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Libertarianism and the lessons it has for the Left

Libertarianism and the lessons it has for the Left

Backbencher June 3, 2014 5

Libertarianism has many valuable lessons for the Left, argues Lily Summers, and the Left is foolish to ignore them On many, many occasions, I’ve heard numerous people on the right, or people who identify

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Leave Russia Alone

Leave Russia Alone

Backbencher January 31, 2014 2

Left-wing activists who focus on gay rights in Russia overlook far more illiberal homophobia in other countries, argues Jack Wharton. On the BBC’s Andrew Marr show recently, Vladimir Putin gave an interview to selected

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Student Unions Are Destroying Freedom. Don’t Let Them

Student Unions Are Destroying Freedom. Don’t Let Them

Backbencher November 22, 2013 10

Reece Warren calls for the upholding of free speech on campus, and resistance to illiberal leftist Student Union efforts to suppress it There are no two ways about this: Student Unions up and down

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The Pollution Of Political Debate

The Pollution Of Political Debate

Backbencher October 25, 2013 1

Jack Wharton condemns the partisan misuse of language that distorts political debate Our society is broken. That’s the unfortunate conclusion I’ve reached after observing the last week or two of our polluted political debate.

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Survival Of The Fittest Is The Real Left Wing Doctrine

Survival Of The Fittest Is The Real Left Wing Doctrine

Backbencher September 20, 2013 1

Jack Wharton contends that, in their objections to zero hours contracts, the left have exposed some of their inherent contradictions Have you ever wondered why you can’t reason with a leftie? Why the militant

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Why Isn’t Libertarianism More Successful In The UK?

Backbencher September 13, 2013 6

Why are libertarians seemingly excluded from British political debate, and what we can do about it? Hero-worship is not my style. Alas, in trying to understand why there are so few libertarians in the

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German Election Blues

German Election Blues

Backbencher August 16, 2013 2

Stephanie Surface reports from Bavaria on political homogeneity in Germany in the run-up to September’s critical elections There are now less than seven weeks to go before the important German Election for the Bundestag

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Scotland’s Outside Left

Backbencher July 26, 2013 3

Alan Grant critiques the Reid Foundation’s vision for an independent, but statist-socialist Scotland. This column very rarely begins with a compliment being paid to that side of our constitutional debate which seeks to wrench

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One Conference And A Funeral

Michael St George April 19, 2013 0

On the face of it, there might not appear to be any kind of consequential relationship between two apparently unconnected events held on successive days this week – the funeral of former Prime Minister

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