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...
It is always fascinating to see Conservatives fail to fully grasp the consequences of socialised medicine. On the one hand, they are perfectly happy to put up with high income taxes and VAT to fund what is generally considered to be a world class healthcare system. But on the...
Well... you can't let politicians control it because they'll just manipulate it. This is the most fundamentally undemocratic argument that can be applied to continuing non elected technocrats to run central banks, yet it is the most frequently argued. The thinking goes that Central Banks, the institutions that implement monetary...
Angus MacDonald, the SNP MSP for Falkirk East, has racked up an eye-watering bill of £77,038.86 over a seven-and-a-half year period on expensive Edinburgh hotels and meal expenses, figures from the Scottish Parliament show. The updated figure means that the politician is fast approaching £100,000 in accommodation and overnight stay...
Politics, like any team event, is incredibly divisive. Fans hate the opposition team and their supporters, probably more passionately than in most sporting divides. The tendency therefore becomes to label anyone perceived as on ‘your side’ a hero, and anyone who opposes you evil. Tories become sub human poor...
BBC
The Backbencher’s Daniel Pryor caught up with George Galloway (Respect MP for Bradford West) in order to discuss his attitude towards the BBC. Although ‘libertarian’ is just about the last word that should be used to describe Mr Galloway, his criticisms of Britain’s state-funded broadcaster are surprisingly vitriolic. Although...
Free market capitalism is often accused (by the uninformed, I hasten to add) of being a system designed to benefit the rich at the expense of others; that it entrenches existing power structures, or that it pits people against each other in some kind of economic Battle Royale. Simply put,...
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...
To try and prevent the complete collapse of the British economy after COVID, the government has, quite rightly, spent hundreds of billions of pounds on propping up businesses and preserving jobs. No doubt as lockdown measures continue to harm commerce across the country, the government will be forced to...

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...