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Home Affairs, News

The new Cabinet: A statement of intent?

Driving from Bushmills to Belfast yesterday afternoon, I listened to Theresa May’s first speech as Prime Minister with Neil Wilson. It goes without saying that as members of Conservatives for Liberty’s executive team, we have both been very critical of Mrs May throughout her time in the Home Office. But […]

by × July 15, 2016 ×

News

The new Cabinet in full

IN… Prime Minister: Theresa May Chancellor of the Exchequer: Phil‎ip Hammond Foreign Secretary: Boris Johnson Home Secretary: Amber Rudd Brexit Secretary: David Davis International Trade: Liam Fox Defence Secretary: Michael Fallon (unchanged) Education Secretary: Justine Greening Justice Secretary: Liz Truss Chief Whip: Gavin Williamson Party Chairman: Patrick McLoughlin Health Secretary: […]

by × July 14, 2016 ×

Home Affairs, News

Five things people forget about  Boris Johnson

Five things people forget about
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson is the new Foreign Secretary – jokes abound. Look at that buffoon wandering around, how embarrassing for the country! But people who regard Boris Johnson as a joke figure are over-looking a few things which make him supremely qualified for a Great Office of State: 1) Boris the […]

by × July 14, 2016 ×

Conservatism, News

The new Cabinet should be determined by merit, not gender

The new Cabinet should be determined by
merit, not gender

Today it has been reported that our new Prime Minister, Theresa May, intends to ensure women make up half of her Cabinet. Many in the media have welcomed this move, but I do not. The Conservative Party currently has 330 MPs, and of these 68 are women. In order to […]

by × July 13, 2016 ×

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CfL statement on our new Prime Minister

Theresa May is our new leader and Prime Minister. We have spent years fiercely criticising her illiberal policies as Home Secretary and we will be scrutinising her very closely indeed from now on. We have long held fears of her inevitable leadership bid. Having said that, she is now our leader […]

by × July 11, 2016 ×

Leftwatch, News

The Labour Party is on the brink of oblivion

The Labour Party is on the brink of oblivion

Over the last twelve months we have watched the Labour party go from one crisis to the next, like a paralytic drunk bouncing between shop fronts and parked cars on a never-ending journey of stupor. The current catastrophe of parliamentary party versus leader and grassroots reveals the astonishing folly of […]

by × June 30, 2016 ×

Elections, News

Delegated democracy: It’s your fault our political elites are rubbish

Delegated democracy: It’s your fault our
political elites are rubbish

I really, really, don’t like politicians. It may surprise you to hear this from me, a political geek & campaigner, who counts several politicians as friends. But it’s true, as a class, I really don’t like politicians – indeed, one of the key reasons I am a libertarian is that […]

by × June 4, 2016 ×

News

Don’t cry for Harambe

Don’t cry for Harambe

Harambe the gorilla was not shot for sport. Nor was he shot for food. He was shot in order to preserve the life of a four-year-old child, and if you are complaining about this very simple question of morality then please: do evolution a favour and eliminate yourself from the […]

by × June 2, 2016 ×

Economic, News

Trade wars: Leaked memo shows EU is  costing UK billions

Trade wars: Leaked memo shows EU is
costing UK billions

A secret government memo has been leaked to The Telegraph reportedly showing that a “trade war” between EU countries is damaging the British economy. The damning Whitehall assessment – seen by the Telegraph – has found that France and other EU countries are hampering new “free-trade” deals because they want […]

by × May 25, 2016 ×

Home Affairs, News

Queen’s Speech: The government is eroding your civil liberties – help us fight them

Queen’s Speech: The government is eroding
your civil liberties – help us fight them

So there we have it. Her Majesty the Queen has delivered the government’s legislative programme for the next year. Contained within there were potentially good bits, and some pretty awful bits too. Right now the Conservatives for Liberty team’s attention is largely focussed on the coming EU referendum – and […]

by × May 18, 2016 ×

Europe, News

The greatest EU myth: The prevention of war

The greatest EU myth: The prevention of war

From The Leave Alliance With the prime minister claiming on this of all days, “Europe Day”, that leaving the EU would bring us closer to war, all he is actually doing is repeating the most insidious myth of them all in relation to the European Union – that this anti-democratic, elitist construct […]

by × May 9, 2016 ×

Leftwatch, News

Give the BMA enough rope… will the latest  strikes see the Junior Doctors lose support?

Give the BMA enough rope… will the latest
strikes see the Junior Doctors lose support?

Another week, another doctor’s strike. Once again the country is held to ransom by the chosen few, once again millions of lives are endangered and once again the public is blindly behind them, with the odd heretical voice drowned out in a febrile clamour of righteous indignation. But listen carefully […]

by × April 24, 2016 ×