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Leftwatch

Permission to speak Mrs Blair?

It may be trite to point out that recent events have opened the eyes of a bemused political elite; but it’s only a matter of time before the temporarily extended Overton window, is slammed in the faces of the dissenting hoi polloi. MPs that seek re-election in 2020 are cognisant […]

by × December 6, 2016 ×

Scotland

CfL Scotland launches

CfL Scotland launches

CfL in Scotland is officially up and running after our launch at the Trout Anglers Club in Edinburgh. With over 40 people attending and lots of sound conversations taking place, time, giving us great hope for the future. We even had a few people who weren’t members of the Conservative […]

by × December 5, 2016 ×

Europe

The Richmond by-election is not a mandate to reverse Brexit

The Richmond by-election victory for the Lib Dems has got the remainers rather over excited. Sarah Olney said the outcome had sent a “shockwave” through Downing Street and paved the way for Parliament to “override” the EU withdrawal referendum result. This is a particularly baffling conclusion to make; a by-election mandate of 20,000 […]

by × December 2, 2016 ×

Elections, Foreign Affairs, Leftwatch

2016: The year post-democratic politics went mainstream

2016: The year post-democratic politics went mainstream

November 25 was a date of cosmic importance this year. Jupiter joined a waning crescent Moon in the dawn sky, “bleeding inside each other’s wounds,” according to the America’s Most Haunted Twitter account, whatever that means. But it wasn’t the only event of cosmic significance to occur that evening. As the […]

by × December 1, 2016 ×

America

Debunking the alt-right myth

There is a ‘white supremacist’ in the White House, according to the metropolitan Left. No, it isn’t Donald Trump. That goes without saying. The man in question is of course Steve Bannon, former executive chair of Breitbart News and now chief strategist for the president-elect, who recently earned the label […]

by × November 29, 2016 ×

Liberty

See the list of government agencies that can access your browsing history #IPBill

See the list of government agencies that can access your browsing history #IPBill

The Investigatory Powers Bill forces internet providers to keep a full list of internet connection records (ICRs) for a year and to make them available to the Government if asked. Those ICRs in effect serve as a full list of every website that people have visited. Goodbye privacy! There is […]

by × November 29, 2016 ×

Europe

Merry Christmas! Eurocrats receive another bumper pay rise

It’s going to be a very merry Christmas in Brussels this year! Yes, though millions of people across the EU are suffering thanks to the stagnant eurozone and the constraints of the euro currency, although there’s a migration crisis that has been badly bungled, and ongoing economic crises across the continent, despite […]

by × November 28, 2016 ×

Elections, Liberty

Why populism trumps the status quo

Why populism trumps the status quo

By Julian Glassford The political earthquake that the Republican Party’s president-elect has sparked is bigger than the United States of America, and bigger, even, than the ego of “braggadocios” Donald Trump. With tremors still being felt right around the globe, the shock outcome has taken virtually everyone by surprise and left […]

by × November 27, 2016 ×

Europe

Anti-Brexit forces are gathering in strength; don’t let them devalue our democracy

Anti-Brexit forces are shaping the narrative, creating a climate of negativity and threatening to devalue our democracy Tony Blair is returning to Britain to become an “agent of influence in British politics”, he has gathering behind him many influential political allies and money men determined to ensure that the democratic […]

by × November 25, 2016 ×

Economic, Economy

The Autumn Statement: A missed opportunity to bolster Brexit Britain

The Autumn Statement: A missed opportunity to bolster Brexit Britain

The Autumn Statement contained some positive elements. It was pleasing to hear that the employment rate is at an all-time peak of 74.5% and that unemployment is at an 11-year low. We were happy to see the back of the “rabbit in the hat” political manoeuvres that Osborne was so […]

by × November 25, 2016 ×

Europe

Remain II: The Revenge of Remain – The Resurgent Europhiles hoping to stop Brexit

Remain II: The Revenge – The Remain campaign is to relaunch and reinvigorate the British Europhile movement, with Tony Blair launching his comeback to stop Brexit The Remain campaign is regrouping and preparing for a major relaunch. Well, you didn’t think the Europhile elite was going to give up that […]

by × November 21, 2016 ×

Liberty

The market, not the state, is the solution to a more harmonious internet

The market, not the state, is the solution to a more harmonious internet

By Elliot Fudge The internet is the focal point of a new culture war. The ongoing battle on social media between the libertarian and authoritarian camps now resembles a political fight of its own, away from mainstream political discourse. As the conflict wears on though, it seems that the internet […]

by × November 20, 2016 ×