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Why I Am Not A Libertarian

Why I Am Not A Libertarian

Backbencher September 14, 2013 8

Is Libertarianism best kept in Sixth Form Common Room? One social conservative gives us his views. You cannot be socially liberal and fiscally conservative because the consequences of unfettered social liberalism will have significant

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Do We Still Need A Government? Well, Yes

Do We Still Need A Government? Well, Yes

Backbencher August 29, 2013 5

Are there any functions which can and must remain the preserve of elected governments? I often hear talk of reducing the role of the state, and the benefits that doing so would bring to

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The Right Not To Vote

The Right Not To Vote

Backbencher July 25, 2013 1

The right not to participate in the democratic process should not preclude you from your societal rights and responsibilities On my routine train journey to work yesterday I passed the time as I always

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Islamism Is Our Generation’s Fascism

Islamism Is Our Generation’s Fascism

Lee Jenkins July 25, 2013 36

Get past the headlines, the symbols and sound bites and you find striking similarities between the extremist ideologies of 1930’s European Fascism, and today’s Jihadist interpretation of Islam. Glorification of violence Like Mussolini’s volunteers,

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Libertarian Predistribution

Libertarian Predistribution

Olly Neville July 16, 2013 4

The goals of predistribution are best achieved through libertarian means When Ed Miliband announced his great idea of predistribution most people ignored it. Even the politically aware had very little idea what it was,

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Our Enfeebled Response To Grooming Gangs

Our Enfeebled Response To Grooming Gangs

Lee Jenkins June 20, 2013 3

 Unswerving commitment to cultural sensitivity has paralysed our response to grooming gangs. It wasn’t meant to be like this. During the 1990’s successive governments, institutions and media outlets pushed the multicultural agenda. Steel drums,

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The Hong Kong Fugitive

The Hong Kong Fugitive

Backbencher June 16, 2013 0

By Jonathan Brown The Home Office have warned airlines that they will be penalised if they transport the whistle blower Edward Snowden onto British soil. It appears to be a move to safeguard against

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We Ain’t In it Together

Backbencher June 10, 2013 2

By Rachel Auld With millionaires getting a tax cut worth £100,000 a year on average, when April 1st came round, many of working people who are receiving housing benefits will now have to pay

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The Timely Death Of Universalism

Backbencher June 6, 2013 0

The State enforced sense of oneness has had its day.  There has been much ado about universalism this week.  The idea that everyone should benefit from the welfare state is not, however, universally popular.

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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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