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Capitalism, Europe

Low wage tax haven? Worked for Singapore

Low wage tax haven? Worked for Singapore

You have to pity those poor Spaniards. As propitiatory sacrifices to euromoloch, their unemployment rate remains stubbornly around the 18 per cent mark a full decade after the financial crisis, and most of their young people now seem to be making lattes for Londoners. In Britain, we complain about the […]

by × May 10, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland could be sold short unless we shout about the merits of Brexit

Northern Ireland could be sold short unless we shout about the merits of Brexit

On 23 June 2016 a small miracle happened in Northern Ireland. Despite polls placing the percentage of Northern Irish voters who were going to vote to leave the European Union at 13% in late 2015 and just 26% in the days before the referendum, 44% of Northern Irish voters turned […]

by × May 3, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Europe

The Daoguang Emperor of the Qing Dynasty.

The EU’s ‘unequal treaties’

One of the more colourful episodes of British imperialism – and, let’s face it, there’s a lot to choose from – took place around the ‘misspent youth’ of empire at the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign – when its full might was put behind the somewhat embarrassing pursuit of drug-pushing. […]

by × May 3, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Elections

A General Election, for Liberty

A General Election, for Liberty

Following the Prime Minister’s election announcement last Tuesday, Conservatives for Liberty have wasted no time getting into full election mode. While we have frequently voiced concerns about some elements of Theresa May’s programme, we have consistently believed that she is the best-placed to lead the country through the process of […]

by × April 30, 2017 ×

Education, Liberty

We need to liberalise the education system

We need to liberalise the education system

In his 2017 stand-up entitled ‘2017’, comedian Louis C.K. takes a brief moment to discuss the state of education in the US: “What is the job?” (asks a would-be teacher) “We need you to make students know math” “Wow… do they want to know math?”. “Oh no, they don’t want […]

by × April 28, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Health & Environment

Have you heard the one about Labour and the NHS?

Have you heard the one about Labour and the NHS?

“I’m voting Labour because of the NHS.’’ How many times have you heard it? A statement worn as a badge of altruistic honour; a noble creed that raises the Labour Party above the sordid cesspool of party politics. The very definition of how Labour is different, how Labour cares. In […]

by × April 28, 2017 ×

Elections

Person voting

Brexit is the priority; but we still need a radical manifesto

As Conservative members up and down the country prepare for the second election campaign in two years, it seems to many that the result is already a foregone conclusion. A larger Tory majority is highly likely. With things as they stand, the election is set to be fought over Brexit […]

by × April 19, 2017 ×

Liberty

Feminists and the Veil

Feminists and the Veil

I’ve been more than slightly bemused by signs at anti-Trump protests lately. More than once I’ve seen signs, held up by Liberal feminists which suggest that the Islamic veil is ‘liberation’ or ‘empowerment.’ You may be slightly surprised by this but I agree! And even though I would never wear […]

by × April 19, 2017 ×

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Should we be “immunised” against Fake News?

Should we be “immunised” against Fake News?

From the moment that our infant minds are blown by the intoxicating information overload of curious colours, shapes and sounds, we are hooked. Our parents and teachers provide the gateway learning that leads to a lifetime of addiction, with cravings fed by a vast marketplace of clinical facts and recreational […]

by × April 19, 2017 ×

Liberty

Kelvin MacKenzie is a pound shop Nigel Farage; but that isn’t a crime

Kelvin MacKenzie is a pound shop Nigel Farage; but that isn’t a crime

This week in an article for the Sun which has since been taken down due to the outrage it caused. Kelvin Mackenzie, a Sun columnist and former editor of the Sun, said this in an article on Everton footballer Ross Barkley in the aftermath of the footballer being punched in an […]

by × April 16, 2017 ×

Elections, Europe

No, Brexit was not “hacked”

No, Brexit was not “hacked”

The Public Administration and Consitutional Affairs Committee of the House of Commons today released a report on lessons learned from the EU referendum. Immediately, the press has seized upon a couple of paragraphs to do with cyber-security, to re-animate the old stories about the referendum being ‘hacked’. In particular, the […]

by × April 13, 2017 ×

America, Defence, News

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China Lake, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2002) -- A Tactical "Tomahawk" Block IV cruise missile, conducts a controlled flight test over the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) western test range complex in southern California.  During the second such test flight, the missile successfully completed a vertical underwater launch, flew a fully guided 780-mile course, and impacted a designated target structure as planned. The Tactical Tomahawk, the next generation of Tomahawk cruise missile, adds the capability to reprogram the missile while in-flight to strike any of 15 preprogrammed alternate targets, or redirect the missile to any Global Positioning System (GPS) target coordinates. It also will be able to loiter over a target area for some hours, and with its on-board TV camera, will allow the war fighting commanders to assess battle damage of the target, and, if necessary redirect the missile to any other target. Launched from the Navy's forward-deployed ships and submarines, Tactical Tomahawk will provide a greater flexibility to the on-scene commander.  Tactical Tomahawk is scheduled to join the fleet in 2004.  U.S. Navy photo.  (RELEASED)

Poll: Was Trump right to order missile strikes against Syria?

This morning we woke up to the news that President Trump had ordered missile strikes against a Syrian air base in retaliation for Syrian use of chemical weapons. One of the biggest areas of disagreement between libertarians is defence, and the CfL team is no different. Here chairman Emily Barley […]

by × April 7, 2017 ×