CfL of Nations

Events, Northern Ireland

CfL NI Launch

CfL NI Launch

CfL in Northern Ireland is officially up and running after our launch at the Ulster Reform Club last week. With over 60 people attending and lots of sound conversations taking place, some people were even heard to say that this was the best political event they’d attended in a long […]

by × July 31, 2015 ×

Liberty, Northern Ireland

Regulate not our sins

Regulate not our sins

An older Conservative member told me a chilling tale recently. During the late 1960s he and a friend, both men of moderate opinions and supportive of the then Prime Minister Terence O’Neill, went along to the Ulster Hall to hear Ian Paisley speak. They knew what they were letting themselves […]

by × July 30, 2015 ×

Northern Ireland

Saving for when you’re sick? Not as daft as it sounds.

Saving for when you’re sick? Not as daft
as it sounds.

I went on Radio Ulster on Tuesday to discuss Conservative not-quite-plans to change the way sick leave is paid for. There wasn’t much detail to go on. Just a mooted idea from Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, that had apparently received the nod from the Prime Minister, to […]

by × July 18, 2015 ×

Liberty, Northern Ireland

Liberty is Northern Ireland’s only hope

Liberty is Northern Ireland’s only hope

In his infamous 1944 work, The Road to Serfdom, FA Hayek warned of the dangers of continuing with war time levels of planning and state control when peace finally arrived. To continue in this war time vein, he claimed, would restrict the freedom of the individual and ultimately, the economic […]

by × July 3, 2015 ×

Northern Ireland, Welfare

Entitlement culture makes no moral or economic sense

Entitlement culture makes no moral or
economic sense

I’ve been searching around for a few examples of the entitlement culture that dominates Northern Ireland’s political life for a few weeks now. Partly because you hear things said that you never see written but partly because since starting CfL in Northern Ireland we’ve wanted to define exactly what we […]

by × July 3, 2015 ×

Northern Ireland

CfL NI: The team

CfL NI: The team

Conservatives for Liberty Northern Ireland launches on July 24th; these are the people behind it. Email ni@con4lib.com to register your interest. Neil Wilson – Head of CfL NI ni@con4lib.com Neil works in marketing for a large technology business and has been a Conservative member since 2005. In 2015 he stood […]

by × June 26, 2015 ×

Liberty, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland needs liberty: Introducing CfL NI

Northern Ireland needs liberty: Introducing CfL NI

Conservatives for Liberty take a different view from the prevailing one in Northern Ireland that suggests that our gargantuan state is the only way to secure the peace process and keep our economic heads above water. We believe that free market solutions and limited government offer Northern Ireland the best […]

by × June 22, 2015 ×