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Europe

The EU divorce paper?

The EU divorce paper?

“We need to give serious consideration to how the UK could have a free and prosperous economy outside the EU.” The Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) announced that it was going to award a prize of €100,000 to the lucky participant who came up with the best Brexit (British exit […]

by × July 23, 2013 ×

Law & Order, Liberty

Porn filters already exist – it’s a parent’s responsibility to use them

Porn filters already exist – it’s a parent’s
responsibility to use them

For some people, there are some things in life that seem just plain wrong. David Cameron has made it clear that for him (and the readership of the Daily Mail), it is pornography. He sees porn, it would seem, in the same way that many see smoking. Not only as […]

by × July 22, 2013 ×

Capitalism

A free market crusade or protectionist gambit?

A free market crusade or protectionist
gambit?

Hailed as the ‘biggest bilateral trade deal in history’ the upcoming trade talks between the United States and the European Union have the potential to boost global free trade like never before. The US and the EU represent the biggest trading blocks on Earth so it is no surprise the […]

by × July 16, 2013 ×

Europe, Foreign Affairs

The Brussels ultimatum: espionage and
trading secrets

 “This is a serious issue that no one over 40 years of age really gets. It is about our lives.” They (the European Union) will be more effective in changing these practices than the UK acting alone.” – David Davis MP, July 2013 Over the past few weeks, western democracies […]

by × July 16, 2013 ×

Foreign Affairs

The Arab Spring is looking more like 1848
than 1989

In Egypt, President Muhammad Morsi of the Freedom and Justice Party (the political wing of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood) was ousted by the military in a coup which took place following days of protests across the country calling for Morsi’s resignation. His crime? The betrayal of Egypt’s revolution which had […]

by × July 10, 2013 ×

Taxation

Let people have a drink!

Let people have a drink!

By Stephen Hoffman Ronald Reagan wisely once said the nine most terrifying words in the English Language are “I’m from the Government and I’m here to help”. The basic premise of this is that government intervention often makes things worse. This is because it leads to bureaucracy and nonsensical regulation […]

by × July 8, 2013 ×

Cartoons

Luke Farookhi on Egypt’s action replay

Luke Farookhi on Egypt’s action replay

by × July 8, 2013 ×

Economy

What austerity?

What austerity?

By Thomas Pike Observing from afar what is undoubtedly the biggest political debate of our era, you’d be forgiven for believing our Chancellor was worthy of a character from a 1970s Vietnam war film; machete in one hand, flamethrower in the other, slashing and scorching his way through the tangled […]

by × June 30, 2013 ×

Health & Environment

We need to talk about the NHS

We need to talk about the NHS

By Dominic Trynka-Watson The NHS is often held up as the greatest achievement of post-war Britain and frequently termed ‘the envy of the world’. Indeed, the NHS as a system enjoys an unusual status whereby it is insulated from criticism by proponents across the political spectrum, who seem to imagine […]

by × June 26, 2013 ×

Foreign Affairs

The Serpent’s Head

The Serpent’s Head

One of the things I’ve never quite understood about the Left is its willingness to relentlessly attack Christianity in the name of atheism and secularism yet, at the same time, side with Muslims generally and, sometimes, Islamists in particular. I have friends who are exceptions to this rule and hate […]

by × June 25, 2013 ×

Taxation

Governments should stop trying to blame everyone else for their terrible tax codes

Governments should stop trying to blame
everyone else for their terrible tax codes

If there is one belief that persists among the mandarins and politicians that man the machinery of government, it is that they and they alone are infallible, incapable of error. Error is something which plagues us lesser mortals, not the benign and omniscient bureaucrats which populate the various neoclassical buildings […]

by × June 24, 2013 ×

Cartoons

Luke Farookhi on Labour’s dilemma

Luke Farookhi on Labour’s dilemma

by × June 15, 2013 ×