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Thatcher’s Dirty Little Secret

Thatcher’s Dirty Little Secret

Lee Jenkins April 18, 2013 5

Thatcher is lionised as a champion of freedom and democracy. So why did she support a tyrant? The burial yesterday of Baroness Thatcher has given politicos an excuse to trawl back through her time

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Ding Dong The Left Is Dead

Ding Dong The Left Is Dead

Andrew Thorpe-Apps April 13, 2013 20

Andrew Thorpe-Apps says, even in death, Lady Thatcher is humiliating the Left.  ‘Ditch the bitch’ was a common Labour slogan throughout Lady Thatcher’s years in office. Then, as now, it is clear that the

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Learning Liberty: Libertarianism and its Principles

Learning Liberty: Libertarianism and its Principles

Backbencher April 10, 2013 3

  Gavin Webb, Gavin Webb is Founder of the Independent Libertarians Network, a UK libertarian political party structured not as a traditional party, but as a network for individuals to better reflect the libertarian ideas

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Venezuelan and US relations – Beyond Repair?

Venezuelan and US relations – Beyond Repair?

Tristan Kitchin March 19, 2013 0

The relationship between the USA and Venezuela over the past decade can only be described as shaky at best. Ever since Chavez’s rise to power in 1998 the two nations have struggled to meet

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Life after Chavez

Life after Chavez

Tristan Kitchin March 12, 2013 0

  Chavez, the self-proclaimed revolutionary, actually gained power legally through the 1998 elections. He may have won the Presidency by popular vote, but much of what was passed during his 13 years in office

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The Venezuelan Elections: Henrique Capriles

The Venezuelan Elections: Henrique Capriles

Tristan Kitchin March 8, 2013 0

As Venezuela mourns the loss of President Hugo Chavez and people gather in the capital Caracas for his funeral today, we look at one of the candidates to replace the man who became one

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Goodbye Chavez: A New Start in Venezuela?

Goodbye Chavez: A New Start in Venezuela?

Tristan Kitchin March 6, 2013 0

  Yesterday, (Tuesday March 5th) at the age of 58, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez passed away. Chavez had been undergoing a prolonged battle against cancer ever since it was first detected in mid-2011, and

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War Socialists

War Socialists

Olly Neville January 29, 2013 33

To take the massive simplification – socialists on the left (liberals) want the state to interfere in the boardroom but not the bedroom, socialists on the right (conservatives) want the state to interfere in

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London gaining from Hollande’s ‘folie fiscale’

Andrew Thorpe-Apps January 12, 2013 3

French President Francois Hollande and his socialist administration want to raise taxes on citizens earning over €1 million annually to 75%. Many in France are calling the President’s plans ‘folie fiscale’ (tax madness). Unemployment

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Capitalism is to blame for everything

Capitalism is to blame for everything

Daniel Pryor November 27, 2012 3

  The Backbencher’s Daniel Pryor recently interviewed Canadian market anarchist Neil M. Tokar on the subject of anarcho-capitalism. The following is an excerpt from that interview, in which Neil discusses common objections to anarcho-capitalist

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