We all know the theory of minimum wages. The market reaches equilibrium wage naturally, if a firm can receive £4 in benefit from a job it will offer a wage of anything below £3.99 and be better off. If a worker accepts a wage of £3.50 it means that...
By Richard Harrington @Harrington1451   Reports coming out from the European Union suggests unelected bureaucrats are looking at ways to make Britain pay more out to ‘benefit tourists’. Under the proposed rules being pushed through despite (supposed) opposition from Britain, France and Germany, just to name a few, unemployed EU citizens...
Charlie Granby, After a decade with a lack of muscle, the Oak is back. Having put his acting career on hold while he took on the honourable duty as 38th Governor of California, it's safe to say we've missed the big guy and it's great to have him back. Or is...
Graham Swann, On 12th August, Britain and the rest of the world looked on as the ever flamboyant Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, passed the Olympic flag over to the Major of Rio de Janeiro to officially end the London 2012 Olympic Games. It was, of course, all done in a...
It’s not a great time to be a young person in Europe. Spanish youth unemployment is an eye watering fifty percent. Young Greeks and Irish are clambering for the boats, and a generation of bright young things are leaving their homelands for the hope of something better elsewhere. Britain too...
Today, I was watching Star Wars Phantom Menace, and postulated on twitter that the EU seemed incredibly similar to the complex Governmental structures in the Star Wars Universe. Well Richard Harrington @harrington1451 managed to sum this idea up in a great blog post on his site (original here http://politicalhangman.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/the-eu-no-different-to-the-star-wars-sith-empire/)   For those...
Jess Collett, It’s that time of year again. Every so often, feminists of all ages and genders gather together to launch a petition to ban Page 3. It’s culturally barbaric, a remnant of a bygone age of Les Dawson and mother-in-law jokes, and what do breasts have to...
The enchanting notes of opener Flying Dutchman are underway; the orchestra is in full flow; beautiful lines and chords emit from the central Bosendorfer piano - its silver-green silky suited player looking radiant under her red curls and specs. It’s precisely as this optimum harmony of swelling orchestra and...
Too many films to keep track of? Get your October film guide here with our top 5 films you have to watch this month, this time with a surprisingly high number of struggling writers. Sinister – 5th October With too many mediocre horror flicks out there it’s sometimes hard to see...
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...

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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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Be Kind… Or Else!

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A Response to Gerald Warner

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How Much Attention Should Political Bettors Pay to Social Media?

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