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Ukip if you want to – the party’s not for
reforming

Today’s Tory Diary holds out hope for a future reconciliation with Ukip in the wake of Ken Clarke’s overhyped attack on its candidates and voters and Boris Johnson’s typically optimistic assessment of the purple surge. Andrew Gimson interprets Boris’s words as signifying that Ukip is ‘the lost Tory tribe, and […]

by × April 29, 2013 ×

Foreign Affairs, Liberty

America: where racism makes you an
idiot, not a criminal

Possibly one of the most frightening developments of our time is the emergence of the idea of qualified free speech. Those using it are often not intelligent enough to realise it’s an oxymoron while others should simply know better. It always starts the same. “I believe in freedom of speech […]

by × April 28, 2013 ×

Cartoons

Luke Farookhi: Chasing the Dragon

Luke Farookhi: Chasing the Dragon

by × April 26, 2013 ×

Cartoons

Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un with Nuke, Park Geun-hye, Shinzo Abe

Luke Farookhi on the North Korean missile crisis

by × April 23, 2013 ×

Europe

Alternative für Deutschland – Germany’s
UKIP?

By Moritz Strittmatter Over the last couple of weeks the rapid emergence of a new political party has made rounds in Germany. The party called Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), ‘an alternative for Germany’ is named after the infamous expression by chancellor Merkel stating that the steps taken to secure the […]

by × April 18, 2013 ×

Cartoons

Luke Farookhi: “We’re all Thatcherites now”

Luke Farookhi: “We’re all Thatcherites now”

by × April 18, 2013 ×

Blog

Neither superhuman nor demon but a life
well-lived

The more realistic we are in assessing Lady Thatcher, the more positive we find we should be, and the more outstanding she and her achievements seem, says Iain Milne. A small, square, largely unnoticed plaque inside York Railway Station testifies to much about the history of modern British governance. Amongst […]

by × April 17, 2013 ×

Conservatism

Conservatives must channel the spirit of Margaret Thatcher

Conservatives must channel the spirit of
Margaret Thatcher

By Cllr Nicholas Rogers Where were you when you heard? I was, of all places, sitting on a sofa in Southampton’s IKEA store. The news, though not surprising, filled me with deep sadness. Margaret Thatcher’s death diminished the world’s stock of greatness in a way that few people’s deaths do. […]

by × April 15, 2013 ×

Conservatism

Why the far right hates Margaret Thatcher too

Why the far right hates Margaret Thatcher
too

I’ve often said, when people on either end of the political spectrum hate you, you’re probably doing the right thing. How many times have you been called a raving lefty by social conservatives and Adolf Hitler by raving lefties? Exactly. The week following the death of Lady Thatcher has been […]

by × April 14, 2013 ×

Capitalism

Ding dong goes the cash register

Ding dong goes the cash register

By Moritz Strittmatter The news, breaking on Twitter earlier, that Rupert Murdoch was profiting from the sales of the song ‘Ding, Dong! the Witch is Dead’ have proven to be false, as the rights belong firmly to Time Warner. The confusion may be explainable due to the recent purchase of […]

by × April 13, 2013 ×

Constitution

A Conservative case for proportional representation

A Conservative case for proportional
representation

This has been something of a referendum-heavy Parliament by British standards. Like standing armies and civil codes of law, referenda are some of those things we on this blessed isle have generally left to Europeans – despots from Napoleon to Hitler used them to cement their legitimacy but we had […]

by × April 8, 2013 ×

Capitalism, Health & Environment

Plain packaging is plain madness

Plain packaging is plain madness

By Stephen Hoffman Plain packaging is a policy that would force shopkeepers across the UK to hide cigarettes in metal boxes and with all the packaging plain. No cigarettes would be branded and there would be no trademarks. In short all cigarettes would look drearily the same. As part of […]

by × April 7, 2013 ×