Tensions between mainland China and Hong Kong are spiralling out of control. Towards the tail end of last year, the Chinese government supressed with disproportionate vigour the pro-autonomy protests. The protests died down slightly since then but there has been a continuation of the independence movement until now. Thursday marked...
Contrary to popular belief, I can't stand Jeremy Clarkson. He epitomises most things I detest: he's boorish, puerile and frankly, the sort of person who should still be strutting around a 6th form grammar school common room proudly wearing a prefect badge and pretending he was the one who...
Charlie Granby,  The film industry in 2012 saw some good times. With films such as Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Disney's Brave and The Avengers. However, whilst 2012 proved to be quite the cinematic year, 2013 looks equally as promising, if not better. Thus far,...
One of the most baffling aspects of the current crisis is how surprised so many people have been that a communist dictatorship with a track record of industrial scale censorship and deceit wasn’t falling over itself to share data and exercise anything resembling contrition. To be sure, China did act quickly and...
Michael Cohen’s admission of violating campaign finance laws on the instructions of then presidential candidate Donald Trump has placed talk of impeachment back at the centre of American political debate. On August 21 Mr Cohen, until 2018 President Trump’s lawyer, pleaded guilty to paying for the silence of two...
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...
As Mandelamania ramps up and previously pro-apartheid South Africa politicians here and abroad polish off their eulogies, Samuel Kerr looks at the positive achievements of an imperfect leader. I was recently sitting around the dinner table with some old friends of mine - a family from South Africa. They have...

I Hate Democracy

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Democracy isn’t necessarily the best form of Government, argues Reece Warren Let’s start with the more well-known argument of John Stuart Mill’s ‘Tyranny of the majority’ – that democracy is merely the oppression by the majority on to the minority. In other words, your viewpoint is only validated if the...
  As a real (free market) anarchist, I always find that the most interesting debates come not with socialists (who are boringly wrong) or centrists (who are just boring) but with minarchists, those who believe in a small state. Minarchy, like full communism, is one of the most interesting of...
Price gouging is the practice of putting prices up after a disaster. At first this seems deeply immoral, business owners profiting at the expense of those hurt by crises, what evil capitalist 'scum'. As always the truth is light-years away from left wing rhetoric. First of all we need to realise that...

Political Comment

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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In the early afternoon of the 7th January 2021, a salmagundi of thugs, conspiracy theorists and neo-nazis,...

Be Kind… Or Else!

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It’s December 2019 and Caroline Flack tweeted: “If you can be anything, be kind.” By February 2020,...

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...