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Sovereignty is Far More Than Just Some Abstract Concept

Sovereignty is Far More Than Just Some Abstract Concept

Matthew Cowley June 19, 2016 0

When you listen to the Remain campaign talk about sovereignty you would be forgiven for thinking it was some abstract 18th Century notion. Indeed the speed with which the In camp dismiss any argument that involves

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The False Choice Of An EU Referendum

Backbencher October 20, 2013 1

  Cameron and his team have placed great stock in a 2017 referendum promise. But is worth a dime? In front of us, there is a choice – whether it comes in 2017 or

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Sovereignty Over One’s Mind and Body: The Most Fundamental Human Right

Sovereignty Over One’s Mind and Body: The Most Fundamental Human Right

Sam Woolfe August 7, 2013 0

Having control of one’s body and one’s mind – also called self-ownership – is, I believe, the most basic right any one can have. Mill summed it up nicely in On Liberty: “Over one’s

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Judicial Independence and Parliamentary sovereignty

Judicial Independence and Parliamentary sovereignty

Backbencher December 22, 2012 2

James Sharpe. ‘The supremacy of Parliament is still the general principle of our constitution.’ Those were the words of Lord Steyn in R (Jackson) v Attorney-General in 2005. In one sentence he summed up

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The Falklanders: Masters of their own destiny

The Falklanders: Masters of their own destiny

Andrew Thorpe-Apps November 2, 2012 15

Since 1982, the economy of the Falkland Islands has grown steadily. The unemployment rate is a mere 1% and there is a strong sense of community spirit and pride. Plans are underway for the

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CCHQ #EUDebate

CCHQ #EUDebate

Backbencher October 26, 2012 1

Welcome to The Backbencher’s live-blog from the House of Commons debate of Douglas Carswell’s Private Member’s bill for the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972, whose effect, if passed, would be to bring

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