Biden vs Big Tech

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Often defined as the ‘Big Five’ companies of Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft, the future of big tech appears tumultuous at best. What is evident, however, is that their influence is gargantuan both economically and socially and whether this influence should be curtailed is a pertinent policy question,...
With the House returning from summer recess, the first PMQs took place on Wednesday. Many of us were expecting a clash of the titans but instead it seemed a clash of the damp squibs. The first question from Starmer was on the debacle that was the exam results, covering ground...
After a blisteringly hot week and major thunderstorms we will look at how the Government proposes to secure the governance, independent advice and the monitoring of the UK Internal Market. I hope that the thunderstorms are not going to tumble into this process and cause our businesses problems. The government...
Since the Lockdown began, many people have found themselves at home feeling bewildered, fearful for loved ones, dependent on reduced pay from employers or receiving benefits. In some cases they have had no income at all. Everyone has had their daily routines changed. Whilst little reaches the mainstream media, the...
I am conscious that to draw upon it may be to fall victim to argumentum ad populum but the sheer number and variety of people lining up against the Scottish Government’s Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill is staggering. When you can bring together Rowan Atkinson, Val McDermid, the...
It is not particularly surprising that an ideology that first emerged roughly 200 years ago has multiplied and mutated beyond recognition to create an incredibly diverse set of principles. There can, however, be issues with this diversity. For example, when two people meet on the internet, both of whom claim...
But it’s in the Constitution! When that document was written a new nation had been formed on the basis that the British Army had repressed them as an arm of the state by enforcing taxation without representation. Worried about the ramifications of a standing army but knowing that there was...
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Tony Blair: Boris ‘Not the one to save the Union’ Tony Blair accused the prime minister on Sunday of not being ‘the one to save the Union’ in a wide-ranging interview with Sky News discussing coronavirus and foreign policy. The former prime minister also lambasted Labour’s lack of opposition to the...
The Chamber in the House of Commons looks a very different place in the time of COVID-19 and is much less raucous than we have known in the past. It is the one year anniversary of Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister, and this week’s PMQ’S started in the usual...
The SNP, Liberal Democrats and Labour billed the taxpayer £50,540.99 for ‘support groups’ in the Scottish Parliament in the 2018-19 fiscal year. Over half of this bill was made up by Labour, who charged £33,917.90 for their support group. This included £18,000 paid to Press Data, a media monitoring business, as...

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Is it time to separate Church and State?

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For many, separating Church and State seems like common sense, and in the UK, such constitutional reforms...

The sweet, sweet irony of the EU-AstraZeneca vaccine row

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This week, the EU apparently signalled a major departure from its previously held dogma on free markets,...

Four Successful Regulations That Show Real Bite from the UK Gambling Commission

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is one of those regulatory bodies that often gets it in the...

An Ode to America Lost

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Be Kind… Or Else!

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Trump has lost the battle but is winning the war

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As I write this, the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election is not yet fully known....

A Response to Gerald Warner

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Earlier this month Gerald Warner explained on the Reaction website why Joe Biden’s candidacy for the US...

How Much Attention Should Political Bettors Pay to Social Media?

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Social media has influenced our lives in ways we can’t even fathom, but never does it seem...