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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 ×

Economy

Austerity Britain: an orderly decline?

Austerity Britain: an orderly decline?

By Thomas Pike As this is to be my first post for Conservative for Liberty, I thought I’d try something a little bold. Instead of tackling the admittedly very juicy subjects of Westminster rent-seeking and mass surveillance of the population (which our selfless public servants have been so kind as […]

by × June 11, 2013 ×

Transport

The best way to reform motorways is to abolish the speed limit

The best way to reform motorways is to
abolish the speed limit

The use of chauffer-driven ministerial cars and its cost to the taxpayer is an issue which raises its head every now and then on slow news days and those occasions when people simply want to have a dig at ministers as being ‘out of touch’ and ‘thinking they’re better than […]

by × June 7, 2013 ×

Europe

Rumination on the Federation

This piece will assume the mind of a eurosceptic, cognizant of the evolution of the European project and dismayed by the stark reality of the subsequent development of what once was a device for mutual cooperation between European states at the dawning of the Cold War. When the guns fell silent […]

by × June 3, 2013 ×

Cartoons

Luke Farookhi on the ‘Snoopers’ Charter’

Luke Farookhi on the ‘Snoopers’ Charter’

by × June 2, 2013 ×

Liberty

Big Brother rears his ugly head after
Woolwich

Following the tragic events in Woolwich last week, the political rhetoric has taken its usual, predictable course. First of all came the ‘Keep calm and carry on’ style reassurances from the party leaders, who condemned the attacks whilst offering their condolences to the family and friends of the victim. Now, […]

by × May 27, 2013 ×

Taxation

We have to simplify our tax system

We have to simplify our tax system

By Stephen Hoffman Tax avoidance and the schemes big companies like Google use to reduce the tax they have to pay within the law have featured largely in the news lately. Much handwringing has occurred and a lot of shouting has been going on about how terrible capitalism and big […]

by × May 21, 2013 ×

Foreign Affairs

Obama is wrong about those who warn of
tyranny – and recent events prove it

In a graduation speech made to the Class of 2013 at Ohio State University earlier this month, President Obama warned students about ‘…voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that is the root of all our problems. You should reject those voices,’ he […]

by × May 20, 2013 ×