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Martin McGuinnes: The legacy of a ‘peacemaker’

Martin McGuinnes: The legacy of a ‘peacemaker’

Today it was announced that Martin McGuinness, former Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland and IRA commander passed away. He was hailed as a ‘peacemaker’ and a man who led Republicanism from the armalite to the ballot box; one of the ‘chuckle brothers’. What will his legacy be? ‘Bloody Friday’ […]

by × March 21, 2017 ×

Economic, Economy, News, Taxation

The shape of our economy is changing – and government needs to catch up

The shape of our economy is changing – and government needs to catch up

More sophisticated technology coupled with the necessity created by the 2008/9 recession and a slow economy since then has led to transformation in some areas of the UK economy – and the trend is set to continue. This has clearly worried the government. Last week in the Spring Budget the […]

by × March 14, 2017 ×

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Conservatives for Liberty vs. The European Arrest Warrant

Conservatives for Liberty vs. The European Arrest Warrant

On the 28th February 2017, CfL took their campaign against the European Arrest Warrant to the Houses of Parliament, in a session held in the Commons Committee rooms with Alexander Adamescu himself as a speaker, alongside Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Stephen Woolfe MEP and Professor Tim Evans. Jacob Rees-Mogg began proceedings […]

by × March 5, 2017 ×

Elections, News

The real threat to Labour in the North is not Ukip; it’s the Conservative Party

The real threat to Labour in the North is not Ukip; it’s the Conservative Party

The universal agreement that Copeland was a huge win for the Conservatives and a disaster for Labour ensured the focus of debate was mainly on the significance of the result in Stoke. Ross Clark disagrees with the emerging consensus that Ukip are finished, citing their robust vote share (which increased […]

by × February 27, 2017 ×

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Dan Adamescu

Dan Adamescu dies in a Romanian prison. His son fears the same fate if he is extradited from the UK

Our readers and supporters will know that we are campaigning on for justice for Alexander Adamescu who is subject to a European Arrest Warrant from Romania which we believe to be politically motivated. You can read our overview of the case here. He faces arrest on the same charges for […]

by × January 26, 2017 ×

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Theresa May lays out her vision for Brexit: Full speech

Theresa May lays out her vision for Brexit: Full speech

A little over six months ago, the British people voted for change. They voted to shape a brighter future for our country. They voted to leave the European Union and embrace the world. And they did so with their eyes open: accepting that the road ahead will be uncertain at […]

by × January 17, 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 ×

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A Full English Brexit: hard or soft, Remoaners may have egg on their face

A Full English Brexit: hard or soft, Remoaners may have egg on their face

Now cast in the sharp relief of a certain “braggadocios” neophyte’s vertiginous rise to the Oval Office and an awkward Italian referendum, it seems Britain’s populist protest vote was something of a bellwether. One may have imagined that Remainers would by now then broadly recognise that there was nothing extraordinarily […]

by × January 1, 2017 ×

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 ×

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In defence of our way of life, we will carry on

In defence of our way of life, we will carry on

As Europe goes to bed tonight we do so in the knowledge that, once again, we have been visited by the scourge of terrorism. Earlier today the Russian Ambassador to Turkey was gunned down in Ankara and tonight, as Berliners laughed and sipped their mulled wine in anticipation of the […]

by × December 19, 2016 ×

Elections, News

Will there be a Brexit political realignment?

Does the Liberal Democrats’ victory over Zac Goldsmith in Richmond Park indicate the start of a genuine realignment of British politics around the Brexit vote? I’m sceptical. Overturning a 23,000 majority is a remarkable accomplishment, but we ought to remember that the candidate had no access to a campaigning machine […]

by × December 2, 2016 ×

Leftwatch, News

Fidel Castro was a murderous tyrant and should be nobody’s icon

Fidel Castro was a murderous tyrant and should be nobody’s icon

Fidel Castro was an icon of the Left. Today numerous Left wing politicians and commentators will talk about the “good that he did” before they acknowledge the down side. They are blinkered; nothing excuses his tyranny and record of human rights abuses The death of Fidel Castro has immediately exposed the […]

by × November 26, 2016 ×