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...
If anything is going to take your mind off Dominic Cummings and a global pandemic, a reminder that humanity can still annihilate itself the old fashioned way should do it. Ukraine Following its annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia has...
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...
As the ties loosen, shops open, horse racing returns and we dare to hope that the pubs will be open before the end of June, the questions that have been troubling many for the duration of the Lockdown are finally finding their way into the news.
Every Thursday for the past weeks up and down this country, we have clapped for the people saving lives and working around the clock to keep society running amidst one of the biggest crises this country has ever faced. This clapping hasn’t just recognised those working tirelessly...
The much heralded NHS Track and Trace Service apparently came into service on Thursday. But what help to you and I can it really be? Throughout the Lockdown, the Government and the Police have sought to encourage friends, families and neighbours to dob each other in. The...
At every election, it appears that discussion develops on the matter of devolution from centralised government, predominantly of England from London-centric parliaments; understandable, considering the sheer economic differences across the nation. This argument takes on another perspective when we consider the devolved parliaments of Scotland, Wales and the more recently resumed Northern Ireland...
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...
To understand the implications and magnitude of China’s decision to back the new “Hong Kong Security Legislation”, one must first understand the historical tensions that are at play in the region, especially those that underpin the relationship between Hong Kong and China. Hong Kong had been under...
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...

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