or equality under the law

By dictating that the small company must by law use its resources to partake in an exchange involuntarily, this was effectively a ruling that declared private businesses to be subject to whatever public authorities decide is the most appropriate conduct of business. This sets a precedent that, no matter how […]

by × October 29, 2016 ×

Liberty

Toby Young: This is no time for complacency; we must defeat socialism all over again

Socialism, pure and unashamed socialism, is once again being championed by the Left in Britain.  Toby Young implores Conservatives to beware complacency and focus on the battle ahead Most Conservatives I know are as pleased by the victory of Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership election as his most devout […]

by × October 2, 2016 ×

Liberty

On “global Britain” – Boris Johnson’s speech in full #CPC16

I was at the UN general assembly in NY the other day and talking to the foreign minister of another country. I won’t say which one, since I must preserve my reputation for diplomacy, but let’s just say they have an economy about the size of Australia (though getting smaller, […]

by × October 2, 2016 ×

Liberty

The Adam Smith Institute at the Conservative conference

The Adam Smith Institute at the Conservative conference

Mon, Oct 3, 20161:00pm Tue, Oct 4, 20166:30pm IET Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham, England, B1 2NP, United Kingdom If you’re planning on making the journey to Britain’s second city (sorry, Manchester) for this year’s Conservative Party Conference, you might like to come along to one, two or five of the Adam […]

by × October 2, 2016 ×

Health & Environment, Liberty

Christopher Snowdon on the Moral Argument for Choice & Personal Responsibility

Christopher Snowdon on the Moral Argument for Choice & Personal Responsibility

Christopher Snowdon’s 2015 speech at the Palace of Westminster for the Conservatives for Liberty lobby evening: Forgive Us Our Trespasses: The Moral Case for Choice & Personal Responsibility  When I think about personal liberty and the nanny state; I think of first and foremost of the so-called “public health” lobby. They seem […]

by × September 23, 2016 ×

Liberty

Extradition and the European Arrest Warrant: Meet Alexander Adamescu at September’s Pint and Patter

Extradition and the European Arrest Warrant: Meet Alexander Adamescu at September’s Pint and Patter

The European Arrest Warrant exists, in theory, to enable the extradition of suspected criminals across European borders. But in reality extradition is being used to pursue political vendettas against innocent parties who will in turn be subjected to judicial processes that fall far beneath the standards of our own. In […]

by × September 22, 2016 ×

Europe, Liberty

Post-Brexit: Extradition and the European Arrest Warrant

Post-Brexit: Extradition and the European Arrest Warrant

During the EU referendum campaign, the issue of Extradition and more specifically the European Arrest Warrant was raised as a reason that we should leave the EU, and as to why we needed to remain. However, the historical background to the EAW is not quite as it was painted during […]

by × September 21, 2016 ×

Liberty

The complete idiot’s guide to liberty

The complete idiot’s guide to liberty

Liberty – The primary political value Travellers to this country in centuries gone by used to marvel at the Englishman’s remarkable love of liberty. Indeed, it was our defining characteristic. “I am in a country which scarcely resembles the rest of Europe. England is passionately fond of liberty, and every individual […]

by × September 18, 2016 ×