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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 ×

News

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 ×

News

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 ×

Economic, Europe, News

Brexit does not mean Brexit if we remain in the Customs Union; beware of the stealth Remain campaign

Brexit does not mean Brexit if we remain in the Customs Union; beware of the stealth Remain campaign

The Customs Union has become a contentious issue in the Brexit debate, but leaving it is a must; it’s a red line that cannot be crossed The post-referendum “phoney war” should have been the beginning of an open, honest and exciting debate about what Britain’s post-Brexit future should look like […]

by × November 21, 2016 ×

America, DC Diary, News

This was yesterday. It's raining today. Photo by Florence Walker.

DC diary: After the Brexit uprising; it’s déjà-vu in Washington DC

I’ve been up at the Capitol Hill Hotel since precisely 7am, woken by the dirge of church bells, ringing out in a deathly quiet town which overwhelmingly (93%) sent three electoral votes for Hillary Clinton. For all the good it did. And it wasn’t the only irony. I’ve been in the tristate area since Thursday […]

by × November 9, 2016 ×

Economy, News

Mark Littlewood: Seize the day with Brexit

Mark Littlewood: Seize the day with Brexit

Mark Littlewood, Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), speaks at Conservatives for Liberty’s third birthday event about Theresa May, Brexit, the NHS, HS2, and Heathrow’s third runway.  Follow @con4lib on Twitter Like Conservatives for Liberty on Facebook

by × November 7, 2016 ×

News

Protestors tried to silence Yaron Brook for the crime of being Israeli

Protestors tried to silence Yaron Brook for the crime of being Israeli

Stephen Hoffman is the Campaign Executive for We Believe in Israel but is speaking here in a personal capacity. For those who believe in an educated debate about Israel on universities, including the right for people to hear freely Israeli speakers free from initimidation, last week was incredibly depressing. It started […]

by × October 31, 2016 ×

News, Transport

Heathrow expansion: Where are the 4th and 5th runways going to be?

Heathrow expansion: Finally the 3rd runway at Heathrow has been given the greenlight, but this alone will not meet our long term needs.  The decision regarding the approval of a third runway at Heathrow has taken far too long and, quite frankly, if it wasn’t for David Cameron’s political maneuvering […]

by × October 27, 2016 ×