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Forward Together: A manifesto for Tory paternalism

Forward Together: A manifesto for Tory paternalism

It’s become increasingly clear that libertarians are losing the battle for the heart of the Conservative Party – never more so than on the publication of ‘our’ latest election manifesto: “We must reject the ideological templates provided by the socialist left and the libertarian right and instead embrace the mainstream […]

by × May 18, 2017 ×

#GE4L, CfL10

The CfL Ten: Enfield North

The CfL Ten: Enfield North

Nick de Bois has fought every General Election in Enfield North since 2001. After losing his seat in 2015, he is aiming to return to Parliament on 8th June. Recently coming to CfL’s attention as a committed opponent of plain packaging, de Bois ticks a few other ‘ideal MP’ boxes. […]

by × May 16, 2017 ×

#GE4L, CfL10

The CfL Ten: Fermanagh and South Tyrone

The CfL Ten: Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Tom Elliott is the only non-Conservative in the CfL Ten and with good reason. After sensationally taking Fermanagh and South Tyrone back for the Union in 2015, all other unionist parties, including the Conservatives, have pulled out of the race here. Ensuring that the most westerly constituency in the United […]

by × May 15, 2017 ×

#GE4L, CfL10

The CfL Ten: Sefton Central

The CfL Ten: Sefton Central

With under a month of campaigning time left, it’s time to get some sensible footwear on and hit the streets. If you’re wondering where to go to make the most of your time then don’t worry – we’ve got it covered. Your CfL team has selected ten great candidates in […]

by × May 15, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Transport

Forget nationalisation; the railway needs full privatisation

Forget nationalisation; the railway needs full privatisation

It never ceases to amaze me how many people think that the railways should be nationalised. Surprisingly, for somebody who has never even worked in the transport industry, let alone the railways, Jeremy Corbyn believes that he has a wealth of knowledge and a policy that will make railways cheaper, […]

by × May 15, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Health, Home Affairs, Liberty

Yellow Haze: Farron and the Lib Dems miss the point on cannabis

Yellow Haze: Farron and the Lib Dems miss the point on cannabis

It’s no secret that cannabis legalisation is a policy area that I feel particularly passionate about, and one that I degenerately thrust myself behind whenever I have a chance. As such, you may be surprised that I am not over the moon at a major (ish) party in the country […]

by × May 12, 2017 ×

Leftwatch

The Labour manifesto is a ruinous blueprint for a socialist Britain

The Labour manifesto is a ruinous blueprint for a socialist Britain

The leak of the Labour manifesto is either further evidence of the leadership’s utter incompetence, or speaks volumes about the deep divisions further opening between the Far Left and the rest of the Party. If it was a strategic leak; it shows the leadership’s ineptitude as it gives the Conservative […]

by × May 11, 2017 ×

Capitalism, Europe

Low wage tax haven? Worked for Singapore

Low wage tax haven? Worked for Singapore

You have to pity those poor Spaniards. As propitiatory sacrifices to euromoloch, their unemployment rate remains stubbornly around the 18 per cent mark a full decade after the financial crisis, and most of their young people now seem to be making lattes for Londoners. In Britain, we complain about the […]

by × May 10, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland could be sold short unless we shout about the merits of Brexit

Northern Ireland could be sold short unless we shout about the merits of Brexit

On 23 June 2016 a small miracle happened in Northern Ireland. Despite polls placing the percentage of Northern Irish voters who were going to vote to leave the European Union at 13% in late 2015 and just 26% in the days before the referendum, 44% of Northern Irish voters turned […]

by × May 3, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Europe

The Daoguang Emperor of the Qing Dynasty.

The EU’s ‘unequal treaties’

One of the more colourful episodes of British imperialism – and, let’s face it, there’s a lot to choose from – took place around the ‘misspent youth’ of empire at the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign – when its full might was put behind the somewhat embarrassing pursuit of drug-pushing. […]

by × May 3, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Elections

A General Election, for Liberty

A General Election, for Liberty

Following the Prime Minister’s election announcement last Tuesday, Conservatives for Liberty have wasted no time getting into full election mode. While we have frequently voiced concerns about some elements of Theresa May’s programme, we have consistently believed that she is the best-placed to lead the country through the process of […]

by × April 30, 2017 ×

Education, Liberty

We need to liberalise the education system

We need to liberalise the education system

In his 2017 stand-up entitled ‘2017’, comedian Louis C.K. takes a brief moment to discuss the state of education in the US: “What is the job?” (asks a would-be teacher) “We need you to make students know math” “Wow… do they want to know math?”. “Oh no, they don’t want […]

by × April 28, 2017 ×