CfL of Nations

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 ×

Northern Ireland

Whatever government touches…RHI through a different lens

DUP strategists hoping that the arrival of Christmas would bring them a gift in the form of a petering out of the RHI saga will have been disappointed when the affair re-erupted after a brief interlude over the holiday. On Thursday evening, a letter to the bosses of local banks, […]

by × December 30, 2016 ×

Law & Order, News, Northern Ireland

HMP Maghaberry is a national disgrace

Maghaberry is a place where every prison cliché comes to life. Set in the bleak countryside atop a former RAF airfield about twenty miles from Belfast, you can’t help but be filled with a great sense of foreboding as you approach. Walking from the visitors’ car park the full complex […]

by × December 21, 2016 ×

Scotland

CfL Scotland launches

CfL Scotland launches

CfL in Scotland is officially up and running after our launch at the Trout Anglers Club in Edinburgh. With over 40 people attending and lots of sound conversations taking place, time, giving us great hope for the future. We even had a few people who weren’t members of the Conservative […]

by × December 5, 2016 ×

Scotland

Another blow for cultural nationalism

Back when I was younger and somehow had more money, I spent a good deal of it watching Rangers. Everywhere, anywhere. In time, I ended up living 400 miles away from Ibrox and despite the presence of a local supporters’ club that would make the journey up the road, the […]

by × November 2, 2016 ×

Northern Ireland

The Ashers case – how everybody missed the point completely

The Ashers case – how everybody missed the point completely

I had a very revealing conversation this morning. While browsing the three main regional newspapers a colleague asked me, as colleagues do, if there was anything in the news today? Quiet, I said, but the Asher’s verdict is due later and that will generate days of headlines. “Ah”, they replied, […]

by × October 24, 2016 ×

Northern Ireland

It’s time for Northern Ireland to equalise marriage

It’s time for Northern Ireland to equalise marriage

As I was making preparations to go to my first ever Party Conference, I stumbled upon an advertisement for a fringe event that took me by surprise. It was a DUP champagne reception at our party conference. My shock gave way to antipathy. I could not comprehend why a political […]

by × October 19, 2016 ×

Events, Scotland

CfL Scotland launches in Edinburgh

CfL Scotland launches in Edinburgh

And blythe we’ll sing, and hail the day That gave us liberty, man. Scotland has never needed liberty more so our Scottish branch will launch on 18th November, 7pm at the Trout Anglers Club in Edinburgh. Our second regional branch to formally launch, CfL Scotland is being headed up by […]

by × October 8, 2016 ×

Wales

Wales isn’t Labour; it’s Libertarian

Slap a red rosette on a monkey and stand him for a general election somewhere in the Welsh Valleys and you’ve got yourself a landslide majority, in favour of the socialist monkey. That’s how people tend to see party politics in Wales. In all fairness, it’s not far off. Wales […]

by × October 7, 2016 ×

CfL of Nations

Muslims are individuals too: British Values are under threat from Collectivism

Muslims are individuals too: British Values are under threat from Collectivism

Muslims are individuals, they are not a homogeneity The other day I picked up a spare shift working at the Bangladeshi Restaurant that I used to work in. I picked it up because I was motivated by the extra cash I’d gain from the normally quiet Monday evening shift and […]

by × September 20, 2016 ×

Wales

Announcing the launch of CfL Wales

Announcing the launch of CfL Wales

It’s a great pleasure to announce the launch of Conservatives for Liberty in Wales. Our mission is simple: We want to create a libertarian movement that will get the government out of people’s lives in Wales. We dream of a Wales where individuals have maximum personal and economic freedoms. We […]

by × September 14, 2016 ×

Scotland

Scots still favour remaining in the UK
despite EU vote

In a speech made earlier today Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader launched a renewed push for a second referendum, calling for a “new conversation” on Scottish independence. Sturgeon is hoping to leverage the Brexit result to regain momentum towards her long hoped for second referendum among a Scottish public who […]

by × September 2, 2016 ×