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Why Libertarians Will Never Get Immigration

Lee Jenkins November 20, 2013 7

Why do libertarians have such a hard time understanding, and being understood, on the most contentious issue? Next to taxation, immigration is possibly the most contentious and emotive issue of the last decade. This

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How Both Left & Right Claim V For Vendetta As Their Own

How Both Left & Right Claim V For Vendetta As Their Own

Lee Jenkins October 31, 2013 4

How did a glorified prop in an average film come to be seized upon by both sides of the political divide? There isn’t much in the way of imagery or iconography that vehemently opposed

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Malala Yousafzai wins EU’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

Malala Yousafzai wins EU’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

Backbencher October 11, 2013 0

Bryony Clarke reports on the Pakistani education activist’s accreditation by the European Parliament. Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai  was yesterday unveiled as the 2013 laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought,

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Must we choose between freedom and security?

Backbencher August 1, 2013 0

We demand security yet crave freedom. Can there be a balance in such an unstable and interconnected world? In a recent interview with Charlie Rose in the US following the National Security Agency revelations

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Security or freedom. Do we give ourselves that choice?

Backbencher July 11, 2013 5

It’s a debate as old as democracy, so why are suddenly so comfortable with sacrificing our liberties and privacy at the Altar of Security? Why do Western nations continuously persist in allowing corruption within

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Does Human Nature Justify Political Authority?

Does Human Nature Justify Political Authority?

Backbencher June 21, 2013 0

 What level of interference we require from the Government Does our human nature mean that we require authority? Even from a young age it’s drilled into most of us that this is the case

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The State As Oppressor?

The State As Oppressor?

Backbencher May 31, 2013 1

Can the state be said to be an oppressor? The view that the state is an oppressor would be held by two particular ideologies: anarchism (which stems from anarchia – defined as no rule),

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Has David Cameron sacrificed his career for same sex marriage?

Has David Cameron sacrificed his career for same sex marriage?

Backbencher May 23, 2013 0

It’s a victory for freedom, but could Same Sex Marriage have cost Cameron more than he realises? There are many ways to avoid inheritance tax. With a creative accountant and a liberal interpretation of

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Old Holborn: Behind The Mask

Old Holborn: Behind The Mask

Daniel Pryor May 22, 2013 26

(Photograph by Arfur Daley)   The Backbencher’s Daniel Pryor interviewed Old Holborn: the controversial libertarian blogger and activist who has attracted fresh controversy after being suspended from Twitter following his remarks concerning the Hillsborough

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Libertarians & Public Nudity

Libertarians & Public Nudity

Lee Jenkins April 25, 2013 20

Defenders of liberty must be defenders of nudity Next to property rights, perhaps the most sacred totem to libertarians is freedom of expression. Normally this manifests itself in freedom of speech, whether via the

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