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...
The year is 2024 and a man with great hair is about to address the nation. The papers are already awash with pieces comparing the remarkable turn of events to that of the last time a barrister turned Labour leader stood here on the steps of 10 Downing Street....
Barak Obama and Mitt Romney traded barbs in what was a rather unremarkable presidential debate last night. The first of three such debates, the event in Denver focused on domestic issues. As expected, Romney went on the attack with the presidents record on the economy, and was draw on...
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...
For many years now, the Labour Party’s electoral strategy has been one primarily of defence; namely, how can we hold off the advances of UKIP in the North and the SNP in Scotland. As of last week, it became clear that Labour’s overworked electoral analysts must contend with another...
No company pays its workers more than their worth, it’s for this reason that ideas that the minimum or living wage are so job destroying, as jobs that produce value less than the level set for these wages become unprofitable and so are removed. In many jobs however, the value...
  News out today from the hotbead of economic competence that is the Eurozone is that France and Germany have found 11 other countries to jump with them into the pit of financial suicide that is the Financial Transactions Tax. Obsorne, who’s ailing economy is set to benefit from this...
A group of pro-Scottish independence protestors have told people from England to “stay the f*ck away” during a protest at the border between Scotland and England.The squad made the statement in a video that has since gone viral after it was shared by a unionist Twitter account. Scottish nationalists on the...

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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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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...