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The platitudes of the liberal left will not help homeless people

The platitudes of the liberal left will not help homeless people

‘When you step over someone on the way to the pub, opera, shops or your own home, think about this for a while: there but for fate go all of us’. So ends Penny Anderson’s, Guardian article on homelessness. We should all remember, she states, that but for a few […]

by × January 23, 2017 ×

Leftwatch

Protesters throwing pieces of paving during and metal tubes at riot police during clashes at Bankova str, Kiev, Ukraine. December 1, 2013.

Leftist rioters give peaceful protesters a bad name

We have all probably heard that phrase ‘taking your anger out on the wrong person’ or had someone tell us ‘don’t take your anger out on me’. Well, perhaps no one said this to the rioters who wreaked havoc in Washington DC on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration as […]

by × January 23, 2017 ×

Liberty

WARNING: Eating roast potatoes may seriously harm your health (says nannying quango)

WARNING: Eating roast potatoes may seriously harm your health (says nannying quango)

My name is Ben Kelly and I’m a roast potato addict. It started with just the occasional spud, you know, a few boiled or mashed at social gatherings. All the cool kids were eating them. Then I moved to roasted and eventually I could barely imagine a roast dinner without […]

by × January 23, 2017 ×

America, Conservatism

Donald Trump is not a conservative

Donald Trump is not a conservative

Donald J. Trump, President-elect of the United States of America, can be called many things. For decency’s sake, relatively few of these can be committed to paper. But one of the things he can’t reasonably be described as, despite his assertions to the contrary, is a conservative. As a conservative […]

by × January 19, 2017 ×

America

Hail to the Chief: Reflecting on eight years of ‘The Cult of Obama’

It remains to be seen whether or not The Donald will ‘Make America Great Again’; there is still a rhetoric hangover from the race that is making the future hard to predict. Donny J is like marmite, and unlike Marmite I don’t love him, but I want to at least […]

by × January 18, 2017 ×

Economic

Corbyn is wrong; we need to make the poor richer, not make the rich poorer

Corbyn is wrong; we need to make the poor richer, not make the rich poorer

Despite only being a few days in, there has been a lot of talk about wage inequality already in 2017. From Jeremy Corbyn’s maximum wage cap to the IFS study into part-time work, our attention is being drawn to the gap between the haves and the have-nots. Very little debate […]

by × January 15, 2017 ×

Liberty

The Left cry wolf over Amber Rudd’s speech

What a week of non-stories this was. First of all, in the wake of Jeremy Corbyn’s pitiful, and often rather embarrassing reinvention, everything returned back to normal and it was revealed even he wasn’t sure what Labour’s policy on defence was and that he would get back to us on […]

by × January 15, 2017 ×

Health, Health & Environment

You’re all wrong: A bigger NHS budget won’t solve the crisis in delayed discharge. This will.

You’re all wrong: A bigger NHS budget won’t solve the crisis in delayed discharge. This will.

‘Medical outliers’, ‘medically fit’, ‘bed blockers’. These are all terms to describe the same problem: patients who are ready to leave hospital but can’t because the right social care package is not in place. The problem has been described over and over again, for decades. One of my first memories […]

by × January 13, 2017 ×

Liberty

The false premise of the EAW; the wrongful assumption of parity of justice across Europe

The false premise of the EAW; the wrongful assumption of parity of justice across Europe

The English and Welsh legal system is one of great history and importance in the development of legal principles across large parts of the globe. Seen from both a criminal and civil law perspective, it is held up by many as the gold standard and in many ways the template […]

by × January 13, 2017 ×

Europe

Remoaners will cry wolf every step of the way

Remoaners will cry wolf every step of the way

Michael Gove’s infamous pre-referendum declaration that the public were “sick of experts” was leaped upon by his opponents, and ridiculed as an admission that, what turned out to be the most Britons that have ever voted for anything, were unwilling to listen to reason. The received wisdom being that silly […]

by × January 12, 2017 ×

Health & Environment

What’s wrong with Red Cross helping the NHS?

What’s wrong with Red Cross helping the NHS?

Last weekend marked the start of 2017’s NHS ‘Winter Crisis’ – an annual ritual in which the Labour Party claim the Tories have wantonly and irreversibly destroyed the Health Service. Proceedings began after Red Cross volunteers were drafted in to assist besieged Accident & Emergency staff, amid reports that three […]

by × January 11, 2017 ×

Europe

Look beyond the EU; the world is our market

Look beyond the EU; the world is our market

Contrary to what Tim Farron says, the European Union is not the be all and end all; there is a whole planet beyond the Europe. A planet with growing markets across all four corners of the map. When we free ourselves from the shackles of the worlds only shrinking trade bloc […]

by × January 11, 2017 ×