The famous line, ‘every one percent unemployment goes up, 40,000 people die’ comes from the mouth of Brad Pitt in 'The Big Short', a film based on the true story of a group of investors who short (bet against) the US housing market. This is interesting, because right now governments...
True to their manifesto pledge, the SNP have steered through legislation that would grant voting rights to prisoners in Scottish prisons. This is a mistake. In a liberal society the imprisonment of heretofore free citizens serves three purposes. The first is eminently practical; to remove dangerous individuals from the population and...
Daniel Hannan, Conservative MEP for South-East England, is surely one of Britain’s most influential Eurosceptics. He may not be one of the most recognisable figures from the 2016 referendum campaign, but few can match his long-term influence on the movement which won it. A Eurosceptic campaigner for decades, and...
It is clear from last weeks European Election results that the European Union needs to change direction. Millions of voters from across Europe chose to voice their anger at the European Project by voting for eurosceptic parties. The result has seen around 162 eurosceptic MEPs, from the FN in...
Jess Collett, I am twenty years old. I can vote, rent a house and buy enough tequila to drown a very small elephant. The British government seems to think that despite all this, I am incapable of thinking for myself. Cigarette stands are now covered up so that I am...
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...
We're often told by the left that we require the overwhelming state to provide nearly every public service in society. We simply cannot survive without the government - it is impossible and the retreat of the state in all its mighty glory will automatically equal yet another child in...
Ellie McHugh assesses the implications of the impending referenda on self-determination in both Scotland and the wider United Kingdom The United Kingdom stands at the nexus of two great debates on the nature of sovereignty: this is somewhat problematic, as her political and media classes much prefer consensus and the...
Olly Neville, At the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton, Danny Alexander went full guns blazing at top earners who avoid tax. We came up with a plan that could help him out: At the moment the UK tax code would take the world’s fastest reader over 120 hours to complete. UK...
A state of disaster has been declared in northern Samoa as a Cyclone Evan batters the island. Two people have been confirmed dead so far. The pressure on the Assad Regime grew as Russia, hitherto one of the countries staunchest allies, said that the Government now only controls about half...

Political Comment

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,...

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...

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...

Schools Must Reopen And Unions Must Stop Interfering

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Yesterday, it came to light that a Labour peer, Lord Hendy QC, had written a memo to...

Why I Still Believe In America

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I’m accused regularly of being an American stooge, superfan, or patsy; or, to use the current Internet...