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Home Affairs

Open up! The need for more transparency
in policing

By Jamie Brooke On August 4, 2011, Mark Duggan was shot and killed by armed police in Tottenham. The killing has been mired in controversy, with accusations that the police closed ranks unduly. Two days later, friends, relatives and locals marched on Tottenham Police Station chanting ‘we want answers’, demanding the police […]

by × September 28, 2013 ×

Economic

We must protect our labour flexibility

We must protect our labour flexibility

By Tom Roberts In the rhetoric of ‘a recovery for the many versus a recovery for the few’, Labour thinks it has found a great new avenue of attack against the Coalition government, what with the return to economic growth and disappearance of the double-dip recession from statistical history having […]

by × September 25, 2013 ×

Cartoons

Farookhi: Skeletons in the closet

Farookhi: Skeletons in the closet

by × September 25, 2013 ×

Home Affairs

What is the point of the Lib Dems?

By Tom Roberts The summer is well known as the ‘silly season’ in the British media, with Parliament in recess leading to an absence of serious political stories to report. Yet, the holidays this year were awash with articles on Ed Miliband’s ‘summer of silence’, as leading figures from Labour […]

by × September 16, 2013 ×

Foreign Affairs

Syria: is humanitarian intervention
possible?

By Jamie Brooke On August 29 the British Parliament narrowly voted against a military intervention in Syria. Prime Minister David Cameron rightly allowed MPs a free vote, saying as the debate drew to a close; “I strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons […]

by × September 5, 2013 ×

Liberty

‘Enjoy the internet responsibly’

‘Enjoy the internet responsibly’

By Jan Żeber Social networking sites are a bit like cheap lager. They are an integral part of the western world. Most people use them, some overdo them. Occasionally they become a medium of an unpleasant situation, and sometimes of a tragedy – my deepest condolences go out to the […]

by × September 1, 2013 ×

Foreign Affairs

Obama the neocon liberal

By Dominic Trynka-Watson It is truly frightening just how infatuated the New York Times is with Barack Obama. I cannot imagine for one minute that this article, for example, would have been printed with had John McCain or Mitt Romney won the 2012 presidential election. More worryingly, this article’s message […]

by × August 31, 2013 ×

Cartoons

Farookhi: Heir to Blair?

Farookhi: Heir to Blair?

by × August 31, 2013 ×

Foreign Affairs

The sentencing of Bradley Manning

By Jamie Brooke This week saw Army Colonel Judge Denise Lind sentence whistle-blower Bradley Manning to 35 years’ imprisonment. The divisive American, seen as a traitor, political prisoner or folk-hero, was convicted of nineteen of the twenty one charges against him, mostly brought under the Espionage Act 1917. The sentence […]

by × August 29, 2013 ×

Cartoons

Farookhi: Victory on a platter

Farookhi: Victory on a platter

by × August 28, 2013 ×

Foreign Affairs

Why the West really wants Syria

By Bradley Willis With US defence secretary John Kerry’s statement and David Cameron cutting short his Cornwall holiday, we have been given the strongest indication yet that the West, or at least Great Britain and the United States, is preparing to intervene in the Syrian conflict after the alleged use […]

by × August 28, 2013 ×

Foreign Affairs

Syria: we should, shouldn’t we?

By Thomas Pike Needless to say, as a proud classical liberal, I am most certainly not a fan of Western military intervention in foreign wars. Such intervention can come with an incredible price tag, seriously harmful and unintended consequences, and trample upon a whole host of social and cultural norms […]

by × August 27, 2013 ×