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Why the Digital Economy Bill matters…. and it’s not just about porn

Why the Digital Economy Bill matters…. and it’s not just about porn

The Digital Economy Bill continues its march through the legislative process, and disappointingly (or predictably, depending on one’s perspective) the Lords thus far seem to be failing to temper the Government’s ridiculous proposals for age verification to view pornography. It is therefore apt to run through the three main problems […]

by × February 22, 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 ×

Economic, Europe

Will the Government betray British Fishermen yet again?

Will the Government betray British Fishermen yet again?

The Common Fisheries Policy devastated the British fishing industry. The Government must now begin the process of repairing the damage by leaving the CFP as we leave the EU. One of the most striking images of the EU Referendum was the sight of multi-millionaire Bob Geldof aboard a luxury yacht […]

by × February 15, 2017 ×

Blog, Liberty

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 ×

Europe

Romania: Politicised ‘justice’ in the EU era

Romania: Politicised ‘justice’ in the EU era

In August 2016,Sky News reporter Stuart Ramsey brought us the story on a gun-running gang in the East of Romania. I’m sure he had no idea of the can of worms that he was about to open up, or how very little of it was anything to do with the […]

by × February 15, 2017 ×

Conservatism

We need more MPs like Philip the Philibusterer

We need more MPs like Philip the Philibusterer

  Philip Davies has earned himself a rather distinct reputation as a filibusterer – and no doubt a tabloid journalist genius has given him the moniker ‘the Philibusterer’ at some point. I would doubt even more than the Member for Shipley wouldn’t be proud of such a glowing review from […]

by × February 14, 2017 ×

Conservatism

Ronald Coyne: The ugly face of Tory snobbery that shames the Party

Ronald Coyne: The ugly face of Tory snobbery that shames the Party

Last week, a Tory extremist burnt a £20 note in front of a homeless person. Ronald Coyne, a communications officer of the Cambridge University Conservative Association, was filmed committing the atrocity after a night on the town with friends. He was expelled by the CUCA after the disturbing footage was […]

by × February 14, 2017 ×

Liberty

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 ×

Elections, Northern Ireland

Haven’t we tired of the annual Sham Fight yet?

Haven’t we tired of the annual Sham Fight yet?

If you’re familiar with Northern Irish culture then you’ll no doubt have heard of the Sham Fight. Each 13th July, those of a sober disposition, and whose Twelfth is therefore enjoyed with ice cream and the like, join those who can manage a third consecutive day on the drink in […]

by × February 7, 2017 ×

Conservatism, Events

Pint & Patter with Artus Galiay Chairman of Les Républicains in the UK – 18:30 Tuesday 31st

Pint & Patter with Artus Galiay Chairman of Les Républicains in the UK – 18:30 Tuesday 31st

Come and join Conservatives for Liberty for our January Pint & Patter with Artus Galiay, Chairman of Les Républicains in the United Kingdom. Follow him on Twitter here. Artus will be speaking to us about the upcoming French Presidential elections, and the impact this may have on both France and […]

by × January 30, 2017 ×

Europe

It is right that parliament should vote on triggering Article 50; but the decision to leave was definitively made on June 23rd

It is right that parliament should vote on triggering Article 50; but the decision to leave was definitively made on June 23rd

It was inevitable that the Government would lose the Supreme Court appeal and now that Theresa May has been ruled against by a majority of 8 to 3; the appeal looks like an unforced error by the prime minister. Triggering Article 50 not only requires changes to legislation; it will […]

by × January 24, 2017 ×

Home Affairs

The platitudes of the liberal left will not help homeless people

The platitudes of the liberal left will not help homeless people

‘When you step over someone on the way to the pub, opera, shops or your own home, think about this for a while: there but for fate go all of us’. So ends Penny Anderson’s, Guardian article on homelessness. We should all remember, she states, that but for a few […]

by × January 23, 2017 ×