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Has Vince lost his marbles?

Has Vince lost his marbles?

Has Vince Cable lost his marbles? I ask this coyly, as I’d initially sat down to write about how the general election and EU referendum had exacerbated already questionable attitudes to older people in this country. But some of the Lib Dem leader-in-waiting’s comments got me wondering whether there wasn’t […]

by × July 20, 2017 ×

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The reshuffled Cabinet

The reshuffled Cabinet

Philip Hammond: Chancellor of the Exchequer Amber Rudd: Secretary of State for the Home Department Boris Johnson: Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs David Davis: Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Michael Fallon: Secretary of State for Defence Damian Green: First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office […]

by × June 11, 2017 ×

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Come back Dave, all is forgiven

Come back Dave, all is forgiven

The morning of 24 June 2016 was a memorable one for all sorts of reasons. Amid tumbling currencies and the sound of liberal tears the one memory that has stayed with me is of staring, barely awake and bleary eyed, at the TV as David Cameron stepped out into Downing Street to throw in […]

by × May 21, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Elections, Leftwatch, News

Harry and the magical manifesto

Harry and the magical manifesto

Harry Styles’ declaration in The Sunday Times that he will vote ‘for whoever is against Brexit’ on the basis that ‘the world should be more about being together and being better together and joining together, and I think it’s the opposite of that,’ seemed to confirm much of what I […]

by × May 16, 2017 ×

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Is Wales on the verge of a Tory invasion?

Is Wales on the verge of a Tory invasion?

I was 18 years old before I met my first Tory. I grew up in Wales, you see, and the sight of a true-blue Conservative would have been akin to seeing a white rhino or a giant panda. Except a panda wouldn’t have roused a lynch mob. Wales didn’t so […]

by × May 1, 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 ×

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It begins! The Article 50 letter in full

It begins! The Article 50 letter in full

Dear President Tusk, On 23 June last year, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. As I have said before, that decision was no rejection of the values we share as fellow Europeans. Nor was it an attempt to do harm to the European Union […]

by × March 30, 2017 ×

Home Affairs, News

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 ×