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Protesters throwing pieces of paving during and metal tubes at riot police during clashes at Bankova str, Kiev, Ukraine. December 1, 2013.

Leftist rioters give peaceful protesters a bad name

We have all probably heard that phrase ‘taking your anger out on the wrong person’ or had someone tell us ‘don’t take your anger out on me’. Well, perhaps no one said this to the rioters who wreaked havoc in Washington DC on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration as […]

by × January 23, 2017 ×

Liberty

WARNING: Eating roast potatoes may seriously harm your health (says nannying quango)

WARNING: Eating roast potatoes may seriously harm your health (says nannying quango)

My name is Ben Kelly and I’m a roast potato addict. It started with just the occasional spud, you know, a few boiled or mashed at social gatherings. All the cool kids were eating them. Then I moved to roasted and eventually I could barely imagine a roast dinner without […]

by × January 23, 2017 ×

America, Conservatism

Donald Trump is not a conservative

Donald Trump is not a conservative

Donald J. Trump, President-elect of the United States of America, can be called many things. For decency’s sake, relatively few of these can be committed to paper. But one of the things he can’t reasonably be described as, despite his assertions to the contrary, is a conservative. As a conservative […]

by × January 19, 2017 ×

America

Hail to the Chief: Reflecting on eight years of ‘The Cult of Obama’

It remains to be seen whether or not The Donald will ‘Make America Great Again’; there is still a rhetoric hangover from the race that is making the future hard to predict. Donny J is like marmite, and unlike Marmite I don’t love him, but I want to at least […]

by × January 18, 2017 ×

Liberty

The Left cry wolf over Amber Rudd’s speech

What a week of non-stories this was. First of all, in the wake of Jeremy Corbyn’s pitiful, and often rather embarrassing reinvention, everything returned back to normal and it was revealed even he wasn’t sure what Labour’s policy on defence was and that he would get back to us on […]

by × January 15, 2017 ×

Health, Health & Environment

You’re all wrong: A bigger NHS budget won’t solve the crisis in delayed discharge. This will.

You’re all wrong: A bigger NHS budget won’t solve the crisis in delayed discharge. This will.

‘Medical outliers’, ‘medically fit’, ‘bed blockers’. These are all terms to describe the same problem: patients who are ready to leave hospital but can’t because the right social care package is not in place. The problem has been described over and over again, for decades. One of my first memories […]

by × January 13, 2017 ×

Liberty

The false premise of the EAW; the wrongful assumption of parity of justice across Europe

The false premise of the EAW; the wrongful assumption of parity of justice across Europe

The English and Welsh legal system is one of great history and importance in the development of legal principles across large parts of the globe. Seen from both a criminal and civil law perspective, it is held up by many as the gold standard and in many ways the template […]

by × January 13, 2017 ×

Europe

Remoaners will cry wolf every step of the way

Remoaners will cry wolf every step of the way

Michael Gove’s infamous pre-referendum declaration that the public were “sick of experts” was leaped upon by his opponents, and ridiculed as an admission that, what turned out to be the most Britons that have ever voted for anything, were unwilling to listen to reason. The received wisdom being that silly […]

by × January 12, 2017 ×

Europe

Look beyond the EU; the world is our market

Look beyond the EU; the world is our market

Contrary to what Tim Farron says, the European Union is not the be all and end all; there is a whole planet beyond the Europe. A planet with growing markets across all four corners of the map. When we free ourselves from the shackles of the worlds only shrinking trade bloc […]

by × January 11, 2017 ×

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 ×

Economy, News

Overseas students are a national asset

Overseas students are a national asset

Regardless of your individual stance on immigration, there is no avoiding the fact of public demand for lower numbers and stricter border control. The key is finding ways to do this sensibly, with as few downsides as possible for our economy, society, or the migrants themselves. Cracking down on overseas […]

by × January 2, 2017 ×