From an animal rights perspective, the domestication of any animal can be considered immoral since it involves using them as a means to an end and disregarding their intrinsic value. Gary Francione has described the inherent problems of domestication. In his view, the institution of pet ownership is incompatible...
Rob Tyler reflects on how another Maria Miller debacle can be avoided in future So Maria Miller has finally resigned, but only after having done an immense amount of damage both to her own, and the political elites', reputations. She did herself, and them, no favours by waiting so long...
Katie Hopkins may have inadvertently given the Labour Party the biggest boost it has had in some time. The controversial commentator admitted that she would leave the UK should Ed Miliband win the General Election in May. And considering that there are no shortages for petitions to remove Hopkins from...
There's currently an e-petition which aims to stop mass immigration from Bulgaria and Romania in 2014. This will be a year when EU restrictions on immigration become more relaxed. In 2014 EU restrictions are set to be removed, allowing Bulgarians and Romanians 'free movement' to the UK. This change...
  Richard Elliott Today, April the 5th, marks the 88th anniversary of the opening proceedings of the infamous Scopes Trial of Dayton, Tennessee, which irrevocably altered the way the United States conducted its national policy on public education by developing a schism between advocates of Biblical literalism and those who saw...
  Last week Ed Miliband announced his plans to introduce a new mansion tax on houses worth over £2 million, using the money raised from this to cut taxes for those on the lowest incomes and simultaneously pushing the Coalition Marriage in a tricky spot. This could well be considered Labour’s...
(Photo by Vyacheslav Argenberg) Mesrob Kassemdjian analyses the security situation in Jordan and recent events in Syria. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a constitutional monarchy. The Hashemites have ruled Jordan for four generations, ever since it gained independence from British mandate rule in 1946. The monarchy was untouched by the Arab...

Gingerphobia?!

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Chloe Jackson,  As long as people can remember, red hair has been viewed as the lesser of the three hair variances. But fear not gingerphobic people! Scientists have discovered a way to test for the “ginger gene” which causes the red locks, so couples can see whether their future kids...
Scot. Armed Forces
Michael Jones highlights the problems associated with an independent Scottish defence policy. This week, Whitehall published a paper entitled Scotland Analysis: Defence, reiterating the government’s unwavering position on the prospect of an independent Scotland:  ‘Scotland’s defence is best served by being part of the UK’. Political differences aside, this is...
Usually I talk about technology, but today we're going to talk tech with a healthy dollop of finance. What are we talking about? Microsoft's $900M write down and subsequent stock swan dive due to the Surface business and the discounting of the current RT line. That's a lot of...

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...